Wikipedia:Template messages/Cleanup


Wikipedia:Template messages/Cleanup
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The following template messages may be added to articles needing a cleanup. Their purposes are to foster improvement of the encyclopedia by alerting editors to changes that need to be made. Cleanup tags are meant to be temporary notices that result in the problem being fixed, not a permanent badge of shame to show that you disagree with the article or a method of warning the readers against the article.

Unless otherwise noted, the cleanup messages, or tags, should be placed at the top—before other templates, images, or infoboxes, but after a possible hatnote (see WP:Hatnote#Placement). Certain tags can be placed at the top of an individual section, and others can be placed within the text itself (inline).

  • Avoid tagging articles if you can easily fix the problem. The goal is an improved article, not a tagged article.
  • If the problem is not obvious, add an explanatory remark via the reason parameter as shown below or via the talk page.
  • Don’t insert tags that are similar or redundant. For example, most articles that read like essays have an inappropriate tone, and in fact they end up being automatically grouped in the same category, so it is unnecessary to tag with both {{tone}} and {{essay-like}}.
  • If an article has many problems, tag only the highest priority issues. A lengthy list is often less helpful than a shorter one. (See also: tag bombing.)
  • Don't add tags for trivial or minor problems, especially if an article needs a lot of work. For example, there is little point in polishing the grammar of a section that needs to be dramatically re-written to comply with content policies. Focus on the biggest one, two, or three problems.

A date parameter is added by a bot, or you can add it yourself with |date=November 2011.

Contents

Does the article meet inclusion requirements?

Before placing templates on a page it is worthwhile to cast a critical eye over the page to determine whether it should, in fact, be included in Wikipedia. Some articles can be tagged for speedy deletion or marked as an article for deletion.

Best practices in obscure or unpopular articles

On pages that have received little attention from editors or readers, cleanup templates can be used as a way to call attention to problems that need to be addressed by editors. Editors who want to help address these problems should look through the various cleanup categories such as maintenance and articles with content issues and try to address the problems so that the templates can be removed. Editors who do a lot of tagging of articles should also address the backlogs.

Best practices in heavily monitored articles

On pages that are being edited by a number of users, cleanup templates are used to inform readers and editors of ongoing discussions and attempts to fix the problems on the page. Such templates can be used to attract uninvolved users to discussions and cleanup efforts, and they can also serve as a warning to casual readers that the article may have problems and be subject to dramatic changes. In general, an editor who places a template message to indicate a problem like this should explain their rationale fully on the talkpage of the article. If the consensus of the other editors is that there is a problem or an editorial dispute that deserves such a clean-up template, then the editors should work to fix the problem as quickly and cleanly as possible so the template message can be removed. If the consensus is that there is no problem, then the message can be removed immediately. For heavily monitored articles, please do not add or remove template messages of this sort without using the talk page.

Use in sections

Many of these cleanup tags require you to place |article as the first parameter when you use the tag at the top of an article. When you want the template to refer to just one section, however, you replace |article with |section (where the | is a pipe key found on most keyboards as a shift-backslash (\). See the specific template below to determine if such "section use" is supported and appropriate.

Tag consolidation

If too many tags are put at the top of an article, the article can become eclipsed by the tags, especially with short or stub articles. Consider consolidating the tags into the {{multiple issues}} template.

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{{multiple issues}}
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  • Include only those parameters directly relevant to the issues of the particular article or section. Also, do not use this template without any parameters.
  • Use |section=y if placing the template in a particular section.
  • To specify the month tagged for the categories that sort articles by month, type |issue=November 2011

Cleanup

General cleanup

Use one of these general tags when none of the more specific tags fits.

