[Taxacom] Have you named a taxon?

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Sat Mar 18 08:24:39 CDT 2017

On 17 March 2017 at 21:21, Scott Thomson <scott.thomson321 at gmail.com> wrote:

> The issue of referencing has been discussed on Wikispecies, numerous times.
> Most recently it was brought up by Andy who was keen for us to use the
> Wikipedia {{cite journal}} template from there. First up it does not have
> community support

People can judge for themselves; the discussion is (until it is archived) at:


> However I acknowledge it could be modified to be
> better.

Note that in the opening post in that discussion, I asked:

    Can we standardise on {{cite journal}}? Do we need to modify it?

> here is a lot of resistance to changing it,
> largely because the issue has been raised a number of times and the current
> standard got community support.

The "community support" arrived at in past discussions is for the
visual rendering, not the underlying markup , not the method of
implementation. {{cite journal}} can easily be made to replicate the
current visual rendering.

> Another
> difficulty is the formatting, the botanists wants refs the way they are used
> to, the zoologists want it their way.

A "switch" (parameter) in the template could easily make the rendering
configurable allowing both types of output.

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