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    Re: Lunar Distance in Wikipedia
    From: Renee Mattie
    Date: 2007 Aug 3, 08:19 -0400

    George, I have taken your suggestions for "Why" and "Method" into the
    As you can see from the end notes, I have referred repeatedly to the 1928
    edition of Norie, with links to the digitized version available at the
    Mystic Seaport website.  This makes it easy for anyone reading the article
    to check the citations.  I also cross-reference within Wikipedia quite
    freely (again using links), but don't cite encyclopedia articles.
    George and Fred,
    I will leave the discussion of error fermenting with you two for now -- I am
    no expert.
    When you get down to the picky ditails, you know you are getting close to a
    final version.
    * In the paragraphs you are throwing around, could you add (parenthetically)
    sources that support your assertions?
      "In the early days of lunars, predictions of the Moon's position were good
    only to half an arc-minute (citation needed here)..."
    * Has Frank published his recent work in a "citable" publication?
    Please DO poke your fingers into the article.
    I am liable to make more errors the deeper I get involved in matters about
    which I know practically nothing.
    Learning a new interface can seem more daunting than learning lunars, but
    Wikipedia is actually pretty simple.
    * Do your writing in any editor you like to use.  Save it for later.
    * Don't read about "style", "help", "links", or footnotes.  Just write a
    proper encyclopedia article.
    * You don't need to sign in to Wikipedia.
    * Click this link to change the Wikipedia article
    * Scroll the editing text box down to the proper spot and paste your writing
    into the article.
    * Hit the preview button from time to time to see how it is shaping up.
    * If you mess it up, click on "cancel" and start over.  Don't worry, though.
    We can "undo" anything.
    * --> Click the "save page" button when you are done. <---
    * Somebody will certainly swoop in to format and cross-reference your work,
    so continue to ignore "style", "help", "links" and footnotes/endnotes.
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