Talk:Wessagusset Colony

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Moving from my talk page, paraphrased conversation with editor: In terms of word 'mismanaged' in the intro, I am not sure the the source referenced backs that up. It seems clear that they never really had much food to begin with, then they tried to steal food? Perhaps more appropriate is the inability to secure a self-sufficient food source? I am not sure that they can mismanage something that they don't have? -- Lucas20 (talk) 01:03, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Other reference errors[edit]

Looking at citation six, specifically the sentence "Weston was associated with the Plymouth Council for New England which, fifteen years prior, had funded the short-lived Popham Colony in modern Maine." This is either an uncited sentence or miscited.

Also, not sure why the notes do not follow sequential order in the article. -- Lucas20 (talk) 01:03, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

The notes appear sequential to me. Also, you don't need to cite *every* sentence (WP:CITE: "When adding material that is challenged or likely to be challenged") and while I think I was more careful citing everything that I did, it was from an abundance of caution rather than a requirement.
All that said, I have some new books arriving which will allow me to shift some of the citations off of the source which you questioned earlier. (The Dempsey book.) The downside for you is that you won't have convenient Google docs links to verify my citations. JRP (talk) 17:52, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
You don't need to be when you write a sentence that should be cited and then another and only have one footnote then it is assumed both of the previous sentences belong to the one reference. As for the expanded bibliography this is something I've been imploring you for - kudos on expanding past Google books. -- Lucas20 (talk) 23:24, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
I'll look at reformatting that one. FYI, I have posted a note on Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Noticeboard about the Jack Dempsey book. I'd like to get an outside opinion on the book. (The guy has a doctorate in early American studies and the book is pretty much "local history", I find it hard to fault him for being unable to find a mainstream publisher. Unfortunately, his published email address isn't working.) The first of my additional sources has arrived though and I'll start looking through that to switch up citations, but I want to make sure I'm doing it carefully. JRP (talk) 04:39, 11 February 2009 (UTC)