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This template flags an article for the badly-needed attention of an expert or experts in the subject(s) specified (please use {{Expert needed talk}} on the talk page for non-urgent requests).

The template has the option of being assigned to a specific subcategory of Category:Articles needing expert attention, depending on the topic of the article. These subcategories are named after WikiProjects.

When to use

Use this tag when you have identified a specific issue that requires help from a subject-matter expert (not a generally knowledgeable Wikipedia editor).

If you want help for most of the page, or if you want help soon, then try these much more effective options:

How to use

{{Expert needed|WikiProject|talk=|reason=|date=}}

Parameters

  • The first unnamed parameter accepts the name of the WikiProject
  • A second optional unnamed parameter, may be used to override the default "article" text with, for example, "section", "diagram" or "paragraph".
  • ex2ex5: To add additional expert subjects, you can use these parameters to include more names of WikiProjects.
  • talk: If you have started a discussion on the article's talk page, you may link to that discussion with |talk=, using the section title of the discussion.
  • reason: You may use the |reason= parameter to provide a short explanation describing the issue directly within the template, instead of, or in addition to the talk parameter.
Add |talk=, |reason=, or both. Uses of this template with neither may be removed without further consideration.
  • date: The date of adding the template may be used as the next parameter, in the form of Month Year.

Examples

{{Expert needed|Technology|documentation|talk=Section title goes here|reason=reason goes here|date=Month Year}}

{{Expert needed|Technology|ex2=Science|ex3=Math|talk=Section title goes here|reason=reason goes here|date=Month Year}}

Follow up

When using this template, it is essential to provide an explanation using either the "reason" or the "talk" parameter. When adding a section on the talk page, you may use {{expert needed talk}} for this purpose. If the issue is of some urgency, you may also post a notice at the WikiProject that was included in the template.

Notes

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