Template:Globalize

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Usage

Paste this at the top of the affected article or section:

{{Globalize|date=January 2021}}

This code provides the correct date, assumes that your concerns affect the entire article, and assumes that you will promptly explain your concerns on that article's talk page in a new section titled "Globalize."

For instructions on modifying this simplest version of the template code, see the following:

Article or section?
The default word article is replaceable so you can specify whether the whole article or just a section doesn't represent a worldwide view. One or the other must be given if you also wish to specify any countries to which the article currently leans without using a named parameter (which are: 2name=, 3name=, 4name=) to specify the country. Specifying the whole article or just one section is accomplished simply by adding those words as parameters: {{Globalize|article|date=January 2021}} or {{Globalize|section|date=January 2021}}.
Date
The maintenance date tagging parameter 'date=' should be given with a properly formatted ISO date as is common to most maintenance tags. This parameter is used in time-keyed autocategories, if you do not supply the current date, then a bot will add it later.
Link to the correct section of the talk page
As a means of maximizing the likelihood that your concerns will be addressed, you should consider to initiate a talk section detailing your concerns when hanging any maintenance tag. Without such explanations, it may be difficult for editors to understand what concerned you and to figure out whether subsequent changes have addressed your concerns.
Specify the full link prefix through section title. (Capture this off the url after saving your newly inaugurated complaint section works best—you literally can't go wrong and introduce a typo since it's cut and paste.)
This is achieved by adding |discuss=Talk:Article_Name#This_is_section_title.
If you do not explain your concerns on the article's talk page, you may expect this tag to be promptly and justifiably removed as "unexplained" by the first editor who happens to not understand why you added this tag.
Which countries are over-represented?
Country names given as a positional parameter are assumed to be links as can be seen in the code snippet: {{{2name|[[{{{2}}}]]}}} The 2name, 3name parameters also affect categorizations, so can be used to display one name and link those to a variant.
Up to three geographical areas covered can also be selected, {{Globalize|article or section|area 1|area 2|area 3}}. For each region, the template will automatically add the page to an appropriate cleanup category, named category:{{{country}}}-specific. If the name of the country differs from the category (for instance, the United Kingdom, but UK-specific) then you can use the 2name, 3name and 4name attributes to modify the displayed name.
Categorization
This template will also categorize tagged articles into Category:Articles with limited geographic scope. To disable all auto-categorisation (such as when used multiple times on the same page tagging various sections), define either inhibit= or nocat= to any value (e.g., |nocat=my cat or |inhibit=1.
Technical note
The first, second, third... positional parameters are equivalent in wikimarkup language to the named parameters 1=, 2=, 3=, ... so far as article links are concerned. However, the two parameters differ in their effects in selecting named autocategories as is covered below. (The best trick ... try either, or both, for many country related names have slight name differences from their category names and therefore you must test (check) for both redlinked article and category names)
simple form
{{Globalize
|{{subst:DATE}}
|discuss=Talk:Article_Name#"This_is_section_title"
| 1= article or section <!-- (defaults to article) -->
| 2= <!-- 1st country or region or  --> 
  | 2name=
}}

full commented form
{{Globalize
|date=
|discuss=|discussion=|talk= <!-- (just one of) Defines link paths to article's talk page SECTION link by title.
-- Define as "Talk:Article_Name#This_is_section_title" ) -->
| 1= article or section <!-- (defaults to article) -->
 <!-- 
  (just one of each pair in: <code><nowiki>{{{2}}}, {{{3}}}, {{{4}}} or 2name, 3name, 4name</code>)
  These are the countries or regions on which the article is currently overly focused,
  in other words, 'those places the article is biased toward in the complaint
 -->
|  <!-- (<code>{{{2}}}</code>) --> 2= <!-- 1st country or region --> or | 2name=
|  <!-- (<code>{{{3}}}</code>) --> 3= <!-- 2nd country or region --> or | 3name
|  <!-- (<code>{{{4}}}</code>) --> 4= <!-- 3rd country or region --> or | 4name
 <!-- 
(optional category control parameters) -->
| nocat= true or inhibit=true  <!-- define either or both to inhibit auto-categorization into cleanup categories. -->
}}
</nowiki>

Location

As with all maintenance templates, this template should be placed below any disambiguation links and above infoboxes, images, and the text of the lead to increase accessibility for users of screen readers.

TemplateData

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly parameter usage report for this template.

TemplateData for Globalize

Use this cleanup template to indicate that an article is written primarily from the perspective of a particular region of the world.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Month and yeardate

The month and year that the template was placed (in full). "{{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}" inserts the current month and year automatically.

Example
January 2013
Auto value
{{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}
Linesuggested
Region2

Country or region that the article primarily deals with

Example
US, the Western world
Linesuggested
Second region3

Second country or region that the article primarily deals with

Example
UK, Anglophone
Lineoptional
Third region4

Third country or region that the article primarily deals with

Example
Europe, Canada
Lineoptional
First region name override2name

Enter text here to override the automatic conversion of some region names (US, UK) with the text entered.

Example
the US, the UK
Lineoptional
Second region name override3name

Enter text here to override the automatic conversion of some region names (US, UK) with the text entered.

Example
Britain, the West
Lineoptional
Third region name override4name

Enter text here to override the automatic conversion of some region names (US, UK) with the text entered.

Example
the EU, the Anglosphere
Lineoptional
Talk page sectiontalk discuss discussion

Section name on the talk page for further discussion

Lineoptional
Make template smallsmall

Enter "left" here to make the template box small and aligned to the left.

Example
left
Auto value
left
Lineoptional
Affected area1

Text to replace the word "article", usually "section". This is a legacy feature that has been replaced by the separate {{Globalize section}} template.

Example
section
Auto value
section
Linedeprecated

See also