Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:06:00 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: http://everything2.com/index.pl?node=soft%20link&lastnode_id=165479
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.
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?
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.