User talk:Suelru

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Cite fixes[edit]

I see you have been fixing book citations that use the deprecated "coauthors" parameter, replacing it by "last4", "first4", "last5" etc. That is good, but be aware that it messes up citations that use the form {{sfn|last1|last2|last3|2001|p=123}}. They provide a link to the source description. If you check Peter M. Arthur, for example, you will see that the citations provide links to the sources. But some of those links no longer work. The fix is, when you add "last4" to a source description, change any "sfn" citations to {{sfn|last1|last2|last3|last4|2001|p=123}}. See this change to Arthur Dallidet for an example. Obscure, eh? Aymatth2 (talk) 13:35, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

  • That fixed it - and I found and fixed another one that was there all along! I don't think many editors use this style of citation, but some do, and to me it gives a fairly professional appearance. What you are doing is very useful. Thanks a lot, Aymatth2 (talk) 16:18, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Thanks for catching this; I appreciate it, and I'm really glad you saw it before I did too many more pages without checking. There are only a few others affected, and I'm fixing them now. Thanks again. Suelru (talk) 16:29, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
  • There is a tool at User:Ucucha/HarvErrors that makes any problems jump out. I think it is useful. You might want to install it... Aymatth2 (talk) 16:39, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
  • Ah, thanks, that's very useful. Suelru (talk) 17:34, 20 August 2015 (UTC)