I think it’s a good idea to include useful external links (from well-reputed sites) in tag wikis, as they make it easy to learn more about the tag’s topic, and they can make sure that we are talking about the same topic in the first place (think of musicians with the same name).
For musician tags, I like to include links to the musician’s
- official website,
- Wikipedia article, and
- MusicBrainz entry.
Most of my edits were approved, but recently the external links from (at least) two of my edits were removed:
- for skrillex: https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/posts/909/revisions
- for van-morrison: https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/posts/913/revisions
I’d like to add them again, but want to make sure that it’s what the community wants:
May/should tag wikis contain relevant external links, in particular from authoritative (e.g., official website) and open/free/libre (e.g., Wikipedia, MusicBrainz, …) sources?
Example tag wikis that currently have such links:
- https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/tags/fatboy-slim/info (an example linking to several identities/stage names of the same person)
- https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/tags/henrik-zeabird/info (an example where the musicians have no own site, but they have profiles on several third-party sites)