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Winterreise — minor edit issueEdit

The text shows “Both were originally written for tenor voice but are frequently transposedto other vocal ranges, a precedent set by Schubert himself.“ I can’t fix the “transposedto” collision. Thanks. Jo3sampl (talk) 17:06, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

Seems OK to me. It may not be rendering properly on your end. Jmar67 (talk) 21:13, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

Harv warningEdit

I'm obviously missing something here, but why do so many articles carry in their sources, in bols brown letters, "Harv warning: There is no link pointing to this citation. The anchor is named CITEREF[xxxxx]" ? And how to tidy them up? Sorry to be so dim. --Smerus (talk) 14:05, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

It often happens when a citation is declared but not used. If that is caused by {{citation}}, you can use {{cite book}} (or whatever it is). If it's caused by defining a harv ref, just remove it. Easiest: use the citation. Some templates come with it, such as citing biographies from Wikisource: use them. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:15, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
For Vasily Kalinnikov, there are two Russian sources, which I can't read, so can't apply them. The English source: I don't know what that would support. Source "Anon|2006" is called properly, however in a style I'm not familiar with. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 20:31, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
The sources are mostly fan sites (unacceptable). If I had time I'll use Grove to improve. - kosboot (talk) 21:47, 22 March 2020 (UTC)
Smerus: I'm pretty sure you see those messages because you use User:Ucucha/HarvErrors.js in your common.js. I use the same gadget, and I find it helpful on many pages to separate actually cited sources from "Further reading" items. -- Michael Bednarek (talk) 02:34, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
I think that much was clarified already. Problem in the example: they were meant as citations but not used. Another problem (also mentioned): if you use templates such as {{cite ADB}} - which you often get translating from German) - they come with the citation feature built in, and you can not just move them to Further reading, but have to use them, or define some other way. Best: use them. The error message even tells you how. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:54, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
Re. "... use them":
  • If you don't have access to the source, or for some reason can't check it, then don't use them (here is an example of how it should not be done) – move to "Further reading" or "External links" or whatever that seems appropriate.
  • Otherwise, *check* the source and its validity for use as a reference:
    • If that doesn't pan out, either remove (if not suitable at all, e.g. for the reasons mentioned by kosboot above), or move to "Further reading"/"External links" if that is an enhancement of the article.
    • If usable as a source, then place an appropriate ref in the article (i.e. use them).
For clarity: error messages generated by HarvErrors.js or some such are *less* a problem (most users of the encyclopedia won't see them) than failing WP:V. --Francis Schonken (talk) 07:55, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
Well, "use them" was short for "check them and use them if appropriate". I see no reason not to use the biographies from the ADN template, our own source. In the example given, I did not use the sources because I was not sure. I never meant "use them blindly". --Gerda Arendt (talk) 08:50, 23 March 2020 (UTC)

CFD: Proposed renaming of 1,342 "Compositions" categories to "Musical compositions"Edit

I have proposed renaming 1,342 sub-categories of Category:Musical compositions to use form phrase "musical compositions" instead of the single word "compositions".

This would mean that for example:

The full list of proposed renamings is at WT:Categories for discussion/Log/2020 March 24#Musical_compositions.

The discussion is at WP:Categories for discussion/Log/2020 March 24#Musical_compositions, where your input would be welcome. Please don't leave comments here, because the closer of the CFD debate won't see comments here. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 20:24, 24 March 2020 (UTC)

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