Template:Cite quote/doc

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The {{cite quote}} template will automatically place tagged articles into Category:Articles with unsourced quotes.

Usage[edit]

{{Cite quote|date=December 2016}}

Use this inline template tag to label a quotation that is used without a citation. Per Wikipedia:Citing sources: "... quotations ... should be supported by citations ...."

Do not use this tag in order to label text which appears doubtful or false; instead, use {{verify quote}}. If the doubtful material could be harmful in the biography of a living person (see this section of WP:3RR as well), simply delete the unsourced alleged quotation; do not just tag it as unsourced.

Regarding unsourced or poorly sourced information:

  1. If it is doubtful but unlikely to be harmful to the whole article, use a template like this to ask for source verification.
  2. If it is doubtful and potentially harmful, move the information to the talk page and ask for a source.
  3. If it is very doubtful and very harmful, remove the information immediately, without the need of moving it to the talk page first.
  4. If it is doubtful and potentially harmful with regard to a living person, remove the information immediately, without the need of moving it to the talk page first.
  5. If it is not doubtful, use {{Cite quote}} (or {{Citation needed}} for non-quotation material) to request a citation to improve the article's verifiability.

To find all the articles that use this template, please visit What links here. For articles which lack sources, please visit Category:Articles lacking sources.

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

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