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Why Wikipedia's Policy to Blacklist Blogs is Outdated and Wrong. Why Wikipedia's Policy to Blacklist Blogs is Outdated and Wrong.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: Either that exact link, or a portion of it (typically the root domain name) is currently blacklisted.

Why Wikipedia's Policy to Blacklist Blogs is Outdated and Wrong

" 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. UPDATE, Sunday 15 February PST: RWW has now been removed from the Wikipedia blacklist. We soon discovered, however, that Wikipedia has a general policy of not accepting citations from blogs. The Curious Case of ReadWriteWeb vs Wikipedia The Prosecution Quibbles. Why Wikipedia's Policy to Blacklist Blogs is Outdated and Wrong. Why Wikipedia's Policy to Blacklist Blogs is Outdated and Wrong. Practicing division: an ill-informed blog post from ReadWriteWeb.

It’s with regret that I direct your attention to this blog post from ReadWriteWeb (RWW).

Practicing division: an ill-informed blog post from ReadWriteWeb

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. Apparently, Richard didn’t put much effort into determining what issues were at play.

In short: there is no Wikipedia policy or guideline that rules out blogs or user-generated content from being cited on Wikipedia. What’s more, like all of Wikipedia, the guideline is open to influence. I’m disappointed that the initial post set the stage for a bunch of ill-informed and non-constructive blog comments. Below is a comment I attempted to post in the thread, which hasn’t yet made it through moderation: Richard, The first is the spam blacklist. 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: Either that exact link, or a portion of it (typically the root domain name) is currently blacklisted.

Why Wikipedia's Policy to Blacklist Blogs is Outdated and Wrong

" 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. UPDATE, Sunday 15 February PST: RWW has now been removed from the Wikipedia blacklist. We soon discovered, however, that Wikipedia has a general policy of not accepting citations from blogs.

The Curious Case of ReadWriteWeb vs Wikipedia The Prosecution Quibbles. Why Wikipedia's Policy to Blacklist Blogs is Outdated and Wrong. MediaWiki talk:Spam-blacklist. Mediawiki:Spam-blacklist is meant to be used by the spam blacklist extension.

MediaWiki talk:Spam-blacklist

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. Each section has a message box with instructions. Completed requests are archived. Instructions for admins Any admin unfamiliar with this page should probably read this first, thanks.

Does the site have any validity to the project? →snippet for logging: {{/request|604366938#section_name}} →snippet for logging of WikiProject Spam items: {{WPSPAM|604366938#section_name}} sourcesecurity.com[edit] Spammers Long term, persistent spamming on many IPs and users - above is a partial list of IPs and accounts. Lisakellysite.com[edit] city-data.com[edit]