Re: [DML] Wikipedia - Who keeps deleting DMC links!?
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Re: [DML] Wikipedia - Who keeps deleting DMC links!?



*****  Moderator's Note  *****
And that should end the Wikipedia thread...

*****  Mike G  Moderator of the week


Just took a look through Wikipedias rules and came up with this -

Per Wikipedias terms of service "Wikipedia is not a repository of 
links":

Long lists of links are not appropriate: Wikipedia is not a mirror or 
a repository of links. If you find a long list of links in an 
article, you can tag the "External links" section with the 
{{linkfarm}} template. Where editors have not reached consensus on an 
appropriate list of links, a link to a well chosen web directory 
category could be used until such consensus can be reached. The Open 
Directory Project is often a neutral candidate, and may be added 
using the {{dmoz}} template. 


Links normally to be avoided
Except for a link to a page that is the subject of the article or an 
official page of the article subject?and not prohibited by 
restrictions on linking?one should avoid:

Any site that does not provide a unique resource beyond what the 
article would contain if it became a Featured article. 
Any site that misleads the reader by use of factually inaccurate 
material or unverifiable research. See Reliable sources for 
explanations of the terms "factually inaccurate material" 
or "unverifiable research". 
Links mainly intended to promote a website. 



Read more here: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:External_links#What_should_be_l
inked


Looks like a link has been set up to DMOZ according to wikipedias 
rules and regulations. Take a look at the 'Ford Mustang' article for 
reference, all they link to is the official site and the link 
directory. I am sure there are a lot more Mustang sites out there 
than there are DeLorean sites.


-Derek #10084





--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Cameron, Peter" <cameron@...> wrote:
>
> or an indecent explanation?
> 
> ________________________________
> 
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Kevin Abato
> Sent: Tue 7/31/2007 9:23 PM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DML] Wikipedia - Who keeps deleting DMC links!?
> 
> 
> 
> *****  Moderator's Note  *****
> Perhaps this is a question best asked of the folks
> at Wikipedia?
> 
> *****  Mike G  Moderator of the week
> 
> Does anyone know who/why the external links on Wikipedia for 
EVERYTHING but
> the following three sites are CONSTANTLY removed!?
> "DeLorean Motor Company Official site" , "The DeLorean 
Connection" , and
> "Gold DeLorean Car of Texas" always remain after all links are 
cleaned up.
> 
> Earlier in the year, there were many club and personal Delorean 
project
> related links.  They have been deleted three times in the past 
several
> months.  The two most recent times were on:
> 23 March 2007  by an anonymous contributor from IP address 
81.173.240.98
> with the explanation of content edited "(External links)"
> and then again on
> 24 June 2007  by "Wackymacs" with the explanation of content edited
> "(External links - Removing link spam)"
> 
> Kind of annoying to have to put information back in for Delorean 
clubs, etc.
> I have noticed that the DOA, AZ-D, DCS, and DMA all regularly put 
our
> information back on the list rather promptly, but it's a real 
annoyance.
> 
> Can anyone offer a decent explanation?
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Kevin Abato
> Vin# 16680
> www.deloreanmidatlantic.com
> 
> 
> 
> 
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