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The {{explain}} tag, when inserted in an article, looks like this.[please explain] It means one of two things:

  1. What was just asserted in the text is confusing or unclear, or
  2. The author at the time didn't have a clue about a specialized topic and is politely asking others to give or insert an explanation of that topic.

In either case, you're immediately dropping whatever you are doing, explaining the matter to the best of your ability, and giving us more understanding is the Most Important Thing in the World.Do You Believe That?

I would guess...

...that it is a more polite way of asking WTF?

Yes, it is a more polite way of saying WTF.

Not to be confused with

Pauline Hanson.

See also