When and when not to hyperlink

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Proposed guide (comment/edit):

Rules of thumb:

  • If I were an educator, reading this paragraph, would it help if this word was hyper-linked?
    • perhaps the word is already hyper-linked in the previous sentence, or it is not relevant here.
  • In a section relating to "Find", link to search engines, repositories and other resources that have a search facility.
  • In a section on licensing, link to actual licenses and to Creative Commons, etc. - but not to (e.g.) major search engines (at least not with a [1]

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Ktucker (talk)04:29, 26 June 2008

I think your logic is good and I've wondered how to handle it when Flickr and YouTube are probably linked at least six times throughout the handbook. My only hesitation to these guidelines is that it reduces the granularity (independence) of a single page.

Sgurell (talk)04:35, 26 June 2008