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A link to an open source version of Shisen-Sho
has been removed several times by Xihr. I have added the link back but Xihr keeps removing it and the only information is rm linkspam. Sorry but this explanation is not enough. IMHO this link is not spam. I see no reason why a link to an Implementation on Microsoft Windows is not spam and a link to this version is spam. Specially as both linked pages are hosted at SourceForge. I hope to get a real explanation why a link to a page at SourceForge is considered as linkspam and another link is not. Zron 22:40, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
- Because the Seed7 links are being spammed throughout Wikipedia (and other fora for that matter, such as Usenet). Wikipedia is not the place for the author of Seed7 to try to advertise his work. Xihr 23:01, 30 October 2007 (UTC)
- So the reason you removed the link has nothing to do with the open source version of Shisen-Sho or its page with screenshots at SourceForge. You just fight aggainst a programming language and try to remove everything which has to do with this language? When I search Wikipedia for Seed7 I found no indication of "links being spammed throughout Wikipedia". The conclusion is: You remove links to open source programs which would otherwise be totally acceptable just because they happen to be written in a programming language you don't like. Sorry, but this reason is not acceptable. The reasons to remove a link should be related to the page it refers to or to the program described on this page. Zron 07:50, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
I've found an implementation of Shisen-Sho that runs on Mac OS X . I was wondering if it would be appropriate to link to it from this article? It's shareware, not free or open source, but one implementation for each of the major three platforms (Mac, Win, Linux) doesn't seem unreasonable... -- 22.214.171.124 (talk) 12:58, 25 December 2007 (UTC)
Does this mean that Shisen-Sho can be translated into English as "Sichuan Province"?
- At least after copying these three japanese hieroglyphs from the article to [] and setting translation from japanese to english they will be translated as "Sichuan".