[LGM] Fwd: Avoiding Wikipedia

ale rimoldi a.l.e at ideale.ch
Tue Apr 21 07:22:30 PDT 2015

hi ginger

if possible, we should would make the change as soon as we have settled 
on the right link.

there are good chances that the next year's site will be a copy of this 
year's one and in 6+ months we will have forgot this hint...


> To me, that looks like a nice little case of someone trying to drive 
> traffic to a site that isn't affiliated with any real government 
> agency and clearly draws profit from serving ads. I personally have no 
> problem with using Wikipedia as a source, but if the decision is made 
> in a future year to move away from it, might I instead suggest this, 
> which is at least authoritative: 
> http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/schengen/index_en.htm
> -g
> On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 9:18 AM, Louis Desjardins 
> <louis.desjardins at gmail.com <mailto:louis.desjardins at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hello ginger and all,
>     Please read below the email I just received and let me know what
>     action should be made.
>     I think Isra is right at pointing this out. However it is
>     obviously not for 2015 but we should consider using the direct
>     link for 2016.
>     Louis
>     ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>     From: *Isra Flanagan* <israflanagan at gmail.com
>     <mailto:israflanagan at gmail.com>>
>     Date: 2015-04-21 8:04 GMT-04:00
>     Subject: Avoiding Wikipedia
>     To: louis.desjardins at gmail.com <mailto:louis.desjardins at gmail.com>
>     To whom it may concern,
>     my name is Isra and the reason I am sending this email is to
>     suggest you not to use Wikipedia as a source.
>     I was visiting
>     http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2014/travel/index.html and I saw
>     that you have used http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schengen_Area as a
>     source. I would suggest you to remove it or replace it with
>     http://www.schengenvisainfo.com/schengen-visa-countries-list/
>     The reason I am suggesting to replace the Wikipedia link is that
>     users may be reading information that is outdated or that has been
>     posted by someone who is not an expert in the field or by someone
>     who wishes to provide misinformation. It states on its own
>     disclaimer that information on Wikipedia is contributed by anyone.
>     I hope you will get this as an advice and replace it.
>     Regards,
>     Isra Flanagan
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