Template:MOS

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This template should be used when the article appears to use styles that may be confusing to the layman, or even to everyone.

Unless the tag is being placed in response to a discussion already underway, it is advisable to add a new topic to the talk page explaining the problem so editors will know what to address, and when to remove this tag.

This template adds articles to Category:articles needing MOS compliance

Usage[edit]

Simple

{{MOS|{{subst:DATE}}}}

Giving a reason

{{MOS|{{subst:DATE}}|reason=not using logical quotation}}

Placement[edit]

Place at the top of the article to alert readers and editors that the article needs one or more kinds of non-trivial style cleanup throughout:

{{MOS|{{subst:DATE}}}}

For articles needing only minor clean-up, place {{MOS|{{subst:DATE}}}} at the top of the article's talk page to alert editors.

Sections
  • To mark specific sections instead of the whole article, place {{MOS|section|{{subst:DATE}}}} at the top of the section.

Parameters[edit]

  • |section or |1=section or |section=y – changes the word "article" to "section" in the first sentence of the template.
  • |reason=text or |2=text (or |for=text, as used by {{Copyedit}}) – gives a particular reason in the form "In particular, it has problems with text.", e.g. "using unexplained acronyms", "capitalizing things that are not proper names", "US/UK spelling consistency", etc.
  • |subpage=/MOS subpage name or |subpage=#MOS subsection name or |3=/MOS subpage name or |3=#MOS subsection name – extends the MOS link to go directly to a more specific MOS subpage and/or subsection. Examples: To have the template link to WP:Manual of Style/Icons, use |subpage=/Icons; for WP:Manual of Style#Ampersand use |subpage=#Ampersand; for WP:Manual of Style/Capital letters#Proper names use |subpage=/Capital letters#Proper names. Note: This parameter is case-sensitive, and the proper / and # characters must be included for the link to work.
  • |shortcut=MOS: or WP: shortcut – for the rare case that a provision in the Manual of Style has a shortcut to it, but is not the subject of its own subpage or subsection for linking (i.e., there is no other way to link to it directly). E.g., for the advice about capitalization of doctrines, at the bottom of the WP:Manual of Style/Capital letters#Religions, deities, philosophies, doctrines and their adherents section, use |shortcut=MOS:DOCTCAPS

Notes[edit]

Redirects[edit]

  1. {{Abbrev}}

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