Template:Why - Wikipedia
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To tag a statement as being in need of clarification, add the following code:
{{Why|reason=Your explanation here|date=May 2021}}
This tag adds pages with tagged statements into Category:Wikipedia articles needing clarification, or a dated subcategory thereof.
  • To automatically add the current date, you can use substitution: {{subst:Why?}}.
  • The |date= parameter need not be added by the editor: if not entered, a bot will soon add it. The date parameter consists of the full English name of the current month with initial capital, a space, and the year, not full dates; e.g., "January 2013", but not "jan13". Any deviation from these two rules will result in an "invalid date parameter" error.
  • The |reason= parameter is optional but often helpful. It is displayed as a tooltip in some browsers (hover the mouse here [why?] to check behavior of your browser). For example, the following usage might be appropriate to the claim that "Humphrey Bogart has won several snooker world championships":
    {{Why|reason=This claim isn't clear.|date=May 2021}}
    • Use only plain text for the |reason= parameter. It does not support wiki markup like wikilinks, which can "mess up" the tooltip.
    • Double quotation marks used within the |reason= parameter will likewise "mess up" the tooltip; use single quotes or the HTML code " instead.
  • This template should be installed directly after punctuation, such as a full stop (period) or a comma.
  • Remove the template when you add an explanation for a statement.
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Template parameters
Reason askedreason
Explanation of why causal clarity is needed
It's unclear how oil expropriation led to prosperity. Please explain.
Month and yeardate
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The above documentation is transcluded from Template:Why/doc. (edit | history)
Editors can experiment in this template's sandbox (edit | diff) and testcases (create) pages.
Please add categories to the /doc subpage. Subpages of this template.
Last edited on 1 December 2018, at 20:22
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