Template talk:Ping

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out of curiosity, what is this template for? 23:56, 27 Mar 2005 (UTC)

This template alerts the technorati database of the existence of the article. Although the Wikinews articles are not tagged with technorati tags, they are still added to the system and can be searched for. If an article has a large expansion or re-edit, the ping link should be linked again, to alert technorati to the update in the article.
Technorati is sort of a clearinghouse/connection point for bloggers. It gives bloggers the ability to "spread the word" about their articles and increase their traffic. At the same time, it's a service to readers who are interested in specific topics, making their online time more productive. - Amgine 00:03, 28 Mar 2005 (UTC)
thanks24.65.22.111 00:07, 28 Mar 2005 (UTC)
Hey, cool. I edited that before I made an account. That was like my first edit! (: . Bawolff ☺☻ 06:18, 8 June 2006 (UTC)Reply