Template:GregCitation

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        |OGD=[http://greg.thegreatarchives.com/2003-2008/page{{{page}}}#post{{{post}}} OGD]
        |OGDi=[http://greg.thegreatarchives.com/2008-2010/page{{{page}}}#post{{{post}}} OGDi]
        |OGQ=[http://greg.thegreatarchives.com/2010-2011/page{{{page}}}#post{{{post}}} OGQ]
        |CwGF=[https://greg.thegreatarchives.com/2013-2017/page{{{page}}}#post{{{post}}} CwGF]
        |#default=Please set the first parameter to <code>OGD</code>, <code>OGDi</code>, <code>OGQ</code>, or <code>CwGF</code>. See the [[Template:GregCitation#Method 2: citing page number and post number|template page]] for more instructions.
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    |Please set the <code>post</code> parameter to the number of the post you are citing. See the [[Template:GregCitation#Method 2: citing page number and post number|template page]] for more instructions.
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    |Please set the <code>page</code> parameter to the page number of the post you are citing. See the [[Template:GregCitation#Method 2: citing page number and post number|template page]] for more instructions.
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        |OGD=[http://greg.thegreatarchives.com/2003-2008/page1 OGD]
        |OGDi=[http://greg.thegreatarchives.com/2008-2010/page1 OGDi]
        |OGQ=[http://greg.thegreatarchives.com/2010-2011/page1 OGQ]
        |CwGF=[https://greg.thegreatarchives.com/2013-2017/page1 CwGF]
        |AG04=[[BIONICLE.com#Ask Greg|AG04]]
        |AG07=[[BIONICLEstory.com#Command Center|AG07]]
        |#default=Please set the first parameter to <code>OGD</code>, <code>OGDi</code>, <code>OGQ</code>, <code>CwGF</code>, <code>AG04</code>, or <code>AG07</code>. See the [[Template:GregCitation#Method 1: citing timestamp|template page]] for more instructions.
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Documentation

This template is used to cite quotes from Greg Farshtey.

There are two main ways to use this template.

Method 1: citing timestamp

The first way to cite a Greg quote is to cite the topic the quote came from and the quote's timestamp. This method is being phased out in favor of method 2, which you can read about in the next section.

Find the Greg quote in one of the Greg Answers zip files, which you can download from BZPower. Copy the relevant post's timestamp from the file. To find the timestamp, look for the text NEW POST that marks the beginning of the post you're looking at. Then there should be another line saying something like [quote name=" username"]. The line just beneath that should be the timestamp.

Note: If you want to cite a post by its timestamp, you should find the post in the Greg Answers downloads, not in The Great Archives. This is because the downloads sometimes use a different timestamp format than The Great Archives. When BS01 started citing Greg quotes, The Great Archives was not available yet, so we defaulted to the downloads' timestamp format. We want to keep the timestamps on the wiki consistent. That way, readers know that they can take any Greg timestamp on the wiki, search the Greg Answers downloads, and find the original quote. (If the timestamps are inconsistent, readers may have to search both the downloads and The Great Archives.)

Now that you have the timestamp, add your citation to the end of some text like this:

The Toa Mata were not the first Toa ever created.{{GregCitation|abbreviation|timestamp}}

The first parameter is an abbreviation of the topic you found the quote in. The abbreviations are:

  • OGD: Official Greg Discussion
  • OGDi: Official Greg Dialogue
  • OGQ: Official Greg Quotes
  • CwGF: Chat with Greg Farshtey
  • AG04: Ask Greg, 2004
  • AG07: Ask Greg, 2007

The second parameter is the post's timestamp. So, if we want to cite the post timestamped Oct 1 2006, 11:18 AM in the Official Greg Discussion topic, we would have:

The Toa Mata were not the first Toa ever created.{{GregCitation|OGD|Oct 1 2006, 11:18 AM}}

which would produce:

The Toa Mata were not the first Toa ever created.[OGD: Oct 1 2006, 11:18 AM]

Method 2: citing page number and post number

The preferred way to cite Greg quotes is to cite the topic the quote came from, the page number of the topic, and the post number in the topic. This method is preferred because it produces a direct link to the Greg quote.

Find the Greg quote in the The Great Archives. Once you find the post you want to cite, find the link on the top right of the post that begins with a #. The link's address should be something like this:

https://greg.thegreatarchives.com/2003-2008/page156#post6214

Note the page number (in this example, 156) and post number (in this example, 6214). Now add your citation to the end of some text like this:

The Toa Mata were not the first Toa ever created.{{GregCitation|abbreviation|page=pagenumber|post=postnumber}}

The first parameter is an abbreviation of the topic you found the quote in. The abbreviations are:

  • OGD: Official Greg Discussion
  • OGDi: Official Greg Dialogue
  • OGQ: Official Greg Quotes
  • CwGF: Chat with Greg Farshtey

The next parameters are the page and post numbers. So if we want to cite post 6214 on page 156 of the Official Greg Discussion, we would have:

The Toa Mata were not the first Toa ever created.{{GregCitation|OGD|page=156|post=6214}}

which would produce:

The Toa Mata were not the first Toa ever created.[OGD]