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Web Site Sourcing

I see a potential problem arising when sourcing a website such as the Armageddon 3 web site. That problem is, what do we do if/when the website is removed?

  • Leave the link as it is (linking to a dead page)?
  • Remove the link (and possibly the only reference for the article)?
  • List the website, remove the link brackets [ ], place <nowiki></nowiki> tags roud the URL, and mark it as the site is no longer active?
  • Something I have not thought of?


I propose that we add a site accessed date (using ISO date format of YYYY.MM.DD) to the reference to live links. And a site no longer active, accessed as of date to dead links. Example:

  • Armageddon 3 Web Site (site accessed 2007.02.17)
  • http://www.badabwar.com (site is no longer active, accessed as of 2006.07.12)

--Rlyehable 15:30, 17 February 2007 (CET)

Fine by me, but someone will still have to check these links now and again. (btw. when making links to external websites, the | is not needed unlike linking to internal pages and giving that link an alias...) -- JoeneB, 17 February 2007, 16:05 (CET)

Dead links

Would it be possible to link to GW sites and articles that are no longer accessible via "archive.org/index.php"? (With the original URL under "sources" and the archive link under "external links") --Digganob

That may work for some, but everything flash-based is lost. --Inquisitor S., Großmeister des Ordo Lexicanum 20:29, 29 November 2008 (CET)

Citing Forge World's newsletter emails?

With the release of the Horus Heresy previews from FW, I was wondering if we can cite their emailed newsletters, and if so, how this would be done? There's some info in there that should go in the Terminator armour article, e.g. information on the "Saturnine" pattern, although it may have to wait until the Cataphractii are actually up for pre-order. --The Warmaster 05:33, 21 September 2012 (CEST)

Digital-Only Sourcing and Page Numbers

With the advent of digital-only codexes, I have encountered an issue with sourcing which I have been unable to resolve. The standard eBook versions (ePub version 2 and mobi) do not, from my research, support a fixed format, both offered formats are free flow like HTML, therefore making a page reference useless as it would change based purely on screen or window size. From what I can tell, only the interactive version available through iTunes has defined page numbers and page count, at least concerning Codex: Adepta Sororitas (6th Edition).

As there is no physical copy to fallback on, a page reference becomes exclusive to those possessing the iTunes version and a relatively modern iOS device, the latter being prohibitively expensive, especially if one has no other use for it. There are section/chapter references in the table of contents which would be available on all versions, and of a granularity level down to a section for each unit. My question thus becomes: should a page reference still be required or would a section reference be sufficient for those possessing the eBook version, perhaps with a notation indicating the sourced version is the eBook version? --Lancel 01:16, 26 November 2013 (CET)

To me it's okay that you source by sections if it lacks paging, but I think you should mention its a digital version in the source section.--Ashendant 14:39, 28 November 2013 (CET)