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Yes, I did. However, I think it's confusing for readers when an unfamiliar or important term is linked once near the top of the article and then used again later in the article without a link. Readers then have to go back and try to find where the first use of the word is, click on the link, then find where they were reading before they went hunting for the link. Clearly links to more familiar terms should be done once but often it's so much easier and informative when important terms are linked again, especially when it's a long article with many links or a section devoted to that particular topic. `For instance, an article about the mammalian digestive system would link to "stomach" at the top but then would have a separate section below on the stomach specifically. I think when stomach is used in the separate section that it should be linked there.
Also, I've noticed that some authors don't link to the first instance of a term but link to the second or third time it is used which makes finding it even more difficult. `
One thing I think would be really useful is if there was a list of linked terms somewhere on the page, in a column down the right or left side. Then readers could consult that as they are perusing the article. Risssa (talk) 22:59, 16 December 2012 (UTC)
- I take your points, but it's still against our guidelines to repeatedly link terms. You can discuss this at [Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Linking]]. Dougweller (talk) 10:00, 23 December 2012 (UTC)
- The more entries I read here the more I see that hardly anyone pays attention to the one link per term rule. We should take advantage of the technology, that's why it's there -- to make reading entries easier to understand. Having to go back through the entry to find the first appearance of a term is time-consuming and often confusing, especially if it is a long or technical entry. Rissa, copy editor 23:34, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
I modified your talk page comment, hope you dont mind
I put in some marks to close the bolding in the comment you left here. If you did mean to have your whole statement bolded, please revert my edit. -- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 12:45, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
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Hi Risssa, I was reading your post at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine and foun a problem with your signature: it does not contain a link to your user page, as they generally should. To fix this, uncheck the box that says "Treat the above as wiki markup ..." in the user profile section of your preferences. Graham87 01:16, 20 May 2014 (UTC)
- I followed your instructions so I think it will work now. How do you get your signature to appear in some other color than blue? Or in boldface? Thanks. Rissa, copy editor (talk) 18:35, 22 May 2014 (UTC)