Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:06:25 UTC
The Cite extension was recently uninstalled from www.mediawiki.org and some people think it is
inappropriate there. Why?
Because MediaWiki.org is not the encyclopedia. As such, it is highly unlikely
that anyone would need to cite it in a publication in the manner that they would
a Wikipedia article. Ergo, this extension doesn't need to be installed on
MediaWiki.org. Furthermore, keeping it there might prolong any confusion users
have over the names.
Closing as WONTFIX.
I think that although it is less likely than on an encyclopedia, people might have
to reference pages here. However, I suppose keeping the tool there would prolong
confusion over names.
(In reply to comment #2)
> I think that although it is less likely than on an encyclopedia, people might
> to reference pages here. However, I suppose keeping the tool there would prolong
> confusion over names.
Name me one example where a user would need to use an academic-style citation
for a page on that wiki.
When they copy information from a page with a lot of information, such as
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Download (I don't think people would reference a
page like http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki).
How does that require academic-style references?
I thought when copying information (except for general knowledge) from any source,
you are supposed to use academic-style references - even though mostly this is not
I think the resolution can hold its own.