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External linking (specifically to Wikipedia)

Particularly for stub articles, are there any objections to creating a link to the related wikipedia article?

For example, providing the Wiki article for Nyquist rate for this page.

http://wiki.hydrogenaudio.org/index.php?title=Nyquist_rate
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyquist_rate

They could serve to provide additional information where the current wiki pages are a little sparse.

 

External linking (specifically to Wikipedia)

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Particularly for stub articles, are there any objections to creating a link to the related wikipedia article?

For example, providing the Wiki article for Nyquist rate for this page.


Yes and NO. Wikipedia is NOT a credible source of information. If would be better to reference a book or a technical webpage. I came to realize when I was putting together some technical wiki pages that book references are the best as are technical websites. I know how to cite sources using various methods via MLA or APA. I don't know if there is a "standards" per say with wikis though.
budding I.T professional

 
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