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The purpose of this project is to implement a standard and consistent design for '''article message boxes'''. That is, ''message boxes'' or ''article templates'' that go on the top of articles and article sections (or, in select cases, the bottom). Other kinds of ''article templates'' such as [[Template:Navbox|navigation boxes]] and [[Help:Infobox|infoboxes]] are not included here.
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{{style-guideline|WP:AMB|WP:AMBOX}}
 
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A standard and consistent design for '''article message boxes''' has been selected. That is, ''message boxes'' or ''article templates'' that go on the top of articles and article sections.
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== The Template ==
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The <nowiki>{{</nowiki>[[Template:ArticleMessageBox|ArticleMessageBox]]<nowiki>}}</nowiki> template makes it easy to create article message boxes in the new design. Usage documentation and examples:
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== Scope ==
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{{:Article Message Box usage}}
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The scope of this page and standardisation effort is the design of '''article message boxes'''. That is, message boxes that go on the top of articles and article sections. Other kinds of ''article templates'' such as [[Template:Navbox|navigation boxes]] and [[Help:Infobox|infoboxes]] are not included.
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== Design ==
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''Talk page templates'' were already standardised last year, see [[Wikipedia:Talk page templates]].
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Please note:
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* The wording of these message boxes is not under discussion at this time. Initial implementation will use the text from the existing "production" templates. The wording in the examples below is for illustration purposes only.
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''Project namespace templates'' such as the box on the top of this page ''are not within the scope'' of this standardisation effort.
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=== "Protection" templates ===
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{{tl|protected}}
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{{protected}}
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== New design is ready ==
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{{tl|Guidelinemessage}}
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{{Guidelinemessage}}
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The CSS code and meta template are finished and we have now (September 2007) started to convert the old [[Wikipedia:Template messages#Article-related namespace|article message boxes]] to the new design. The design of these article message boxes is controlled by the ''ambox CSS classes'' in [[MediaWiki:Common.css]].
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{{tl|Policymessage}}
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{{Policymessage|nocat=}}
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The meta template {{tl|ambox}} makes it easy to create article message boxes in the new design. It has usage documentation and examples. Note that {{tl|ambox}} is just a thin wrapper for the CSS classes.
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=== "Deletion issue" templates ===
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{{tl|delete}}
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{{delete|nocat=}}
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The CSS classes can also be used directly in a [[Help:Table|wikitable]] or [[HTML element#Tables|HTML table]], especially when special functionality is needed. The how-to guide [[Wikipedia:Ambox CSS classes]] describes that.
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=== "Content issue" templates ===
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{{tl|Update}}
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== Browser cache ==
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{{tl|Contradict}}
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If these two boxes don't look alike, you need to [[Wikipedia:Bypass your cache|refresh your web browser cache]]:
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{{ambox
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This is a temporary caching problem that should be gone in some days.
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{{tl|Stub}}
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{{Stub|nocat=}}
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== Reasoning ==
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{{tl|Expand}}
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{{Expand|nocat=}}
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The tags that we use to notify people of problems within an article are on thousands of our pages. Our readers see them and judgements are made not only about the article at hand but about the project itself. Currently we have a myriad of templates that often share some level of consistency but still look very mismatched.
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{{tl|Expand2}}
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{{Expand2|nocat=}}
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The proposal below aims to address these issues. The thinking behind the design is:
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{{tl|Copypaste|from http://website.com}}
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* It is colour-coded but without using an overpowering amount
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{{Copypaste|from http://website.com/folder/subfolder/file.html|nocat=}}
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* Standard widths
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* Generally a better design than we have now
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* It is easily implemented
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== Colour code ==
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{{tl|Stub}}
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{{Stub|nocat=}}
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Colour coding article message box templates will help to inform of the severity of the issues at a glance. Having a small amount of colour is best, as too much can be overwhelming.
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{{tl|Uncategorized}}
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{{Wikipedia:Template standardisation/colorsample|#b22222|Deletion issues, such as {{tl|afd}} and {{tl|prod}}}}
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{{Wikipedia:Template standardisation/colorsample|#f28500|Content issues, such as {{tl|POV}} and {{tl|globalize}}}}
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{{Wikipedia:Template standardisation/colorsample|#f4c430|Style issues, such as {{tl|cleanup}} and {{tl|wikify}}}}
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{{Wikipedia:Template standardisation/colorsample|#9932cc|Merger, split and transwiki proposals, such as {{tl|split}} and {{tl|copy to wiktionary}}}}
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{{Wikipedia:Template standardisation/colorsample|#1e90ff|All other article notices, such as {{tl|current}}}}
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Currently under discussion at the talk page:
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{{tl|Needs sources}}
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{{Needs sources}}
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{{Wikipedia:Template standardisation/colorsample|#bba|Protection templates, such as {{tl|pp-protected}}}}
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=== "Style issue" templates ===
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{{tl|Cleanup}}
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==Alternate skins==
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{{tl|wikify}}
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It is possible to customize the appearance of ambox templates by adding to or altering the code in [[Special:Mypage/monobook.css|your monobook.css page]]. There are several pre-made "skins" available for this at [[Wikipedia:Ambox CSS classes/Skins]].
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{{tl|Confusing}}
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== Design ==
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=== "Article notice" templates ===
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{{tl|Info}}
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{{tl|Alert}}
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{{Alert}}
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* The following box has a white background to mimic article pages.
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{{tl|Otheruses}}
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'''This {{#switch:{{NAMESPACE}}|{{ns:0}}=article|{{ns:image}}=image|#default=page}} is currently [[Wikipedia:This page is protected|protected]] from editing {{#if:{{{expiry|}}}|until {{#time:[[F j]], [[Y]]|{{{expiry}}}}} <small>(UTC)</small>}} to [[Wikipedia:Vandalism|deal with vandalism]].''' Protection is [[Wikipedia:Protection policy|not an endorsement]] of the current <span class="plainlinks">[{{fullurl:{{FULLPAGENAMEE}}|action=history}} version]</span> <span class="plainlinks">([{{fullurl:Special:Log|type=protect&page={{FULLPAGENAMEE}}}} protection log])</span>. {{howtoedit|lbreak=}}
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{{tl|CSAS Prepare}}
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| style="padding: 0.25em 0.5em;" | '''This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia's [[Wikipedia:Deletion policy|deletion policy]][[Template:Afd|.]]'''<br/>Please share your thoughts on the matter at '''[[Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/{{{1|Template standardisation}}}|this article's entry]]''' on the Articles for deletion page. Feel free to edit the article, but the article must not be blanked, and this notice must not be removed, until the discussion is closed. For more information, particularly on merging or moving the article during the discussion, read the [[Wikipedia:Guide to deletion|guide to deletion]].<br/>
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<small>''[[Template:AfD footer|Steps to list an article for deletion]]: <nowiki>{{</nowiki>subst:afd}} • [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?action=edit&preload=Template:Afd2+starter&editintro=Template:Afd3+starter&title=Wikipedia:Articles+for+deletion/{{PAGENAMEE}} Preloaded debate] ''OR'' <nowiki>{{</nowiki>subst:afd2|pg={{PAGENAME}}|cat=|text=}} • <nowiki>{{</nowiki>subst:afd3|pg={{PAGENAME}}}} [{{SERVER}}{{localurl:Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Log/{{CURRENTYEAR}}_{{CURRENTMONTHNAMEGEN}}_{{CURRENTDAY}}|action=edit}} log]</small>
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{{tl|Merge}}
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[[Category:Article message box templates]]

