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June 06, 2007


Sean Dotson

I guess I considered these sites to fall under the category of #4 "Sites with other meaningful, relevant content that is not suitable for inclusion in an article, such as reviews and interviews."

Franco Folini

I'm not an authority of Wikipedia and I may have been too strict in applying the Wikipedia guidelines for external links.
You are the authority in the Inventor community, therefore I fully respect your decision to restore the links.
BTW, the kitties on Charles Bliss website are very cute.

Sean Dotson


I have done a lot of work on the Autodesk Inventor Wikipedia page and totally agree that these "marketing" terms and phrases should have been removed. I thank you for cleaning them up.

However I also noticed you removed links to many of the user's pages in the External Links section including links to Kent Keller's and Charles Bliss' sites. Why? These are great resources to which users should have access. For the record I have added them back.

Franco Folini

For Ralph:
Before posting I run a few searches on Google for the catchy sentences on the Inventor page and none of them returned a result pointing to an existing document. Those sentences have been created specifically for Wikipedia.


haha, that's funny. I wouldn't doubt it if that is on the list of a lot of marketing plans. ...the secrets out, I better update mine :)

Ralph Grabowski

Here's my guess: an Inventor fanboy copy and pasted text from Autodesk marketing materials.

After all, if you're an Inventor fan, no marketing hype is too shallow for you! (Same goes for fans of any other technology, whether Apple, SolidWorks, Palm, Microsoft, or whatever.)

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