Free Links

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In Wikipedia and some other Wikis, Free Links are used to make links that look like normal words, without the weird capitalizations or spacing of CamelCase. Thus we can have Alabama instead of AlabamA, and South Dakota instead of SouthDakota.

You make free links using double brackets. Edit the text of this page to see how to do it.

  • Other tricks

lone star state

You can use pipes | to customize your links. For example, instead of saying George W. Bush over and over again in an article, you could say Bush, or even him, and point this link at the correct page. Please don't use this to disguise the link, such as God.

You can link to ISBNs like this: ISBN: 0201483408

I am all for consistency. We should henceforth use free linking.


See Wikipedia bugs for more.