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Template:Request quotation span

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. [need quotation to verify]

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Usage [ edit ]

Do not substitute this template.

The {{Request quotation span}} template may be used when there is a piece of text that should be verified with quotation from a source. Unlike the template {{Request quotation}}, this template attaches explicitly to a portion of text, for example one or more specific sentences, by surrounding the text with the template. This is especially useful for flagging a block of multiple facts or multiple sentences as needing quotation, and for singling out a specific fact that needs quotation among many verified ones.

Avoid use for multiple paragraphs or around a list without closing and opening each template around each paragraph or list item. This kind of use causes linting errors and may disrupt the page display. An alternative with multiple paragraphs is using multiple {{Request quotation}}.

Once a quotation is added, please remove this template from the surrounded text.

{{Request quotation span|date=March 2021|Passage(s) to be verified with quotation}}, or:
{{Request quotation span|date=March 2021|text=Passage(s) to be verified with quotation}}

The date is optional, so the minimal syntax is:

{{Request quotation span|Passage(s) to be verified with quotation}}

Example of usage:

Verified material. {{Request quotation span|date=March 2021|Passage to be verified with quotation. Another passage to be verified with quotation.}} More verified material.
Verified material. Passage to be verified with quotation. Another passage to be verified with quotation.[need quotation to verify] More verified material.

Compare usage of {{Request quotation}}:

Verified material. Passage to be verified with quotation.{{Request quotation}} Another passage to be verified with quotation.{{Request quotation}} More verified material.
Verified material. Passage to be verified with quotation.[need quotation to verify] Another passage to be verified with quotation.[need quotation to verify] More verified material.

Parameters [ edit ]

There are three parameters to the template:

|text= (or no parameter)
The text that needs a quotation.
|date=
The date in the form March 2021. If omitted, AnomieBOT will add it if there are no new edits for a few minutes.
|reason=
The reason for the quotation request. If omitted, "Quotation needed from source to verify." will be used. This text is shown as a tooltip.

TemplateData [ edit ]

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly parameter usage report for this template.

TemplateData for Request quotation span

Marks a specific piece of text as needing a quotation.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

Parameter Description Type Status
Text text 1

The text needing a quotation

Auto value
Content required
Date date

Month and year the tag was added

Example
June 2015
Auto value
{{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}
Date suggested
Reason? reason

Reason the text needs a quotation; shown in a tooltip

Default
Quotation needed from source to verify
String suggested

Redirects to this template [ edit ]

See also [ edit ]

  • {{Request quotation}} – equivalent which does not precisely identify the problematic text
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