[theforum] Vote re: nofollow tags in articles

Drew Shiel ashiel at sportsinteraction.com
Tue Oct 23 07:48:22 CDT 2007

I was waiting for the language of the vote to be settled on, myself... but
if we're going with what was suggested:

1) Should 'nofollow' be added to links in user profile (signatures and
personal information blocks)?


2) Should 'nofollow' be added to links in comments?


3) Should 'nofollow' be added to links in articles?


Reasoning is: comments and articles are already moderated. Either links are
good and valid, or bad and should be removed entirely. Nofollow is a
wishy-washy middle ground. User profiles would likely be too much work to
moderate, so a reluctant +1 there, even though I'd like to remain with my
hardline stance.


-----Original Message-----
From: theforum-bounces at lists.evolt.org
[mailto:theforum-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of David Kaufman
Sent: 22 October 2007 21:44
To: theforum at lists.evolt.org
Subject: [theforum] Vote re: nofollow tags in articles

Dean called a vote on the matter of whether or not to continue evolt's 
current procedure of adding nofollow tags to links in articles on the site.

The thread began here:

And continued here:

The voting was supposed to end this weekend past, but no one voted over the 
weekend and I was just wondering if that was because

a) no one cares who has not already voted,

b) people were ignoring the thread, and unaware that a
   vote was called, or

c) no one is subscribed to the forum anymore :-)

I can't do much about a) or c) but, since there was no message posted to 
the forum with "vote" in the subject, I figured I'd post this to get their 
attention, and maybe let them weigh in with their opinions, too.


-dave ...wondering about the legality of extending the election due to low 
voter turnout :-) 

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