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Forum: The Situation Room > External links


Since I've been updating and editing most of the cast/crew articles, I thought it would be good to settle what goes here. Previously, we only had the IMDb link to the actor/crew member, but eventually we started adding other links. Pyramidhead prepared some nice templates for social pages and that's what I've been adding since. As it is now, I'm following this rough hierarchy...

  • Official website
  • IMDb
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • iStunt (or similar for stunts)

Is this ok? Should we, or should we not include links to social media? Also, I think that every news article or interview should go under References, with the appropriate <.ref.> tag in the article.

Also, what should we do with links to other Wikis? IMO, we should scrap them because it opens the door for anybody to add the link to the wiki he or she deems "relevant". Occassionally, I might leave one or two from Memory Alpha (because it's our "parent wiki") or a Wiki where the actor had a significant role. But at the end of the day, I don't think we should have them under External links.

Thoughts? Thief12 (talk) 19:58, January 16, 2018 (UTC)

My only (potentially useful) thoughts regarding this would be to have a "no stubs" policy for links to other Wikia/Fandom wikis. If a 24 cast/crew member has done some noteworthy stuff for another show, and there is an outside wiki with a respectable article about it, I believe it would be a valid link to include.
Question: are the linked-in and FB links for intentionally public pages? In other words, I know some people who have a private FB page for friends only and a public page that is basically an advertisement for their services business. Are we linking to folks' private pages? Blue Rook  talk  contribs 21:04, January 16, 2018 (UTC)
That's what Acer and I were discussing on this talk page. We might stumble with some ambiguity on whether some of these social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) are personal or business-oriented, but we'll see when we get there, I guess. And when in doubt, better not include it. Thief12 (talk) 21:14, January 16, 2018 (UTC)


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