This answer briefly rebuts other answers to date to this G2G discussion.
The discussion is evidently a case of not only 'When are endnotes not endnotes?' but of there being no best answer to this G2G question.
Re Aubin Lambert proflle example rationale:
- For 50 years our family was led to believe by reputable genealogists that our first ancestor to immigrate to Canada was born in ancient Normandy province. It is therefore important to very solidly anchor Aubin from a genealogical viewpoint.
- Aubin is my ancestor born in ancient Perche province who immigrated to Canada around 1660 and engendered over 10,000 descendants on a through-the-males-only basis.
- Aubin is one of over 320 immigrants to Canada born in Perche as part of the Percheron Immigration Movement in the 3 decades starting in 1634 who has a lopsidedly influential impact in present-day Canadian demographics.
- I have taken a leading role in developing, standardizing and cross-referencing profiles for these 320-odd Perche-born immigrants. A majority of these profiles use Harvard referencing style.
Re Harvard Referencing: The reference style used in the Lambert-3425 profile is the Harvard referencing style which is similar to the APA and Chicago reference styles used worldwide and which emulates Shortened endnotes whereby a Biblio reference item such as
is in such profiles shown as the endnoted citation
Re Profile Edit View Instruction:
There is clearly a discrepancy between profile edit view instruction
== Sources ==
* Lambert, John. The Big Lambert Book. Chicago, IL: Lambert Publishing, 1914.
and Steve's supporting
== Sources ==
* Smith, Elsie Hawes, ''Edmund Rice and His Family'' Boston, MA: Meador press (1938)
Indeed, Steve's idea of creating a free-space page, then linking to the page under "See also" makes no sense to me in terms of either Harvard referencing or profile edit-view Sources instruction.
Re John's 'why you have included amongst the downloads the link to Famille au Perche': The 'Famille d'Aubin Lambert au Perche' is a composite I worked out combined two pages from Montagne. This composite add value below two separate pages from Montagne which are copyrighted. The composite is my own original work that is definitely not a breach of copyright.
Re John's 'I don't understand . . . using both a citation in the bibliography and a link in the downloads:
The downloads are shown as a Sources sub-header in order for facilitate access in one sub-header that is unwieldy to access via Image tab. Montagne is a complete Biblio reference item which can be cited like any other complete Biblio reference item. 'Famille d'Aubin Lambert au Perche' is a composite sub-set of Montage. Downloads and Biblio are both lists. Endnoted-citations are link directly to the text. I see no problem in shown as currently done.
Re John's 'why not include it all in the ref tags in the first place and save your reader from having to search for the full citation':
I have corrected this oversight to the standard Harvard style format. I may need to add the page #.
Re John's 'I . . . have been known to not add new information and sources . . .':
The Lambert-3425 profile is obviously a special case where there happens to be a lot of available information, which not many other of my Lambert ancestors and Percheron immigrants come close to encountering.
Re 'But if you used the recommended referencing style you wouldn't have nearly as many.':
I would rather err on the side of too much information to begin with. I am betting that WikiTree's Lambert-3425 profile will be around at least 50 years from now. This will thus be a lot of time me and other editors to bring improvements to the profile including in terms any needed pruning.