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:Post direct quotations from the NMfG only,  without comment
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:Single-word or single-concept page headings are best
I really want to be able to paraphrase for brevity, and then cite long quotes at the bottom of the page. However, I don't know the best way to do this, especially since footnote numbering will all get messed up when you add new ones out of order. Any ideas? I'm tempted by the [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Cite/Cite.php cite extension] but it'll take some work.[[User:Will|Will]] 09:40, 7 November 2011 (PST)
:Any other issues with [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Cite/Cite.php cite extension]? Delegating the work to one individual could be a spot fix. I.e., I could take it on (with some help translating the technical instructions provided by Mediawiki), following up on Recent changes. I find myself loathe to paraphrase except to outline and would be happy if a more advanced student could do it. [[User:Mary s|Mary s]] 11:02, 8 November 2011 (PST)
::I agree with this criticism found on the Cite.php help page, along with the '''just more tedious''' remark, '''because many casual Wikipedia users are not familar with the cryptic Wikitext tags that they find with the use of Cite.php, it is likely that the net effect of Cite.php is often to deter new users from making edits to reference sections''' These criticisms don't outweigh the advantages, once we do have paraphrased copy as intro. [[User:Mary s|Mary s]] 14:56, 11 November 2011 (PST)
:::The Cite extension is installed. It's a big clean up job to apply it, and it's awkward to use when you just want to add a quick quote, so we'll just use it slowly and steadily to neaten things as we can.--[[User:WikiAdmin|WikiAdmin]] 18:32, 7 December 2011 (PST)
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Please sign your addition with four tildes (~). Will 09:31, 7 November 2011 (PST)

Also please indent replies with added colons(:) to clarify threads.
Like this.Will 09:39, 7 November 2011 (PST)


Page titles

Formatting References

PROPER FORMATTING IS NOT REQUIRED OR NECESSARY! Contributions are vital; the hypertext formatting code is not.

Other guidelines
Please give the name and date of the Teaching you quote
Post direct quotations from the NMfG only, without comment
Single-word or single-concept page headings are best


If you cut the beginning of a sentence from your quote, with a full sentence remaining, just capitalize the first word in the new (partial) sentence, no ellipses points (...) needed. Do use ellipses points (...) if omitting words from within the quotation. --Mary s 21:00, 16 November 2011 (PST)


Mitch 01:00, 10 November 2011 (PST)mitch

Not sure, Will, if that is what you meant by marking our additions with four tildes. Please acknowledge or correct. If so, it appears the intention is for the eye to more easily identify the various inputs.
Hello. See the Help page (last item on Navigation menu) Mary s 14:56, 11 November 2011 (PST)
Thank you, Mary, for pointing out the signature button above. I had not previously focused on those button at all. They offer some nice time savers. --Mitch 02:18, 17 November 2011 (PST)

Do we capitalize "the" in Living The Way of Knowledge? --Mary s 14:21, 21 December 2011 (PST)

Pages needing administrator

Main Page The corridors need to link to categories, right? Following example of category:God ? Categories are listed on help page (search box only brings up 9 of 11). Alternatively, my preference actually, a "see also" link at the bottom of the corridor's main entrance, the page of that title.

I'm not sure about this.-WillWikiAdmin 18:31, 23 November 2011 (PST)
A "see also" is redundant; clicking on the category itself opens the category page. --Mary s 19:25, 23 November 2011 (PST)
Better if the corridor links go to pages instead of categories. I'll change that. I don't think "See also" is redundant, since it's tailored page by page to take people to closely related pages that may not be in the same category.-WillWikiAdmin 18:35, 7 December 2011 (PST)
Sorry, the redundant "see also" I meant was to list a category page under a "see also" heading-- Mary s 20:42, 7 December 2011 (PST)

Quotation marks

If the material is more than one paragraph, use opening quotation marks for each paragraph but closing quotation marks only at the end.--Mary s 18:59, 16 November 2011 (PST)

Yes please. However, I'm concerned there may be places in the wiki where multiple quotes from the same chapter have been linked with an unclosed quotation. I may have even followed that a few times by merging disparate quotes into a single paragraph!Will 09:33, 8 December 2011 (PST)
Tangentially speaking, this kind of occasion is an instance where another editor will be quite grateful for page numbers in citations. Just sayin'. --Mary s 12:38, 8 December 2011 (PST)

Text formatting

What do you say we tighten up the quotations with lots of white space? --Mary s 20:07, 16 November 2011 (PST)

Please yesWikiAdmin 18:34, 23 November 2011 (PST)

When I quote an excerpt that straddles paragraphs, I combine them ignoring the paragraph break.--Mary s 20:07, 16 November 2011 (PST)

Please yesWikiAdmin 18:34, 23 November 2011 (PST)

When copying from other sources and pasting onto wiki, a couple things (so far) to watch: 1) two hyphens does not equal an mdash in wikiscript. You will need to replace them with code: ampersand, mdash, semicolon — find it on chart at help page for formatting). 2) In passages with quotation marks, change them to apostrophes. --Mary s 12:40, 17 November 2011 (PST)

I feel that two hyphens will do in a pinch. It can be later cleaned up with a search, right? It needs to remain easy for people to pop the wiki open, drop in an excellent quote, and leave, without worrying about syntax. And yes, a real mdash will look better and be easier to read.WikiAdmin 18:34, 23 November 2011 (PST)
I was wrong about using two hyphens; they do seem to join now (in an ndash, i guess, but ok, ok).