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{{cleanup}}
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  • This applies to general problems not addressed by other tags.
  • Please consider using specific cleanup tags first, as specific tags help other editors to easily identify problems in an article.
  • Use the reason parameter to specify issues identified, or post your comments on the talk page.
{{cleanup AfD}}
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  • Use this tag where an AFD discussion closes with a consensus of "keep and cleanup."
{{cleanup-remainder}}
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  • Use this tag where the remaining sections of an article need cleanup.
{{cleanup-rewrite}}
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  • Use this tag where the whole article needs extensive revision.

Copy editing

Some articles just need someone with a good grasp of editing technique to give them a once-over.

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{{copy edit}}
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{{copy edit-section}}
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Cleanup of specific subjects

These templates are all "general cleanup" templates, but tie into a specific subject matter or WikiProject.

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{{bad unit conversions}}
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{{CIA}}
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{{cleanup Congress Bio}}
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{{cleanup-book}}
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{{cleanup-chartable}}
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{{cleanup-comics}}
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{{cleanup-IPA}}
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{{cleanup-school}}
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{{cleanup-university}}
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{{game cleanup}}
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{{game guide}}
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{{local}}
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{{metricate}}
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{{toLCleanup}}
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{{USRD-wrongdir}}
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Fiction

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{{all plot}}
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{{book-fiction}}
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  • This is not for factual or accuracy disputes.
{{fiction}}
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  • This is not for factual or accuracy disputes.
{{in-universe}}
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  • See template documentation for list of topic-specific sub-templates.
{{plot}}
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Inline with article text

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{{dubious conversion}}
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[dubious conversion]
  • Use this inline tag to highlight individual instances of unit conversions quoted to excessive precision.
{{need-IPA}}
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[needs IPA]

Style of writing

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{{abbreviations}}
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{{advert}}
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{{peacock}}
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{{buzzword}}
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{{cleanup-tense}}
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{{crystal}}
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{{debate}}
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{{editorial}}
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{{essay-like}}
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{{howto}}
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{{inappropriate person}}
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{{like resume}}
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{{news release}}
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{{news release section}}
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{{obituary}}
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{{pro and con list}}
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{{repetition}}
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{{review}}
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{{story}}
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{{technical}}
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{{tone}}
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{{travel guide}}
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Structure, formatting and sections

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{{capitalization}}
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{{cleanup-combine}}
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{{cleanup-reorganize}}
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{{condense}}
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{{duplication}}
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{{importance-section}}
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{{section-diffuse}}
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{{sections}}
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{{spacing}}
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{{too many see alsos}}
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{{trivia}}
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{{very long}}
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Introduction

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{{inadequate lead}}
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{{lead missing}}
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{{lead rewrite}}
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{{lead too long}}
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{{lead too short}}
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{{POV-lead}}
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Potentially unwanted content

Message boxes

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{{cleanup-spam}}
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{{cleanup red links}}
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{{close paraphrasing}}
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{{copypaste}}
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{{criticism section}}
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{{external links}}
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{{further reading cleanup}}
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{{in popular culture}}
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{{MOS}}
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{{non-free}}
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{{NOT}}
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{{overlinked}}
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{{schedule}}
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{{trivia}}
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Inline with article text

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{{contact information}}
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[Contact information deleted (see Wikipedia's guidelines on inappropriate promotion).]
{{spam link}}
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[spam link?]

Context and detail

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{{context}}
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{{generalize}}
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{{generalize-section}}
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{{over detailed}}
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{{specific}}
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{{time-context}}
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{{where is it}}
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Off-topic

Articles occasionally contain content which is otherwise valid, but appears unrelated to the nominal topic of the article. However, such stray may be subject of interpretation and must not lead to common understanding.

