[dubious ]

Template documentation

Usage edit

When using this template, it is strongly suggested to simultaneously discuss the dubious statement on the article's talk page – and to point this template to a specific talk page section (either new or existing) which contains that discussion. To do so, use the following syntax:

{{Dubious |Talk section name|date=December 2023}}
Note, do not include Talk:PAGE#, just the section title.

To include a reason (only displayed within the wiki source) as well, use the following syntax:

{{Dubious |Talk section name|reason=Summary of problem|date=December 2023}}

To forgo the above is discouraged, but it's worse to insert a bare tag than to include a reason and date, using this syntax:

{{Dubious |reason=Summary of problem|date=December 2023}}

Do not add this template to a page more than a reasonable number of times. Please consider using one of the other templates mentioned below instead.

Parameters edit

  • |1=Talk section name – the first field should point to the section name on the talk page which contains the discussion.
    • If the section name contains an equal sign, use the following syntax: {{Dubious|1=Does x = 5?}}.
    • Other special characters used in section names (such as brackets, "[" and "]") may need to be escaped. For example, the markup:
{{Dubious|K%5BX%5D is NOT integral}}
would produce:
{{Dubious|K[X] is NOT integral}}.
  • |date= the month and year when the template was added. Example: |date=December 2023.

|reason= is not a parameter of this template, but you may use it to add an invisible, short explanation of the issue. It will only be visible in the coding (e.g. when editing the page).

TemplateData edit

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.


Use this template to tag a specific statement or alleged fact that is sourced but which nevertheless seems dubious or unlikely to be correct.

Template parameters[Edit template data]

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

Section name on talk page1

Section name on talk page where further information or discussion can be found

Month and yeardate

Month and year of tagging; e.g., 'January 2013', but not 'jan13'

January 2013
Auto value

See also edit