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Just wondering

Posted by John Montgomery  
John Montgomery July 24, 2012 11:48AM
Just wondering why only 7 of my 10 specimens were approved for July 20th
David Von Bargen July 24, 2012 10:41PM
Please read the manual on how to add localities.
John Montgomery July 25, 2012 10:28AM
Thanks David...did so and edited changes, but still getting no approval:-).... I'm sure managers are on holidays and taking a well deserved break.
Debbie Woolf July 25, 2012 12:16PM
John, I've noticed the reference given on this locality is not in correct format

Ann.P. Sabina, ROCKS AND MINERALS FOR THE COLLECTOR, Miscellaneous Report 32, 1983, pp. 11-12.

It should be something similar to this ...

Sabina, A. P. (1983), Rocks and minerals for the collector, miscellaneous report 32: 11-12.

John Montgomery July 25, 2012 02:09PM
Thanks very much Debbie.
Debbie Woolf July 25, 2012 05:12PM
Well it's still not quite right, we do not capitalize titles, there is a space missing between the comma & first initial, a comma missing after the year, I don't think misc report needs capitals either.

Would have been easier to copy & paste my version ;-)

Don't forget to change each mineral entry as well ! I randomly picked a mineral & looked at the info, it still shows your original submission.

Amir C. Akhavan July 25, 2012 06:18PM
Commas after the year should be ommited.

Unfortunately we still only have examples of reference formats on the edit form of minerals and not on the edit form of localities.

This is the example from the mineral edit form
Jones, B.M. et al (2009) Quartz included winky dinkies from the Slobovian Highlands. Mineralogical Record, 42(5), 435-441. doi:10.1023/A:1021827724818

The doi info is optional, of course.
A complete list of authors is fine and would look like this:
Jones, B.M., Smith, J.M., Hoolahoop, O. (2012) Quartz included winky ....

Ideally, the references are given in chronological order.
Debbie Woolf July 25, 2012 08:22PM
Commas after the year should be ommited.

I don't agree, I do like to see some punctuation after the year to break it up, either a comma or a colon.

Sorry Amir, I'm with Chet on this one,6,252867,252867#msg-252867

Amir C. Akhavan July 25, 2012 09:33PM
No problem.
You do not disagree with me.
You (and perhaps also Chet, but I am not sure after reading the thread you linked to) disagree with the currently documented, albeit poorly documented, reference standard (if there is a reference standard, that is).

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/25/2012 09:48PM by Amir C. Akhavan.
John Montgomery July 25, 2012 10:28PM
Holy smokes, this is quite a detailed process, as it should be on a professional site like this. Thank you Debbie and Amir for taking the time to set me straight on this...I hope I got it right this time ( I left that disputed comma in...I hope Amir does come after me :-)
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