[clarification needed]

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Use this template in the body of an article as a request for other editors to clarify text that is difficult to understand. When the problem is not with the wording, but the sourcing, one may use {{specify}} instead. For dealing with dubious information, please use one of the following: {{citation needed}}, {{verify source}}, {{dubious}} or {{disputed-inline}}. This template is a self-reference and so is part of the Tractor Wiki project rather than the encyclopedic content.


This is an in-line template, place the template immediately after the material in question, as one would do with a footnote. For example:

This sentence needs clarification.{{clarify}}

The above text will cause the tag [clarification needed] to appear inline. This tag is linked to Wikipedia:Please clarify for further information.


Adding this template to an article will automatically place the article into Category:Tractor Wiki articles needing clarification.



This template allows an optional date parameter that records when the tag was added. As Tractor wiki does not operate a Bot yet to add dates to page maintenance tagged pages please add the date to sub categorise pages to ease site maintenance.

One should specify the date manually. For example, to date the tag in the current month, enter {{clarify|date=September 2020}}. Even more simply, one can simply use {{clarify|{{subst:DATE}}}} to get the same result.


Because it may not be immediately apparent to other editors what about the tagged passage is in need of clarification, it is generally helpful to add a brief reason for the tag: {{clarify|{{subst:DATE}}|reason=what the problem is}} (this is preferable to using an HTML <--comment--> after the tag, as it is more tidy to keep all of the {{clarify}}-related code inside the template). The reason parameter is not displayed or otherwise acted upon by the template; it is simply present in the source code for editors' benefit. If the explanation would be lengthy, use the article's talk page.


One can specify additional text to appear before and or after the "clarify" tag. For example


will cause a question mark to appear before "clarify" like this[? clarification needed], and

{{clarify|post-text=(complicated jargon)}}

will cause text to appear after "clarify" like this[clarification needed (complicated jargon)] .


The alternative names {{huh}}, {{what}}, {{clarify me}} and {{clarifyme}} are all redirects to this template.

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