From: Andre Engels <engels(a)uni-koblenz.de>
On Thu, 25 Sep 2003, Anthere wrote:
> So...Brion...could you please remove the
online linking from the international
wikipedias please ?
> It is a consensus reached by those who worked
> up the topic these past 10 days. With no opposing
> voices. Thanks.
If you just make them impossible, it would break
quite >a numer of pages.
So IF you do this, and I do not agree with Anthere
that the fact that noone said anything means that we
all agree, then I think it will be
better to keep the possibility to have this
inter-Wikipedia, and just
forbid such links to the outside world.
Glad you answered :-)
If you do not, how could I know you disagree ? :-)
To the point : you appear to agree with forbidding
links from outside world. Are you aware of some people
disagreeing with this, and if so, for which reasons ?
I agree with you it would be interesting to allow
inwiki linking. Uploading really is a pain, and that
make sense to share a common resource.
However, our users should be given the copyright
status of the information provided. Text is gfdl.
Images...not always so. They may prefer not to use
fair use images, or cp pictures, with author
permission to wikipedia. The problem of inline
linking, is that the user have no easy access to that
information. He could look for the internet link. See
the image displayed, and now what ? How could he know
how to tweak the link to get to the image description
If we keep inwiki linking, the user should have a way
to access the description file of the image. Do you
have a suggestion to do so ? I myself do not know.
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