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{{off-topic}}
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  • Also takes "other article" parameter

Expand and add

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{{biblio}}
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  • Place {{biblio|date=November 2011}} at the head of the relevant section(s).
{{cleanup-biography}}
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{{cleanup-weighted}}
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{{expand section}}
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  • First argument is added to description: {{expand-section|examples}} ? "...by expanding this section with examples"
{{formula missing descriptions}}
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{{ISBN}}
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  • Place {{ISBN|date=November 2011}} at the head of the relevant section(s). Remember that books published before 1974 may not have ISBNs (though more recent editions should).
{{kmposts}}
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  • Place above road junction lists that do not contain kilometreposts.
{{mileposts}}
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  • Place above road junction lists that do not contain mileposts.
{{Lacking overview}}
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{{missing information}}
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  • First argument is added to description "{{{1}}}" appears: {{Missing information|foo, bar, baz and quux.}} ? "...information about: foo, bar, baz and quux." This template is for when the article needs to be expanded even to be accurate.

Expert needed

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{{expert-subject}}
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  • After adding this template, start a section on the article discussion page describing what you wish the expert to address. {{Expert-talk}} may be used for this purpose.
{{expert-subject-multiple}}
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  • Add one to five WikiProjects and they will be displayed in the list
  • After adding this template, start a section on the article discussion page describing what you wish the expert to address. {{Expert-talk}} may be used for this purpose.
{{expert-verify}}
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  • After adding this template, start a section on the article discussion page describing what you wish the expert to address. {{Expert-talk}} may be used for this purpose.

Time-sensitive

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{{out of date}}
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{{recently revised}}
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{{time-context}}
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{{update}}
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Inline with article text

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{{update after}}
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For facts that need updating now or at a specific future date
[dated info]
{{clarify timeframe}}
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For tagging WP:DATED problems
[timeframe?]
{{who}}
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For something that needs an attribution
[who?]

Contradiction and confusion

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{{confusing}}
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  • Use this tag in articles that need broad cleanup to eliminate confusion and discrepancies.
{{contradict}}
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{{contradict-other}}
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{{contradict-other-multiple}}
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  • Use this for specific sentences which contradict themselves or a nearby sentence.
{{incoherent}}
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{{incoherent-topic}}
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{{misleading}}
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  • Use this tag when the article is not factually wrong, but leads the reader to draw incorrect conclusions.
{{unclear date}}
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Inline with article text

Tag Text that will be shown (and usage notes)
{{contradiction-inline}}
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[contradiction]
  • Use this for specific sentences which contradict themselves or a nearby sentence.
{{expand acronym}}
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[expand acronym]
  • Use this to mark acronyms and abbreviations that are not written in full at first occurrence.
{{inconsistent}}
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[inconsistent]
  • Use this to mark statements that are inconsistent with other parts of the article.
{{vague}}
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[vague]
  • Use this for specific sentences needing clarification.

Content forks

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{{bad summary}}
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Importance and notability

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{{notability}}
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  • An optional parameter can be added to specify the applicable guideline; e.g.: {{notability|biographies}}, {{notability|fiction}}. See the template documentation for a list of supported values.

Neutrality and factual accuracy

Message boxes

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{{cherry picked}}
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{{coat rack}}
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{{COI}}
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{{disputed}}
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{{disputed-section}}
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{{geographical imbalance}}
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{{globalize}}
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{{peacock}}
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{{POV}}
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  • A.k.a. {{Neutrality}}
{{POV-check}}
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{{POV-lead}}
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{{POV-section}}
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{{POV-title}}
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{{recentism}}
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{{unbalanced}}
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{{undue}}
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{{weasel}}
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Inline with article text

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{{clarify}}
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[clarification needed]
{{dubious}}
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[dubious ]
{{editorializing}}
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[editorializing]
{{lopsided}}
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[unbalanced opinion]
{{or}}
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[original research?]
{{POV-statement}}
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[neutrality is disputed]
{{when}}
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For ambiguous or vague time references of various kinds.
[when?]
{{who}}
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For weasel words ("Many say..." Some people think...")
[who?]
{{whom?}}
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For weasel words ("It was said..." It was thought...")
[according to whom?]

