User:Nickj/Link Suggester/Don't link to

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    Please use page if you come across links that probably never should be suggested. So if one or more suggested links made you think "That's rubbish! Who would ever want to link to that?", or "I wish it wouldn't suggest links to X, because they're usually going to be wrong", then you've come to the right place!

    Here's what to do:

    • To the list below, add the name of the article that shouldn't be linked to. Please make the name of the article a wiki link (this ensures that I get the correct spelling and capitalization), and add a very quick sentence about why it's bad, and then sign it.


    • I'll get it added to the list of exclusions, and then shift it down into the list of done things (so that you know and I know it's been done).
    • Very occasionally, if I'm not sure about something, I may ask for more information.


    • If a suggested link was bad, and is the name of a book, a band, a movie, a song, a magazine, or an album, then just write something like "From page Australia: The Early Days (album)", and sign it. This is because books / bands / movies / songs / albums / magazines often have names occur in everyday English, and which are inappropriate links.

    Note that if this page isn't what you were looking for, then there are other feedback pages:

    To-do: List of things to stop linking to[edit]

    • Please add new things here (just include link to page the suggestions were for, a list of links + very brief reason why they're bad, and sign) -- Nickj 00:42, 25 Nov 2004 (UTC)
    • "The commonwealth" can mean the commonwealth (ex-british empire), or the federal goverment of australia (and i presume the fed gov of some other ex-british countries). I also think that there is also a group of islands in the ?pacific? called the commonwealth of nations or something, but im not sure on that one. The bellman 11:15, 2005 Jan 7 (UTC)

    Already done: List of things will no longer link to[edit]

    mysql> select source_link, before_text, dest_link, after_text from suggested_link where dest_label = "Fianna Fail";
    | source_link                       | before_text                                                    | dest_link   | after_text                                                      |
    | Amhrán_na_bhFiann                 | the English rhyming scheme.  ===Irish version===  :Sinne | Fianna Fáil | ...                                                             |
    | Oath_of_Allegiance_(Ireland)      | ... but the perspective formed on it.   When de Valera founded | Fianna Fáil |  in 1926, he and his party, though agreeing to contest elect... |
    | Irish_presidential_election,_1966 | ...on de Valera|President de Valera]] reluctantly agreed under | Fianna Fáil |  party pressure to seek a second term. [[Fine Gael]] decided... |
    | Irish_presidential_election,_1973 | ...Valera]] constitutionally barred from seeking a third term, | Fianna Fáil |  sought to get former [[Tánaiste]] [[Frank Aiken]] to run fo... |
    | Irish_presidential_election,_1974 | ...d be the fifth president of Ireland. However the opposition | Fianna Fáil |  withdrew from the agreement, thinking that it was being set... |
    | Irish_presidential_election,_2004 | ...on [[11 November]].  ==Party positions==  ===Fianna Fáil=== | Fianna Fáil |  supported its former candidate President McAleese in her bi... |
    | John_Bruton                       | ...nishment of the electorate, who had voted for Labour to get | Fianna Fáil |  out of power, Labour chose to enter into a new coalition ''... |
    | Irish_Republican_Socialist_Party  | ...ewspaper. Like almost all political parties in Ireland from | Fianna Fáil |  to Labour and Sinn Fein the IRSP claims the legacy of [[Jam... |
    | 1983_in_Ireland                   | ...tion of [[Charles Haughey]] as leader fails after a 12 hour | Fianna Fáil |  meeting. ...                                                   |
    | Irish_Press                       | Valera]] and his family, and as a consequence, supported | Fianna Fáil |  consistantly throughout its life....                           |
    10 rows in set (5.29 sec)
    All the best, -- 00:19, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC)
    • Yes, the other references are all to the political party. -- Arwel 00:30, 18 Dec 2004 (UTC)
      • Completely nuts to link to the political party Fianna Fáil! Nearly as nuts as them usurping that title in the first place. zoney talk 18:34, 4 Jan 2005 (UTC)
        • I have no prior knowledge of who Fianna Fáil are, but clearly they're a source of contention :-) So, I've manually made the 9 links above which seem to be about the political party of that name, and then I've added Fianna Fáil to the list of manual exclusions (so that LinkBot will not suggest links to this in future). I'm hoping that this will be considered an acceptable outcome. -- All the best, Nickj (t) 22:50, 4 Jan 2005 (UTC)
          • It's not exactly rocket science, Nick! :) Fianna Fáil (Soldiers of Destiny) have been one of the two principal political parties together with Fine Gael in what's now the Republic of Ireland for the last 70 years, and have provided 6 of the 8 Presidents of Ireland (the first one was an all-party nomination, and FF cocked up the campaign of the candidate for 7th president!). These days there's hardly any policy differences between FF and FG, and which party people vote for largely depends on which side they, their dads, or grand-dads supported in the Civil War of 1922-3. The reference in Amhrán na bhFiann is to the mythological Soldiers of Destiny, the references in all the other articles are to the political party who chose the name for themselves later. -- Arwel 23:39, 4 Jan 2005 (UTC)
            • I suspect the reason you're surprised I didn't know about Fianna Fáil is because you live in the UK (with it's geographical proximity to Ireland), plus because the UK has decent news! Trust me, if you lived in the Australia, and had to watch Australian TV, then you too would probably know almost nothing about Irish politics or the Irish language ;-) Basically, if it doesn't affect Australia, or an Australian, and it's not a really big event, and it's not a "human-interest" story, then (as far as our commercial news here is concerned) it simply does not exist ... sad, but true :-( There are 5 areas that I've consistently noticed that Australia does badly in: the news (much too introverted, UK news is much better), chocolate (over-sweet cheap bland crap, German or Swiss dark chocolate is much better), mayonnaise (over-sweet watery syrupy crap, American or Canadian creamy egg mayonnaise is much better), maple syrup (basically it's imitation flavoured sugar-cane syrup, Canadian stuff is much better), and public transport (shockingly unreliable, frustrating, and slow - even the London tube is much better). Of course, there are plenty of things that more than compensate for these shortcomings, but my point is that I'm a product of my environment, so it would be remarkable if I did know who Fianna Fáil were, rather than that I didn't. -- All the best, Nickj (t) 02:09, 5 Jan 2005 (UTC)
              • Far better than the canadian/american mayo, is the dutch/nordic stuff. Talk about full of taste. Once you try it, you'll never look back to our aussie mayo, or the yanky stuff. The bellman 11:11, 2005 Jan 7 (UTC)