Wikipedia talk:Citing sources
How about adding the following from En Wikipedia:
Self-published and questionable sources as sources on themselves
Self-published or questionable sources may be used as sources of information about themselves, especially in articles about themselves, without the requirement that they be published experts in the field, so long as:
- the material is not unduly self-serving;
- it does not involve claims about third parties (such as people, organizations, or other entities);
- it does not involve claims about events not directly related to the subject;
- there is no reasonable doubt as to its authenticity;
- the article is not based primarily on such sources.
I'm worried that this rule does not mention one important problem with sources. Sometimes, other people (and books and websites) copy from wikipedia. This means that the source cannot be trusted. On en.wikipedia I have even seen cases where an editor simply made up stuff, then an external website copied it from en.wikipedia, so then there was a source which supported the made-up stuff! I think simple wikipedia should have a rule against using sources which have copied from a wiki. Does this seem reasonable? Bobrayner (talk) 12:01, 19 August 2012 (UTC)
templates available when editing?Edit
In the complex English wikipedia, there's another menu when editing called Cite, which has templates that show the fields and you fill in what you have available. That's a pretty neat feature, any plans on bringing that to Simple English? Nerfer (talk) 20:59, 8 February 2013
- Hi! We have it installed as a gadget, but you need to enable it. Just go to the "Gadgets" tab on your preferences page and make sure that the item beginning with "refTools" is checked. Osiris (talk) 08:14, 9 February 2013 (UTC)
- Great cartoon, but no, you can't add it. You could put a link to the image however.--Peterdownunder (talk) 06:31, 1 June 2019 (UTC)
- En Wiki uses this comic.