Template talk:Speculation

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Template wording to warn people of speculation.[edit]

I think this template is very important especially in movie or sensitive articles where people would speculate on them. I have come across so many movie articles that try to "explain" one thing or another and tries to justify it. Speculation occurs sometimes article, where sensitive information are presented, like how or when China would invade Taiwan. (I came across this, incidentally, in a movie article - so this maybe a bad example.) (its there as of oct 5, 2006)

I tried to reword the template a bit but seems like it still fails to warn people who are reading the article of these speculations. So, if you can think of a stronger wording, please apply them to the template.Feureau 21:30, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

We could add Reader beware: but that might come off as offensive, so I don't know. I'll see if I can think of another alternative. Regards, Signaturebrendel 22:20, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

It needs to be tersened into a request.[edit]

That's all I hav to say about this topic. It's too long. BrewJay (talk) 04:49, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Please move Speculation in any of the following material into history. I'm linking it to the notability policy, because it's clearly not notable; it's someone's guess.BrewJay (talk) 04:55, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

  • Your version was not clear. How do you 'move something into history'? That doesn't make sense. I've reworded it. Most other statements use a statement for the first line, and then place the request underneath it, so I have tried to do the same here. --GW_SimulationsUser Page | Talk 20:47, 6 August 2008 (UTC)

Unverifiable speculation[edit]

Per "Wikipedia is not a collection of unverifiable speculation" (see WP:CRYSTAL), I edited the template to read "This article appears to contain unverifiable speculation and unjustified claims. Information must be verifiable and based on reliable published sources. Please remove unverified speculation from the article." The template previously read, "This article appears to contain speculation and unjustified claims. Information must be verifiable and based on reliable published sources. Please remove speculation from the article." -- Uzma Gamal (talk) 13:31, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Readded Template:Speculation section to the "See also" list[edit]

It had previously been on the list, but was later removed as being redundant with the navbox. While that's true, the navbox is a dense mass of templates, most of which are only peripherally related to this template, whereas Speculation section is very closely tied to this template and those who might be looking to apply it; I think that warrants the duplication.

(I see from the code that this template take the standard override for the default "article" term via the first unnamed parameter (e.g. |section, however that's not documented the way it is in Template:Original research/doc and others. If the documentation is updated to make it clear that Speculation section is a purely redundant template, then I'd see no reason for it to remain on the "See also" list.) -- FeRD_NYC (talk) 14:40, 31 December 2016 (UTC)