How do I refer different components of the Biography to one source without repeating the Source over and over?

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by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
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Here's one example of a profile that uses the reusable ref name tags.

Also the help page indicates that "The first time you use it, include a "name" inside the ref tag", but it doesn't have to be the first occurrence in the profile. When creating/updating a profile, I typically add sources and abstract them first, so that's when I create the reusable ref name tag. Then I add in the bio and any research notes just using the reusable ref name to cite the existing source as necessary, which is already defined further down in the profile.

There's a markup for it, but I always hesitate to use it because if somebody removes the main reference, it breaks all the subsequent ones. It's not worth doing to save 50 bytes of storage space. Biblio style references have the same problem. I put the whole reference in, every time I use it.

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