Template:References missing

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This documentation is transcluded from Template:References missing/doc.

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

Parameter Description Default Status
1 Reason or details empty optional
talksection To specify the talk page section for discussion. empty optional
category change categorisation that template applies Category: Media data without source optional
note empty optional

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

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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
  • {{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):