|This is a failed proposal.|
To include a shortcut, pass a parameter:
Failed proposals are categorized in Category:Wikipedia failed proposals.
When adding this template, it is recommended to provide links to any new proposals that superseded it, if known.
A failed proposal is one for which consensus for acceptance has not developed after a reasonable time period. Consensus need not be fully opposed; if consensus is neutral or unclear on the issue and unlikely to improve, the proposal has likewise failed.
The first unnamed parameter (or named as
|1=) is optional. If supplied, it displays as a link to the appropriate shortcut page for the proposal. (Note that this is not automatic; MediaWiki cannot determine the shortcut from the page itself. You need to discover or create the shortcut yourself.) Please do not create shortcuts for failed proposals; intelligible shortcuts are a finite resource. In fact, shortcuts may be usurped from long-failed proposals to redirect to something active.
|reason= parameter can also be used to add free-form text explaining the failure (e.g. linking to a WP:PROPOSAL discussion, quoting from an RfC closure statement etc.). This should be kept short (e.g. a concise sentence or two), since this is a banner template. Such a rejection summary need not be signed, unless it constitutes on its own a WP:CLOSURE. The content of this parameter will be auto-formatted as a separate paragraph below the default text (and thus should not itself contain paragraph markup).