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Group idea[edit]

I was think it might be a good practice to have a group= parameter for all footnotes that are not for the References section. —This unsigned comment was added by Bequw (talkcontribs) at 23:28, 19 July 2010.

Avoid footnotes[edit]

I dislike footnotes in Wiktionary entries. They have their uses in long entries, or to 'hide' long material at the bottom of entries, but I find little blue numbers very distracting and the little references with arrows at the bottom also quite distracting. I suppose this would be 'policy' so it would be at WT:Footnotes or WT:References (since the former doesn't exist). Basically, Wikipedia entries are quite long and varied in approach, while Wiktionaries entries, in the main, are not. So we don't need them in the same way Wikipedia does. Wikipedia editors who come over here tend to use footnotes where the source of the information should be visible, like using a quotation from a book to support a disputed sense, which is why {{cite-book}} requires the author and title fields.

PS I intend to bring this up at the Beer Parlour, but it's always so bloody busy. Mglovesfun (talk) 00:24, 11 February 2011 (UTC)