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Template:Context
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Usage
Place
{{Context|date=May 2021}}
at the top of an article of which you believe does not identify itself sufficiently to readers unfamiliar with its subject.
The word "article" may be replaced with "section", "list", etc. For example:
{{​Context​|section|date=May 2021}}
will produce
While the |reason= parameter can be added to almost any template to provide an in-wikitext rationale for the template (e.g., a sentence on what the concerns are) that is usually visible only to editors, the |details= parameter can be used to make the template display a (short!) indication of the contextual information that is needed. E.g., using |details=date range this organization was operating changes "... by providing more context for the reader." to "... by providing more context for the reader, especially: date range this organization was operating."
TemplateData
Banner for the top of an article (or section) of which you believe does not identify the context sufficiently to readers unfamiliar with the subject.
Template parameters
This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.
ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
What does this banner apply to?1
section, list, etc.
Default
article
Example
section
Stringsuggested
Additional detaildetails
contextual specifics that are needed
Default
[blank]
Example
date range this organization was in operation
Stringsuggested
Month and yeardate
The month and year that this template was placed
Example
April 2017
Auto value
{{SUBST:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{SUBST:CURRENTYEAR}}
Datesuggested
Notes
This template will categorize tagged articles into Category:Wikipedia introduction cleanup and Category:Wikipedia articles needing context.
Redirects
{{Cleanup-context}}
See also
  • {{db-context}} – when an article has so insufficient context that it is impossible to identify the subject, it may be eligible for speedy deletion under WP:A1
  • {{Context inline}} – inline template for a general context problem
  • {{Non sequitur}} – inline template for namedropping the relevance of which is unclear
  • {{Importance section}} – inline template for material of questionable relevance
  • {{Technical}} – message box template for section or article that is written in a too-technical manner

  • This template contains a self-reference (it refers to Wikipedia in its contents).
  • This template should not be substituted. Bots rely on the transcluded form for dating and categorisation.
The above documentation is transcluded from Template:Context/doc​. (edit | history)
Editors can experiment in this template's sandbox (edit | diff) and testcases (create) pages.
Please add categories to the /doc subpage. Subpages of this template.
Last edited on 30 October 2019, at 01:52
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