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> When linking to stuff on Wikipedia you want public
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post Thu 2nd March 2006, 2:55am
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If linking to Wikipedia stuff that you want known, if it's a wikipedia.org/w/whatever link instead of a wikipedia.org/wiki/whatever link, you change it into a /wiki/ link!
/w/ links will not be indexed in any search engines due to Wikipedia's robots.txt file which tells search engines what pages to ignore or bans some entirely.

Instructions for converting /w/ to /wiki/:

1.
/w/index.php?title=
to
/wiki/

2. If there's a bit called
&type=
replace it with
/

3. At the first
&
change it to a
?

4. (Optional) If there's any bit with an equals sign but just a & straight after, you can safely delete the word before it, the equals sign and the &. Example:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/...ser+queerrights
becomes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/...ser+queerrights
This isn't totally needed, just makes the link shorter.

5. (Optional) Change
+
or spaces to
_
because some stuff doesn't recognise plus signs in URLs

Example, this list:
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=delete&user=Kelly+Martin&page=
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=delete&user=Snowspinner&page=
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=delete&user=Tony+Sidaway&page=
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=delete&user=Slimvirgin&page=
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=protect&user=Slimvirgin&page=
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=delete&user=Felonius_monk&page=
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=protect&user=Felonius_monk&page=
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=delete&user=Anonymous_editor&page=
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=protect&user=Anonymous_editor&page=
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=delete&user=FayssalF&page=
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=protect&user=FayssalF&page=
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=delete&user=Mackensen&page=
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=delete&user=Grenavitar&page=
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=delete&user=Drini&page=
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=delete&user=MarkSweep&page=
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=delete&user=Improv&page=
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=delete&user=Interiot&page=
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=delete&user=Physchim62&page=
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=delete&user=&page=Template:User+atheism
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&type=delete&user=&page=Template:User+queerrights

Would become this list:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/delete?user=Kelly_Martin
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/delete?user=Snowspinner
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/delete?user=Tony_Sidaway
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/delete?user=Slimvirgin
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/protect?user=Slimvirgin
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/delete?user=Felonius_monk
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/protect?user=Felonius_monk
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/delete?user=Anonymous_editor
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/protect?user=Anonymous_editor
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/delete?user=FayssalF
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/protect?user=FayssalF
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/delete?user=Doc_glasgow
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/delete?user=Mackensen
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/delete?user=Drini
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/delete?user=Grenavitar
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/delete?user=Interiot
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/delete?user=Improv
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/delete?user=Physchim62
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/delete?user=MarkSweep

... which not only has neater shorter links, will now not be ignored by Google and other search engines like it would otherwise.


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Post by Blu Aardvark on Feb 25, 2006, 1:31am
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Oh, cute.

I have a lovely little Firefox extension installed that lets me change my reported UserAgent. So I changed it to one of the blacklisted ones (Xenu), and tried to access Wikipedia.

Obviously, I couldn't get through... but the error page was quite interesting.

Is Wikipedia associated with Bomis, or is Wikipedia not associated with Bomis? The reason I ask this, is that I was just informed that "Your cache administrator is wikidown@bomis.com"
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QUOTE(Selina @ Thu 2nd March 2006, 2:55am) *

If linking to Wikipedia stuff that you want known, if it's a wikipedia.org/w/whatever link instead of a wikipedia.org/wiki/whatever link, you change it into a /wiki/ link!
/w/ links will not be indexed in any search engines due to Wikipedia's robots.txt file which tells search engines what pages to ignore or bans some entirely.


The kind of pages that generally get these kind of links generally also have a meta tag in the header with noindex,nofollow, so it's a waste of effort.
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