Talk:File verification

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Removal of reference links[edit]

I noticed that links to formats and software used has been removed. Surely it's useful to have examples rather than just talk about it as "theory". What if a user is looking for a tool to perform a verification, or how exactly a verification is performed? -- Lee Carré 18:47, 20 November 2006 (UTC)

I replaced the two external links with another internal link. Are there other internal links available? JonHarder 21:05, 20 November 2006 (UTC)
For existing articles; not that I know of, but I've added links for future articles if we're insisting on internal-only links -- Lee Carré 03:41, 21 November 2006 (UTC)
Although I prefer internal links over external links, I'm not insisting. If the externally linked products are notable, then definitely articles should be created for them. Otherwise I have a slight preference for the external links over redlinks. JonHarder 14:36, 21 November 2006 (UTC)
I agree with the ideals, but it seems a bit excessive to make a software page for a relatively minor tool, i completely understand for something like Adobe Photoshop, where I imagine there would be lots of detailed information, and links to plugin sites etc.
The reason for adding a link to HashCalc especially is that it's an easy to use, free, GUI, multi-input (text string, hex string, file), multi-output (several popular hash functions), generally quite handy tool; and I imagine users comming here would appreciate an example of a verification application, but an internal link it is for now :) -- Lee Carré

15:47, 21 November 2006 (UTC) so this is correct information.