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Bug 4191 - mediawiki.org - install Cite extension
mediawiki.org - install Cite extension
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-12-06 05:39 UTC by Brian Jason Drake
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
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Description Brian Jason Drake 2005-12-06 05:39:30 UTC
http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4190#c7

The Cite extension was recently uninstalled from www.mediawiki.org and some people think it is 
inappropriate there. Why?
Comment 1 Rob Church 2005-12-06 12:04:40 UTC
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.
Comment 2 Brian Jason Drake 2005-12-07 14:15:35 UTC
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.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2005-12-07 14:24:23 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> 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.

Name me one example where a user would need to use an academic-style citation
for a page on that wiki.
Comment 4 Brian Jason Drake 2005-12-07 14:30:56 UTC
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).
Comment 5 Rob Church 2005-12-07 20:16:21 UTC
How does that require academic-style references?
Comment 6 Brian Jason Drake 2005-12-08 01:19:32 UTC
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 
done.
Comment 7 Rob Church 2005-12-08 08:05:03 UTC
I think the resolution can hold its own.

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