User talk:Cabbawoo

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Hello, Cabbawoo, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Per WP:OVERLINK we do not repeat links multiple times in one article. Neither do we normally link dates. Let me know if I can help you. --John (talk) 15:08, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

Why are you remiving the links I put to birth and death categories? Surely it is a logical place to put them rather than stuffed somewhere at the bottom.

Cabbawoo —Preceding unsigned comment added by Cabbawoo (talkcontribs) 15:18, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

Read the link I sent you on linking. You might also look at WP:MOSDATE if you want more detail on this. Best wishes, --John (talk) 15:31, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

The link you sent me says:

Repeated links

In general, link only the first occurrence of an item. This is a rule of thumb that has many exceptions, including the following:

  • where a later occurrence of an item is a long way from the first.
  • where the first link was in an infobox or a navbox, or some similar meta-content.

This would appear to support what I have done seem as the other link was at the other end of the page. Cabbawoo (talk) 15:39, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

I suggest raising it at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (dates and numbers) and seeing if you can garner a consensus that using links like this adds value. --John (talk) 15:50, 13 October 2009 (UTC)