Talk:James Lasdun

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Bibliography formatting[edit]

I'm not sure what is supposed to be indicated by the odd formatting in the bibliography section. It appears to all be done using the {{citation}} template, which for some reason is adding all these dashes or whatever. I don't recall seeing this done this way before and I find it very odd and unhelpful, but thought I would post here before trying to change it in case there was some reason for it that I am not aware of. Beeblebrox (talk) 23:09, 5 February 2013 (UTC)

Do you mean the "----; title" thing? The line represents "same [author] as above", similar to how some formats use "ibid" to mean "same work as previously cited", I believe. I have no objection to a change in the formatting (in fact, I don't think I've even edited this article, and I have no idea how it ended up on my watchlist...wikipedia is weird), but the current format isn't something I haven't seen occasionally, though mostly in paper bibliographies and not on wikipedia. A fluffernutter is a sandwich! (talk) 23:40, 5 February 2013 (UTC)