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Citing paragraphs

Editing this article has brought up an interesting point. It's best to cite every paragraph in an article, even if that means you have to cite the same page in four different paragraphs. That way when someone else comes along to move stuff around, or wants to copy a paragraph for a related page, they know exactly where the info is originally from. Does that make sense? --Brandingopportunity 00:15, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Indeed. And if information in one paragraph comes from multiple sources, each part should be attributed to the proper source, even within the same sentence. —Yoda8myhead 00:44, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
Yup, its something that they teach in research papers, that every paragraph should end in a quote. I know its caused some issues in the past when things weren't this way, and people added a sentence from a different source in the middle. I try to end every sentence that has a statistic, and every paragraph with a citation. Edit since the short green one ninja'd me Yoda's post is especially crucial for the ISWG and stuff that was already documented from the CSII -- Cpt kirstov 00:52, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
Hmm, I will keep that in mind next time. Cheers FaithfulofAroden 05:22, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
Makes sense but, to be fair, Help:Citing sources is already out of date and it does not explicitly include this advice. Plus we don't seem to have a Policy for citing sources that I could easily find; perhaps we should have one in addition to a help page as it is a pretty critical element of this wiki? My guess is that from next week no one will think to look at [[Talk:Adorak]] for advice on referencing pages. --Fleanetha 16:26, 17 February 2012 (UTC)