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This template is used for files in which the data used to create the file is unsourced. Please state clearly for which data the source is required.

The template automatically sets the following categories: Category:Media data without source


{{References missing |1= |talksection= |category= |note= }}

Or use the shorthand

Add {{References missing|detail}} to the top of the description page of the file, replacing "detail" with what exactly is missing. To specify the talk page section for discussion, use {{References missing|detail|talksection=talk page section name}}.

If the description of the file seems to be wrong or not to match the content of the file please use {{Fact disputed}}.

Template parameters

1Reason or detailsemptyoptional
talksectionTo specify the talk page section for discussion.emptyoptional
categorychange categorisation that template appliesCategory:Media data without sourceoptional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the File namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

Placement: At the top of the page

See also

Warning templates

Disputed / inaccurate:

Disputed / something missing:

  • {{Clarify}} – an in-line template
  • {{Lacking insignia source}}insignia
  • {{References missing}}generally for files where the description or depiction needs references
  • {{Datasource missing}}for own diagrams and maps visualizing data that needs references
  • {{No source since}}deletion warning for missing essential source information
  • {{Sourcefield}} - produces a warning that a file appears to have an invalid entry in its "Source" parameter; for use on user talk pages, not file pages; less serious than the {{No source since}} warning; does not threaten deletion

Fictional (consciously):

  • {{Fake sports logo}} – for potentially serious confusion
  • {{Fictional}} – proposed insignia ("flag", "sign", "seal", "CoA", …)
  • {{Fake insignia}} — generic "faked" symbols, to facilitate identification but often not factually accurate to avoid copyright issues.
  • {{Fictitious flag}} – for potentially serious confusion