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I tried to search for this topic using several different search strings. I assume this must have been discussed already but I could not find it. My question is this:

I used to be able to link to an external website and choose to use a numbered link/reference (eg - It would look like this. [1] ). The new format does not seem to have that option. Of course I can do it manually but it becomes difficult to make sure that my numbered citations are in the correct order. My wiki ( is mainly for physicians, so we are used to being able to cite the medical literature via this style of numbered references/citations. Is there an easier way to do this, like their used to be? Thanks!

Zao275 06:04, September 11, 2010 (UTC)

Help:Cite --Uberfuzzy@Wikia 06:36, September 11, 2010 (UTC)
Further to this question. I noticed that, when using the same reference multiple times, Wikia's format for the {{reflist}} or </references> is to number them. e.g. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3... rather than the wikipedia format of a b c d.... Personally I think the wikipedia format is better, is it possible to change this? OllieMartin 15:00, September 13, 2010 (UTC)
I'm not sure, but I think that would require a change in the extension (which is hopelessly outdated on Wikia as it is). Chances of an update of the extension before the whole Oasis thing is over is virtually non-existent. --Duskeytalk 17:55, September 13, 2010 (UTC)
Have a look at the MediaWiki extension pages as it has a section on changing output format Here (I've not tried it out myself as 1.0, 1.1 is fine for me) - BulldozerD11 21:28, September 13, 2010 (UTC)
Ah, it seems it might be possible then. Let us know how it goes. --Duskeytalk 22:26, September 13, 2010 (UTC)
More than possible. It's pi$$ easy! Just go to your MediaWiki:Cite references link many format and change the code <sup>[[#$1|$2]]</sup> to <sup>[[#$1|$3]]</sup>. Bingo! Cheers BulldozerD11 you've done it again! OllieMartin 18:01, September 14, 2010 (UTC)

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