Template:Verify sources

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Not to be confused with Template:Verify source.

This template indicates that the article has a large number of references in need of verification. It serves as an indication that editors may be attempting to make the subject seem more notable by focusing on the quantity of references rather than the quality.

This template should be used only for articles where there are many references, but of questionable applicability or quality. For articles that have no references at all currently, use Template:Unreferenced for those with insufficient references use Template:Refimprove.

Usage[edit]

Type {{Verify sources|date=October 2014}}

Adding a date parameter sorts the article into dated subcategories of Category:Articles needing additional references and out of the parent category, allowing the oldest problems to be identified and dealt with first. A bot will add this parameter if it is omitted. Be careful not to abbreviate the date, because then it will automatically add a redlinked category instead of the correct category.

A |talk= parameter is allowed; setting this to any value will result in the message "See talk page for details." being included in the tag.

{{Verify sources|article|date=October 2014|talk=y}}

Differences from related templates[edit]

Differences from {{Refimprove}}[edit]

  • Refquantity identifies a more specific problem, that of refs being used in an attempt to avoid questions being raised about the articles notability or save a non-notable article from deletion by expanding the size of the reference section with links and references that do little to establish the subjects notability.

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