Template:Failed verification span/doc

From Nordic Larp Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The {{Failed verification 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

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 article, and
  4. despite the source not supporting the article, the source still contains useful information on the topic.

For example, if the article says that 14% of statistics are made up, and the source says that statistics are made up without giving a percentage, then that information 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


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

{{failed verification span|text=place text that failed verification here|date=August 2020}}

See also

  • {{Weasel word some span}} (inline citation) use when an inline citation to a source is given, the sources has been checked and the source does not support the weasel word 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