Wikipedia:Wikipedia doesn't use Allwiki
This page is an explanatory supplement to the Wikipedia:Build the web and Wikipedia:Only make links that are relevant to the context pages.
Wikipedia doesn't use Allwiki, the idea that all words, phrases and expressions are links to Wikipedia or Wiktionary articles. For several years after the founding of Wikipedia, there was a long-running debate about how many links should be present in an article, and what kind of links they should be. Allwiki was one of the proposals brought up at that time, but was rejected in favor of the far less strongly worded Build the web and its stricter counterpart, Only make links that are relevant to the context.