*Most* sites don't permit drive-by addition of external links; our
projects are different because we are open and, as such, we need to be
more considerate of the general browsing public out there (imho) and
nofollow would be a great assist to that. If we 'patrolled' the external
links which we permitted to be active rather than passive there might be a
different solution, but we can't (the workload would be enormous plus
carrier liablity issues) and shouldn't.
On Mon, May 1, 2006 13:23, Erik Moeller wrote:
Also note that Wikipedia is different from most blogs
and even wikis
in that it's replicated across the web. Most of these mirrors aren't
likely to turn on nofollow anytime soon.
But isn't that a "they did it so I will" argument that we all rv over the
whole of WP already? If we are serious about sorting some of our problems
- and over-use of external links is but one of those - then we need to
start somewhere and put downa marker that we are dealing with the issue.
We ahve to start somewhere ...