Category:CS1 errors: generic title

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

This is a tracking category for CS1 citations that have invalid generic values in |title=.

Information icon.svg Help desk

Cite uses generic title

Articles are listed in this category when Module:Citation/CS1 identifies template |title= parameters that use place-holder titles. Such titles may have been provided by bots or other tools that are unable to identify the source's correct title. Pages in this category should only be added by Module:Citation/CS1.

CS1|2 maintains a short list of 'titles' that are typically not the title of the cited source. Some examples are:

  • Wayback machine
  • This website is for sale
  • Are you a robot?

If you are aware of other common place-holder titles, please report them at Help talk:Citation Style 1, so that they can be added to the list.

To resolve this error, replace the place-holder title with the source's actual title.

Pages with this error are automatically placed in Category:CS1 errors: generic title (4,701 pages).[a]

See also the maintenance category Category:CS1 maint: archived copy as title.


  1. ^ Pages in the Book talk, Category talk, Draft talk, File talk, Help talk, MediaWiki talk, Module talk, Portal talk, Talk, Template talk, User, User talk, and Wikipedia talk namespaces are not included in the tracking categories. In addition, pages with names matching the patterns '/[Ss]andbox', '/[Tt]estcases', '/[^/]*[Ll]og', and '/[Aa]rchive' are not included in the tracking categories.

Pages in category "CS1 errors: generic title"

The following 200 pages are in this category, out of approximately 4,700 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).

(previous page) (next page)



(previous page) (next page)

Media in category "CS1 errors: generic title"

This category contains only the following file.