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Bug 6153 - Disable nofollow tag for hyperlinks on de.wikipedia
Disable nofollow tag for hyperlinks on de.wikipedia
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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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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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 en.wikipedia.org. 
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 http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/TablesDatabaseExternalLinks.htm,
de.wp has about 500.000 weblinks. These weblinks have to follow the rules which
are displayed at  http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Weblinks 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
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2005/01/preventing-comment-spam.html

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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