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  • This template categorises tagged articles into Category:Wikipedia articles needing clarification.
  • You can specify whether the template applies to an article (default) or section by adding |article or |section after the template's name. There is also the Template:Confusing section template for the sections.
  • Wikipedia recommends the use of the reason parameter to explain what is confusing. For example:
{{Confusing|reason=the Wangler is referred to in the plural but the diagram shows only one}}
  • When a talk page discussion is held, a direct link to that discussion can be added via the |talk= parameter. For example:
{{Confusing|talk=Template talk:Confusing#Talk parameter please!}}
  • Do not capitalize the beginning of the reason, since it is preceded by "In particular, ".
  • Do not add a full stop/period at the end of the reason because the template automatically puts a full stop/period in.
  • Please do not subst: this template.

{{Confusing|small=left}} generates:

{{Confusing|small=left|reason=the tensing of the article is ambiguous}} generates:

See also


This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly parameter usage report for this template.

TemplateData for Confusing

Mark text as confusing

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

Article or section?1

Set to 'section' to specify that you are referring to the section

Discussion locationtalk

The location on which the discussion on the issue is being held. Should be full page name, followed by #, followed by section name. Please do not enclose between [[ and ]]. The link will be automatically formatted using the section sign (§).

Template talk:Confusing#Talk parameter please!
Page namesuggested
What is confusing?reason

Explain what part of the text needs to be clarified.


Date when it was added or verified


Set to 'left' if a small version should be shown instead of the default