Talk:National research and education network

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This article is a commercial advertisement and as such does not belong on Wikipedia. See Wikipedia:Spam#Advertisements masquerading as articles. Athænara 08:36, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Before user "Jiban" (no user page, no talk page, see Special:Contributions/Jiban) began adding advertising copy (from at least one external website) it was a relatively normal article stub. I studied the article history and (after considering tagging it for speedy deletion) reverted it to an earlier version which existed prior to the most recent descent into blatant advertising. –Æ. 09:47, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

"Major" networks[edit]

Is the list of "major" networks a valid criteria? How do you tell whether a network is major or not? Quoting WP:LIST:

"Lists should always include unambiguous statements of membership criteria based on definitions made by reputable sources"

However, without a strict criteria, I can imagine that this list will grow beyond bounds. If a good criteria cannot be formulated, perhaps it's a good idea to proactively move it to list of national research and education networks? -- intgr 08:20, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

There is a criteria, there can only be one national R&E network in any country. Some of the networks listed are however multinational backbones of NRENs. The main reason for including the list is that articles listed should be given backlinks to this article. I do not think I have the time for this. -- Petri Krohn 16:04, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
So are you saying that any NREN will qualify, since there won't be more than one per country? I'll be bold for now and remove "major" then. Feel free to revert if I misunderstood you. -- intgr 17:52, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
Also, you didn't seem to address the split suggestion. What do you think? Having one entry per country is still going to leave us with an overwhelming list. -- intgr 17:54, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
For now, I do not see a need for a split. The article is far too short, more like a dictionary definition. The list adds greatly to the content. I am removing the split tag. Feel free to reintroduce it (if this article ever grovs too large). -- Petri Krohn 15:38, 15 April 2007 (UTC)
P.S. This is not just a random list of companies. This article needs to be expanded to include the cooperation and the peering agreements between the different NRENs. For this, the NRENs need to stay on this page. -- Petri Krohn 15:42, 15 April 2007 (UTC)


I don't believe there was any reason to change specialised to specialized according to WP:ENGVAR. --IByte 20:13, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Right, thanks for letting me know, and feel free to change it back. I thought it was wrong since Firefox underlined it, but being a non-native speaker, I am admittedly not very informed about the spelling differences between different English dialects. -- intgr 22:29, 6 March 2007 (UTC)