It already happens once in a while, I've personally removed .wikia.com
spam on at least two occasions.. both to new Wikia wiki's that were
presumably looking to attract new users.. In both cases, they weren't
spammed using interwiki links, but rather standard URLs.
At the end of the day, 'nofollow' on wikipedia has little effect, since
as Betacommand points out on Wikiproject:Spam:
"Once our mirrors and scrapers get a hold of it, most drop the nofollow
thus the spammers do get rewards for their actions on wikipedia."
wiki-at-versageek dot com
Saturday, April 28, 2007, 8:51:34 PM, Anthony wrote:
A> On 4/28/07, gjzilla(a)gmail.com <gjzilla(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/27/07, Joe Szilagyi
> > Unless I'm mistaken--correct me, if so... Wikia.com
is a privately held
> > company seperate from the WMF.
> > Why aren't links to all *.Wikia.com links covered by nofollow? A quick
> > glance at the HTML source for example on the Wikia article on
> > en.wikipedia.org
shows that transcluded links to the privately owned Wikia
> > pages are not covered.
> > Why does Wikia get the benefit of the SEO from Wikipedia? If there was an
> > arrangement granted by the WMF for this, was it documented publicly? If so,
> > where? Thanks!
> > --
> Also, the theory would be that people are less likely to spam for
> Wikia websites. ~~~~
A> Hopefully someone will pick up on this and start spamming for Wikia