Template:Weasel word some span

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Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.[Is the word "some" an unsupported weasel word?]

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The {{Weasel word some span}} tag will categorise tagged articles into Category:All articles with failed verification. This template is a self-reference and thus is part of the Wikipedia project rather than the encyclopedic content.

When to use[edit]

Use this tag only if:

  1. an inline citation to a source is given,
  2. you have checked the source,
  3. the source does not support what is contained in the sentence, and
  4. despite the source not completely supporting the sentence, the source still contains useful information on the topic.

Adding a modifier using the word some to a sentence not supported by the source alters the original meaning of the source. When a source only indicates a vague or ambiguous claim then the content added to an article must also indicate a vague or ambiguous claim. For example, if the sentence in the article says there is some evidence that massage is effective for pain relief, and the source says there is evidence that massage is effective for pain relief, then that weasel word has failed verification. Moreover, if the sentence says that "Some researchers..." when the source did not explicitly state it was some researchers, then the part some researchers has failed verification. If you are unable to fix the error or want to gain consensus for the edit, then you should tag the information as not matching the named source. If the discrepancy between the source and the article isn't obvious, then please explain the situation in detail on the talk page.

If the source given is an unreachable website, keep the source and mark it with {{Dead link}} instead. See Wikipedia:Link rot and WP:DEADREF for more information.

If no source is given, and you believe that an inline citation is necessary for that information, then use {{Citation needed}}.

If the source has absolutely no relevance to any part of the article, delete the reference and replace with {{Citation needed}}.

How to use[edit]


The template should be placed outside the reference (<ref> ... </ref>), within the article's text:

{{Weasel word some span|text=place the weasel word some that failed verification here|date=January 2021}}

See also[edit]

  • {{Failed verification span}} (inline citation) use when an inline citation to a source is given, the sources has been checked and the source does not completely support what is contained in the article.
  • {{Unreliable source?}} (inline citation) use when an inline citation to a source is given, but it is questionable whether the source used is reliable for supporting the statement.
  • {{Unreliable source?|certain=y}} (inline citation) use when an inline citation to a source is given, but it is an unreliable source.
  • {{Cite check}}, (article/section hatnote) may have inappropriate or misinterpreted citations