On 5/30/07, Blu Aardvark <jeffrey.latham(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Actually, I can't think of any occasion where
such a link would be
beneficial to the project. What exactly did you have in mind?
Let's suppose there was an RFA candidate who had posted to one of the
aforementioned sites some questionable material. Would it not be
beneficial to the product to point this out, and would, in some such
circumstances, a link be necessary?
O.K., so now we have a third case; in the event that someone has
posted something horrible on WR (a highly likely possibility), and
they are also running for something on Wikipedia (like adminship), you
think it would be beneficial to link to that awful post.
There may be other occasions, not related to bad-faith
actions on the part of people, where a link may be beneficial for the
purpose of discussion. While I can't exactly think of an examples, such
a situation certainly could appear.
"While I can't exactly think of an example" - aye, there's the rub. It
seems to me that the times in which a link to WR would benefit
Wikipedia are extremely few at best, and involve very specific
circumstances - so specific, that they could, in fact, be enumerated
in very short list.