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class="unknown table-unknown" style="font-size:smaller;line-height:1.6;background:#FFE;color:#222;text-align:center;"|Unknown

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Dialog-warning-orange.svg Note: This template is used on a lot of pages. In order not to put too much load on the servers, edits should be kept to a bare minimum.
Please discuss proposed changes on the talk page first.
Editing a template causes all pages that use the template to be re-rendered. If the Template is used often, this can put a lot of load on the servers since it fills up the job queue. [statistics]

The template displays in the file namespace only.
You can always see the template's appearance by navigating to Special:Upload and then select "I don't know exactly" as a license.


Basic syntax: {{Unknown}}


{{Unknown|subcategory=uploader notified November 2022}} to also put image into specified category.

Note: "uploader notified" subcategories can be used only if uploader was notified that their file has some problems.

We have a number of templates that seem to be based on Wikipedia ones, whose use are documented here on Wikipedia. The Unknown template was used both as a table cell template and as a license template for uploaded files with an "I am not sure choice" for the license, so has been modified to work as before in namespaces other than File, and to show "Unknown license" in the File namespace.

It adds page to Category:Media without a license

Note that there are thousands of files where this template would be applicable. In case of adding this - consider notifying uploader on their talk page and asking to clarify licensing status. Category:Media without a license has potentially useful template of such request.