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Marking articles for cleanup

If you don't have time to do anything more than tag an article as needing cleanup, that's fine and a very useful thing to do. (Reading and evaluating articles does indeed take a lot of time and is certainly real work.) If you do have the time to do so, it would be helpful to fix one article already on the list for every one that you add. This helps ensure that at least some fix-it work actually does get done, and helps keep the size of this collection from growing without bound.

Where to find articles that need cleaning up

All articles that have been identified as needing remedial cleanup are listed in one or more of the categories mentioned in the "Table of remedial cleanup tags" section below, or in one of the following old-style pages. Mark them for cleanup according to the process above. Please do not list new articles on these pages.

Table of remedial cleanup tags

The following is a listing of useful cleanup tags. Some tags have alternate versions which are used if the applicability of the tag is disputed. That page also gives more specific instructions about where to put tags, if the top of the talk page is not the best place.

Tag Text that will be shown (and usage notes) Category to find articles so tagged
{{cleanup}}
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This article needs cleanup.
This article needs to be edited to conform to a higher standard of article quality. After the article has been cleaned up, you may remove this message. See How to Edit a Page for help.

  • Use if there is a problem not addressed by any of the below tags.
  • It's OK to use in combination with any of the below tags.
Category:Cleanup
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This page needs to be edited to use MediaWiki syntax. You can help Sonic Retro by fixing it.
  • If the article needs reformatting to look pretty
  • If the article needs HTML changed into wikitext
  • If important words need to be linked to appropriate Sonic Retro articles
Category:Articles that need to be wikified
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This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page.
You can help Sonic Retro by fixing it. After fixing this article, please remove this notice.


Category:Articles needing rewrite
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This article needs copy editing.
This article may require copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone or spelling. You can help Sonic Retro by editing it. After fixing this article, please remove this notice.


Category:Articles needing copy edit
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It has been proposed that Cleanup be renamed and moved to a new page.

Reason for proposal:

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Category:Pages to be moved
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This article appears to contradict itself.
Please improve the article or discuss the issue on the talk page.


Category:Self-contradictory articles
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The neutrality and factual accuracy of this article are disputed.
Please see the relevant discussion on the talk page.


Category:Accuracy disputes
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It has been suggested that this page or section be merged with page.
Please see the relevant discussion on the talk page.

Category:Articles to be merged