Template:Rfc

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You may be looking for {{RFC boilerplate 1}}, {{RFC boilerplate 2}}, or {{R from CamelCase}}.

Usage[edit]

{{rfc|topic}}

Use this template when making a request for comment. This template should immediately precede the signed (or just dated) text of the request.

Up to ten topics can be included in the same tag; i.e. {{rfc|topic 1|topic 2}}.

Within an hour or two after the edit has been saved, a bot known as Legobot (talk · contribs) will add an |rfcid= parameter to the template, and will also add the discussion to the lists of RfCs that are indicated by the topic area parameters, e.g. Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Biographies if the topic area |bio was specified.

If giving an example of the use of this template, do not use the construct <nowiki>{{rfc}}</nowiki> because the bot may consider that it is an actual RfC, and will add an RFC ID or remove the template entirely, as it sees fit. Instead, use one of the template-linking templates such as {{tlx}}, as in {{tlx|rfc|bio}} which produces {{rfc|bio}}.

Expiry[edit]

The template does not provide a parameter for an expiry date. The bot will look for the first datestamp that occurs in the page text at any point after the template, and will treat that as the starting time for the RfC, and will remove the template thirty days after that time. If the {{rfc}} template is added at the top of an existing thread where discussion has been going on for some time, it is important to add some text that includes the current timestamp between the {{rfc}} template and the first posting, so that the RfC runs its full thirty days (example).

Definition of topic areas[edit]

Issues by topic area
Articles (main namespace)
Biographies (watch) {{rfc|bio}}
Economy, trade, and companies (watch) {{rfc|econ}}
History and geography (watch) {{rfc|hist}}
Language and linguistics (watch) {{rfc|lang}}
Maths, science, and technology (watch) {{rfc|sci}}
Media, the arts, and architecture (watch) {{rfc|media}}
Politics, government, and law (watch) {{rfc|pol}}
Religion and philosophy (watch) {{rfc|reli}}
Society, sports, and culture (watch) {{rfc|soc}}
Non-article pages
(Do not use these on article talk pages)
Wikipedia style and naming (watch) {{rfc|style}}
Wikipedia policies and guidelines (watch) {{rfc|policy}}
WikiProjects and collaborations (watch) {{rfc|proj}}
Wikipedia technical issues and templates (watch) {{rfc|tech}}
Wikipedia proposals (watch) {{rfc|prop}}
Unsorted
Unsorted RFCs (watch) {{rfc}}

See also[edit]

Other templates