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wikiHow:Templates/Discussion


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Use these templates to discuss certain aspects of an article.

Apply them to the top of an article's Discussion Page.

Additional templates can be found in Discussion Page Templates.



EditAlerts

Controversial

  • Use this template for a controversial topic, such as religion.

  • Use this code: {{Controversial}}

  • To make:


This article is on a controversial topic.
Our goal is to write an accurate how-to manual on every subject, including those that not everyone will find agreeable. Please edit this article to reflect its title; do not change the content to a different subject. Opposing views can be written as a new article.

Discussionheader

  • Use this template for a frequent target of comments unrelated to improvement.

  • Use this code: {{Discussionheader}}

  • To make:

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Read Before Posting:
This discussion page provides a forum to discuss improvements and civilly reach consensus about the contents of the article Templates/Discussion.

If your comment does not pertain to improving this article, you should post in the General Chat Forum instead.


Inappropriate Discussion (ID)

  • Use this template to alert others of inappropriate or offensive language.

  • Use this code: {{ID}}

  • To make:

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This discussion page may contain offensive language. If you are easily offended by such language, please do not read the contents below.







Politics

  • Use this template for a frequent target of conflicting political points of view.

  • Use this code: {{Politics}}

  • To make:

Politics are the life blood of democracy!
Yet, reasonable individuals may differ on the viewpoint, facts, arguments, conclusions and/or recommendations presented in this article.
All editors are free to help build an "accurate how-to manual" and may edit this page to make it accurately reflect the actions specified by its title, but please do not change the content to fit a different topic than the current title specifies. Feel free to create a new page from an opposing view.




Semi-Protect (Sprotalk)

  • Use this template at the top of an Edit page.
  • Use this code: {{Sprotalk}}
  • To make:


This talk or discussion page has been targeted frequently by anonymous IP vandals/spammers, or any anonymous IP user who has left comments not related to an article. So, to prevent this, it has been semi-protected so that only registered users can post comments on it.
If you are an anonymous user, please create an account or contact someone. Thank you.

EditArchives

Archive List (Archive)

  • Use this template to list archived pages.

  • Use this code: {{Archive}}

  • To make:


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This discussion page has been archived.
Feel free to start a new discussion or revive an old one here.
Discussion Archives:  


Archive Page (Talkarchive)

Discussion Archives:  
Archive
This is an archive of past discussions. Do not post new comments on this page. If you wish to start a new discussion or revive an old one, please do so on the current talk page.





EditCommunication

Quote

  • Use this template to quote text from another editor.

  • Click here to learn how to change its color.

  • Use this code: {{Quote|editor|text}}

  • To make:


editor said:
text

Reference Quote (RefQuote)

  • Use this template to quote text from an article.

  • Click here to learn how to change its color.

  • Use this code: {{RefQuote|[[Read|How to Read]]|text}}

  • To make:


text



EditDeletion of Articles

Deletion Explanation

  • Use these templates to explain the result of a NFD discussion.

  • Use this code if the article was deleted: {{nfd|reason|result=delete}}

  • Use this code if the article was kept: {{nfd|reason|result=keep}}

  • Use this code if the results for the voting was mixed and a consensus about deleting not reached: {{nfd|reason|result=mixed}}

    • Replace "reason" with a three-letter code found in the Deletion policy.

Old Nomination for Deletion (Oldnfd)

  • Use this template to discourage renomination for deletion.

  • Change the date, criteria and reason accordingly.

  • Be sure to use a bullet (*) prior to each criteria.

  • Use this code:

{{Oldnfd|
*Deletion criteria 1 - why this article does not violate criteria 1 
*Deletion criteria 2 - why this article does not violate criteria 2 
*Deletion criteria 3 - why this article does not violate criteria 3 
|date}}



  • To make:

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"How to Templates/Discussion" was reviewed for deletion on 2009-09-22. Please review its discussion history prior to applying another NFD tag. Renominations may be removed if they involve any of these previous decisions:

  • Deletion criteria 1 - why this article does not violate criteria 1
  • Deletion criteria 2 - why this article does not violate criteria 2
  • Deletion criteria 3 - why this article does not violate criteria 3

EditFeatured Articles

Featured Article (Featured)

  • Use this template to mark a past or present Featured article.

  • Format the date as: 2008-01-01.

  • Use this code: {{Featured|initial date}}

  • To make:

Featured Article Candidate (Fac)

  • Use this template to nominate an article for Featured status.

  • Use this code: {{Fac}}

  • To make:


Old Featured Article Candidate (Oldfac)

  • Use this template after three months have passed and a {{Fac}} tag has been removed.

  • Use this code: {{Oldfac}}

  • Click here to view the template.

EditImprovements

Author Requested Collaboration (Arc)

  • Use this template to request collaboration on an article.

  • Use this code: {{Arc}}

  • To make:



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An author has requested collaboration to work on the page of Templates/Discussion.

Click here to edit!

Fixed

  • Use this template to clarify and encourage improvements.

  • Use this code {{Fixed}}

  • To make:


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This page was vandalized for a short time
before the edits were rolled back,
but the problem has been fixed now.

If you see anything inappropriate on wikiHow, please dive in and help fix the problem!

It's easy to revert vandalism!

To Do List (Todo)

  • Use this template to create a list of things needed to improve an article.

  • Use this code: {{Todo|*List tasks here.}}

  • To make:


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To-Do List for Templates


  • List tasks here.


Note: Please remove tasks from this list as they are completed.


EditMerging of Articles

Mergetarget

  • Use this template for a frequent Merge Target.

  • Add this hidden message to the top of the article's Edit page:

    <!--Please do not merge or retitle this article. See the Discussion page.-->

  • Use this code: {{Mergetarget}}

  • To make:

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"How to Templates/Discussion" is a frequent Merge Target for a commonly duplicated topic. Many articles have been merged to this article, because it has the most concise, most commonly searched title for its particular topic. Please do not merge this article to another or change its title without community feedback. Thanks.

Old Merge

  • Use this template to discourage merging.

  • Use this code: {{Old Merge}}

  • To make:

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"How to Templates/Discussion" has been nominated and evaluated for merging. Based on the merge policy, this article is distinct and should not be merged with the following titles:

  • Enter title here and reason here.


  • Use this code:

{{Old Merge| *Title 1 - Reason 1 *Title 2 - Reason 2 *Title 3 - Reason 3 }}

  • To make:

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"How to Templates/Discussion" has been nominated and evaluated for merging. Based on the merge policy, this article is distinct and should not be merged with the following titles:

  • Title 1 - Reason 1
  • Title 2 - Reason 2
  • Title 3 - Reason 3


EditRising Star Articles





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