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Usage[change source]

The purpose of this tag is to nudge fellow editors who may accidentally (or otherwise) introduce text that appears to be based upon original synthesis, into supporting such text through demonstrating its origins. This tag provides a good faith means for editors to allow given text of fellow editors to remain temporarily in a given article until such time as the text's previously researched origins are supported.

Do not use this tag to label text which appears false or doubtful, especially in the case of biographies of living people. In the case of text that appears false or doubtful and is not part of a biography of a living person then move such text to the discussion page and ask for citations of previous research there, otherwise remove it.

This template tag will categorise tagged articles into Category:Articles that may contain original research but not this template itself. This template is a self-reference and so is part of the Wikipedia project rather than the encyclopaedic content.

Instructions[change source]

At the end of a sentence that appears to be original research through synthesis, simply tack on {{syn|date=December 2021}} to specify that particular passage as likely being of questionable origin. Do not forget to ensure that there is corresponding article talk to explain one's usage of this tag.

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