Verifiability and sources

Message boxes

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{{BLP IMDb refimprove}}
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{{BLP sources}}
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{{BLP sources section}}
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{{BLP unsourced}}
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{{citation style}}
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{{citations broken}}
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{{citations missing}}
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{{cite check}}
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  • For quotes used out of context, references to unrelated material, and other misuse of citations.
{{cleanup-link rot}}
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{{format footnotes}}
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{{ibid}}
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{{more footnotes}}
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{{no footnotes}}
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{{one source}}
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{{original research}}
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{{page numbers improve}}
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{{page numbers needed}}
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{{primary sources}}
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{{refimprove}}
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{{ref improve section}}
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{{religious text primary}}
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{{self-published}}
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{{symbolism}}
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{{third-party}}
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{{unreferenced}}
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{{unreferenced section}}
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{{unreliable sources}}
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{{Film IMDb refimprove}}
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Inline with article text

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{{attribution needed}}
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[attribution needed]
{{by whom}}
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[by whom?]
{{chronology citation needed}}
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[chronology citation needed]
{{citation broken}}
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[broken citation]
{{citation needed}}
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[citation needed]
{{citation needed (lead)}}
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[not verified in body]
{{cite quote}}
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[cite this quote]
{{clarify}}
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[clarification needed]
{{copyvio link}}
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[copyright violation?]
{{dead link}}
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[dead link]
{{disambiguation needed}}
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[disambiguation needed ]
{{dubious}}
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[dubious ]
{{elucidate}}
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[further explanation needed]
{{examples}}
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[examples needed]
{{failed verification}}
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[not in citation given]
{{full}}
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[Full citation needed]
{{medical citation needed}}
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[medical citation needed]
{{nonspecific}}
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[not specific enough to verify]
{{or}}
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[original research?]
{{page needed}}
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[page needed]
{{primary source-inline}}
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[non-primary source needed]
{{quantify}}
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[quantify]
{{registration required}}
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(registration required)
{{request quotation}}
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[Need quotation to verify]
{{season needed}}
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[season & episode needed]
{{self-published inline}}
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[self-published source?]
{{specify}}
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[specify]
{{subscription required}}
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(subscription required)
{{syn}}
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[improper synthesis?]
{{third-party-inline}}
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[Third-party source needed]
{{unreliable medical source}}
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[unreliable medical source?]
{{update after}}
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[dated info]
{{vague}}
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[vague]
{{verify credibility}}
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[unreliable source?]
{{verify source}}
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[verification needed]
{{volume needed}}
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[volume & issue needed]
{{when}}
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[when?]
{{where}}
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[where?]
{{which?}}
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[which?]
{{who}}
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[who?]
{{whom?}}
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[according to whom?]
{{whosequote}}
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[who said this?]
{{why?}}
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[why?]
{{year needed}}
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[year needed]

Links for search

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{{find sources}}
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Find sources: "example"news · books · scholar · free images
{{find sources 3}}
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Find sources: GBooks · A9 · MSBooks · GScholar · MSAcademic · GNews recent · GNews old · NYT recent · NYT old · Wikipedia Reference Search
{{search}}
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(wp gwp g | eb 1911 co gct sw)

Categories

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{{cat improve}}
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{{category relevant?}}
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  • Use if the content does not support the category at all.
{{category unsourced}}
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  • Use if the content supports the category but provides no sources.
{{recategorize}}
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{{uncategorized}}
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  • Place this at the bottom of an uncategorized article/category if you are unsure of which categories apply.
{{uncategorized stub}}
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  • Place this at the bottom of an article if it is only categorized into a stub category and you are unsure of which categories apply.

Images

For tips on requesting images see: WP:Requested pictures.

