Template:Context

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Usage

Place {{Context|date=December 2020}} at the top of an article of which you believe does not identify itself sufficiently to readers unfamiliar with its subject.

The word "article" may be replaced with "section", "list", etc. For example: {{Context|section|date=December 2020}} will produce

While the |reason= parameter can be added to almost any template to provide an in-wikitext rationale for the template (e.g., a sentence on what the concerns are) that is usually visible only to editors, the |details= parameter can be used to make the template display a (short!) indication of the contextual information that is needed. E.g., using |details=date range this organization was operating changes "... by providing more context for the reader." to "... by providing more context for the reader, especially: date range this organization was operating."

TemplateData

Banner for the top of an article (or section) of which you believe does not identify the context sufficiently to readers unfamiliar with the subject.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
What does this banner apply to?1

section, list, etc.

Default
article
Example
section
Stringsuggested
Additional detaildetails

contextual specifics that are needed

Default
[blank]
Example
date range this organization was in operation
Stringsuggested
Month and yeardate

The month and year that this template was placed

Example
April 2017
Auto value
{{SUBST:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{SUBST:CURRENTYEAR}}
Datesuggested

Notes

Redirects

See also

  • {{db-context}} – when an article has so insufficient context that it is impossible to identify the subject, it may be eligible for speedy deletion under WP:A1
  • {{Context inline}} – inline template for a general context problem
  • {{Non sequitur}} – inline template for namedropping the relevance of which is unclear
  • {{Importance section}} – inline template for material of questionable relevance
  • {{Technical}} – message box template for section or article that is written in a too-technical manner


  • This template contains a self-reference (it refers to Wikipedia in its contents).
  • This template should not be substituted. Bots rely on the transcluded form for dating and categorisation.