made a mess of the sources

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In the biography bit at the bottom we have typed in this :-

== Sources ==

* <ref> Ancestry.com. London, England, City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery Registers, 1841-1966 https://www.ancestry.co.uk/sharing/21170146?h=ae99b4&utm_campaign=bandido-webparts&utm_source=post-share-modal&utm_medium=copy-url </ref>

* "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGTW-7FX : 12 September 2019), John Lear, Saint Marys Lambeth, Surrey, England; citing Saint Marys Lambeth, Surrey, England, p. 16, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

<references />

and what comes out is this :-

Sources

  • "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGTW-7FX : 12 September 2019), John Lear, Saint Marys Lambeth, Surrey, England; citing Saint Marys Lambeth, Surrey, England, p. 16, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  1. Ancestry.com. London, England, City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery Registers, 1841-1966 https://www.ancestry.co.uk/sharing/21170146?h=ae99b4&utm_campaign=bandido-webparts&utm_source=post-share-modal&utm_medium=copy-url


    I would like to get rid of the first
    [1]

and i would like the two references to be the same, either numbers or dots. I have been faffing wtih this for half an hour and everything i do makes it worse.

thank you
 

in WikiTree Help by Andy Lear G2G6 Mach 1 (11.5k points)
Firstly, you need to move the <references /> tag up to immediately below the == Sources == header.  Then you need to remove the <ref> tags from any source below the Sources header.

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Immediately beneath ==Sources==, you need to put <references/>

Then, there should be nothing with <ref></ref> below that line.
by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Andy Lear
thank you, that has sorted it though there are now 2 <references/>s in there. do i need them both ?

GAH! Your answer was not here when I started typing (and checking the profile)!  cheeky

Nope -- so I removed it.  smiley

thank you :)
hehe well thank you anyway :)

So long as you remember those two are supposed to be glued together, and you don't put any <ref> tags </ref> beneath the glued-couple, you should be ok. smiley

Now that this is all sorted out I would rather not everytime anyone visits https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lear-1137 that they be greeted with a large 'made a mess of the profiles' in the top right because i tagged this profile in. Obvioulsy I would not want to delete the origional post (there is every chance I will need it again when i make another mess) and I have no problem with it being there in private view but can i remove it from the public view ?
Go back to your original question and click [edit], then remove the link to Lear-1137 and save.  Then it will not appear on the profile.
Hi that has worked but it does seem rather a blunt instrument. Is there any way to suggest an edit button in the profile that could show or hide forum posts ? thanks
Not at the moment
ok thanks

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