[WikiEN-l] Don't template the newbies either

Todd Allen toddmallen at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 07:15:27 UTC 2007

David Gerard wrote:
> http://www.webhostingreport.net/blog/archives/2007/07/08/wikipediaorg-on-its-way-to-become-a-second-dmoz/
> It's from a search engine spammer, but the point stands. Templating is
> not only insulting to the regulars, it's insulting to all recipients.
> How about some RFA opposes: "Too much templating, no conversation."
> That should get the goldfarmers off the templating kick.
> - d.
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A spammer (who indicated in that post an intent to spam some more) feels
insulted by getting told to knock it off? Terrible thing, terrible
thing. Most websites block linkspammers on sight without notice or
appeal. Warning linkspammers and vandals at all is nicer treatment then
they'd get most anywhere.

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