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Semi-protected edit request on 16 July 2016[edit]

https://books.google.com/books?id=f6kZAAAAYAAJ&dq=captain+bill+mcdonald&pg=PP9&hl=en#v=onepage&q&f=false

There is a book about Texas Ranger Bill McDonald that explains the San Saba mob rule. It does not list any other mob killings during that time.


2602:306:8B4A:5030:950C:FA71:816C:D305 (talk) 20:27, 16 July 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 September 2016[edit]


The citation needed for the polychromatic evidence of the Augustus Prima Porta is: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/true-colors-17888/?no-ist True Colors, Archaeologist Vinzenz Brinkmann insists his eye-popping reproductions of ancient Greek sculptures are right on target (Title of article)


Antaramh2014 (talk) 23:18, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Not done: @Antaramh2014: Please place this info on the talk page for the article that needs the citation. RudolfRed (talk) 00:49, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Template:Citation needed span[edit]

Surprisingly, the advice on what to do "[i]f a particular part of a sentence or paragraph seems to require a separate citation" does not mention the template {{Citation needed span}}, which was apparently designed specifically for this purpose. Should we add something like the following?

The template {{citation needed span}} can be used to indicate that a specific part of the sentence or paragraph requires a citation. This may be helpful, for instance, if another editor modified existing sourced text in a way that appears doubtful, but you do not have access to the cited source.

Example:

This text was originally sourced by a reference at the end of the paragraph, but someone recently added this unlikely sounding clause. They also added a separate sentence. The rest of the paragraph was added at the same time as the reference.

can be changed to

This text was originally sourced by a reference at the end of the paragraph, but someone recently added this unlikely sounding clause. They also added a separate sentence[citation needed]. The rest of the paragraph was added at the same time as the reference.

--Boson (talk) 13:41, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 October 2016[edit]


http://www.retirementboom.com/gold-ira-rollover/ Goldexpert22 (talk) 17:58, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Not done: this is the talk page for discussing improvements to the page Wikipedia:Citation needed. Please make your request at the talk page for the article concerned. JTP (talkcontribs) 20:08, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

Image used[edit]

The image of a man on a stage speaking with someone in the audience holding a "citation needed" banner is from xkcd licenced under a creative commons attribution-noncommercial 2.5 licence doesn't that mean that xkcd should be given credit at some point on the page? — Preceding unsigned comment added by WikipediaUserCalledChris (talkcontribs) 18:51, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Hi @WikipediaUserCalledChris: the image was released under a free license by the creator, per the record at commons:File:Webcomic_xkcd_-_Wikipedian_protester.png. We have a ticket System that allows content creators to verify if they want content otherwise licensed, to be licensed different: its now CC-BY-SA and if you click on the image, you will find the full attribution. Sadads (talk) 19:07, 29 November 2016 (UTC)