User talk:97.100.85.96

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December 2008[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, one or more of the external links you added do not comply with our guidelines for external links and have been removed. Wikipedia is not a collection of links; nor should it be used for advertising or promotion. Since Wikipedia uses nofollow tags, external links do not alter search engine rankings. If you feel the link should be added to the article, please discuss it on the article's talk page before reinserting it. Please take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. ... discospinster talk 04:51, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

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I'm not sure what other alcoholism support group link you are referring to. I only saw an Open Directory link in the External Links section of Alcoholism. Anyway, the reason I removed your link was because it did not contain much information that was not already in the article (per WP:EL). ... discospinster talk 18:24, 12 December 2008 (UTC)

per the wp: el -> "other meaningful, relevant content that is not suitable for inclusion in an article for reasons unrelated to its accuracy"... implies the link was relevant but then you're going to say that since the link was about a support group that it wasn't allowed yet the open directory contains direct links to support groups, etc... How is that allowed?

Sorry, I'm not following you there. The link that you supplied didn't really have much information in it that wasn't already in the Wikipedia article. The Open Directory link had links to other pages that would not be suitably included in the Wikipedia article itself (otherwise the Wikpedia article would become a linkfarm). ... discospinster talk 21:02, 21 December 2008 (UTC)