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[edit] Usage

I often write "It has been suggested that...", and then leave the "who" to the reference (where the "who" appears), since I don't want to clutter up the article with "double" information. But would it be better to spell out the author(s) or people behind a claim also in the statement? --Morgan 17:10, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

I think so. If you just have the "who" as the reference it is impossible to tell whether that article/book claims other people have suggested something rather than them having suggested it themselves. Do you know what I mean? E.g. "It has been suggested that Mith is great.<ref>User:Morgan</ref>" does that mean Morgan suggests Mith is great or that Morgan has said other people have suggested it? I think just putting "It has been suggested by X that..." isn't too much clutter and it is clear! --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 18:37, 7 June 2011 (UTC)
Certainly, I will try to remember it when editing! --Morgan 18:47, 7 June 2011 (UTC)