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Usage

{{Cleanup}} should be used with the following two parameters:

  • reason: the reason for requesting cleanup. This is useful for editors in case the reason for requesting a cleanup is not immediately obvious. The first character of the reason (immediately after the equals sign) should be lowercase, in order to preserve the sentence flow when rendered.
  • date: the month and year (e.g. July 2021) when the Cleanup template was added to the article; this helps to figure out how long an article has been tagged for cleanup.

Optional parameters include:

  • talksection: the section of the talk page explaining what needs to be done. Add a new section to the talk page explaining the type and extent of clean-up required so editors will know what to address, and when to remove this template.

The template should be placed at the top of the article requiring a cleanup. If practicable, please use a more specific cleanup template. Because {{Cleanup}} is vague, specific problems should be identified in the reason field; a more detailed explanation of what needs to be done can be provided on the article's talk page. An article's {{Cleanup}} template may be removed without the problem(s) being fixed if it is not possible to identify what needs to be cleaned-up.

Do not substitute this template.

When to use

This tag is intended to identify pages that need wikification or the correction of spelling, grammar, typographical errors, tone, and other similar, non-content-focused changes. Use this tag when the article needs improvement per WP:BETTER.

Articles that violate policy need more direct action. Other templates, such as {{POV}}, are better suited to content disputes.

Examples

For example, {{Cleanup|reason=the article is full of incorrect capitalisation|date=July 2021}} would display as: {{

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The template detects which namespace it is used in and changes accordingly:
Article {{
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The descriptor (on the preceding example "template") can be changed from its default using the first parameter, for instance {{Cleanup|section}} or {{Cleanup|disambiguation page}}.

Categorization

This template will add pages on which it is used to a specific category Category:Articles needing cleanup containing pages needing cleanup or a dated subcategory thereof.

For tracking purposes it also categorises the page according to whether a reason code has been given.

Alternative

If the problem is correctable with the skills you already possess, consider being bold and fixing it yourself, rather than applying this template and leaving it for someone else to clean up.

See also

Redirects


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