The <ref> tag does not work

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The <ref> tag does not work

Postby luc » Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:38 am

There is currently no way to refer to sources or make footnotes, other than linking to external URLs. The issue is, there is not always a URL to link to if it's OC or (in rare cases) offline content.

As a workaround, one might use a service like http://because.a.tweet.doesnt.fit.lucb1e.com, which stores data in the URL and simply echos that upon loading the page (this particular one was meant to squeeze more bytes in a tweet than allowed). This keeps data in the wiki itself but uses an external viewer. Still, it's an extremely ugly workaround and it should just be fixed.

Edit: Alright, "you may not post a link in your first post". Gotta love it when spam protection gets in the way of real users with no alternative (captcha or, hey guys, I bought the game, that would be an extremely expensive spam account...). Editing the link in works, though. Wonder at what point spambots will figure that one out.
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Re: The <ref> tag does not work

Postby ssilk » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:37 pm

If something doesn't work as expected: Make a bug report? ;)
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Re: The <ref> tag does not work

Postby luc » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:40 pm

Where? Ctrl+f on the wiki for "report" or "bug" yield nothing. And it's more of a feature request, not a bug (I assume it was deliberately turned off).
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Re: The <ref> tag does not work

Postby ssilk » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:31 am

:D Sorry. I never realized that this is possible.
Of course here:
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Re: The <ref> tag does not work

Postby luc » Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:34 am

Ah, I thought that forum was for game bugs, not requests for the wiki (all the posts are about the game). Do you want to move the topic to avoid duplication or should I create a new post, perhaps more in bug-report style?
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Re: The <ref> tag does not work

Postby ssilk » Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:04 pm

Pffff... now as I read the issue again I must say: Well. It works as expected. See original docu: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Cite

And this is also wanted!

Cause a wiki should be able to work on it's own. So if you reference to another website, the right way is to create a page for it and you reference that page, instead of the external site. Sorry, looks complicated...
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Re: The <ref> tag does not work

Postby TheWombatGuru » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:13 pm

You're saying we shouldn't use external sites as references? No info on a wiki is verifiable without external references.
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Re: The <ref> tag does not work

Postby ssilk » Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:46 am

Oh, my. That took a while. :oops: Sorry, minded sometimes simple we are.

What happened? I read this:
https://wiki.factorio.com/index.php?tit ... al:Version
It shows clearly, that the Cite-Plugin is not installed. It didn't know that, cause I never looked for it. :) I assumed, you mean it has a bug.

Simple test: https://wiki.factorio.com/index.php?tit ... Ssilk/test
If installed, this must look different.

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