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Template:Connected contributor

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  • This template should be placed on article talk pages.
  • Use the template when dealing with an editor who has an actual conflict of interest, not merely a potential conflict of interest. An actual conflict of interest occurs when an editor has a close connection to an article topic and has edited the article or talk page, or has become involved with the article in some other way. The template should not be used solely to identify an article subject as a Wikipedian.
  • If an actual conflict of interest is disclosed, the "declared" field should be completed with "yes" and a diff to the disclosure should be provided in the "otherlinks" field.
  • For paid editors, use {{Connected contributor (paid)}}.
  • The template adds articles to Category:Articles with connected contributors.


This template is capable of listing up to 10 editors. Assign a number between 1 and 10 to each editor listed, and substitute that value for X in each of the parameters below.


Last checked: This parameter should be filled in with the last date that a neutral editor checked the edits of all known connected contributors for neutrality. You can also include the name of the editor who checked if desired. See the example for details.


Username: This parameter should be filled in with the username of the COI editor.


Edited here: This parameter indicates whether or not the editor has edited the present article, and should be filled in with either a "yes" or a "no".


COI declared: This parameter indicates whether the user has declared their connection/financial interest in Wikipedia, and should be filled in with either a "yes" or a "no".


Other links: This optional parameter may be used to provide a link to the diff of the editor's COI declaration.


Banned: This optional parameter may be used to indicate whether the user has been formally banned from editing the present article. It may be filled in with a "yes" or a "no".

Talk page example

Talk:Assurant shows {{connected contributor}} and {{connected contributor (paid)}}.


{{Connected contributor
| checked = 31-12-2016 by {{u|Example}}
| User1 = WikiWriter2458 | U1-EH = yes | U1-declared = yes |U1-otherlinks = |U1-banned =
| User2 = John Smith | U2-EH = no | U2-declared = no |U2-otherlinks = |U2-banned =
| User3 = Janet Doe | U3-EH = yes | U3-declared = yes |U3-otherlinks = |U3-banned = yes
| User4 = xx | U4-EH = yes | U4-declared = no |U4-otherlinks = |U4-banned =

See also