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In Informatics, dummy data is benign information that does not contain any useful data, but serves to reserve space where real data is nominally present. Dummy data can be used as a placeholder for both testing and operational purposes. For testing, dummy data can also be used as stubs or pad to avoid software testing issues by ensuring that all variables and data fields are occupied. In operational use, dummy data may be transmitted for OPSEC purposes. Dummy data must be rigorously evaluated and documented to ensure that it does not cause unintended effects.

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Dummy Post

This tag should be used when it is believed that particular information being deleted from an article is relevant and therefore should be allowed in the article. Importantly, the tag lets the reader know he may not be getting the full story due to the exclusion of that piece of information. On the article’s Discussion page, note the information you believe should cease being excluded before placing the tag.

The tag may assist in moving the dispute to the talk page, and reduce edit-warring when a piece of information is being repetitively inserted and deleted. If a consensus is reached that the information is notable and relevant, the information is inserted in the article and the tag is removed. If a consensus is reached that the information is not notable and relevant, the information is not added and the tag is removed.

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Disputed factual accuracy

Both accuracy and POV

Disputed neutrality (POV)