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External Linking[edit]

vInventory and the applications that manage inventory are synonymous. Any organization with a serious collection of inventory is reliant on a software package. Given this, why are we removing relevant links to inventory software packages from the External Links section?? It seems like a very appropriate place for something that Inventory and Inventory Management is so reliant upon.

Because Wikipedia is not a links directory. This is an encyclopedia, not a replacement for Google. Links to products and services are unwelcome as they detract from the quality of the encyclopedia. — Saxifrage 01:34, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
I concur that Wikipedia is not a links directory, but your assumption that links to products and services are unwelcome is incorrect. This is taken directly from the page you listed above, "External links to commercial organizations are acceptable if they can serve to identify major corporations associated with a topic (see finishing school for an example). Please note Wikipedia does not endorse any businesses and it does not set up affiliate programs. See also WP:CORP for guidelines on corporate notability. "
Those are links to major corporations, not products and services. That's a fine but extremely important difference. Links to products and services are unwelcome. — Saxifrage 19:49, 16 November 2006 (UTC)
By your definition, a link to any product or service is unwelcome but a link to major corporations is welcome. But by linking to a major corporation that offers a product or service whatsoever, you're establishing a link to products and services. So using your definition (along with the transitive property), linking to major corporations that offer any product or service is unwelcome. That logic invalidates the majority of external links posted in (including all links to for example), does it not?
No, that's not my logic at all. My "logic" was merely pointing out that you had misread the policy that you quoted and it didn't say what you thought it said, and so it didn't support your position at all.
Here's the lay of the land: links to a corporation or product are welcome when the article is about that specific corporation or product. There is no such product called "Inventory", so links to products are unwelcome on this page. You are welcome to link to a page about SPAM on the article on SPAM, or to on Microsoft. We are very conservative about links here because they are typically abused for profit, and that makes the encyclopedia suck. — Saxifrage 07:55, 23 November 2006 (UTC)
The generalization is what did not make sense to me. links to products and services are unwelcome is a generalization that I don't agree with as I stated above. But put in the context of, There is no such product called "Inventory", so links to products are unwelcome on this page, makes sense. Thanks.
You're welcome! The implications of our content policies and guidelines can sometimes be counter-intuitive, I know. — Saxifrage 00:08, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

In this debate there is a good point hiding here.... we should have a section on software and inventory in the article, as was said above they are closely linked and has a big impact upon inventory. Mathmo Talk 23:54, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

This link seems to be commercial one. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Samsamtor (talkcontribs) 01:28, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Merge from distressed inventory[edit]

Distressed inventory is a stub which I think could very easily be merged into this page - I doubt it could be expanded beyond a stub and it would add nicely to this page without adding tremendous length. WLU 14:33, 23 July 2007 (UTC)

I tend to agree, seems like a logical place to explain it. As long a spoilage and the ilk properly get redirected it should work well. Exit2DOS2000TC 18:47, 23 July 2007 (UTC)
    • I'm not for merging it back in.... then again I'm not so sure if I'm for keeping it apart either. It has a good points either way, guess I'm leaning towards keeping it apart but merging with another small article? For instance if you look at Inventory, the See Also section. There are several other types of inventories with their own pages already. And Inventory is already kind of long, not really good idea to start merging too much stuff into it. Mathmo Talk 23:52, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Digital personal inventory[edit]

A digital personal inventory is an inventory in digital format (computer data) generallay stored online (i.e. in a MediaWiki server, where only the user must logging to create, modify or see it).

The user can store links to the good´s manufacturer, model and drivers.



It would be stored in Category:TVsets. Every good could be stored in more than one category. And the user can go in any moment to see the goods by category (without re-writting the goods´ pages again).


and so on

and so on. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:14, 5 March 2010 (UTC)

Local storage[edit]

To advoid occasional connection difficulties, the hmtl page(s) optionally can be locally stored (in the user´s computer). To modify it, the user would connect to the wiki server and, when modified, download the page to re-store it locally.

The inventory server can help to the user to search drivers for the make and model

--Mac (talk) 12:35, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Merge from inventory proportionality[edit]

This section was merged from a now deleted article as per Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Inventory proportionality - Stillwaterising (talk) 16:42, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Stock rotation[edit]

The section on stock rotation looks pretty much bogus to me, although I don't have access to the book cited so I can't check. As far as I'm aware, "stock rotation" normally refers to making sure older items get sold first, as described at stock rotation. If changing the shop layout to force customers to search for their product is a different (retail jargon?) meaning of the term, perhaps there should be a note of that. I wouldn't be surprised if changing the shop layout had a different term, but I can't think what it is. Pippin (talk) 13:03, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Yes, it's called alienating customers and giving them a reason to check out other stores. olderwiser 13:26, 7 April 2013 (UTC)