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Template:Unbalanced

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When to use

Place this template on an article when you have identified a serious issue of balance and the lack of a WP:Neutral point of view, and you wish to attract editors with different viewpoints to the article. Please also explain on the article's talk page why you are adding this tag, identifying specific issues that are actionable within Wikipedia's content policies.

An unbalanced article is one that does not fairly represent the balance of perspectives of high-quality, reliable secondary sources. A balanced article presents mainstream views as being mainstream, and minority views as being minority views. The personal views of Wikipedia editors or the public are irrelevant.

When to remove

This template is not meant to be a permanent resident on any article. You may remove this template whenever any one of the following is true:

  1. There is consensus on the talkpage or the NPOV Noticeboard that the issue has been resolved.
  2. It is not clear what the neutrality issue is, and no satisfactory explanation has been given.
  3. In the absence of any discussion, or if the discussion has become dormant.

Usage

The {{Unbalanced}} template will categorise tagged articles into Category:Articles needing more viewpoints. This template should not be substituted.

There are two parameters:

  • Date parameter – using |date=July 2016 adds the text "(July 2016)" to the message box.
  • First unnamed parameter may be used to specify whether the template applies to the entire article or a section of the article (e.g., {{Unbalanced|section}} produces "This section may be ...".) If not specified, the first unnamed parameter defaults to "article."

Example: {{Unbalanced|section|date=July 2016}}

See also