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Please add messages to me below. --Apoc2400

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RefTag tool generating incorrect page ranges[edit]

Please see this discussion, specifically about inaccurate page ranges, like "p. 99–", that are being generated by the RefTag tool. Thanks. – Jonesey95 (talk) 13:54, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

Dates of Print/Later Online Publications[edit]

While updating a citation, I noticed an issue with DOI 10.2307/971600 in your RefTag tool - The article was originally published in 1995 in its journal (and your tool correctly picks up the journal, volume, issue, and page numbers), and later published online in 2017. The RefTag tool is erroneously picking up that later online publication year rather than the original print publication year. Verbatim9 (talk) 20:39, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

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Reftag and Wikidata[edit]

Hello, hope this message will find you well. We talked a couple of times a couple of years ago. About your Reftag tool, it collects Metadata from Google Books, I was just wondering if anyhow it can be used on Wikidata. --Titodutta (talk) 19:26, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

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Feedback on Citation tool for Google Books[edit]

I want to thank you for this tool first, it's saved me a lot of time, and has simple, neat interface. One feature request I have is, that is automatically loads whenever the url changes. Shushugah (talk) 22:46, 28 July 2018 (UTC)

What about some more features on Google books tool?[edit]

Hi Apoc, Wikipedia citation tool for Google Books is quite helpful for many editors, which saves a lot of time. However, I can see over years the commonly accepted usage across Wikipedia has changed, and also a few other citation styles came into existence. Basically, I'm saying that the tool needs to be upgraded or updated, whatever :) If you're interested to work on this, I would like to discuss more. KCVelaga (talk) 06:51, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

Is there a reason this isn’t integrated into Wikipedia software by default? It would save many editors the time and also looking for this tool. Is there an older discussion I’m unaware of? Am software dev and interested in helping :) Shushugah (talk) 14:53, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

ISSN 03009572[edit]

I use DOI Wikipedia reference generator often, and I like it a lot.

Unfortunately, it generates an ISSN with incorrect syntax—it lacks a hyphen. The error was detected by WPCleaner.

The format of the ISSN is an eight digit code, divided by a hyphen into two four-digit numbers or ISSN.org. The correct format is with the hyphen.

Thanks for creating the DOI Wikipedia reference generator. Comfr (talk) 03:21, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

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bug in Wikipedia citation tool for Google Books?[edit]

Enter a google book url, click load. Choose {{cite book}} or {{citation}} formats and the wikitext includes populated |authorn= parameters. Choose 'plain wikicode' format and the author infomation disappears from the wikitext rendering.

Trappist the monk (talk) 19:59, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Refining this: There must be multiple authors so this url works as expected:
https://books.google.com/books?id=TqCNZYXWXAUC&pg=PA17 (link)
but this url does not include the author information:
https://books.google.com/books?id=Yzj62yMyV8YC&pg=PA10 (link)
Trappist the monk (talk) 22:38, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Maintenance[edit]

Hello! I see that you haven't responded to talk page messages in a while. Are you still maintaining Reftag? I have some suggestions but I can figure something else out if you are no longer working on that project. czar 14:41, 9 March 2019 (UTC)

Another issue with citation tool for GBooks[edit]

Hi. There appears to be an issue with this tool. If you plug https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=59XvXKbyvZIC into it, you get details for a 920-page e-book edition published in 2011 by Butterworth-Heinemann with ISBN 978-0-08-056009-0, but the GBooks preview at that link is actually for a 902-page print edition published in 2008 by Elsevier with ISBN 978-0-7506-8987-8. The difference in pagination might mess up page numbers in references that cite the book. Factotem (talk) 10:44, 23 March 2019 (UTC)

Google Books changed their format and now the tool doesn't seem to work[edit]

Google books changed their format then I tried plugging a google books URL and get a message that the URL is not a google books URL. --The Eloquent Peasant (talk) 10:52, 9 April 2019 (UTC)

Pushback for adding Google Books links to book citations[edit]

Hello, I'm getting pushback for adding Google Books links to book listings in the Donner Party article, something I've not encountered previously in my experience as a Wikipedian. Do you know of any justification for rejecting such links? Thanks, WolfmanSF (talk) 04:39, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

@WolfmanSF: The Google Books URLs have changed, and it seems that the Google Books citation generator hasn't been updated yet. I tried to generate a citation for this link, but the citation generator won't parse it. Jarble (talk) 17:05, 9 November 2019 (UTC)
"Classic Google Books" is still available at least for now. For how long, I'm not sure. It generates this url which still works with the tool. Most of my old links in Turning point of the American Civil War are still good. In "new Google Books" (at this link), you can generate a citation by clicking on the "Create Citation" button under "About this edition". WolfmanSF (talk) 01:42, 10 November 2019 (UTC)

NY Times URL[edit]

Tried these today without any luck:

They're from an archive, so that might have something to do with it. - Scarpy (talk) 21:00, 2 October 2019 (UTC)

Current url not working on Reftag for NYT:
I use your Gbooks reftag app all the time, thanks a lot for that! Mathglot (talk) 19:04, 7 October 2019 (UTC)