Template:Self-contradictory

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This template will categorize tagged articles into Category:Self-contradictory articles.

After posting this template

Please start a section on the article's talk page to discuss and specify the specific section that contradicts itself. The third optional parameter is the name of a specific section on the specified talk page.

It is possible to specify the subject about which the article or section is contradictory with the optional parameter about.

Example of use
{{Self-contradictory|about=the cause of death|date=June 2017}}

This renders as:

Adding the optional text |section or |article changes the vague default wording to be more specific:

  • Default: "This article or section appears to contradict ..." followed by "itself" or a link to an article named with |article=
  • |article or |1=article – "This article appears to contradict ..." followed by "itself" or a link to an article named with |article=
  • |section or |1=section – "This section appears to contradict ..." followed by "itself" or a link to an article named with |article=
  • |othersection or |1=othersection – "This section appears to contradict another section of this article" (this parameter is ignored if mutually exclusive parameter |article= has a value; the default output will result).
More complex examples of use
{{Self-contradictory|section|date=June 2017}}
{{Self-contradictory|about=the cause of death|1=article|date=June 2017}}
{{Self-contradictory|othersection|date=June 2017}}
{{Self-contradictory|section|article=John F. Kennedy|about=the cause of death|date=June 2017}}

Notes:

  • The date-substitution template may be used to automatically generate the date, e.g., {{Self-contradictory|{{subst:DATE}}}}. See Help:Substitution for more information.
  • The |date= parameter need not be added by the editor: if not entered, a bot will soon add it. The date parameter consists of the full English name of the current month with initial capital, a space, and the year, not full dates, ISO date order, or other formatting; e.g., "January 2013", but not "jan13" or "7 January 2013" or "2013-01". Any deviation from these this rule will result in an "invalid date parameter" error.

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TemplateData for Self-contradictory

This template will categorize tagged articles into Category:Self-contradictory articles

Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
About about

The subject about which the article or section is contradictory with the optional parameter

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String suggested
Scope 1

Whether the whole article or one section is contradictory; enter either 'article' or 'section'

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Line optional
Talk page section 2

The section on the talk page where the contradiction is discussed or explained

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Line optional
Date date

The month and year the template was added

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
{{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}
Line suggested