Feature request / How To: importing Wikipedia pages without all the "cite-note" tags

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30 Apr, 2018 11:20 PM

I've snagged a fair number of Wikipedia articles into Bear and a lot of them contain a hashtag "cite_note" citation markup tags. I'm wondering if there's a way to disable this markup tag when importing.

If not, is there a way to mass-delete all tags with "cite_note"? Each of these tags has citation numbers as in "cite_note_7" and searching for just "cite_note" displays all notes with that string but doesn't offer a drop-down menu to delete the tag on all notes.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 01 May, 2018 03:16 PM

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    Hi again,

    I have a vague sense of deja vu with this bug, I kind of remember fixing something very similar. Maybe we broke something. Can you please send me a link to the original wikipedia page?


  2. 2 Posted by tod.w on 01 May, 2018 10:16 PM

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    Hi Daniel,

    There are several articles. There are over 200 tags in this series. Screenshot show just the first 20 or so. I can send you these bear notes as well if that will help, though I think you can reproduce the problem just by adding these pages as notes. I'm using an iPad Pro 9.7" running iOS 11.3, Bear is 1.5.1.

    Is there a way to select multiple tags and perfom a batch action, such as delete or rename?




    Scruffy Dog Tales

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 02 May, 2018 05:44 PM

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    Thanks for the links.

    Is there a way to select multiple tags and perfom a batch action, such as delete or rename?

    No, sorry :(

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 04 May, 2018 01:35 PM

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    Hi Again Tod,

    sorry to bother but I can't replicate the tag issue with the pages you linked. I have attached the "Great Vowel Shift" as an example. The pages do not seem to generate incorrect tags (cite_note...) like the ones in your screenshot.

    I guess or I'm a skipped one of the steps you made or the bug is in a specific preference combination. Do you mind sharing the whole procedure you did to generate the notes? Also, are you using the md compatibility mode or any non-default setting?


  5. 5 Posted by tod.w on 07 May, 2018 12:40 AM

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    Hi Daniel,

    Very intetesting. Your note got me thinking about a different approach. Those note turn out to have been clipped by Bear well over a year ago. I tried an experiment: I clicked on the Wikip link on one of these notes to access the original page. Then I deleted the year old note, which made some of the tags disappear. Then went back to Safari and clipped the article to Bear again. This time no new "cite_note..." tags appeared. I worked my way down through the tags, performong the above steps. In the end, after about ten minutes of time, all those tags were gone but I still had the articles.

    I guess that since those clippings were so old that the tags were created before you fixed the bug, yet somehow passed through even after the bug was fixed.

    Thanks for your help. If this comes up again, I'll let you know.



    Scruffy Dog Tales

  6. Danilo Bonardi closed this discussion on 07 May, 2018 08:12 AM.

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