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"SEO marketers"[edit]

Is this still relevant, seeing that nofollow is now on EN? -- Zanimum 18:44, 25 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

I've changed it to marketers. With or without nofollow, Wikipedia is still open to abuse from marketers who do it for reasons other than SEO. Angela 19:13, 25 January 2007 (UTC)Reply
Zanzimum it is relevant, in that this is a message that we need to send out the community. We are obviously having a hard time combating this problem, and the more it gets into the press, the more it will be heard. (Generally in PR You have to continue repeating a message until it sticks) Additionally, it is true. SEO Marketers/spammers/vandals are affecting the quality of articles. (One of the issues we are having is that some marketers are really just not aware posting on Wikipedia is just not acceptable.) -- — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Wikiblue (talk)
Spammers aren't affecting the articles since they're reverted within seconds or blocked from posting by the Spam blacklist. This isn't the same as POV being added by marketers. Angela 19:32, 25 January 2007 (UTC)Reply
I was under the impression that we were having problems keeping up all the fixes we had to do because of spammers. (Danny had mentioned thos to me)Wikiblue 19:38, 25 January 2007 (UTC)Reply

"There is, of course, the special situation in which a student is writing an article *about* Wikipedia. In that case, references would be necessary."[edit]

Oh? I think you could survive in writing about Wikipedia without ever citing the site. -- Zanimum 21:07, 25 January 2007 (UTC)Reply