Using Ampersands in titles[edit source]


I noticed that you are trying to use ampersands in titles. As you probably noticed that causes a strange problem where the title breaks at the ampersand giving you just the pagename preceding the &. Two ideas:

  1. Just include the content in your main bird page.
  2. Use a different name that does not use an '&'.

Here is the text from the Pelican page that I deleted (just copy and paste, even though the content goes off the screen in this view):

{{115inprogress|May 18th, 2008}}
[[Image:Brownpelican.jpg|thumb|left|Brown Pelican,taken by Dustin Poppendieck]]'''Brown Pelican''':''Pelecanus occidentails'':" Pelicans have a large "pouch" on their bill which enables them to scoop up fish while flying. They are often seen flying over the bay waters, and some times fly in V-formation with others of their species. The Brown Pelican was also once threated with extinction by DDT. They can usually be seen during the summer and fall months."<ref>Bulger, Suzie. "The Beginners Guide to Birding at the Arcata Marsh" FOAM 1996</ref>

[[Category:Arcata marsh]]

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you, --Lonny 19:07, 20 April 2008 (PDT)

Rights and permission for content[edit source]


Thank you for fixing the page names. I just noticed that many of the individual bird pages are mostly quotes. We must have permission from the creator of that content to post under an open license. An open license means that anyone can edit and repost their content. Many authors are not ready to open up their content in that way. There are some hints for searching already open content at Open_content#Searching_for_open_content. Feel free to ask for permission from the original author or put content in your own words based upon multiple sources.

Thank you, --Lonny 22:46, 20 April 2008 (PDT)

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