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thanks for all your work! Dutchy85 (talk) 13:14, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Unwikilinking publishers[edit]

Hi. I refer to your edit here: [1] Is there any particular reason you unwikilinked all the book publishers, such as Rodopi (publisher)? I'm curious as to why you did it as I believe it was much, much more useful to the reader to have them linked. I was going to just revert your edit but I thought i'd ask first instead. Please reply. Thanks. Freikorp (talk) 10:28, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi Freikorp: I unlinked the publishers because the links are no use to anyone. The publisher name in a citation or bibliography is there to help a reader find the reference, and confirm that it's the right one (for example, differentiating between editions of a book with different publishers). A wikilink to the publisher won't help them at all. That's why the guidelines for the {{cite}} template say "Publisher: may be wikilinked if relevant" - because normally there's no particular relevance, so no point in linking it. Colonies Chris (talk) 11:46, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
Hmm ok fair enough. I've always wikilinked publishers in the past and nobody has said anything about it, but now that you mention it I suppose it isn't really necessary. Anyway thanks for letting me know. Freikorp (talk) 11:55, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

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