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Template:By whom/doc


You may append a date to the template in the following format:

{{By whom|date=}}

When to use[edit]

This tag is for placement after mention of a vague, third-party claim that is not sourced, such as "considered", "noted as", "nicknamed", "lauded as the world's..." (best/largest/finest/etc.), "labeled", and the like.

Use this tag when no specific examples of identifiable individuals or groups are named who could be used to verify the statements or beliefs that appear in the tagged passage of the article.

Do not use this tag for material that is already supported by an inline citation. If you want to know who holds that view, all you have to do is look at the source named at the end of the sentence or paragraph. It is not necessary to inquire "By whom?" in that circumstance.


  • Sometimes, the offending statement should be made more specific by using in-text attribution to identify particular individuals who hold this position, and then either supplied with an inline citation showing that this person or group holds this position, or tagged as needing citation.
  • Extremely vague statements should normally be removed.
  • Unsourced statements that say or imply something controversial about a living person should be removed immediately.

This tag will categorize tagged articles into Category:Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases.