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From "Jorge Schrauwen" <jorge.schrau...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Your HTTPD wiki page
Date Thu, 09 Aug 2007 14:09:13 GMT
Taken from http://wiki.apache.org/httpd/Contributing

External links are acceptable if they add substantial value, but do not link
to your own site or otherwise seek private benefits from external links.

So I guess thats the policy

On 8/9/07, Todd Conley <tconley@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> AFAIK the wiki, as I've seen and used it, is a collection of articles,
> contributed by various folks, and generally contains everything you'd need
> to find on the subject, right there in the wiki article. Does anyone link to
> other sites with articles/advertisements? What's the policy on this?
> obivously the official links are going to apache websites, and i'm sure that
> there are revenue generating features on some of those links, or portions of
> those sites. Can we create a user-contributed link section where it's clear
> that pages linked (and SUMMARIZED) on the wiki are just that.... links that
> you can choose to use however you want? There is some helpful stuff at
> askapache, and I've never visited it before, so I'm not partial to it by any
> means. it would be nice to have a repository of all "resources" out there
> for apache, from enthusiasts, experts, and even beginners that are just
> making their first tutorials based on their experiences with apache.
>
> -Todd
>
>
> On 8/9/07, Tony Stevenson <pctony@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> > Ok,
> >
> > First of all I am not on your case, but I was concerned that this would
> > lead to a flame war on the wiki again through the edit comments.  The
> > reason I removed the links is because your last account was banned and
> > deleted.
> >
> > However, let me apologise for jumping the gun this morning, I was rather
> > hoping to prevent either others doing what I had done, but in a rather
> > more inflammatory way, or to prevent a flame war.  It would seem that
> > the inverse has happened.
> >
> > So if you want to re-add your links, I will happily revert my change, so
> > other people within the docs community, and/or the HTTPD community as a
> > whole can decide whether to allow or not allow those links.  Because if
> > I recall correctly the consensus was that parts of the material on
> > AskApache.com was misleading or confusing at best. I am unsure if time
> > may have changed those opinions, but I am happy to see what happens.
> >
> > I have CC'd this mail to the docs@ mailing list so that a decision can
> > be reached, hopefully with everyones best interests intact.
> >
> > We would be very happy for you ton contribute to the wiki, but you have
> > to accept that these will be reviewed by your peers, and may well be
> > edited.  Your htaccess material in the past has not conformed to what is
> > considered to be best practice methods and if they are published on the
> > wiki they may well be altered.
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> > Tony
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Webmaster wrote:
> > > Its a new user page for my new user.  I believe I am following the
> > policies
> > > and guidelines to the letter.  And the meta tag stuff was just me
> > reading
> > > about the wiki software and testing stuff out.  Obviously you are
> > aware that
> > > userpages are NOT indexed by search engines..  view the source code.
> > >
> > > I just realized this morning that my AskApache username was deleted
> > and my
> > > old userpage deleted.  So I viewed the history and copied the code,
> > created
> > > a new user (I plan on contributing to the wiki minus external links),
> > and
> > > got myself up and running.
> > >
> > > Seriously man why are you on my case?  Its a user page and search
> > engines
> > > don't even look at it.  I added a link to my blog and my forum on my
> > user
> > > page, just like everyone else.   Edit my page and I'm taking it to the
> > head
> > > honchos to put a stop to this childishness before you cause another
> > > flamewar.
> > >
> > > I'm just trying to contribute to the wiki and its my userpage with
> > links to
> > > my homepages for crying out loud.
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > >
> > >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> From: Tony Stevenson [mailto:pctony@apache.org]
> > >> Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2007 5:11 AM
> > >> To: webmaster@askapache.com
> > >> Subject: Your HTTPD wiki page
> > >>
> > >> Hi,
> > >>
> > >> I am just sending you an email to tell you that I plan to
> > >> edit your home page.
> > >>
> > >> You have created a new page, and added links to your site,
> > >> and the htaccesslite site again.  We expressly asked you not
> > >> to add those again last time.
> > >>
> > >> I will also remove the meta type tags you have added that
> > >> would appear to be aimed at being getting your name higher
> > >> rankings in search crawls.
> > >>
> > >> If you have any issues then please either email me, or email
> > >> the docs@httpd.apache.org mailing list.  We are the people
> > >> who maintain the wiki, and last time asked you not to use these
> > links.
> > >>
> > >> Your last homepage was deleted after your account was banned.
> > >>  It would appear that you are either trying to get around
> > >> that ban, or did not see our last emails to you, where we
> > >> asked you to not use them.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> --Tony
> > >
> >
> >
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>


-- 
~Jorge

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