Help:Important Messages

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If you have some important information related with your article, of you noticed something in an existing article, please use templates on the top of article to make this info visible. Some of the reasons you can have to announce can be that this article doesn't have proper citations or that sources are not reliable or article is not written in neutral point of biew... or something similar. In the following text, you will see which template you can use to fin all those situations. Keep in mind that this is not the full list and we explained here only the most important messages. If you need some of messages we don't have as template, you can create your own template message.

Advertising

If you find an article which contains content that is written like an advertisement, please add this template on the beginning of text {{Advert}}. Our recommendation is to add a date to you message so in this case you should enter {{Advert|date=March 2021}}.

It will look as the following:

Conflict of interest

If there is a problem with neutral point of view in artical and it is related with the fact that a major contributor to this article appears to have a close connection with its subject, please add this template on the beginning of text {{COI}}. Our recommendation is to add a date to you message so in this case you should enter {{COI|date=January 2021}}.

It will look as the following:

Confusing article

If you find an article may be confusing or unclear to readers, please add this template on the beginning of text {{Confusing}}. Our recommendation is to add a date to you message so in this case you should enter {{Confusing|date=March 2021}}.

It will look as the following:

Disputed accuracy

If you find that article's factual accuracy is disputed in total or partially, please add this template on the beginning of text {{Disputed}}. Our recommendation is to add a date to you message so in this case you should enter {{Disputed|date=January 2021}}.

It will look as the following:

Disputed neutrality

If you find that the neutrality of some article is disputed, please add this template on the beginning of text {{POV}}. Our recommendation is to add a date to you message so in this case you should enter {{POV|date=March 2021}}.

It will look as the following:

Duplicated topic

If you find that this article duplicates the scope of other articles, please add this template on the beginning of text {{Duplication}}. Our recommendation is to add a date to you message so in this case you should enter {{Duplication|date=April 2021}}.

It will look as the following:

Excessive citations

If you find an excessive number of citations in one article, please add this template on the beginning of text {{Excessive citations}}. Our recommendation is to add a date to you message so in this case you should enter {{Excessive citations|date=December 2020}}. Keep in mind that some articles really require a lot of citations and add this tag only if you notice that excessive number of citations is here without real reason.

It will look as the following:

Expert needs

If you find an article needs attention from an expert on the subject or create such an article and you need confirmation from subject expert, please add this template on the beginning of text {{Expert needed}}. Our recommendation is to:

  • add a date to you message so in this case you should enter {{Expert needed|date=February 2021}};
  • add a reason why you need the subject expert so in this case you should enter {{Expert needed|reason=SAP; ABAP development|date=February 2021}}.

It will look as the following:

If you need additional assistance with more parameters, please look for help here.

Globalize

When you find an article with the examples and perspective that may not represent a worldwide view of the specific subject, please add this template on the beginning of text {{Globalize}}. Our recommendation is to add a date to you message so in this case you should enter {{Globalize|date=January 2021}}.

It will look as the following:

More citations needed

If find or created an article, but you don't have or don't see reliable citations for the text, please add this template on the beginning of text {{More citations needed}}. Our recommendation is to add a date to you message so in this case you should enter {{More citations needed|date=November 2020}}.

It will look as the following:

Need your help

If find or created an article with a lot of missing links (that means there are a lot of very important links to don't existing articles), please add this template on the beginning of text {{NeedHelp1}}. Our recommendation is to add a date to you message so in this case you should enter {{NeedHelp1|date=April 2021}}.

It will look as the following:

Notability

If find an article with no minimum information about some specific topic, please add this template on the beginning of text {{Notability}}. Our recommendation is to add a date to you message so in this case you should enter {{Notability|date=April 2021}}. But you can add more parameters to closer explain what is an issue with this article, such as Companies (notability guidelines for companies and organizations) or Book (notability guideline for books) or Event (notability guideline for events)... If you for example use parameter Companies, you should enter as the following: {{Notability|Companies|date=April 2021}}.

It will look as the following:

Repetition

If you find an article that may contain too much repetition or redundant language, please add this template on the beginning of text {{Repetition}}. Our recommendation is to add a date to you message so in this case you should enter {{Repetition|date=January 2021}}.

It will look as the following:

Rewriting

If you find an article that may need to be rewritten to comply with our standards, please add this template on the beginning of text {{Cleanup rewrite}}. Our recommendation is to add a date to you message so in this case you should enter {{Cleanup rewrite|date=March 2021}}. You can eventually add a reason for this and it may like as {{Cleanup rewrite|Phrasing is confused|date=March 2021}}.

It will look as the following:

Splitting txt

If you find the big article with more unrelated topics and you think that it will be more usable to have this text separated in a few articles, you can suggest that this page be split into multiple pages adding the following template on the beginning of text {{Split}} and of course you can add the date here as in previously examples {{Split|date=March 2021}}.

It will look as the following:

Moving messages

When you eliminate all issues you found related with message/tag, please remove it from the text. You can find when and how to remove it here in template removal help guide.