Template:Specify

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Usage

Use this tag for information that needs citations to make it complete, or quotations that are used without citations, as per Wikipedia:Citing sources.

Do not use this tag in order to label text which appears doubtful or false, especially in the case of biographies of living people. Otherwise please use {{Verify source}}. For passages that are confusing, unclear, ambiguous, or missing a clarifier of some kind (i.e. the problem is with the wording, not the sourcing), use {{Clarify}}.

Regarding the unsourced or poorly sourced information:

  1. if it is likely true, but needs specificity, you may use {{Specify}}
  2. if it is not doubtful, you may use {{Citation needed}} or {{Cite quote}} tag to ask for better citation in order to make the article complete.
  3. if it is doubtful but not harmful to the whole article, you may use {{Verify source}} tag to ask for source verification.
  4. If it is doubtful and harmful, you may move it to the talk page and ask for a source.
  5. If it is very doubtful and very harmful, you may remove it directly without the need of moving it to the talk page first.

This template adds tagged articles to Category:Articles needing more detailed references.

This template is a self-reference and so is part of the Wikipedia project rather than the encyclopedic content.

See also

  • Wikipedia:Citing sources
  • {{Cite quote}}, tagging a request for citation, used for quotations that needs citations to make it complete, but not for seemingly doubtful or false texts
  • {{Request quote}}, tagging a request for quoting inaccessible source, used for requesting a direct quote from the cited source for verification
  • {{Verify credibility}}, tagging a request for source verification, used for information that is doubtful or appears false.
  • {{Verify source}}, tagging a request for source verification, used for information that is doubtful or appears false.
  • {{Cite check}}, popping up a box saying an article or section may have inappropriate or misinterpreted citations
  • {{Refimprove}}, popping up a box saying an article or section has not been verified and may not be reliable
  • {{Unreferenced}}, popping up a box saying an article or section has no citation or reference for its information