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To place a reference, you use the <nowiki><ref></nowiki> tags likes so:
 
To place a reference, you use the <nowiki><ref></nowiki> tags likes so:
  
This is some information<ref>This is a reference</ref>
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This is some information<nowiki><ref>This is a reference</ref></nowiki>
  
 
References will automatically display at the bottom of the page, or wherever you place the <nowiki>{{references}}</nowiki> template.
 
References will automatically display at the bottom of the page, or wherever you place the <nowiki>{{references}}</nowiki> template.

Revision as of 09:42, 10 April 2016

Contextual naming

In order to for subjects to be accessible to a wide range of readers, occasionally use of less scientific, more accessible terms will be preferred. Examples:

Naming

Where possible, pages should be 'Wikipedia compatible' without use of implicitly shortened names.

e.g.

[[Category:Political transhumanist organisations]] not

[[Category:Political organisations]] (and assuming the transhumanist element is implicit)

Where the page doesn't need to be disambiguated on this wiki, the simpler name is okay, e.g.

David Pearce

not

David Pearce (philosopher) as exists on Wikipedia

Regional styles

This wiki accepts most dialects of English, e.g. US and British. As such some spelling variants may have established themselves. e.g.

[[Category:Transhumanist organisations]]

rather than:

[[Category:Transhumanist organizations]]

Should the page be focused on an area which has a specific dialect, native dialects are preferred, e.g.:

The Transhuman National Committee is a United States is a community based political party organization

However it is in the category "Transhumanist organisations"

Linking

Right now we don't have the references templates installed, but we will! Simply use inline references like this when you need to cite a reference for now.

When it comes to external links, policy is far more liberal than Wikipedia. Use the following shortened link syntax:

Link Example
Official website google.co.uk
Facebook page Facebook Page or FB Page
Facebook group Facebook Group or FB Group
Twitter see Twitter for details
Subreddit /r/example

References

Wikipedia prefers external links to come after references, presumably in an effort to discourage use of outgoing links. However on H+Pedia we prefer external links placed before References.

To place a reference, you use the <ref> tags likes so:

This is some information<ref>This is a reference</ref>

References will automatically display at the bottom of the page, or wherever you place the {{references}} template.