Why is my biography cut short for Mary Lena (Hall) Kepner?

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Hall-12835, http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hall-12835 for my mother, Mary Lena (Hall) Kepner

I wrote a fairly long biography with Sources for my mother, and it appears in the "edit" format, but when I save it or preview it, most of the biography and all the Sources disappear.  I have longer biographies that were saved, eg longer than the smaller part showing up.  If there is a word limit, why doesn't it show up with a warning not to exceed it?
WikiTree profile: Mary Kepner
in WikiTree Tech by Margaret Kerns G2G2 (2.2k points)
You probably have some remnants of code hanging about somewhere in the bio.  Look for the parts of  things with </span><br /></div> or leftovers of stuff like that.  Otherwise, open the privacy level so people can take a look in edit mode.
Yep, it's a problem with the footnote. Right at the spot where it cuts off, you have:

<ref name=Margaret Kerns/ref>

which needs to be changed to:

<ref name="Margaret Kerns"/>
You were exactly right.  Guess I was just stupid, but I am learning.  Thank you and everyone else who replied to me for taking the time to check on my problem and help me.  

I will try very hard to quit being part of the problem, and help with solutions.
I didn't have any of those remnants of code, but got the help I needed  Thank you for taking the time to try to help me.

2 Answers

+1 vote
Looks like it's getting cut off right after the third footnote. That's where I would look. Could be as simple as an unclosed tag.
by Jeff Cheney G2G Crew (900 points)
I did too good a job of closing my tags.  In using  a footnote multiple times, you have to leave off the last ref, and just use "/>" which was one of my problems.  Thank you for responding.
+1 vote
Hello Margaret  your footnotes are not showing up at the end of the page check you have added <ref> then </ref>  as Jeff said if  you don't close the ref tag it will cut off the bio
by Terry Wright G2G6 Pilot (183k points)
edited by Terry Wright

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