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Domain squatter dangers being facilitated by this and other wikis[edit]

External links such as [http://www.nupedia.com Nupedia] have an inherent danger: when the domain changes ownership, a user clicking the link is taken unsuspecting to a site controlled by the new owner. This creates a whole class of user vulnerabilities to malware. Leaving these stale links in place, as at Help:Wikitext examples both facilitates these attacks and encourages the domainjackers. Apparently the blacklist process is inappropriate for dealing with these, as explained at this diff, but a process is evidently needed to detect and disable such stale links. Ideally that process should function for all wikis, at least those that want it.LeadSongDog (talk) 14:12, 2 May 2018 (UTC)

Wikibook Bengali[edit]

I had requested for Wikibook Bengali, please think on this topic

Please, follow instructions on Language_committee/Handbook_(requesters)#Making_a_new_request otherwise your request will not be considered. Ruslik (talk) 18:30, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

@Shaunak Chakraborty and Ruslik0: In general, the rule that Ruslik stated above is correct. However, this is not a valid request, for a variety of reasons:

  1. Bengali Wikibooks is already an existing project. (Link: b:bn:)
  2. The appropriate place for a project to disseminate the writings of existing writers would be Wikisource, not Wikibooks.
  3. Bengali Wikisource is also already an existing project. (Link: s:bn:)

You are free to contribute to either of those projects if you would like. Please be careful, though: If any of these writers' works are still under copyright, you cannot put them on Wikisource.

Good luck. StevenJ81 (talk) 22:08, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

This section was archived on a request by: StevenJ81 (talk) 14:55, 4 June 2018 (UTC)