Template:Ds

{{Ds}} (Discretionary sanctions) is a family of templates used as part of the arbitration discretionary sanctions system. Discretionary sanctions is a fast-track system for dealing with contentious or disruptive conduct within specified areas of conflict. It is a procedure authorised by the Arbitration Committee on a case-by-case basis, and usually involves imposing temporary, special rules to administrators to resolve disruption and promote civil participation. There are several main templates in this system:

  • {{Ds/alert}} is used, on a user's talk page, to "alert", or draw a user's attention, to the fact that discretionary sanctions are in effect for a topic area or article they are editing. The alert is used to inform them that any user who disruptively edits the topic or article in question may be placed under editing sanctions by an administrator. This template must be used to notify users.
  • {{Ds/editnotice}} is used to provide additional communication, using an editnotice, to editors that they are editing a page that is subject to a discretionary sanctions restriction. The template standardises the format and wording of such edit notices.
  • {{Ds/talk notice}} is used to provide additional communication, using a talk page messagebox (tmbox), to editors that they are editing a page that is subject to discretionary sanctions. The template standardises the format and wording of such tmboxes.
  • If a user who has been alerted goes on to disruptively edit the affected topic area, they can be reported to the arbitration enforcement (AE) noticeboard, where an administrator will investigate their conduct and issue a sanction if appropriate. {{AE sanction}} is used by administrators to inform a user that they have been sanctioned.
  • {{Ds/topics}} is a list of topics for which discretionary sanctions have been authorised. This list of topics is called or used by a number of templates and pages on Wikipedia.
  • {{Ds/log}} is used to produce links, beside a {{user}} template, that will search for all new-style alerts ever issued to the target user.
  • {{Ds/anchor}} is used to produce the grey numeric reference anchors and reference boxes beside each clause of Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee/Discretionary sanctions.
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Full information on these templates is in their documentation.

There are a number of additional templates of secondary importance under the Ds family of templates. These can be browsed through Special:PrefixIndex.

 Standardised Arbitration Enforcement (AE) templatesEdit

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