--- Comment #8 from Nathan Larson <> ---
A downside to using this option is that good external links wouldn't have the
nofollow applied until patrolled. I suspect that big sites like Wikipedia will
reject this option because they'll worry about stealth spammers marking spammy
external links as patrolled (whether by autopatrol or as part of a tag team
that includes a patroller). I suspect that small sites with little or no spam
will prefer to just keep $wgNoFollowLinks set to false, since that allows them
to reap any advantages of dofollow as quickly as possible (i.e. without waiting
for pages to be patrolled). I
dunno if any mid-sized sites would want this option; if so, please post a
comment, so that can be taken into consideration in deciding whether it's worth
the effort of implementing. Thanks.

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