  • For template messages related to the clean up of images, see: Wikipedia:Template messages/File namespace#Image format and quality.
Tag Text that will be shown (and usage notes)
{{cleanup-gallery}}
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{{cleanup-images}}
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{{image requested}}
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  • This template should be used on talk pages. Please add one or more subject categories into the template.
  • Use of= to add detailed information on the request.
  • Use in= to define locations.
{{reqdiagram}}
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  • This template should be used on talk pages.
{{reqmap}}
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  • This template should be used on talk pages.
{{reqscreenshot}}
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  • This template should be used on talk pages.
{{too many photos}}
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Lists

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{{cleanup-laundry}}
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  • For use in non-list articles where too much of the content is composed of lists.
{{create-list}}
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  • Use this tag where an article needs to be changed into list format.
{{disputed-list}}
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  • To identify a list on Wikipedia that has content whose truth, factual nature, and/or relevance to the topic is in dispute. There is also an inline version, {{list fact}}.
{{example farm}}
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  • For use in non-list articles where too much of the content is composed of "examples", "references in popular culture", and the like.
{{fictionrefs}}
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  • For use in fiction-specific articles that have way too many trivial examples. (Ex.: For an article specifically about famous fictional horses that mentions the fact that Sesame Street once told kids how to spell "horse", or that one of the animals you can kill in an online game is a horse.)
{{in popular culture}}
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  • For use when a nonfiction article has become overcrowded with too many references to fiction or other pop culture. (Ex.: Article on horses having a long section of TV shows, movies, video games, etc. that have "horse" in the name or feature horses in some way.)
{{list to table}}
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  • For use where lists could be better presented as tables.
{{MOSLOW}}
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  • Use this tag where a list of works is in reverse-chronological order or otherwise contravenes the WP:Manual of Style (lists of works).
{{prose}}
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  • Use this tag where a list needs cleanup.

Wiki tech

Most of these issues are covered in the main Manual of Style.

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{{cleanup-HTML}}
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  • If the article needs HTML changed into wiki-markup
{{cleanup-lang}}
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  • If the article has non-English text but lacks {{Lang}} template(s)
{{dead end}}
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  • Use this to mark articles or sections that lack internal links but are otherwise wikified.
{{disambiguation cleanup}}
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  • Use this for disambiguation pages not written according to the style in WP:Manual of Style (disambiguation pages).
  • Replace {{disambiguation}} with this.
{{incoming links}}
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  • Use this to mark disambiguation pages with a large amount of incoming links.
{{more-specific-links}}
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  • Use this on a page with general links that should be more specific.
{{orphan}}
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  • Use this for articles that aren't linked to from more than one or two other pages.
{{uncategorized}}
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  • Place this at the bottom of an uncategorized article/category if you are unsure of which categories apply.
{{wikify}}
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  • If the article needs reformatting to be more readable
  • If the article needs HTML changed into wiki-markup
  • If the article needs text markup for mathematical formulae per WP:MATH
  • If important words need to be linked to appropriate Wikipedia articles

Infobox needed

Tag Text that will be shown (and usage notes)
{{infobox requested}}
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  • This template should be used on talk pages.
  • Also has functionality to indicate that only a section in a page needs one. See the template page for more info.
{{newinfobox}}
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  • This template should be used on talk pages.
{{ship infobox request}}
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  • This template should be used on talk pages.
{{single infobox request}}
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  • This template should be used on talk pages.

Infobox cleanup needed

Tag Text that will be shown (and usage notes)
{{cleanup-infobox}}
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Merging

The following tags should be placed on top the pages or sections which require merging.

