Wikipedia:Please clarify

The aim of this page is to describe ways to clarify text or request such clarification. There are inline cleanup tags to flag specific wording that is likely to be confusing to the average reader.

When you need to flag unclear text

It is always best to take care of something when you notice it, but that is not always possible. You can choose one of these templates that tag text with inline messages to request specific clarifications that you cannot provide yourself:

  • {{ Clarify}} to mark individual phrases or sentences
  • {{ Confusing}} to mark sections (or entire articles, though this is undesirable because it makes it unclear what exactly needs to be improved)
  • {{ Definition needed}} to mark a term as ambiguous or unclear and in need of a definition
  • {{ Examples}} to mark individual phrases or sentences which require examples for clarification
  • {{ Explain}} to mark individual phrases or sections which require further explanation for general (i.e. non-expert) readers
  • {{ Non sequitur}} to mark individual mentions of someone or something in an out-of-context way, the relevance of which is unclear

When using these templates, be specific: mark individual phrases, sentences, and sections in preference to entire articles. Also be sure to leave specific suggestions for improvement on the article's talk-page.

The templates' pages will almost always have additional documentation on usage and parameters. If not, you can leave a message on the template's talk page requesting such information be added.