[WikiEN-l] Policy on adding (many, relevant) links to articles?

Alphax (Wikipedia email) alphasigmax at gmail.com
Sun May 28 11:22:19 UTC 2006

Steve Bennett wrote:
> On 5/27/06, Seth Price <seth at pricepages.org> wrote:
>> I've been working on an outdoors website that has a focus on parks.
>> The idea is I can add photos, reviews, scores, and other information
>> to a given park. The site is Wiki-like, in that people can correct
>> and add information that is listed (like admission fee info and lat/
>> long). I think that I have many pages that would be of interest to a
>> person browsing related Wikipedia articles.
>> So, I would like to edit a number of articles to add links to my
>> pages. For example, I would link to my Yellowstone National Park
>> (http://www.unearthedoutdoors.net/parks/140 ) from Wikipedia (http://
>> en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowstone_National_Park ). Would this be
>> acceptable? Could I do the same for many other pages?
>> Like (for another example):
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erie_National_Wildlife_Refuge
>> http://www.unearthedoutdoors.net/parks/1594
>> Making these links makes sense, as far as I can tell, but I thought
>> I'd ask about them first, because I'd be making a few hundred of them
>> (at least) and I don't want to step on any toes.
> G'day, welcome, and a couple of suggestions to you:
> *Links are of some value, but we would love it if you would actually
> release the photos under GFDL and upload them to Commons, our
> repository of multimedia content.

Please *don't* just use the GFDL for photos. Use a Creative Commons
Attribution license instead of, or together with the GFDL.

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