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Enhance the ProveIt gadget

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summaryEnhance the ProveIt gadget


strategic priorityimproving quality

amountUSD 3000

contact[email protected]

created on14:02, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

round 2 2015

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you’re trying to solve?[edit]

Wikipedia is always in need of more and better references. However, referencing is a difficult task because the citation templates are complex and because it takes a long time to gather and write all the information needed to do a complete reference (year of publication, isbn, full name of the author, etc).

What is your solution?[edit]

The ProveIt gadget is a reference manager that scans the wikitext of any page you’re editing and creates a visual interface for easily adding and editing references. My proposal to ease the referencing process is to optimise the gadget and to connect it with

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