User talk:Janet Jaguar

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Hello, Janet Jaguar, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! Shem (talk) 23:27, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Forums as sources[edit]

Janet
Please see WP:SELFPUBLISH for why we don't use web forums as sources. You may find it worthwhile looking at [1] to help you refine your referencing. Finally, there really is no need to state whether a source is copyright or not. Good luck with that editing, and remember that Wikipedia is an encyclopaedia, and does not therefore rely on primary sources except in specific circumstances - see WP:PRIMARY. Shem (talk) 22:08, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

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Orphaned non-free media (File:OldWeather-logo.png)[edit]

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Use of ALLCAPS[edit]

Janet, Wikipedia doesn't use ALLCAPS, even where the original is spelt out in capitals, with a very few exceptions, which you can see at the link provided. Ship names aren't one of the exceptions, so names should be rendered as "HMS Fantome", not "HMS FANTOME", even in lists of sources. Shem (talk) 22:41, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Request for help[edit]

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Shem, I want to add a paragraph to Wiki "Battle of the Falkland Islands", and I don't have clue how to do it. Can you tell me how to format this stuff? The info is currently in our forum and represents 18 months of work colated into one index, and no - I'm not asking to include that forum link in Wiki. For your info, what we have is at http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=119.msg53641#msg53641 The reference templates for this will help all our editors amend or create ship articles. Thank you.

What I need:

reference: site Naval-History.net (author/editor Gordon Smith) http://www.naval-history.net

external site: http://www.naval-history.net/WW1Battle1412Falklands.htm (optional)

Index page to ship logs, to go in Reference section as a whole item http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-LogBooksWW1.htm

References specific to the battle (each referred to 4 to 8 times) all original ship logs with transcription

HMS Bristol "go to 7th to 10th December 1914" (4 separate jpeg links of log page scans found at this page: http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06-HMS_Bristol.htm

HMS Canopus "go to 7th to 10th December 1914" (4 separate jpeg links of log page scans) found at this page: http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-01Canopus.htm

HMS Carnarvon "go to 7th to 10th December 1914" (4 separate jpeg links of log page scans plus 2 page battle report from captain) found at this page: http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05Carnavon1.htm

HMS Cornwall "go to 7th to 10th December 1914" (4 separate jpeg links of log page scans) found at this page: http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05Cornwall1.htm

HMS Glasgow "go to 7th to 10th December 1914" (4 separate jpeg links of log page scans) found at this page: http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-06Glasgow.htm

HMS Inflexible "go to 7th to 10th December 1914" (4 separate jpeg links of log page scans plus 4 page typed battle report from captain) found at this page: http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-02Inflexible.htm

HMS Invincible "go to 7th to 10th December 1914" (4 separate jpeg links of log page scans) found at this page: http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-02Invincible.htm

HMS Kent "go to 7th to 10th December 1914" (4 separate jpeg links of log page scans) found at this page: http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-05Kent1.htm

HMS Macedonia "go to 7th to 10th December 1914" (4 separate jpeg links of log page scans) found at this page: http://www.naval-history.net/OWShips-WW1-08Macedonia1.htm

All the full references I can see are published books. I do not know how to adapt them for a site of this complexity. Thanks in advance. Janet Jaguar (talk) 16:57, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

You'll want to take a look at Help:Referencing for beginners to see how to add these as references :) Samwalton9 (talk) 19:16, 22 December 2013 (UTC)


Janet, I'm not really sure exactly what you are asking for. Are you asking how to format references? If you want to reference a web page, you need to look here. If you want to reference a book, then this is what you need. If you're planning on referencing article with ships' logs, I would ask you read WP:PRIMARY first - logs are primary sources, and we should (for all sorts of good reasons) be using secondary sources.
I suggest you have a read through of the links I've given. Since I imagine they will throw up other questions, please come back to me whenever you like. I don't know how hard going you will find the cite templates - if they make no sense to you, please just ask me to explain. Yours, Shem (talk) 20:49, 22 December 2013 (UTC)


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Shem, OldWeather logs, original as they are, have been cleared by Jimmy Wales as "encyclopedic" sources.

Meeting notes, July 2012 " Kathy Wendolsky (one of the volunteers) has cracked our Wikipedia problem - volunteers editing Wikipedia entries for the ships and justifying their edits by linking to the logs were having their changes reverted on the grounds that they were 'original research'. Kathy gained the support of Jimmy Wales (wikipedia founder) for use of our data, went to a meeting at the US National archives and met Dominic McDevitt-Parks - he is the Wikipedian in residence there - and they have agreed a protocol for the use of oW data on Wikipedia. Kathy's been invited back to the archives to give a presentation on oW as part of their WW1 centennial event."

Dominic McDevitt-Parks post on the subject is at http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=2316.msg46608#msg46608

I will work on these sources before needing another reply. Thank you.