User talk:Noriko Mori

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Webring[edit]

Hi,

Please advise why you dumped my Webring code. I put it back, because I thought it was a great idea to have the Hyper Police page in the Hyper Police Ring. I didn't even know that this place existed until I did a Hyper Police search and I am sure that there are lots of others that don't know about it either, so a Webring is a great way to bring more traffic here. I hope you will let me keep it here. Also, I have seen other Webrings on here.

Thank you,

--Noriko Mori 03:58, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Hi Noriko. Firstly, welcome to WikiFur. I'm sorry that we ran into a disagreement so quickly, but sometimes that's how things go. :-)
A webring is not useful for a wiki article on a topic because it is basically a replacement for a set of links. These links should instead be placed in the article's external links section of the article if they are of sufficient relevance and contain useful information, and not linked at all if they are not.
Webrings were great for finding relevant sites ten years ago. They're pretty much redundant with search, now. If you find one on here, you are welcome to replace it with specific links to useful websites on the ring. We're not interested in being part of any. If other websites find us useful, they're welcome to link directly if they wish.
We do cover them at Category:Web rings, but only because the more long-running webrings have become valid encyclopedic topics by themselves. --GreenReaper(talk) 04:13, 11 March 2009 (UTC)


Thank you for your reply.

I have been involved with Webring ever since its inception and I find it quite insulting of you to put down all my hard work with them like that. I run some 40 rings, myself and have lots of friends there. I feel very sad that you don't welcome us here...

--Noriko Mori 04:23, 11 March 2009 (UTC)Noriko

I'm sorry, but it is my honest opinion. We're here to provide information. A webring that you just created provides no additional value over direct links to the relevant sites. It is therefore redundant and so was removed from the article.
I also feel it is inappropriate for us to be part of webrings that relate to our article content, as it implicitly promotes a particular group of websites related to that topic. We do not participate in link exchanges or banner trading either. The links we provide are based solely on the quality of the sites' content, and are not for sale or exchange. --GreenReaper(talk) 05:33, 11 March 2009 (UTC)