Template:POV - Wikipedia
Template:POV
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Template usage notes
Use this template when you have identified a serious issue regarding WP:Neutral point of view.
  • Drive-by tagging is strongly discouraged. The editor who adds the tag should discuss concerns on the talk page, pointing to specific issues that are actionable within the content policies. In the absence of such a discussion, or where it remains unclear what the NPOV violation is, the tag may be removed by any editor.
  • The purpose of this group of templates is to attract editors with different viewpoints to edit articles that need additional insight. This template should not be used as a badge of shame. Do not use this template to "warn" readers about the article.
  • This template should only be applied to articles that are reasonably believed to lack a neutral point of view. The neutral point of view is determined by the prevalence of a perspective in high-quality, independent, reliable secondary sources, not by its prevalence among Wikipedia editors or the public.
If you plan to make breaking changes to this template, move it, or nominate it for deletion, please notify Twinkle's users and maintainers at Wikipedia talk:Twinkle as a courtesy, as this template is used in the standard installation of Twinkle. Thank you!
When to use
Place this template on an article when you have identified a serious issue of balance and the lack of a WP:Neutral point of view, and you wish to attract editors with different viewpoints to the article. Please also explain on the article's talk page why you are adding this tag, identifying specific issues that are actionable within Wikipedia's content policies.
An unbalanced or non-neutral article is one that does not fairly represent the balance of perspectives of high-quality, reliable secondary sources. A balanced article presents mainstream views as being mainstream, and minority views as being minority views. The personal views of Wikipedia editors or the public are irrelevant.
When to remove
This template is not meant to be a permanent resident on any article. You may remove this template whenever any one of the following is true:
  1. There is consensus on the talkpage or the NPOV Noticeboard that the issue has been resolved.
  2. It is not clear what the neutrality issue is, and no satisfactory explanation has been given.
  3. In the absence of any discussion, or if the discussion has become dormant.
How to use
Place
{{POV|date=May 2021}}
at the top of the disputed article, then explain your reasons on the article's talk page. To specify the section of the talk page, use
{{POV|talk=talk page section name|date=May 2021}}
. If the date is not included it will likely be added later by a bot.
This template will categorize tagged articles in Category:NPOV disputes or a dated subcategory thereof.
This template should only be used in the main (article) namespace. Do not place this template on talk pages, user pages, policies and guidelines, or other pages.
Redirects
  1. {{Npov}}
  2. {{Pov}}
  3. {{NPOV}}
  4. {{Neutrality}}
  5. {{Point Of View}}
  6. {{PoV}}
  7. {{Neutral}}
TemplateData
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 POV
Use this template to indicate that an article is not written from a neutral point of view. Follow this up with an explanation on the talk page.
Template parameters
This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.
ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Month and yeardate
The month and year that the template was placed (in full). "{{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}" inserts the current month and year automatically.
Example
January 2013
Auto value
{{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}
Linesuggested
Talk page sectiontalkSection name on the talk page for further discussionLineoptional
Affected areawhat
Text to replace the word "article", usually "section". This is a legacy feature that has been replaced by the separate {{POV section}} template.
Example
section
Auto value
section
Linedeprecated
Make box smallsmall
Enter "left" here to make the template box small and aligned to the left.
Example
left
Auto value
left
Lineoptional
CSSstyle
For custom CSS properties (without quotations) that affect the whole template.
Example
border-radius:8px;
Stringoptional
See also
{{Unbalanced}}
Alternatives
To mark only a section as disputed, rather than a whole article, use {{POV section}}. See below for a list of other similar templates.
For suspected POV issues which are not disputed, consider the {{POV check}} template instead. See Wikipedia:NPOV dispute for more info.
For issues relating to article balance due to insufficient coverage of the subject rather than editorial bias, use {{Cleanup weighted}}.
Wikipedia project pages
Templates
Disputed factual accuracy
See also: Category:Dispute templates
Boxes:
Inline:
Both accuracy and POV
Boxes:
{{Controversial}} Talk page
Disputed neutrality (POV)
See also: Category:Neutrality templates
Boxes:
Inline:
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The above documentation is transcluded from Template:POV/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 1 May 2021, at 14:03
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