Last modified: 2013-05-02 20:11:50 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?
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.
*** Bug 4396 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Please gain consensus on the appropriate wikis before requesting configuration
Is this still an active idea? If not, recommend closing out as WONTFIX.