Template:WikiProject Comics/sandbox

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WikiProject Comics (Rated C-class, High-importance)
WikiProject icon This template is within the scope of WikiProject Comics, a collaborative effort to build an encyclopedic guide to comics on Wikipedia. Get involved! If you like to participate, you can help with the current tasks, visit the notice board, edit the attached article or discuss it at the project's talk page.
C-Class article C  This template does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
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 High  This template has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.
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The {{WikiProject Comics}} project banner template should be added (not subst:ed) to the talk page of every article within the scope of the project. While the template does not require any additional parameters, it has a number of optional ones that add various extra features to the banner. This template automatically adds articles to Category:WikiProject Comics articles. The full syntax is as follows:

{{WikiProject Comics
<!-- B-Class checklist -->
<!-- 1. It is suitably referenced, and all 
major points are appropriately cited. -->
<!-- 2. It reasonably covers the topic, and 
does not contain major omissions or inaccuracies. -->
<!-- 3. It has a defined structure, including 
a lead section and one or more sections of content. -->
<!-- 4. It is free from major grammatical errors. -->
<!-- 5. It contains appropriate supporting materials, 
such as an infobox, images, or diagrams. -->
<!-- Reviews and collaborations -->
<!-- Portals -->
<!-- Work groups (general topics) -->
<!-- Work groups (national and regional topics) -->
<!-- Work groups (publisher topics) -->
<!-- Work groups (character topics) -->


  • class – see the project's quality scale for details. B-class checklist (available only when |class=stub |class=start |class=c or |class=b):
    • b1 – Referencing and citation (see the project's B-class criteria for details).
    • b2 – Coverage and accuracy (see the project's B-class criteria for details).
    • b3 – Structure (see the project's B-class criteria for details).
    • b4 – Grammar and style (see the project's B-class criteria for details).
    • b5 – Supporting materials (see the project's B-class criteria for details).
    • Set these to "yes" or "y" if the article meets the criterion; "no" or "n" if it does not. If the criterion has not been checked, omit the parameter or leave it with a blank value.
  • importance – see the project's importance scale for details.
  • attention – set |attention=yes if the article needs immediate attention from experienced editors. Use only if another parameter does not cover the need for attention.
  • infobox – set |infobox=yes if the article needs an infobox.
  • cleanup – set |cleanup=yes if the article requires general cleaning up. Please detail what aspects of the article require clean-up on the article's talk page, otherwise the tag can be removed without redress to the problems.
  • fiction – set |fiction=yes if the article needs rewriting to maintain an out of universe approach per Wikipedia:Writing about fiction.
  • future – set |future=yes if the article contains discussion of comics that have been announced but are currently unpublished. Such articles should avoid recentism and statements that will date quickly.
  • photo – set |photo=yes if the article requires an image, which should be added per guidance.
  • small – set |small=yes to display a small version of the template aligned along the right side of the page (as opposed to at the top). This parameter does not work as expected if the banner template is enclosed in {{WikiProjectBannerShell}} or {{WikiProjectBanners}}.
  • listas – This parameter, which is the equivalent of the DEFAULTSORT sortkey that should be placed on all biographical articles, is a sortkey for the article talk page (e.g. for Bob Kane, use |listas=Kane, Bob so that the talk page will show up in the K's and not the B's of the various assessment and administrative categories; similarly, for topics with titles beginning with an article such as "the" or "a" - e.g. for The Family Circus, use |listas=Family Circus, The so that the talk page will show up in the F's). This is important because it is one source used by those who set DEFAULTSORT on the article; consider also setting the DEFAULTSORT for the article when setting this parameter. For more information about this, please see Wikipedia:Categorization of people#Ordering names in a category.
    It is not required if another WikiProject template on the same page has its own |listas= set.
  • category – set |category=no if, and only if, a banner is being used for demonstration or testing purposes, to prevent unnecessary or undesirable categorization. Otherwise, omit this parameter.
  • The parameters |B-Class-1= to |B-Class-5= are recognised as aliases for |b1= to |b5=. If both |b1= and |B-Class-1= are present, |B-Class-1= is ignored; similarly for the other four pairs.

Reviews and collaborations[edit]

  • A-Class – set |A-Class=current, |A-Class=pass or |A-Class=fail if the article indicates the status of the article's A-Class review.
  • peer-review – set |peer-review=yes if the article is currently undergoing a peer review, or to request that the peer review process for this page should be begun.
  • old-peer-review – set |old-peer-review=yes if the article has had a peer review which is now archived.
    • This parameter populates Category:Old requests for comics peer review.
    • article-title – If the peer review page has been started, but is not at Wikipedia:WikiProject Comics/Peer review/{{SUBJECTPAGENAME}}, set this parameter; i.e. if the peer review page is Wikipedia:WikiProject Comics/Peer review/Foobar, set |article-title=Foobar.


  • portalX-name – if the article has been selected for use on a portal, the name of that portal. The name should be given without any formatting or namespace prefixes; thus, Portal:Comics is given as "|portal1-name=Comics". Up to five different portals may be specified, via the parameters portal1-name through portal5-name.
  • portalX-link – the portal subpage location where the article may be found on the corresponding portal. This should be given as a pure unlinked subpage name; thus, Portal:Comics/Featured article/9 is given as "|portal1-link=Featured article/9".

Work groups[edit]

General topics[edit]

Nations and regions[edit]



To avoid needlessly cluttering up talk pages, it is usually appropriate to remove any unused parameters from the template.

See also[edit]