FamilySearch Wiki:Linking to Directory Sites Whose External Links to Paid Sites are Ambiguous

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Some contributors are linking pages in this wiki to other sites that are basically directories of links to other sites. Some of these directory sites do not make it clear which of the sites they are linking to are paid sites and which are free. The question raised is whether, in such cases, it would be better to link the FamilySearch Wiki article directly to the sites that the directory site links to rather than linking to the directory site itself. The idea here is that the links on this wiki can be made clear as to whether the sites it links to are free or fee-based. "Cutting out the middle man," so to speak, can lend clarity to our users.