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Template:BLP sources

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Usage

This template is intended to be placed at the top of articles about living persons that need additional references, and therefore in need of immediate attention. If the article is not about a living or recently deceased subject, you may wish to use {{Refimprove}} instead.

Please add a date parameter. Adding a date parameter sorts the article into subcategories of Category:BLP articles lacking sources and out of the parent category, allowing the oldest problems to be identified and dealt with first.

Finally, if the article has a defaultsort, this is used for these categories as well. Otherwise, it is sorted on the first word (usually the first name).

Parameters

  • date = September 2016 - required parameter, will be added by bot
  • reason = text - optional parameter which appends advisory text

The following parameter is obsolete: |suffix= (simply use the first unnamed parameter).

Examples

Paste-ready example: {{BLP sources|date=September 2016}}
Example with reason: {{BLP sources|date=September 2016|reason=}}

This template can be used with a "section" parameter to tag specific sections: {{BLP sources|section|date=September 2016}}

Redirects

  1. {{BLP Improvereferences}}
  2. {{BLP improvereferences}}
  3. {{blp improvereferences}}
  4. {{BLPImprovereferences}}
  5. {{BLPimprovereferences}}
  6. {{blpimprovereferences}}
  7. {{BLPmoreref}}
  8. {{BLP Refimprove}}
  9. {{BLP refimprove}}
  10. {{blp refimprove}}
  11. {{BLPRefimprove}}
  12. {{BLPrefimprove}}
  13. {{blprefimprove}}
  14. {{BLP Sources}}
  15. {{blp sources}}
  16. {{BLPSources}}
  17. {{BLPsources}}
  18. {{blpsources}}
  19. {{BLP more sources}}
  20. {{refimprove-BLP}}

Tracking categories

The template populates:

TemplateData

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

See the monthly error report for this template.

TemplateData for BLP sources

A template to display that a biography of a living person needs additional sources

Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
Date date

The month and year the template was added, in the form "July 2013"

Default
empty
Example
June 2016
Auto value
{{SUBST:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{SUBST:CURRENTYEAR}}
String required
Reason reason

A reason for adding the tag

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Section 1

Add "section" if the tag applies to a particular section

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional

See also