Category:CS1 maint: display-authors

This is a tracking category for CS1 citations that use |display-authors=. Articles are listed in this category when Module:Citation/CS1 identifies citations that use |display-authors= with an assigned value that is greater than or equal to the number of authors in the citation. When this condition occurs, you may correct the issue one of three ways:

  • Remove |display-authors= from the citation (because "et al." is not appropriate in the citation with the listed authors)
  • Change the value of |display-authors= such that it is less than the number of editors listed (thereby truncating the displayed list to the number)
  • Change the value of |display-authors= to etal, which will cause "et al" to display after the last author.

Pages in this category should only be added by Module:Citation/CS1.

Editors who use AWB may wish to use this AWB script as an aid to clearing this category.


By default, Citation Style 1 and Citation Style 2 error messages are visible to all readers and maintenance category messages are hidden from all readers.

To display maintenance messages, include the following text in your common CSS page or your specific skin's CSS page (common.css and skin.css respectively):

.mw-parser-output span.cs1-maint {display: inline;} /* display Citation Style 1 maintenance messages */

Even with this css installed, older pages in Wikipedia's cache may not have been updated to show these error messages even though the page is listed in one of the tracking categories. A null edit will resolve that issue.

To hide error messages:

.mw-parser-output span.cs1-visible-error {display: none;} /* hide Citation Style 1 error messages */

You can personalize the display of these messages (such as changing the color), but you will need to ask someone who knows CSS or at the technical village pump if you do not understand how.