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Template:Confusing
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Usage
  • This template categorises tagged articles into Category:Wikipedia articles needing clarification.
  • You can specify whether the template applies to an article (default) or section by adding |article or |section after the template's name. There is also the Template:Confusing section template for the sections.
  • Wikipedia recommends the use of the reason parameter to explain what is confusing. For example:
{{​Confusing​|reason=the Wangler is referred to in the plural but the diagram shows only one}}
When a talk page discussion is held, a direct link to that discussion can be added via the |talk= parameter. For example:
{{​Confusing​|talk=Template talk:Confusing#Talk parameter please!}}
  • Do not capitalize the beginning of the reason, since it is preceded by "In particular, ".
  • Do not add a full stop/period at the end of the reason because the template automatically puts a full stop/period in.
  • Please do not subst: this template.
{{​Confusing​|small=left}}
generates:
{{​Confusing​|small=left|reason=the tensing of the article is ambiguous}}
generates:
Template data
This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly parameter usage report for this template.
TemplateData for Confusing
This template is used to mark an article or section as confusing and in need of clarification.
Template parameters
This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.
ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Article or section?1
Set to 'section' to specify that you are referring to the section
Default
article
Stringoptional
Discussion locationtalk
The location at which the discussion on the issue is being held. Should be full page name, followed by #, followed by section name. Please do not enclose between [[ and ]]. The link will be automatically formatted using the section sign (§).
Example
Template talk:Confusing#Talk parameter please!
Page namesuggested
What is confusing?reasonExplain what part of the text needs to be clarified.Stringoptional
Datedate
The date this template was added, in the format [full month name] [full year].
Example
January 2015
Auto value
{{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}
Daterequired
Small?smallSet to 'left' if a small version should be shown instead of the defaultStringoptional

See also
Wikipedia:Template messages/Cleanup for an overview of cleanup templates.
The above documentation is transcluded from Template:Confusing/doc​. (edit | history)
Editors can experiment in this template's sandbox (edit | diff) and testcases (edit) pages.
Please add categories to the /doc subpage. Subpages of this template.
Last edited on 10 February 2021, at 06:50
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