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What is sourcing information?Edit

It is referencing where information comes from, such as a chapter of a book.

Why reference?Edit

There are many reasons why it is important to reference a piece of information.

  1. It makes it easy to look up the information on the page and check its correct.
  2. It proves the information is not fan Speculations
  3. It allows others to look up the information themselves if they want to read further into the subject matter.

Without referencing, much of what is written on a page cannot be taken as legit, even if it is.

How do I reference?Edit

Referencing is easy.

1 Start off with the code: {{qref

2 If you are using the reference multiple times on a page, give it a unique name such as: {{qref|name=Example1

  • Giving a name to a reference allows you to use it multiple times on one page. Once you have the first reference written out, you can just put in the code {{qref|name=Example1}} in all the other cases where the same reference is to be put. A name is not needed when the chance of having the same reference twice in a page is minimum. Also, keep in mind that always the first reference of the page needs to be written out, not the second or the third. A standard formula for these names is cXXX with XXX being the chapter number. So for example: {{qref|name=c122|

3 Next we add the chapter number: {{qref|name=Example1|chapter=3

4 The text is next: {{qref|name=Example1|chapter=3|text=Yulian beats Kaltis.}}

  • The text is used so that users can immediately see what the reference refers to just by looking in the list of references at the bottom of the page or at the pop-up. It needs to be a short summary of what is referenced, written in present tense. Short sentences usually suffice.

5 Then we close the coding with }} so it ends up looking like this: {{qref|name=Example1|chapter=3|text=Yulian beats Kaltis.}}'''

6 The last thing to do is add the following coding to a page (if it isn't already there somewhere):

==References==
<references/>


Once the amount of references is getting too much for a page, which is usually about 10 references, there will need to be a scrollbox. To put in a scrollbox, simply replace <references/> with {{References}}.

The End ResultEdit

After this the page will contain the reference. It will look like a number in a square like this: [1] and appear in the references section like this:

ReferencesEdit

  1. Red Storm Webtoon — Season 1 Chapter 3, Yulian beats Kaltis.

ShortcutsEdit

Our Qref template has shortcuts for our convenience:

  • chapter=3 can be shortened to chap=3.
  • text= can simply be left out.

The reference with shortcuts will now look like this: {{qref|name=Example1|chapter=3|text=Yulian beats Kaltis.}}. The result will be the same.

See alsoEdit

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