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See also

  • {{Cite}} (deprecated)
  • {{Clarifyme}}, requesting clarification of a hard-to-understand phrase.
  • {{Citequote}}, tagging a request for citation, used for quotations that needs citations to make it complete, but not for seemingly doubtful or false texts.
  • {{Request quote}}, tagging a request for quoting inaccessible source, used for requesting a direct quote from the cited source for verification.
  • {{Verify source}}, tagging a request for source verification, used for information that is doubtful or appears false.
  • {{Verify credibility}}, tagging a request for source verification, used for information that is doubtful or appears false.
  • {{Citecheck}}, popping up a box saying an article or section may have inappropriate or misinterpreted citations.
  • {{Not verified}}, popping up a box saying an article or section has not been verified and may not be reliable.
  • {{Unreferenced}} and {{Unreferenced section}}, popping up a box saying an article or section has no citation or reference for its information.
  • {{or}}, to label a passage of text that may be based upon original research.
  • {{POV-statement}}, to label a passage of text whose neutrality is disputed.
  • {{page number}}, to request a missing page number to an existing reference.
  • {{dubious}}
  • {{list_fact}}, to request supporting material for including a member in a list

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