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When to use

Use this tag to request help with an article that is biased or has other serious problems as a direct result of the editing done by the subject of the article or by a person with a close connection to the subject (e.g., professional public relations staff).

Do not use this tag unless there are significant or substantial problems with the article's neutrality as a result of the contributor's involvement. Like the other {{pov}} tags, this tag is not meant to be a badge of shame or to "warn the reader" about the identities of the editors.

Do not use this tag if you can quickly solve the problem, e.g., by removing peacocking and puffery or by reverting the blanking of well-sourced criticism.

Like the other neutrality-related tags, if you place this tag, you should promptly start a discussion on the article's talk page to explain what is non-neutral about the article. Be careful not to violate the policy against WP:OUTING users who have not publicly self-disclosed their identities on the English Wikipedia.

When to remove

This tag may be removed by any editor after the problem is resolved, if the problem is not explained on the article's talk page, and/or if no current attempts to resolve the problem can be found.

How to use

{{COI|date=December 2014}}

To tag a section, use {{COI|section|date=December 2014}}

When placing this tag, please also tag the talk page with {{Connected contributor}} so that other users know what the conflict of interest is.

For a template intended to warn someone with a possible conflict of interest, see Template:uw-coi.


This template will categorise tagged articles into Category:Wikipedia articles with possible conflicts of interest, or a dated subcategory thereof.

This template is a self-reference.

This template is not useful for substitution.

See also

Clean up templates