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

Andrew Gray shimgray at gmail.com
Sun May 28 11:53:21 UTC 2006

On 27/05/06, 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.

Just as a fair warning, there was an active - and very, very impolite
- spammer a couple of months back who insisted on adding links to his
site from every US national park article, and then kicked up a massive
fuss when they went away, demanding (as I recall) that "disciplinary
action" be taken against admins, etc etc.

So... people may be a little touchy!

User:Nationalparks is quite involved in these articles, as I recall
from that farce - you might want to run the idea past him first for

- Andrew Gray
  andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk

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