' date='Tue 9th October 2007, 9:02pm']Do you guys want Wikipedia to change, or just fill it with arrows and rocks?
How about this, [Name Redacted]:
I request (not demand): Complete deletion and salting of all external links from Wikimedia properties to websites that are owned or operated by Wikia, Inc., or to websites owned or operated by the financial investors in Wikia, Inc., including the $10 million Series B round of investing from December 2006, which would include Amazon.com. The only exception would be for one external link from the subject articles, such as the [[Wikia]], [[Amazon]], and [[Bessemer Venture Partners]] articles. Anything less is a severe conflict of interest, as Jimmy Wales has personally blocked exploitation of Wikipedia for external corporate interests, even while his own
company and its investors reap the benefits
of thousands of outbound links
from a Top 10 website that is purportedly non-profit.
Sounds fair, doesn't it? It will never happen, because Jimbo doesn't want to lose his cash cow.