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Template:Historical

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Usage

Basics

  • To include a shortcut, pass a parameter: {{Historical|WP:SHORT}}.
  • To provide a last-updated date, use the named parameter "last" or "date", i.e. {{Historical|last=1 January 2000}}. This should only be used for substantive updates, not things like bot tweaks or typo fixes.
  • To provide a briefer form of the text, use {{Historical|brief=yes}}
  • For a former policy, use {{Historical|type=policy}}
  • For a former guideline, use {{Historical|type=guideline}}
  • For a page closed down by explicit community consensus, use {{Historical|type=woundup}}
  • To provide an explanatory comment, use {{Historical|comment=explanatory text here}}. If you want to point to a successor page, use {{Superseded}} instead of {{Historical}}.
  • Pages using this template will be placed into Category:Inactive project pages unless the parameter |category=no is given: {{Historical|category=no}} (user and user talk pages are not categorized).
  • For related Wikipedia header templates, see Template messages/Wikipedia namespace.
  • Please note that this template is not appropriate for portals, which exist for the purpose of informing readers on a given topic and, as such, can never truly be "inactive".
  • It is also not appropriate for inactive WikiProjects which are dealt with according to the WikiProject Council/Guide; these should be tagged with {{WikiProject status|Defunct}} or {{WikiProject status|Inactive}}.

Adding shortcuts

  • In addition, a shortcut can be added to this template by using the following syntax:
{{Historical|SHORTCUT}}
  • Up to 5 shortcuts can be added to this template in this fashion:
{{Historical|SHORTCUT1|SHORTCUT2|SHORTCUT3|SHORTCUT4|SHORTCUT5}}

TemplateData

No description.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Shortcut 11

no description

Pageoptional
Shortcut 22

no description

Pageoptional
Shortcut 33

no description

Pageoptional
Shortcut 44

no description

Pageoptional
Shortcut 55

no description

Pageoptional
Lastlast

The date of the last substantative update to this page.

Datesuggested
Datedate

Formerly an alias for last.

Datedeprecated
Typetype

The type of page this is, eg. policy, guideline, script, etc.

Example
policy
Linesuggested
Briefbrief

Whether to use a shortened message.

Default
no
Booleanoptional
Commentcomment

A message explaining why the page is obsolete

Stringsuggested
Categorycategory

Whether to include this in [[:Category:Inactive project pages]]

Default
yes
Example
category=no
Booleanoptional

See also