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Source request

Hello. I asked you here to clarify the source of your edit. I think that you are so responsible that you do not intentionally add a fake and never ignore requests to show sources or your edits, and hence you perhaps are unaware of the request. Could you answer it? Thank you.

p-adic 22:48, 4 March 2021 (UTC)


Moving an article

Hello. When you want to move an article, please share your opinion before you do so. Otherwise, it can cause deletion of past logs, and hence other users might not see the past version. I note that contributors of articles have copyright for their edits, and hence when moving causes deletion of credit and the moved content is drastically different from the past version, it causes a problem. (In wikipedia, there is a rule to clarify the credit when one moves an article so that it solves the removal of the credit.) Therefore in order to notify other users that this moving does not cause such a problem on removal due to the moving, please share your opinion to move an article.

See the last paragraph of Googology_Wiki:Policy#Edit_war for more details. Thank you!

p-adic 22:45, 1 May 2021 (UTC)

Sorry, I thought my move would be uncontroversial because it was just changing a name given nowhere in the source to one that actually was. In the future I will make sure to do that. A Hippopotatomus (talk) 23:24, 1 May 2021 (UTC)
I believe that you did well, but the point is that other users cannot know whether the moving was good or not when the moving causes removal. (Normal uses do not have right to check the removed content.) Anyway, thank you for the contribution.
p-adic 02:01, 2 May 2021 (UTC)

How to cite a source

Hi. I inform you of a way to cite a source. You can cite a source by putting the ref tag right after the information you cited, as I did here. This way of citation helps the reader to understand what information is explcitly cited, and hence Googology Wiki:Policy#How to cite a source requires us to follow the way. Anyway, thank you for the contribution!

p-adic 05:45, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

The format was not mine. The article was copy-and-pasted from another pound-star notation number article (I don't remember which) which also cited its source like that, and then changed to be about a different number. A Hippopotatomus (talk) 20:03, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
Actually, the rule was recently created. But when you create a new article, even if you copy old articles, please follow the current rules. For example, dead links are allowed to be a source for old articles, but the current rule does not allow to create a new article based on a dead link to a source.
p-adic 00:53, 4 May 2021 (UTC)
I clarified that it is not allowed to create a new article which refers to a dead link as the source. If it is intentional, I will put the warning tag. Could you explain the reason?
p-adic 07:54, 7 May 2021 (UTC)
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