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I believe that we should instate a policy, dictating that all information within an article, even common movie knowledge, must be properly sourced. This excludes: introduction paragraphs of an article (unless it contains information not found elsewhere in the article) and infoboxes.--Lord Cutler BeckettPort Royal 11:35, 30 July 2007 (UTC)


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  1. --Lord Cutler BeckettPort Royal 11:35, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
  2. Possibly, but not every line or paragraph. Sections dealing solely with material from a single source (i.e, Jack's involvement in Curse) could be tagged with a single ref - Captain Kwenn Talk 11:46, 30 July 2007 (UTC)



  • Per Captain Kwenn's voting comment: Every paragraph in an article would have to be sourced, so that a reader would know what source information is from, and also that information is sourced; that way it can be deemed credible by the reader. Definitely not every line though; only if information from one source ends, and another begins.--Lord Cutler BeckettPort Royal 12:23, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
I don't agree; if all info in a single section comes from the same source, we only need to source the end of the section, not each paragraph within it. Otherwise, it's redundant. Also, an addendum to the "excluding intro" rule: info in the introduction can be referenced if that information doesn't appear elsewhere in the article. It's also a good place to reference names and titles - Captain Kwenn Talk 12:25, 30 July 2007 (UTC)
I suppose I could agree with the last part. However, for a section or paragraph to be credible to a reader, it must be sourced.--Lord Cutler BeckettPort Royal 12:29, 30 July 2007 (UTC)