ConRunner:Template messages/Cleanup

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The following tags should be placed on the article needing cleanup, not on its talk page. Unless otherwise noted, they should be added to the top of the article.

Some tags have alternate versions that should be used if the applicability of the tag is disputed.

See Wikipedia:Template messages for other useful tags.

General

Tag Text that will be shown (and usage notes)
{{cleanup}}


(category)

  • This applies to general problems not addressed by other tags.
  • In the future, please use cleanup-date, below, instead.
{{cleanup-date|July 2019}}


(category)

This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality.
This article has been tagged since July 2019.
See How to Edit and Style and How-to for help, or this article's talk page.
  • This applies to general problems not addressed by other tags.
  • Please do not use this in combination with the more specific cleanup tags.
  • Please replace "July 2019" with the appropriate month and year. Note that there is a space between them.
{{cleanup-image}}


(category)

This image needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality.
For help, see the picture tutorial and our image use policy.
  • This should be used for images that have artifacts, poor definition, poor lighting, or other visual flaws.
  • Many of these images may need to be replaced entirely. Try listing on Wikipedia:Image recreation requests.

Copyright violations

See Wikipedia:Template messages/Maintenance#Copyright violations.

Specific cleanup issues

Tag Text that will be shown (and usage notes)
{{wikify}}


(category)

This article needs to be wikified. Please format this article according to the guidelines laid out at Wikipedia:Guide to layout.
  • If the article needs reformatting to look pretty
  • If the article needs HTML changed into wikitext
  • If important words need to be linked to appropriate Wikipedia articles
{{copyedit}}


(category)

This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, etc.)
{{cleanup-verify}}


(category)

This article contains information that is not verifiable. If you are familiar with the subject matter, please expand the article, citing sources.
{{cleanup-importance}} or {{explain significance}}


(category1 category2)

This article lacks information on the subject matter's importance. If you are familiar with it, please expand the article, or discuss its significance on the talk page.
{{cleanup-context}} or {{context}}


(category)

The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. Please fix the introduction or article as you see fit.
{{technical}}


(category)

This article may be too technical for most readers to understand. Please expand it to make it accessible to non-experts, without removing the technical details.
{{cleanup-tone}}


(category)

{{confusing}}


(category)

This article can be confusing for some readers, and needs to be edited for clarity. If you are familiar with the subject matter, please clarify the article, or discuss it on the talk page.
{{fiction}}


(category)

This article does not make a clear distinction between fact and fiction. Please edit it according to the guidelines regarding fiction.
  • This does not cover factual or accuracy disputes.
{{contradict}}


(category)

Parts of this article contradict each other.
Please see the relevant discussion on this article's talk page and fix it if you can.
{{cleanup-rewrite}}


(category)

This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page.
{{notenglish}}


(category)

{{cleanup-translation}}


(category)

This article has been translated, and needs attention from someone approaching dual fluency.
Please see its entry on ConRunner:Pages needing translation into English for discussion.
If you are the person who just added this template, remember to add a note on ConRunner:Pages needing translation into English.
  • This always should be supplemented by a note on Wikipedia:Pages needing translation into English.
  • This should be used for articles that still have translation issues, but have enough English-language content that they are not subject to deletion for that reason.
{{RoughTranslation|LANGUAGE}}


(category)

This article is a rough translation of an article in LANGUAGE.
It may have been generated by a computer or by a translator with limited proficiency in English or the original language. Feel free to enhance the translation. For reference, the original article may appear under "LANGUAGE" in the "other languages" list.
{{cleanup-ipa}}


(category)

{{limitedgeographicscope}}


(category)

File:The Earth seen from Apollo 17.jpg The perspective and/or examples in this article do not represent a world-wide view. Please edit this page to improve its geographical balance .


{{music-importance}}


(category)

Template:Music-importance
{{cleanup-school}}


(category)

Template:Cleanup-school
{{PotentialVanity}}


(category)

Template:PotentialVanity
{{cleanup-nonsense}} Template:Cleanup-nonsense
  • This should be used if an article appears to be nonsense not covered by Patent nonsense speedy deletion rule (for example, a theory that appears to be pseudoscience presented without any explanation of context, scientific reaction, etc).
  • This template should either be replaced with one of the above templates (usually cleanup-context or cleanup-confusing) or nominated for deletion in accordence with Wikipedia's deletion policies, but both should only be done by somebody familar with the subject area of the article.

Merging and splitting

The following templates should be placed atop articles or sections they refer to.

Tag Text that will be shown (and usage notes)
{{split}}


(category)

File:Split-arrows.gif It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page.   (Discuss)
{{merge|OTHER ITEM}}


(category)

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with OTHER ITEM. (Discuss)
  • Place this at the top of both articles or sections that are to be merged. Use the other item's name as the parameter. A link will be generated automatically.
  • If it is known which article or section is to receive the merged material, use the templates {{mergefrom|SOURCE ITEM}} and {{mergeto|DEST ITEM}} instead.
{{mergefrom|SOURCE ITEM}}


(category)

It has been suggested that SOURCE ITEM be merged into this article or section. (Discuss)
  • Place this at the top of the article or section that is to receive the merged material.
  • Place the template {{mergeto|DEST ITEM}} at the top of the source article or section.
  • Note that a link is automatically formed to the parameter (SOURCE ITEM).
  • If a merger of multiple articles or sections into a single page is being proposed, include a list of all source items, formatted as links, as the parameter, but omit the opening square brackets of the first item and the closing square brackets of the last item, so that the result is formatted as a proper list of links.
  • If it is not known which article or section is to receive the merged material, use the template {{merge|OTHER ITEM}} instead.
{{mergeto|DEST ITEM}}


(category)

It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into DEST ITEM. (Discuss)
  • Place this at the top of the article or section that is to have its content transferred to another page.
  • Place the template {{mergefrom|SOURCE ITEM}} at the top of the article or section that is to receive the merged material.
  • Consider adding new material to the article or section that is the parameter of this template (i.e. DEST ITEM), instead of the article that contains this template message.
  • If it is not known which article or section is to receive the merged material, use the template {{merge|OTHER ITEM}} instead.
{{merging|DEST ITEM}}


(category)

50px This article is in the process of being merged into DEST ITEM, and may be outdated.

If necessary, please edit only the article mentioned above, as this article's content may be deleted in the future.

Please see the relevant discussion on this article's talk page and/or the destination article's talk page.

{{mergedisputed|OTHER ITEM}}


(category)

76px It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with OTHER ITEM, but this is disputed. (Discuss)

Controversy

See ConRunner:Template messages/Disputes.

Moving to other projects

ConRunner:Template messages/Moving to other projects

Stubs

See ConRunner:Stub.

Unlike cleanup tags, stub tags should be added at the bottom of the article.

It is possible to use {{stub}}, but if you have time to find the correct topical stub tag instead, please do so.

Topical stub tags are listed on ConRunner:Template messages/Stubs and shown in the stub categories.

Example: Template:Comp-stub