User talk:Dispenser/Reflinks

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This site can't be reached[edit]

That's the message I'm getting whenever I try to use this tool, along with the very bad sad face graphic. This is Paul (talk) 20:10, 22 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Same here. Is there an alternative that I can use? --2604:2000:E010:1100:EDFC:23BD:213:8A8C (talk) 00:54, 11 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@This is Paul: In case you don't already know, the tool is still available. I just updated User:Dispenser/Reflinks with the proper URL. Happy editing! GoingBatty (talk) 06:29, 27 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@This is Paul: ...and it stopped working after I posted it :-( GoingBatty (talk) 17:58, 27 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Cheers, I didn't know it was still available. Hopefully it will work again, but I'll keep checking back. This is Paul (talk) 18:43, 27 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

RfC announce: Citation tools[edit]

There is an RfC at Wikipedia talk:Citing sources#RfC: Citation tools regarding whetyer citation tools should allowed. Your input on this question is welcome. --Guy Macon (talk) 22:01, 11 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Incorrect author captured[edit]

Just wanted to drop a note that in this edit the author was captured as "February 16, 2020, 6:50 PM·1 min read" instead of what it should be: "Jay Busbee". Thanks! -- Beland (talk) 23:32, 14 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Suggestion for newbie readers[edit]

"Reflinks is a tool that automatically or semi-automatically adds information to references using data present in the web page." Many new editors will not understand this statement. Possibly "Reflinks is a tool for upgrading URLs that are cited in an article. It automatically or semi-automatically adds information to references." --Smokefoot (talk) 21:23, 23 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your proposal for new wording leaves out the useful information that reflinks gets information from the target web page; I'd prefer to see that maintained if the wording is changed. (Personally, I'm happy with the current wording.) Cjs (talk) 04:12, 15 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]