Current revision

The purpose of this project is to implement a standard and consistent design for article message boxes. That is, message boxes or article templates that go on the top of articles and article sections (or, in select cases, the bottom). Other kinds of article templates such as navigation boxes and infoboxes are not included here.


Contents

The Template

The {{ArticleMessageBox}} template makes it easy to create article message boxes in the new design. Usage documentation and examples:


Usage

Examples

Example 1

The following code:

{{ArticleMessageBox
|barcolor=#1E90FF
|image=Sm-fdl.gif
|text = '''This is a [[MeritBadgeDotOrg:Stub|stub]]... Please help {{fullurl:{{PAGENAME}}|action=edit}} improve this {{{1|article or section}}}] by expanding it.''' <br />Further information might be found on the [[{{TALKPAGENAME}}|talk page]].
|includeonly = [[Category:Stubs]]
}}

Will produce:

This is a stub... Please help improve this article or section by expanding it.
Further information might be found on the talk page.

Example 2

The following code:

{{ArticleMessageBox
|width = 
|left-indent = 1%
|barcolor = #f28500
|image =  Sm-fdl.gif
|text =  '''Please help [{{fullurl:{{PAGENAME}}|action=edit}} improve this {{{1|article or section}}}] by expanding it.'''<br />Further information might be found on the [[{{TALKPAGENAME}}|talk page]].
|includeonly =  [[Category:Articles that need to be expanded]]
}}

Will produce:

Please help improve this article or section by expanding it.
Further information might be found on the talk page.


