Tips for being a Pathfinder Chronicler 3

Hi folks,

It's been a long time since I have written one of these, but I guess that's because I haven't felt a terribly pressing need to. All that is really required in order to be a good member of the Pathfinder Wiki community is a willingness to put some regular time into this ever-growing site, pay attention to the work of others and work in concert with them, and police oneself in terms of grammar, punctuation, and all the other small details.

Having said that, I have come across something which I thought I wanted to share. It revolves around the formatting of citations; I know, it's a spellbinding topic. In the past, I have often used the "ref name=" format (e.g. {{ref name="BP01"}}) for creating multiple citations to the same book. Although that saves a bit of time the next time you want to cite the same source, I have found that it gets you in trouble when you want to move text around in an article. A secondary citation to a source (e.g. {{ref name="BP01" /}}) that is moved before the reference that it refers to will not work, and you have to end up recreating the citation. I have found that it is easy enough just to leave them "name=" formatting off and make each citation a full citation. If I want to use the same citation again, I can simply cut and paste the text. That way if I have to move blocks of text around, I don't have to rewrite citations.

Of course, as with much of writing wiki entries, in terms of what I have just written YMMV.

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