Article message box categories and color

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== Categories and colors ==
== Categories and colors ==
Article message boxes are divided into various categories. Each category has a corresponding color code. The color-coding helps to inform of the nature of the issues at a glance.
Article message boxes are divided into various categories. Each category has a corresponding color code. The color-coding helps to inform of the nature of the issues at a glance.
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{| style="margin: 0 0 0 10%; background: #fbfbfb; border:1px solid #aaa; border-collapse: collapse;"
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{| style="margin: 0 0 0 5%; background: #fbfbfb; border:1px solid #aaa; border-collapse: collapse;"
|- style="border-left: 10px solid #000000;border-top: 1px solid #000000;border-bottom: 1px solid #000000;border-right: 1px solid #000000;"
|- style="border-left: 10px solid #000000;border-top: 1px solid #000000;border-bottom: 1px solid #000000;border-right: 1px solid #000000;"
! style="padding: 0.25em 0.5em;" | Code
! style="padding: 0.25em 0.5em;" | Code
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| '''Protection'''
| '''Protection'''
| Page is locked against edits
| Page is locked against edits
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| {{tl|pp-protected}}
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| {{tl|protected}}
|- style="border-bottom: 1px solid #aaa;border-left: 10px solid #b22222;"
|- style="border-bottom: 1px solid #aaa;border-left: 10px solid #b22222;"
| style="padding: 0.25em 0.5em;" | #b22222
| style="padding: 0.25em 0.5em;" | #b22222
| '''Deletion'''
| '''Deletion'''
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| [[MeritBadgeDotOrg:AFD|Full-discussion deletion]]; [[MeritBadgeDotOrg:PROD|proposed deletion]]
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| [[MeritBadgeDotOrg:Guide to deletion|proposed deletion]]
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| {{tl|afd}}, {{tl|prod}}
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| {{tl|delete}}
|- style="border-bottom: 1px solid #aaa;border-left: 10px solid #f28500;"
|- style="border-bottom: 1px solid #aaa;border-left: 10px solid #f28500;"
| style="padding: 0.25em 0.5em;" | #f28500
| style="padding: 0.25em 0.5em;" | #f28500
| '''Content'''
| '''Content'''
| Problems with the content of an article, i.e., what the article actually says
| Problems with the content of an article, i.e., what the article actually says
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| {{tl|expand}}, {{tl|expand2}}, {{tl|copypaste}}, {{tl|stub}}
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| {{tl|expand}}, {{tl|expand2}}, {{tl|copypaste}}, {{tl|stub}}, {{tl|uncategorized}}, {{tl|unreferenced}}
|- style="border-bottom: 1px solid #aaa;border-left: 10px solid #f4c430;"
|- style="border-bottom: 1px solid #aaa;border-left: 10px solid #f4c430;"
| style="padding: 0.25em 0.5em;" | #f4c430
| style="padding: 0.25em 0.5em;" | #f4c430
| '''Style'''
| '''Style'''
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| Problems not with the content, but how it is [[MeritBadgeDotOrg:STYLE|formatted/presented]]
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| Problems not with the content, but how it is [[MeritBadgeDotOrg:Manual of Style|formatted/presented]]
| {{tl|cleanup}}, {{tl|wikify}}
| {{tl|cleanup}}, {{tl|wikify}}
|- style="border-bottom: 1px solid #aaa;border-left: 10px solid #1e90ff;"
|- style="border-bottom: 1px solid #aaa;border-left: 10px solid #1e90ff;"
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| '''Notice'''
| '''Notice'''
| Information readers/editors should be aware of
| Information readers/editors should be aware of
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| {{tl|current}}, {{tl|future}}
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| {{tl|info}}, {{tl|Otheruses}}, {{tl|Current}}, {{tl|GFDL content}}
|- style="border-bottom: 1px solid #aaa;border-left: 10px solid #9932cc;"
|- style="border-bottom: 1px solid #aaa;border-left: 10px solid #9932cc;"
| style="padding: 0.25em 0.5em;" | #9932cc
| style="padding: 0.25em 0.5em;" | #9932cc
| '''Move'''
| '''Move'''
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| [[MeritBadgeDotOrg:MERGE|Merge]], [[MeritBadgeDotOrg:SPLIT|split]] and [[Help:Transwiki|transwiki]] proposals
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| [[MeritBadgeDotOrg:Merge|Merge]] and [[MeritBadgeDotOrg:Split|split]] proposals
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The choice of color is partly inspired by the ANSI standard safety "Signal Words" and their corresponding colors: Danger (Red), Warning (Orange), Caution (Yellow), and Notice (Blue).
The choice of color is partly inspired by the ANSI standard safety "Signal Words" and their corresponding colors: Danger (Red), Warning (Orange), Caution (Yellow), and Notice (Blue).
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Most Article message boxes have a background color of #fbfbfb (slightly off white), which is intended to contrast slightly with the full white (#ffffff) used for articles, while still being easy to read.
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Most Article message boxes have a background color of #fbfbfb (slightly off white), which is intended to contrast slightly with the full white (#ffffff) used for articles, while still being easy to read.<noinclude>
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==See also==
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* [[MeritBadgeDotOrg:Article message boxes]]
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* [[Article Message Box usage]]
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[[Category:Article message box templates]]

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Categories and colors

Article message boxes are divided into various categories. Each category has a corresponding color code. The color-coding helps to inform of the nature of the issues at a glance.

Code Name Description Example Templates
#bba Protection Page is locked against edits {{protected}}
#b22222 Deletion proposed deletion {{delete}}
#f28500 Content Problems with the content of an article, i.e., what the article actually says {{expand}}, {{expand2}}, {{copypaste}}, {{stub}}, {{uncategorized}}, {{unreferenced}}
#f4c430 Style Problems not with the content, but how it is formatted/presented {{cleanup}}, {{wikify}}
#1e90ff Notice Information readers/editors should be aware of {{info}}, {{Otheruses}}, {{Current}}, {{GFDL content}}
#9932cc Move Merge and split proposals {{merge}}


The choice of color is partly inspired by the ANSI standard safety "Signal Words" and their corresponding colors: Danger (Red), Warning (Orange), Caution (Yellow), and Notice (Blue).

Most Article message boxes have a background color of #fbfbfb (slightly off white), which is intended to contrast slightly with the full white (#ffffff) used for articles, while still being easy to read.

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