Alobha wrote:Example --> "SN 56.36" Is right above the title of the sutta.
If you are quoting from ATI, then the link is fine, but if you are quoting from a book translation, then a more percise citation is helpful, as long as the passage in question can be located.Fede wrote:this worries me - I can show links to 'accesstoinsight' and the suchlike, but I am not learned or well-versed enough to start literally quoting chapter, verse and minutiae as requested....Is this proposal for certain forums only, or is it site-widespread?
cooran wrote:'the Buddha taught that ..''
Kim O'Hara wrote:So let's encourage referencing by all means, but let's not talk about making it compulsory.
Ben wrote:I don't think the style of citation is important.
Kim O'Hara wrote:It would be nice if quotes and paraphrases were always well enough documented to be tracked back to their sources - there are lots of good reasons for wanting that, and most of them have been mentioned.
But we must remember that many DW members are new to both Buddhism and the forum when they join, and we want to make them welcome, not intimidate them with rules they don't understand and haven't got the knowledge to be able to follow. In the early stages, just working out how and where to post was a big enough challenge to me, as it often seems to be for others. So let's encourage referencing by all means, but let's not talk about making it compulsory.
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