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Usage[edit]

The simplest usage is just {{Monthly clean-up category}} In this case a default message page for that group of categories will need to exist. See Template:Monthly clean-up category/Messages for a list of existing message pages and to understand the naming convention.

Also the category will need to follow the naming convention "Blah blah from October 2014". (See #Limitations for more information.)

A missing message page will give a red-link to the page where the message should be written. That page will look something like Template:Monthly clean-up category/Messages/CategoryName. {{Null}} can be used for an intentionally blank item.

If a red lined counter category is shown, simply populate it with {{Counter category}}.

Parameter toc[edit]

  • toc = focus - gives a focus letter
  • toc = toc - give a category style table of contents
  • toc = none -

Parameter hidden[edit]

  • hidden = n - The category will not be hidden.

Examples[edit]

Focus[edit]

{{Monthly clean up category
 | type    = silly articles
 | message = silly articles should be deleted
 | toc     = focus
 | cat     = test stubs
}}


This category combines all silly articles from October 2014 (2014-10) to enable us to work through the backlog more systematically. It is a member of Category:test stubs.
silly articles should be deleted
So that articles don't remain in this category too long, a suggestion is made to work on articles beginning with a certain letter. The letter is changed daily.

The current focus is on articles beginning with: J.

Toc[edit]

{{Monthly clean up category
 | type    = silly articles
 | message = silly articles should be made sensible
 | toc     = toc
 | cat     = test stubs
}}



This category combines all silly articles from October 2014 (2014-10) to enable us to work through the backlog more systematically. It is a member of Category:test stubs.
silly articles should be made sensible


No TOC[edit]

{{Monthly clean up category
 | type    = silly articles
 | message = silly articles should be rewritten
 | toc     = none
 | cat     = test stubs
}}



This category combines all silly articles from October 2014 (2014-10) to enable us to work through the backlog more systematically. It is a member of Category:test stubs.
silly articles should be rewritten

Another example[edit]

{{Monthly clean up category
 | type    = silly articles
 | message = silly articles should be revised
 | cat     = test stubs
 | hidden  = n
}}



This category combines all silly articles from October 2014 (2014-10) to enable us to work through the backlog more systematically. It is a member of Category:test stubs.
silly articles should be revised


Nearly empty copy[edit]

{{Monthly clean up category
 | type    = 
 | toc     = toc
 | cat     = 
 | hidden  = y
 | message = 
}}

Limitations[edit]

If category names are over 100 chars or contain special characters, the template may need to have "year" "month name" and "monthno" supplied.

Similarly if the category name does not follow the convention "Blah blah from October 2014".

Example[edit]

...

| monthno = 10
| month name = October
| year    = 2014

...

See also[edit]