Template:PleaseCite

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Please cite sources

Hi.

Thanks for your recent addition. Wikipedia has a policy of verifiability, requiring (as much as possible) that all material submitted to articles is verifiable. Could you provide references/citations for the addition you made?

If you are unsure about how to add references to articles, please leave a message at the article's talk page, providing links to the suitable references, requesting that the references be added to which part of the article, and add {{Help me}} to the message. Another editor will then be able to do the work for you (although we are all encouraged to be bold).

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  • Use to request editors add citations to their recent additions.
  • If added, the first parameter should be the article you're asking that references be provided at.
    • Do not use a section link
  • If any value is added as a second parameter, an automatic section heading of "Please cite sources" will be added above the message.
  • The template contains code that will automatically sign for you.
    • This will not work if you do not substitute the template.

Examples[edit]

{{subst:PleaseCite|Example|1}} - Provides request that sources should be cited for additions to Wikipedia. Links to a specific article "Example". Links to that article's talk page. Adds an automatic section heading "Please cite sources". Automatically signs for you.

{{subst:PleaseCite|Example}} - Provides request that sources should be cited for additions to Wikipedia. Links to a specific article "Example". Links to that article's talk page. No automatic section heading. Automatically signs for you.

{{subst:PleaseCite}} - Provides request that sources should be cited for additions to Wikipedia. No links to a specific article. No automatic section heading. Automatically signs for you.

{{subst:PleaseCite||1}} - Provides request that sources should be cited for additions to Wikipedia. No links to a specific article. Adds an automatic section heading "Please cite sources". Automatically signs for you.