User talk:Brettferre

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Hi Brettferre,

Please be careful to cite sources where you use them. It is allowed to cite a source in the lexical notes where the quote is directly relevant to the text. If you aren't quoting but simply borrowing concepts or ideas, you may want to cite your source by listing it in the summary box.

Since citing sources is not allowed directly in the exegesis section when borrowing other people's ideas, using the summary box to cite your source is a good idea. (Note we don't have to worry about how to handle quotations in the exegesis section since they are not allowed.) Sometimes it is good to combine a summary box attribution with adding a complete reference in the related links section. For example you might explain a certain position in the exegesis section and attribute it to someone in the summary box. Then you could explain in the related links section that so and so explains the position more fully in their book or a certain magazine article and then give reference to that work there.

Note that your post on Gazalem is almost a word for word quote from George Reynolds, A Dictionary of the Book of Mormon, p. 92. See Talk:Alma 37:21-25.

--Matthew Faulconer 15:06, 19 Dec 2005 (UTC)

Hi Brettferre,

Thanks for your recent contributions to this site. A couple of notes:

  • quotes are not allowed on the commentary pages not even in the related links section. See Site:Policies. These need to be moved to a user page and then linked to from the commentary page.
  • I am not comfortable with just a name and a year when quoting someone. It would be preferable if you can provide a link to a place on line that has the original text. This is possible for many talks from General Conference. Recent general conference addresses are available through the church's website. If you cannot find a link online, you can copy the relevant section of the text onto a user-subpage. There are two things to be careful of. 1) make sure you provide sufficient information for another reader to easily find your quote. To do this you need to tell where you are quoting from, what page, who published the book, what year, etc. 2) To quote a text and post it on Feast upon the Word, you must verify that your quote falls within fair use.

Once again, thanks for your posts. I hope you continue to use the site and post. --Matthew Faulconer 07:38, 7 Dec 2005 (UTC)

PS I don't have time to do much this evening but I'll move one quote to a user-sub-page of yours just so you get the idea of what I'm talking about. Check the "Recent Changes" link on the left Nav to see what I did. --Matthew Faulconer 07:38, 7 Dec 2005 (UTC)