Template:Disregard

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Disregard
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Purpose[edit]

The purpose of the "disregard" tag is to give a visual hint to readers of talk page discussions to ignore an issue or topic that is no longer relevant or applicable. It is hoped that the existence of this tag will make it easier for the reader to pass over these topics or to understand that a response is no longer required or requested.

The "disregard" tag is designed to be used specifically by the author whose topic is no longer relevant and whose topic has not been responded to. Tagging is not final and does not close a discussion. If the topic becomes relevant, requires a response, or the topic again becomes active, please remove the tag. The tag should be used as an alternative to leaving the topic open or to removing the topic entirely; the topic can then be archived as having been made, but a response was eventually not required by the author.

It can also be used by others to flag patent nonsense posts, though these are often best WP:REFACTORed out of the page or manually archived.

Usage[edit]

Place the following under the topic heading on a talk page:
{{Disregard}}

Disregard

To make an additional comment explaining why the issue should be disregarded and/or to sign so that others know who marked the topic to be disregarded:
{{Disregard|1=The questionable edits were reverted according to consensus. ~~~~}}

Disregard: The questionable edits were reverted according to consensus. – Example User 01:16, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

This parameter must be given as |1= or |reason= if any of its content contains the = character.

Do not include your signature (~~~~) when stating incontrovertible facts, such as that a proposal was rescinded later in the thread, etc., or when it is obvious from the content or context who placed the template. That would lead to pointless clutter, and defeat the purpose of the template as a simple and easy-to-scan label. Do include your sig at the end of a |1= comment if the Disregard label could be controversial (in which case anyone is free to remove it entirely) or attribution is otherwise actually needed, e.g. because of subjective content in the comment. Any editor may add attribution from page history if they think it is important (or remove it where it seems like a useless distraction).

Example[edit]

References are in column format

Disregard: Example User 00:28, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

The {{columns-list}} template was recently added to the References section with the edit summary explanation being that the columns will now work in Internet Explorer. However, the section is now forced into columns for all browsers and is no longer optional. The template should be removed. Example User 00:26, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Edit was reverted by someone else in accordance with a consensus reached several months ago. Example User 00:28, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

See also[edit]

Misc