[WikiEN-l] Is this overciting?

MacGyverMagic/Mgm macgyvermagic at gmail.com
Wed May 17 08:37:58 UTC 2006

I doubt you can overcite anything.
I would consider this sufficiently cited, although I haven't checked the
reliability of the sites in question.

By the way, I recommend you put the protest website in the external links
section and not within the article. It sounds a little POV-ish to put
external links with a particular POV in an article. Besides, the Manual of
Style is pretty much against it.


On 5/17/06, Steve Bennett <stevage at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Somewhat in response to Jimbo's post, I thought I'd offer an example
> of an article I've been working on, which has a massive number of
> footnotes. Pretty much every sentence in it I wrote with reference to
> one website or another, so I footnoted them all. Perhaps I suspect
> some of it is dodgy, so I prefer the source being explicitly stated.
> Anyway:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnac_stones
> I would like to hear from people whether they consider this level of
> footnoting excessive, about right, deficient etc. I believe that this
> article may almost meet WP:V, if it wasn't for the fact that most of
> the sources are amateur websites. The sentence about Kermarquer is
> definitely Original Research, but I'm sure sooner or later I'll find a
> source to back me up.
> Steve
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