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Bug 1199 - Separate namespace for citing sources of material added to articles on English Wikipedia
Separate namespace for citing sources of material added to articles on Englis...
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
Language setup (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 4396 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-12-25 19:54 UTC by Wikipedia:en:User:Paddu
Modified: 2013-05-02 20:11 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Wikipedia:en:User:Paddu 2004-12-25 19:54:40 UTC
The idea was originally proposed by [[User:Fredrik]] in the Village pump. The
entire thread of discussion can be accessed at the supplied URL.

The proposal is to have a separate page associated with each article which can
be used to cite sources from which material was added to the article.

If not for wikipedia, I presume this would be useful for projects like
wikibooks, at least.

BTW does this block bug 423?
Comment 1 Wikipedia:en:User:Paddu 2004-12-25 20:23:07 UTC
Oops! Forgot to add the important thing.

There'll be a separate namespace called References: and for each page [[Foo]],
we'd have a link to [[ References:Foo | Cite sources ]] next to the link to [[
Talk:Foo | Discuss this page ]]. Of course, there may be articles for which the
references page doesn't exist (just like the talk page need not always exist).

Probably we don't need "<Project> References:", "Template References:", and
other such namespaces.

The problem would be that sometimes the References: page is "tied to" the
article, just like the talk page is. e.g. while moving a page, the references
page should also be moved if possible, just like talk pages are.
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-05-08 16:17:06 UTC
*** Bug 4396 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-05-08 16:18:01 UTC
Please gain consensus on the appropriate wikis before requesting configuration
changes here.
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2011-11-29 20:49:32 UTC
Is this still an active idea? If not, recommend closing out as WONTFIX.

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