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I believe there is need for a wiki-wide 'linking" style and see three currently in use:  
 
I believe there is need for a wiki-wide 'linking" style and see three currently in use:  
  
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All three get the job done, but which one is best for this wiki?<br>
 
All three get the job done, but which one is best for this wiki?<br>
:I would have thought this was in the manual of style already. I did not find it, but would interpret the style as implied as #1. Other links, such as WorldCat, FHLC, and others follow this style. This would be my vote . . . putting the actual link "hidden" behind the title as in #1. [[User:Thomas Lerman|Thomas Lerman]] 19:53, 13 October 2009 (UTC)
 
  
 
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Style guideline proposal - A conversation on this issue is found on the discussion page. Once consensus is reached, a Manual of Style guideline will be added to this page.


I believe there is need for a wiki-wide 'linking" style and see three currently in use:

  1. Link directly to the site mentioned using the name of the site as the hot link, e.g., "The Illinois Newspaper Project web page includes a ..."
  2. Describe the site, hit two carriage returns and add the text of the url, then hot-link the text of the URL, e.g., "The Illinois Newspaper Project web page can be found here:
         http://www.library.illinois.edu/inp/
  3. Mention the site and then put the words "web site" in parenthesis and hot link the words "web site", e.g., "The Illinois Newspaper Project (web site) includes a..."OR "The Illinois Newspaper Project web site  includes a..."

All three get the job done, but which one is best for this wiki?