Do we concentrate on "mouse manure" or "elephant doo-doo"

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Quoting Wikitree;

“Categories: WikiTree Help | Sources A source is the identification of where you obtained information.

The ideal citation format on WikiTree is Chicago Manual of Style (CMoS), generally following Elizabeth Shown Mills' Evidence Explained[2]. But don't get hung up on this. The important thing is citing the source, not how it's done.

Fundamentally, a good source citation enables others to:

1.       judge the accuracy of the information found on the profile, and

2.       independently verify the information by finding the source themselves.“

In keeping with this policy, I try to make sources Clear, Concise, Correct and Complete.

Other considerations are cosmetic and up to the profile manager’s discretion to use. I think this quote says it best

Nick Saban on new NCAA rule on limiting staff to 20 headsets: “I don’t know who is driving all this stuff, but to me it’s kind of like mouse manure when you’re up to your ears in elephant doo doo." May 29, 2018

in Policy and Style by Ron Floyd G2G6 Mach 2 (27.4k points)
edited by Ron Floyd

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Ron, Teddy Roosevelt said, "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are". It works for me.
by Rodney Long G2G6 Pilot (551k points)
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