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{{Afd-merge from}}
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  • Place this on the article's talk page
{{Afd-merge to}}
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{{merge}}
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  • Place this at the top of both pages or sections that are to be merged. Use the other page's name as the parameter. A link will be generated automatically. Separate additional pages with a vertical pipe; up to 20 pages can be listed.
  • By default, the discussion is directed to the talk page of the page on which this tag is placed. Optionally, discuss can be specified to direct the discussion to another page, see example of discuss usage.
  • If it is known which page or section is to receive the merged material, use the tags {{merge from}} or {{merge to}} instead.
  • Add the date parameter |date=November 2011 to place articles into Category:Articles to be merged from November 2011
{{merge from}}
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  • If the proposed source is an entire page, place this at the top of the page or section that is to receive the merged material.
  • Place the tag {{merge to|Dest page}} at the top of the source page or section.
  • If a merger of multiple pages into a single page is being proposed, use {{merge from|Source 1|Source 2|Source 3}}.
  • By default, the discussion is directed to the talk page of the page on which this tag is placed. Optionally, the discuss parameter can be specified to direct the discussion to another page, see example of discuss usage.
  • If it is not known which page or section is to receive the merged material, use the tag {{merge|Other page}} instead.
  • Add the date parameter |date=November 2011 to place articles into Category:Articles to be merged from November 2011
{{merge to}}
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  • Place the tag {{merge to|Dest page}} at the top of the page or section that is to have its content transferred to another page.
  • If the proposed source is an entire page, place the tag {{merge from|Source page}} at the top of the page or section that is to receive the merged material.
  • If the proposed source is one specific section of page, place the tag {{merge from|Source page#Source section}} at the top of the page or section that is to receive the merged material.
  • Add the date parameter |date=November 2011 to place articles into Category:Articles to be merged from November 2011
{{merged-from}}
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This template should only be used on talk pages.
{{merged-to}}
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This template should only be used on talk pages.
{{merging}}
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  • Place this at the top of a source page for which a merger has begun (but has not yet been completed).
  • Add the date parameter |date=November 2011 to place articles into Category:Articles to be merged from November 2011

Moving

The following cleanup tags are to be used for, during, and after proposing a move on Wikipedia:Requested moves.

Tag Text that will be shown (and usage notes)
{{ subst:Requested move|new|why }}
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oldnew why ~~~~
Be sure to use the subst: and always sign it (four tildes ~~~~) after it.
{{ subst:RMlink|old|new|why }}
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This template already includes the bullet, and it's for use only on Wikipedia:Requested moves (aka WP:RM, hence the name). Be sure to use the subst: and always sign it (four tildes ~~~~) after it.

{{ subst:RMlink?|old|why }}
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This template is an alternative to RMlink. It already includes the bullet, and it's for use only on Wikipedia:Requested moves (aka WP:RM, hence the name). Be sure to use the subst: and always sign it (four tildes ~~~~) after it. The newname part has been replaced with ?.

{{cleanup-articletitle}}
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{{move to userspace}}
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{{movenotice}}
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{{moveoptions}}
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Use {{subst:move|?}} instead.
  • Place either of these 2 templates at the top of a talk page of an article that has a proposed move. Do not remove them from this page.

Copying to other projects

The following templates should be placed atop articles desired to be moved to other Wikimedia sister projects:

Tag Text that will be shown (and usage notes)
{{Copy to Wikimedia Commons}}
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{{convert to SVG and copy to Wikimedia Commons}}
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This template should only be used on image pages.
{{copy to Meta}}
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{{copy to Wikibooks}}
category links talk edit
{{copy to Wikibooks Cookbook}}
category links talk edit
{{copy to Wikimedia Commons}}
category links talk edit
{{copy to Wikiquote}}
category links talk edit
{{copy to Wikisource}}
category links talk edit
{{copy to Wikiversity}}
category links talk edit
{{copy to Wiktionary}}
category links talk edit
{{now Commons}}
category links talk edit
This template should only be used on file (image) pages.
{{shadowsCommons}}
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This template should only be used on image pages.

The following related cleanup templates are also available:

Tag Text that will be shown (and usage notes)
{{TWCleanup}}
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{{TWCleanup2}}
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Splitting

These templates are used for splitting articles.

