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Wikipedia talk:Don't use external links where we'll want Wikipedia links

Supporters of this rule include: Larry Sanger, Janet Davis, sjc, GWO (see m:When should I link externally?), tbc, AxelBoldt, 24 (strongly), Enchanter, Karen Johnson, maveric149 (references should still be cited, like so [1] (http://www.spacedaily.com/news/deepimpact-02g) within the text of an article -- no particular body text should be linked though), Olivier (mav's suggestion sounds OK to me), Sam, Kingturtle. Mintguy (with the exceptions listed below).

Opponents include:


I presume there are exceptions to this rule like IMDB (eg. RMS Titanic)and possibly Gutenberg links Mintguy

I believe the problem is not links that look like [1] [2] [3], but cases where text is linked where it could be just wikilinked. -- Sam



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