Template talk:Sources

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This looks good. Will this support 1 or 2 sources? Do we need to extend it up to a reasonable number e.g. 5? Dcorrin 19:29, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Having to type the Source1= is less than desirable, also it would be good if the name was auto linked... Dcorrin 19:33, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

The template can support up to any number we want, I just built it with 2 for testing purposes. I was going to use 7 as the final number. I'll try it next with the {{Sources|1|2|3...}} template. Tjoneslo 21:37, 6 July 2006 (UTC)
There is a limitaion of the template parser that does not allow us to use the {{Source|1|2|3..}} format. You will need to type {{Sources|Source1=1|Source2=2...}} sorry. The good news is it will parse templates as sources making thing much easier. Tjoneslo 02:14, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

I've updated the template to hold up to 7 sources and modified the text. Dan, do you have a copy of the "Expanded licence agreement" with Marc that you can post?

Here is the entire text of my discussion with Marc:

Hello,
I have set up a traveller Wiki, and would like permission to add entire entries of the library data type. This would be more than just the fair-use for just these types of entries. The goal is to provide a real computer interface for what players could expect to find on board their ships.
The intention is not to provide vast quantites of data, or provide wholesale sections of books for use, but to copy sufficent of atricles to provide a summary. However the library data supplements would likely have their entire contents copied.
The traveller wiki is at http://traveller.wikicities.com.

-Dan

		
Marc Miller <> to me
Feb 20
OK, Dan, subject to the fair use requirements (which means if this
 doesn't work out, or somehow becomes a burden or problem, or I end up
 writing a license that this interferes with, we can take it down with
 90 days notice) you can go ahead.
Marc"

The text should not read that the article was printed/published what have you, it should indiate that the contents are taken from (or an exerpt of), as we may or may not have the entire artilce.

How about something like: "This contents of this article was taken from the following copyrighted sources and used under licence from Far Future Enterprises and/or by permission of the author."

Dcorrin 20:09, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Ready for Release?[edit]

I've updated the text in the box, and shortened the tag names. Unless someone has an objection I'm going to start trying this on live articles. Tjoneslo 13:40, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

I think it looks good. The shorting of the fields was a good move. Dcorrin 18:22, 14 July 2006 (UTC)