Wikipedia ToU & PP

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Wikipedia ToU & PP

On 2018-01-16 15:26:13 UTC, Deleted wrote:

imported from pDHnygqAf04

On 2018-01-16 15:28:43 UTC, Deleted wrote:!msg/tosdr/pDHnygqAf04/p3cuzuHycxkJ *Wikipedia ToU & PP*

*[1]* (bad) No links to ToU or PP on index. Had to navigate to a sub page
to get links in footer. This is really more a note to Wikipedia rather than
worthy of inclusion on ToS;DR.

*[2]* (good) ToU formatted with excellent summary section. Both ToU and PP
have an index with links to #anchors down the page.

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*[8]* (note?) Users are legally responsible for their own contributions and

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