Talk:Jonathan Compas

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Adding Footnotes/References/Citations[edit]

All verifiable references/citations must be entered as per WP:CITE. They cannot be entered solely as Internet addresses (URLs) either directly in the body of the article, or in a footnote. A full citation must be provided — as a footnote — just as one would in an essay one would submit in school. In Wikipedia, this is done using <ref></ref> tags. If the only thing provided is a URL, and that URL should ever go dead or become otherwise broken, then the entire reference would have to be deleted, and replaced by the {{Citation needed}} template: The statement in the text would then be unsubstantiated. If, however, a full citation is provided, it can stand alone without the the URL, should the URL ever go dead or become otherwise broken, and not have to be deleted. It would thus be no different than citing an out-of-print hardcopy book, a perfectly acceptable practice. If you are unsure how to do this, please read WP:REFBEGIN and WP:CITE. Remember: Citations entered incorrectly run the risk of being reverted by other editors to this article or by recent changes patrollers. SpikeToronto  19:07, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

For example, this is how you would input the following:
<ref>Author name. Book title. Publisher. Date of publication. Page number.</ref>
<ref>Doe, John. The Life Story of Jonathan Compas. Famous Publishers, Inc. 2008. pp. 241-242.</ref>
Article from Magazine, Newspaper, Journal, etc.:
.<ref>Author name. "Article name," Magazine/Newspaper/Journal title. Publisher. Date of publication. Page number.</ref>
.<ref>Doe, John. "Jonathan Compas' Greatest Plays," Sports Illustrated. Time Warner, September 30, 2009, p. 26.</ref>
.<ref>“Raiders Sign Undrafted G Jonathan Compas,” April 29, 2009. (Retrieved 2009-09-29.)</ref>
Last one was retrieved online and its URL is imbedded in the title of the article.
How to do all of this is contained in WP:REFBEGIN and WP:CITE. If the anonymous editor who is editing this article, would read this talk page and/or the notices on his own anon talk page, he would have learned how to do this instead of going straight to editing. It is becoming apparent that edits are being made without reading the edit summaries on the article’s history page, without reading the article’s talk page, and/or without reading the editor’s own talk page. I am frustrated as to how to rectify this situation. There are no escalating warning templates for improper citation formatting/inputting. —  SpikeToronto  22:39, 30 September 2009 (UTC)
I dont get it, why dont you just do it, the IP clearly doesnt know how.--Yankees10 22:45, 30 September 2009 (UTC)