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Bug 6153 - Disable nofollow tag for hyperlinks on de.wikipedia
Disable nofollow tag for hyperlinks on de.wikipedia
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-05-31 18:39 UTC by Mathias Schindler
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Mathias Schindler 2006-05-31 18:39:34 UTC
De.wp currently has rel="nofollow" in every weblink on to other site. It is save
to assume that there are enough eyeballs to watch for hyperlinks to assure that
all weblinks are relevant to a given article.

En.wp has nofollow disabled as well.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-05-31 18:44:45 UTC
It's not safe to assume this, as proved on 
After further discussion it will be restored to full use 
there as well.
Comment 2 Mathias Schindler 2006-05-31 18:57:58 UTC
According to,
de.wp has about 500.000 weblinks. These weblinks have to follow the rules which
are displayed at and are the
finest the web has to offer about a given topic. The Nofollow tag may be useful
to wikis with less attention, with less content or without the expressed will to
provide useful hyperlinks.

A verbose discussion might be helpful to determine whether the usage of nofollow
in this way is even intentional according to

This whole feature does not directly apply to humans but any machine that has a
PageRank-like style in finding relevant pages.

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