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Wikipedia and HubPages - a question

  1. Bard of Ely profile image88
    Bard of Elyposted 5 years ago

    Is it a good idea to have a link to a HubPage account included on a Wikipedia page? I understand there was some sort of problem between the sites. Please let me know what the situation is about this.

  2. recommend1 profile image71
    recommend1posted 5 years ago

    Do you mean a link to a hub or article, or to your stuff as a hubber ?

    I can't imagine that it would be a bad thing either way

    1. Bard of Ely profile image88
      Bard of Elyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I mean is it OK for hubbers to have links to their profiles here if they have Wikipedia pages about them? And is it a good idea to post HubPage article links as backup references on Wikipedia pages?

      1. Haunty profile image85
        Hauntyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I don't see why not.

        1. Bard of Ely profile image88
          Bard of Elyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for your reply, Haunty!

  3. Anti-Valentine profile image94
    Anti-Valentineposted 5 years ago

    At one time, HubPages was blacklisted on Wikipedia. I'm not sure about now though. Probably hasn't changed. I tried putting in a link to a page on this website, and it wouldn't go. You can cheat by breaking the link, but it doesn't look pretty, and the mods there wouldn't like it. Someone might discover that you tried to work around the filter by breaking the link.

    1. Bard of Ely profile image88
      Bard of Elyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for letting me know! This is what I feared.

      1. Anti-Valentine profile image94
        Anti-Valentineposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You're welcome. You could try a personal website that has links to your HubPages profile or articles...

        Worked for me.

        1. Bard of Ely profile image88
          Bard of Elyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I was trying to find out on behalf of CJ Stone as well as myself. I told CJ I thought there was a problem with HP at Wikipedia. You have confirmed I was right.

          1. Anti-Valentine profile image94
            Anti-Valentineposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Glad to help. By the way, my phrasing in my previous comment was a bit off, perhaps. I meant to say one could link to a personal website in a Wikipedia article. Having links to your profiles and articles from a personal site goes without saying! tongue

            1. Bard of Ely profile image88
              Bard of Elyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Yes, I understood that. Thanks again!

 
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