Category:CS1 errors: generic title

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This is a tracking category for CS1 citations that have invalid generic values in |title=.

Cite uses generic title

Articles are listed in this category when Module:Citation/CS1 identifies template |title= parameters that use place-holder titles. Such titles may have been provided by bots or other tools that are unable to identify the source's correct title. Pages in this category should only be added by Module:Citation/CS1.

CS1|2 maintains a short list of 'titles' that are typically not the title of the cited source. Some examples are:

  • Wayback machine
  • This website is for sale
  • Are you a robot?

If you are aware of other common place-holder titles, please report them at Help talk:Citation Style 1, so that they can be added to the list.

To resolve this error, replace the place-holder title with the source's actual title.

Pages with this error are automatically placed in Category:CS1 errors: generic title.[a]

See also the maintenance category Category:CS1 maint: archived copy as title and the similar error category Category:CS1 errors: generic name.

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  1. Pages in the Book talk, Category talk, Draft talk, File talk, Help talk, MediaWiki talk, Module talk, Portal talk, Talk, Template talk, User, User talk, and Wikipedia talk namespaces are not included in the tracking categories. In addition, pages with names matching the patterns '/[Ss]andbox', '/[Tt]estcases', '/[^/]*[Ll]og', and '/[Aa]rchive' are not included in the tracking categories.