Template:Like whom?

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Usage [ edit ]

This tag is for placement after attributions to vague "authorities" such as "serious scholars", "historians", "some researchers", "many scientists", and the like. For example:

Markup so regarded among historians{{Like whom?|{{subst:DATE}}}}
Visual replica so regarded among historians[Like whom?]

You may use either one of the following formats:

{{Like whom?|{{subst:DATE}}}}


{{Like whom?|date=March 2021}}

Use it when no specific examples of identifiable individuals from that group are named who could be used to verify the beliefs attributed to the group. Preferably, the offending statement should be made more specific by identifying particular individuals and then either cited or tagged for needing citation. Similarly, the statement should be deleted if the claim about the group is sufficiently vague as to be unsupportable.

Use good judgment when deciding whether greater specificity is actually in the best interests of the article. Words like some or most are not banned and can be useful and appropriate. If greater specificity would result in a tedious laundry list of items with no real importance, then Wikipedia should remain concise, even if it means being vague. If the reliable sources are not specific—if the reliable sources say only "Some people..."—then Wikipedia must remain vague.

This tag will categorize tagged articles into Category:Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases. This template is a self-reference and is part of the Wikipedia project rather than the encyclopedic content.

TemplateData [ edit ]

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TemplateData for Like whom?

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Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
Reason 1 reason

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String optional
Month and year date

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Auto value
String suggested

See also [ edit ]

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