Copy-and-paste code

{{ArticleMessageBox
|width =         <!-- This parameter is optional. (Leaving this blank will set auto-width, which is 80%.) -->
|left-indent =   <!-- This parameter is optional. -->
|barcolor = 
|image =  
|imagesize =     <!-- This parameter is optional. (Default should be 44px, if needed.) -->
|bgcolor =       <!-- This parameter is optional. (Default is #fbfbfb.) -->
|text = 
|includeonly =   <!-- This parameter is optional. (However, "include" Categories go here.) -->
}}


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.

Design

Please note:

  • The wording of these message boxes is not under discussion at this time. Initial implementation will use the text from the existing "production" templates. The wording in the examples below is for illustration purposes only.

"Protection" templates

{{protected}}

Editing this page is currently restricted to administrators in order to deal with vandalism, spam, etc.
Please discuss any proposed changes on the talk page. Thank you.

{{Guidelinemessage}}

This article or section documents a MeritBadgeDotOrg guideline. It is a generally accepted standard that editors should follow, though it should be treated with common sense and the occasional exception. When editing this page, please ensure that your revision reflects consensus. When in doubt, discuss first on the talk page.

{{Policymessage}}

This page documents an official MeritBadgeDotOrg policy, an accepted standard that all users should follow. Before editing a page, please make sure that your revision reflects consensus. When in doubt, discuss first on the talk page of the article in question.


"Deletion issue" templates

{{delete}}

This article has been nominated for deletion in accordance with MeritBadgeDotOrg's deletion policy. You may share your thoughts on the matter at this article's talk page. Feel free to edit this article; but, it must not be blanked, and this notice must not be removed until the discussion is closed by an administrator. For more information, read the guide to deletion.

"Content issue" templates

{{Update}}

This article or section needs to be updated.
Please update the article to reflect recent events, and remove this template when finished.

{{Contradict}}

This article or section appears to contradict itself. Please help fix this problem.


{{Contradict-other}}

This article appears to contradict another article. Please see discussion on the linked talk page.


{{POV}}

The neutrality of this article is disputed.
Please see the discussion on the talk page.
Please do not remove this message until the dispute is resolved.


{{Stub}}

This is a stub... Please help improve this article or section by expanding it.
Further information might be found on the talk page.

{{Expand}}

Please help improve this article by expanding it.
Further information might be found on the talk page.

{{Expand2}}

Please help improve this article or section by expanding it.
Further information might be found on the talk page.

{{Copypaste}}

This article or section appears to have been copied and pasted from http://website.com/folder/subfolder/file.html,
possibly in violation of a copyright.

Please edit this article to remove any copyrighted text and to be an original source,
following the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. Remove this template after editing.

{{Stub}}

This is a stub... Please help improve this article or section by expanding it.
Further information might be found on the talk page.

{{Uncategorized}}

This article is uncategorized.
Please categorize this articles to list it with similar articles.

{{Unreferenced}}

This article or section needs references.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
Unverifiable material may be challenged and removed.


{{Needs sources}}

This article appears to not provide sufficient references to reliable sources.
Please help add sources for this article. Unverifiable links and articles may be removed.

"Style issue" templates

{{Cleanup}}

This article may require cleanup to meet MeritBadgeDotOrg's quality standards.
Please help improve this article if you can.

{{wikify}}

This article or section lacks formatting.
Please "wikify" it as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style.

{{Confusing}}

All or part of this article may be confusing or unclear.

Please help clarify the article. Suggestions may be on the talk page.


"Article notice" templates

{{Info}}

{{{1}}}

{{Alert}}

{{{1}}}

{{Otheruses}}

{{{1}}}

{{Prepare}}

{{{1}}}


{{Prepare Webelos}}

The Article message boxes Activity Badge helps prepare Webelos Scouts for the Boy Scout [[{{{1}}}|{{{1}}} Merit Badge]].


{{RequiredActivityBadge}}

[[image:{{{1}}}|{{{2}}}]] This Activity Badge is required for the {{{3}}}.


{{CSAS Prepare}}

The Article message boxes belt loop and pin help prepare Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts for the Boy Scout [[{{{1}}}]] merit badge.


{{CSAS Prepare multi}}

The Article message boxes Belt Loop and Pin help prepare Scouts for the Boy Scout {{{1}}} Merit Badges.


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