Template talk:No source since

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Please note: Old discussions are now on Template talk:No source since/en, since this was the former main template talk page. Feel free to open general discussions about this template here.


The file was created by myself with Photoshop CS3

--Dessy92 (talk) 11:13, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Adding new language[edit]

How can I add Slovene to the link of all languages? --romanm (talk) 08:39, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

OK, done by editing Template:No source since/lang. --romanm (talk) 08:42, 18 February 2010 (UTC)


I added sources to such phots which were marked with this template. Am I supposed to remove the notification myself or will the user who put it do it? --Gwafton (talk) 22:23, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

  • It depends. If the source is legitimate and there is very little question as to the license you may remove the template. A good example would be a work on Flickr with a good free license. If the source is good but the license is in question, removing the template may just create an edit war. A good example of this would be a work held in the National Archives or Library of Congress without clear indication as to when the author died or whether it was registered properly for copyright. Use your best judgement. If you have any doubts, you can always ask on my talk page or on that of the user who placed the tag. -Nard (Hablemonos)(Let's talk) 23:46, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Edit Request: Add a comments field[edit]

{{edit request}}

This template should have a comment field, as there are cases where the editor adding this template to a page being able to add an explanation of why the given source isn't valid would be helpful. --Ahecht (talk) 15:25, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Wouldn't that be a case for {{npd}}? Hekerui (talk) 14:48, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
It probably makes sense to have a comment field for all "no X since" tags. With {{no source since}}, it could be used to clarify why a given source is not sufficient. It's pretty common to see source fields that don't enable others to verify the copyright status as required by Commons:Licensing. For example, {{PD-AR-Photo}} states that the "date and source of any publication prior to 20 year old (sic) must be indicated," but that is habitually overlooked by many frequent users of that template. I've seen more than one case of entirely appropriate {{no source since}} tags being removed just because the source field wasn't completely empty.
It's not a small or simple change, though. It affects the main templates (like this one), the /layout templates, all the language versions, the auto-dated subst shorthands (nld, npd and nsd) and the QuickDelete gadget. LX (talk, contribs) 19:10, 26 November 2014 (UTC)
Declined - not a simple (and terribly useful) change, and user has not provided replacement code. -FASTILY 18:40, 14 February 2015 (UTC)