Tag Text that will be shown (and usage notes)
{{cleanup split}}
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  • Place this at the top of the section that has grown too large and has been split.
{{split}}
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  • Place this at the top of a page for which a split into two or more new pages is proposed.
  • By default, the discussion is directed to the talk page of the page on which this tag is placed. Optionally, a "discuss" parameter can be specified to direct the discussion to another page.
  • Add the date parameter |date=November 2011 to place articles in Category:Articles to be split from November 2011
{{split}}
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  • Optionally, you can include suggested titles for between 2 and 20 new pages as parameters.
  • Add the date parameter |date=November 2011 to place articles in Category:Articles to be split from November 2011
{{split-apart}}
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  • Place this at the top of a page for which a split into two or more new pages is proposed, and where they are distinct enough that a disambiguation page is not appropriate.
  • By default, the discussion is directed to the talk page of the page on which this tag is placed. Optionally, a "discuss" parameter can be specified to direct the discussion to another page.
  • Add the date parameter |date=November 2011 to place articles in Category:Articles to be split from November 2011
{{split-apart}}
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  • Optionally, you can include suggested titles for between 2 and 20 new pages as parameters.
  • Add the date parameter |date=November 2011 to place articles in Category:Articles to be split from November 2011
{{split dab}}
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  • This template is used for splitting disambiguation pages.
{{split section}}
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  • Place this at the top of one or more sections for which a split into a new page is proposed.
  • By default, the discussion is directed to the talk page of the page on which this tag is placed. Optionally, a "discuss" parameter can be specified to direct the discussion to another page.
  • Add the date parameter |date=November 2011 to place articles in Category:Articles to be split from November 2011
{{split section}}
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  • Optionally, you can include a suggested title for the new page as a parameter.
  • Add the date parameter |date=November 2011 to place articles in Category:Articles to be split from November 2011
{{split sections}}
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  • Place this at the top of a page for which a split of multiple sections into a new page is proposed.
  • By default, the discussion is directed to the talk page of the page on which this tag is placed. Optionally, a "discuss" parameter can be specified to direct the discussion to another page.
  • If possible, instead use {{split section}} or {{split section|new title}} in each of the sections that should be split into the new page.
  • Add the date parameter |date=November 2011 to place articles in Category:Articles to be split from November 2011
{{sub-sections}}
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  • Place this at the top of one or more sections for which a split into a new section on the same page.
  • By default, the discussion is directed to the talk page of the page on which this tag is placed. Optionally, a "discuss" parameter can be specified to direct the discussion to another page.

Translation

Tag Text that will be shown (and usage notes)
{{cleanup-translation}}
category links talk edit
  • This always should be supplemented by a note on Wikipedia:Pages needing translation into English.
  • This should be used for articles that still have translation issues, but have enough English-language content that they are not subject to deletion for that reason.
{{expand Spanish}}
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  • For requesting translations, there is a tag for each language. See Category:Expand by language Wikipedia templates to choose the appropriate expand tag.
{{not English}}
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  • This always should be supplemented by a note on Wikipedia:Pages needing translation into English.
  • This should be used only for articles that are completely or almost completely in a foreign language.
  • Note that if the issue isn't dealt with in two weeks, the article goes to Articles for deletion.
{{not English-inline}}
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[in English?]

An inline version to use after a single phrase.

{{rough translation}}
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{{translated page}}
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  • Place this on the talk page when text from another language Wikipedia is translated and included on a page in the English Wikipedia. It serves as attribution under the licence requirements.
  • Example: {{translated page|source language code|source page title|version=123456789|insertversion=987654321|section=name}}
{{translatePassage}}
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  • This always should be supplemented by a note on Wikipedia:Pages needing translation into English.
  • This should be used only for articles that are mostly in English, but have a passage in a foreign language.
{{translation WIP}}
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  1. Foreign article name
  2. Foreign article's language
  3. Foreign article's language code
  • Please see the Template Page for full usage notes and other information.

See also

  • Wikipedia:Responsible tagging
  • Wikipedia:Tagging pages for problems
  • Wikipedia:Twinkle
  • Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Stub types



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