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Bug 1654 - Everything2 style soft links
Everything2 style soft links
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-03-07 21:39 UTC by Rene Horn
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Rene Horn 2005-03-07 21:39:32 UTC
I think it would be great to see an Everything2-style soft links for Wiki pages. It'd be interesting to see where a particular page 
is leading people, and soft links would do that.  Sometimes they're useless, but sometimes they can also indicate to people 
watching the page as to whether or not people are understanding the information there.  It can also help people find possibly 
related pages to a wiki entry. 
Of course, I would restrict soft links to only pages that lead back to Wikipedia. 
Everything2 soft links node:
Comment 1 marudubshinki 2005-11-16 03:54:38 UTC
I'll second this. Soft links often capture links which people do not feel are
relevant enough to actually include in the article, boosting its value.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2005-11-16 07:27:14 UTC
I'm not sure I understand the comment about 'pages that lead back to Wikipedia'. Are you 
suggesting adding some kind of offsite links instead of in-wiki link tracking?
Comment 3 Rene Horn 2005-11-16 09:21:36 UTC
From the page: "The soft link is the footprint you leave as you pass between the words. The soft link is your shadow, 
a silent connection between one idea and the next. A neural link." --dem bones 
Essentially, soft links are associations between pages within E2 that are created by visitors as they move from one 
page to another. 
In the context of Wikipedia, they would be links within Wikipedia that link pages together as people jump from 
article to article. 

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