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There are a gazillion lists of libertarian links on the net. Is there a way that Libertarian Wiki can add some value to this list? Pstudier 16:58, 5 Mar 2004 (PST)

I don't think that a wiki benefits from lists of external links. The links are good as addendums to the articles that we write. They can also be placeholders for articles that are yet to be written (as are links to wikipedia articles)
Adam 12:22, 31 Dec 2004 (PST)
Paul, from your comment on Talk:Bangladesh I take it that you disagree with Adam's view -- in other words, you feel that Links is the best place to store arbitrary links we might find? I'm not really adamant one way or the other -- I agree that Bangladesh was probably a little excessive -- but this discussion has me thoroughly confused about where the appropriate place is for a country-specific link.
By the same token, is it inappropriate of me to set up stubs for the different US states? My train of thought is,
  1. I'd like to learn more about Lib activity in different states.
  2. As I have time I'll go out on the Web and research it.
  3. I may never have time to go research all of them -- frankly, since I'm ADD, I'll probably lose interest before getting to all 50 states -- but part of the point of wikis is that if someone from, say, Wyoming wants to add info that's important to them, then they can.
  4. I figure it's far more inviting to someone from Wyoming -- especially a wikinovice such as myself -- to present even a stub page with nothing more than a link and a navigation template than to say "Go set it up yourself".
But perhaps I'm out of line here. Sorry if I'm abusing the wiki.
Cheers, EqualOpportunityCynic 07:05, 8 Jun 2005 (PDT)
This is just my opinion as a member of this community. I think that lists of links add some value, especially if they have a few words describing them or if they are organized in some coherent way. Articles are better if they are more than a stub, but links are a start. Paul Studier 15:05, 8 Jun 2005 (PDT)

I have copied all of these links to other pages where they are better organized. I think that this page should be deleted. Adam 12:22, 31 Dec 2004 (PST)

[edit] State links

Well, from the above it certainly seems like User:Adam isn't fond of this list, and I agree that it makes more sense to provide links on relevant pages. If everyone's OK with my general initiative to create state pages, that's an obvious place where 80% of the links can migrate to. Therefore, if no one objects between now and whenever all the states get out there, I will plan to delete the state-specific links from here. If there's a better way, I'm all ears -- just suggest it. -- EqualOpportunityCynic 12:34, 3 Jun 2005 (PDT)

[edit] Which parties to include?

The list of parties says that it applies to "libertarian" movements. The linked article libertarian is written to cover "(neo)classical liberalism", but to exclude "(neoclassical) anarchism." Does that specification apply to this page? If so, should "liberal" parties be included. I think many countries have liberal parties that place a strong emphasis on private property and individual rights--and are analogous to the libertarian party in the US, but not as dogmatic. I think they are organized in the "Liberal International".