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Place this template on an article when you have identified a serious issue of balance and the lack of a WP:Neutral point of view, and you wish to attract editors with different viewpoints to the article. Please also explain on the article's talk page why you are adding this tag, identifying specific issues that are actionable within Wikipedia's content policies.
An unbalanced or non-neutral article is one that does not fairly represent the balance of perspectives of high-quality, reliable secondary sources. A balanced article presents mainstream views as being mainstream, and minority views as being minority views. The personal views of Wikipedia editors or the public are irrelevant.
This template is not meant to be a permanent resident on any article. You may remove this template whenever any one of the following is true:
((POV|date=September 2023)) at the top of the disputed article, then explain your reasons on the article's talk page. To specify the section of the talk page, use
((POV|talk=talk page section name|date=September 2023)). If the date is not included it will likely be added later by a bot.
This template will categorize tagged articles in Category:Wikipedia neutral point of view disputes or a dated subcategory thereof.
This template should only be used in the main (article) namespace. Do not place this template on talk pages, user pages, policies and guidelines, or other pages.
TemplateData for POV
|Month and year|
The month and year that the template was placed (in full). "((subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME)) ((subst:CURRENTYEAR))" inserts the current month and year automatically.
|Talk page section|
Section name on the talk page for further discussion
Text to replace the word "article", usually "section". This is a legacy feature that has been replaced by the separate ((POV section)) template.
|Make template small|
Enter "left" here to make the template box small and aligned to the left.
For custom CSS properties (without quotations) that affect the whole template.
To mark only a section as disputed, rather than a whole article, use ((POV section)). See below for a list of other similar templates.
For issues relating to article balance due to insufficient coverage of the subject rather than editorial bias, use ((Cleanup weighted)).