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Why Wikipedia's Policy to Blacklist Blogs is Outdated and Wrong Why Wikipedia's Policy to Blacklist Blogs is Outdated and Wrong This week we received an email from a reader telling us that he'd tried to add a link to ReadWriteWeb onto a Wikipedia article, only to get the message: "The following link has triggered our spam protection filter: http://www.readwriteweb.com. Either that exact link, or a portion of it (typically the root domain name) is currently blacklisted." After a bit of investigation, we discovered that our site had been blacklisted by Wikipedia in mid-2008 and labeled as 'spam'! There is no explanation on Wikipedia as to why this happened. We certainly don't think we've done anything that would justify being blacklisted. So after some emailing and twittering, we found out that the way to challenge this blacklisting was to make our case on this Wikipedia page.
This week we received an email from a reader telling us that he'd tried to add a link to ReadWriteWeb onto a Wikipedia article, only to get the message: "The following link has triggered our spam protection filter: http://www.readwriteweb.com. Either that exact link, or a portion of it (typically the root domain name) is currently blacklisted." After a bit of investigation, we discovered that our site had been blacklisted by Wikipedia in mid-2008 and labeled as 'spam'! There is no explanation on Wikipedia as to why this happened. We certainly don't think we've done anything that would justify being blacklisted. Why Wikipedia's Policy to Blacklist Blogs is Outdated and Wrong Why Wikipedia's Policy to Blacklist Blogs is Outdated and Wrong
Why Wikipedia's Policy to Blacklist Blogs is Outdated and Wrong
Why Wikipedia's Policy to Blacklist Blogs is Outdated and Wrong This week we received an email from a reader telling us that he'd tried to add a link to ReadWriteWeb onto a Wikipedia article, only to get the message: "The following link has triggered our spam protection filter: http://www.readwriteweb.com. Either that exact link, or a portion of it (typically the root domain name) is currently blacklisted." After a bit of investigation, we discovered that our site had been blacklisted by Wikipedia in mid-2008 and labeled as 'spam'! There is no explanation on Wikipedia as to why this happened. We certainly don't think we've done anything that would justify being blacklisted. Why Wikipedia's Policy to Blacklist Blogs is Outdated and Wrong
It’s with regret that I direct your attention to this blog post from ReadWriteWeb (RWW). To sum it up: RWW, one of the 20 most visited blogs on the planet, has been on Wikipedia’s spam blacklist for something approaching a year. Naturally, RWW founder and editor Richard MacManus was a bit miffed to learn of this. And like any netizen passionate about his work, he took steps to get the error corrected. But the approach he took went horribly awry. Practicing division: an ill-informed blog post from ReadWriteWeb Practicing division: an ill-informed blog post from ReadWriteWeb
Talk:Web 2.0/Archive 1 Talk:Web 2.0/Archive 1 Revision as of 18:59, 12 December 2005 Removed "implementation" section Boris Mann: I removed the "implementation" section pointing to companies -- let's not have this page be a commercial advertisement, but rather an evolving definition of Web 2.0. Link to a longer article on your own site if you want to talk about your opinions. I also removed WebDAV -- that's a particular technology choice, but is only one among many. Vague article
Revision as of 07:42, 11 December 2005 Removed "implementation" section Boris Mann: I removed the "implementation" section pointing to companies -- let's not have this page be a commercial advertisement, but rather an evolving definition of Web 2.0. Talk:Web 2.0/Archive 1 Talk:Web 2.0/Archive 1
Why Wikipedia's Policy to Blacklist Blogs is Outdated and Wrong This week we received an email from a reader telling us that he'd tried to add a link to ReadWriteWeb onto a Wikipedia article, only to get the message: "The following link has triggered our spam protection filter: http://www.readwriteweb.com. Either that exact link, or a portion of it (typically the root domain name) is currently blacklisted." After a bit of investigation, we discovered that our site had been blacklisted by Wikipedia in mid-2008 and labeled as 'spam'! There is no explanation on Wikipedia as to why this happened. We certainly don't think we've done anything that would justify being blacklisted. So after some emailing and twittering, we found out that the way to challenge this blacklisting was to make our case on this Wikipedia page. Why Wikipedia's Policy to Blacklist Blogs is Outdated and Wrong
Why Wikipedia's Policy to Blacklist Blogs is Outdated and Wrong This week we received an email from a reader telling us that he'd tried to add a link to ReadWriteWeb onto a Wikipedia article, only to get the message: "The following link has triggered our spam protection filter: http://www.readwriteweb.com. Either that exact link, or a portion of it (typically the root domain name) is currently blacklisted." After a bit of investigation, we discovered that our site had been blacklisted by Wikipedia in mid-2008 and labeled as 'spam'! There is no explanation on Wikipedia as to why this happened. We certainly don't think we've done anything that would justify being blacklisted. Why Wikipedia's Policy to Blacklist Blogs is Outdated and Wrong
MediaWiki talk:Spam-blacklist MediaWiki talk:Spam-blacklist Mediawiki:Spam-blacklist is meant to be used by the spam blacklist extension. Unlike the meta spam blacklist, this blacklist affects pages on the English Wikipedia only. Any administrator may edit the spam blacklist. See Wikipedia:Spam blacklist for more information about the spam blacklist. Instructions for editors There are 4 sections for posting comments below.