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{{Citation needed}} (also known by the redirects {{Cn}} and {{Fact}}) is a template used to identify claims in articles, particularly if questionable, that need a citation to a reliable source. The template produces a superscripted [citation needed].

Use[మార్చు]

{{Citation needed|reason=Your explanation here|date=సెప్టెంబరు 2021}}


Notes:

  • The date-substitution template may be used to automatically generate the date, e.g., {{Citation needed|{{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; e.g., "January 2013", but not "jan13". Any deviation from these two rules will result in an "invalid date parameter" error.
  • The |reason= parameter is optional but often helpful. It is displayed as a tooltip in some browsers (hover the mouse here[citation needed] to check behaviour of your browser). For example, the following usage might be appropriate to the claim that "Humphrey Bogart has won several snooker world championships":
    {{Citation needed|reason=This claim needs a reliable source; Bogart was a famous actor, and his major biographies don't mention snooker.|date=సెప్టెంబరు 2021}}

Examples[మార్చు]

Example 1[మార్చు]

This sentence shows the template used at the end.{{Citation needed|reason=Reliable source needed for the whole sentence|date=సెప్టెంబరు 2021}}

This wikitext will be rendered as follows:

This sentence shows the template used at the end.[citation needed]

Example 2[మార్చు]

The template indicates that it may be that Humphrey Bogart played snooker at some point and it may be that he won some tournaments at some point but no reliable, published sources were given to verify it and the information is not considered common knowledge.

Humphrey Bogart has won several snooker world championships.[citation needed]

Example 3[మార్చు]

If it is considered that he might have won just one tournament, the template may be placed accordingly; and a reason for the need of a citation may be given, displayed when the mouse hovers on "citation needed":

Humphrey Bogart has won several[citation needed] snooker world championships.

When not to use this template[మార్చు]

Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced should be removed immediately. Do not tag it; immediately remove it. This includes material that is doubtful, harmful, or possibly libelous. For some policy about this, see the sections "Remove contentious material that is unsourced or poorly sourced" at Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons and "Burden of evidence" at Wikipedia:Verifiability.

The {{Citation needed}} template is intended for use when there is a general question of the verifiability of a statement, or when an editor believes that a reference verifying the statement should be provided. Other templates are available for other or more specific issues; see the list of inline templates. For example, claims that you think are incorrect should be tagged with {{Dubious}}, and those which represent a non-neutral view should be tagged with {{POV-statement}}. Being specific about the nature of the problem will help other editors correct it.

If you have the time and ability to find an authoritative reference, please do so. Then add the citation yourself, or correct the article text. After all, the ultimate goal is not to merely identify problems, but to fix them.

While an editor may add this template to any uncited passage for any reason, many editors object to what they perceive as overuse of this tag, particularly in what is known as "drive-by" tagging, which is applying the tag without attempting to address the issues at all (hit-and-run). Consider whether adding this tag in an article is the best approach before using it, and use it judiciously. Wikipedia's verifiability policy does not require reliable sources for common well-known facts (e.g., "the Moon orbits the Earth"), neither that citations be repeated through every sentence in a paragraph. All direct quotations and facts whose accuracy might be challenged (e.g., statistics) require citations. See WP:MINREF for the list of material that is absolutely required to be followed by an inline citation, rather than a general reference or no citation at all. Also note that the burden of evidence lies with the editor who adds or restores material.

This template is intended for specific passages that need citation. For entire articles or sections that contain significant material lacking sources (rather than just specific short passages), there are other, more appropriate templates, such as {{Unreferenced}} or {{Refimprove}}.

Do not use this template to tag policies or guidelines.

How to respond to this tag[మార్చు]

The addition of this tag is a request for an inline citation to support the tagged statement. If you are able to provide a citation to support the claim, then please do so.

Except for contentious claims about living people, which should be immediately removed if not cited, there is no specific deadline for providing citations. Please do not delete information that you believe is correct solely because no one has provided a citation within an arbitrary time limit. If there is some uncertainty about its accuracy, most editors are willing to wait about a month to see whether a citation can be provided.

Template data[మార్చు]

This is the TemplateData for this template used by TemplateWizard, VisualEditor and other tools. Click here to see a monthly parameter usage report for this template based on this TemplateData.

TemplateData for Citation needed

The template is used to identify claims in articles, particularly if questionable, that need a citation to a reliable source.

మూస పరామితులు

పరామితివివరణTypeస్థితి
Month and yeardate

Provides the month and year of the citation request; e.g., 'January 2013', but not 'jan13'

Auto value
{{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}
Stringsuggested
Reason for citationreason

A reason as to why, or for what content, the citation is needed; use single quotes, if any

Stringoptional

Redirects[మార్చు]

See also[మార్చు]


Inline templates[మార్చు]

flag a general, yet factual statement as needing to be made more specific before it can be verified.
request a page number for an existing citation.

Highlighting some text that needs a citation[మార్చు]

  • {{Citation needed span}}: similar, except that the text needing the citation is changed to a dark slate-gray color while being encapsulated in an off-white box with a pale pink outline. For example:
Beetles constitute మూస:Citation needed span the largest order of insects, with మూస:Citation needed span

Incomplete citations[మార్చు]

in-line request for the page number or page numbers in a work such as journal for an existing citation.

Verification[మార్చు]

request that someone verify the cited source backs up the material in the passage.

Content[మార్చు]

flag something as possibly containing original research
dispute the neutrality of a passage
flag a statement as being vague regarding the amount of something
flag a statement that is too vague to be unambiguously verifiable

Timeliness[మార్చు]

Article message box templates[మార్చు]

  • {{Cite check}}, article / section may have inappropriate or misinterpreted citations.
  • {{Refimprove}}, article / section has weak or incomplete sources / references / citations.
  • {{Unreferenced}}, article / section has no sources / references / citations given at all.
  • Citation method and style