[WikiEN-l] Fake it 'till you make it? Internal links that look like academic citations

Alex G g1ggyman at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 01:32:26 UTC 2008

Don't.  While I agree that this isn't optimal, (wait for it...) there is to
deadline.  Better to just try and find a reliable source in this case, and
hope that in most cases it's being done this way.  Better also to try and
educate people to (from WP:WAWI) "*use external link style so the link will
make sense in any context*."  And I agree with Bainer that trying to write a
database query here wouldn't work...the false positives produced would
really piss of people, when the problem isn't that widespread, or that
major, as we might think...

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 8:55 AM, Brian <Brian.Mingus at colorado.edu> wrote:

> If this is the policy I would be happy to come up with a database query
> that
> deletes all such references.

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