Template:Self-published inline

[self-published source?]

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Usage

{{Self-published inline|date=October 2021}}

This is an inline template used to flag statements with self-published sources such as a personal web page or a self-published book, which, due to the lack of oversight on such works, are therefore potentially unreliable.

When the template is added to a line of text in an article, the resulting clean-up tag links to the relevant policy page and section: Wikipedia:Verifiability § Self-published sources. (While Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources § Self-published sources and WP:Neutral point of view are also relevant, the template does not create a link to them.)

This template categorizes its tagged articles into the maintenance category, Category:All articles with self-published sources, which is hidden in mainspace articles by a default setting in the user preferences. A logged-in user may view this and all other hidden categories by checking Show hidden categories on the Appearance tab of Preferences.

Note: Use this template outside the <ref>...</ref> markup.

To flag an individual citation itself as being to such a questionable source, use Template:Self-published source, inside of <ref>...</ref>. For whole sections or articles, use Template:Self-published.

This template takes a compulsory parameter (which a bot will set if the editor doesn't):

  • |date=date—in the format "Month Year"

If there is no doubt at all that the source is self-published, you can use a parameter to remove the "?" from the template's output:

  • |certain=yes or |certain=y

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Used when a statement is sourced but it is questionable whether the source used is reliable for supporting the statement.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Certain?certain sure failed

If set to "y" or "yes" will remove the question mark from the template's output to denote a degree of certainty that the source is self-published

Default
no
Example
yes
Booleanoptional
Month and yeardate

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

Auto value
{{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}
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