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Your edit to "Leap Second"[edit]

Please provide a proper citation to the Times article you cited in this edit. Since the article you cited is only available by subscription, other editors cannot help you with the citation. Jc3s5h (talk) 23:08, 17 June 2014 (UTC)


I'm confused. Here is the reference: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/science/article3875118.ece, which I can read without a subscription. I also have it in the version I created

Two issues. I can only see the first several lines of the article, below which is a big box inviting me to subscribe. Maybe the Times makes it available in some countries, or maybe your library has a subscription, but it isn't generally available. The other issue is that a proper citation includes not just the hyperlink, but information about the publication such as the title of the newspaper, title of the article, name of the author, date of the article, and so forth. This is described at WP:CITE. One purpose is so that if the web page goes away, there are clues to figure out how to find it in a new incarnation. Or, the information may allow locating the article in the print version of the newspaper. Jc3s5h (talk) 23:52, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

I understand and have contacted the newspaper. I do have a subscription and the full article, all says about it is Fred Whipple, Science Corresponded, last edited September 22, 2013. Of course, for the purposes of my entry just the title, which all can see, is enough. Hopefully The TImes will get back to me when they come to work tomorrow.

I've created a complete citation based on what you've written here. There is no problem citing a source that charges for access, whether it is online or in print. Jc3s5h (talk) 01:36, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Information icon Please do not add or change content, as you did to Leap second, without verifying it by citing a reliable source. Please review the guidelines at Wikipedia:Citing sources and take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. Jc3s5h (talk) 02:13, 4 July 2014 (UTC)