Template:WikiProject Insects

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WikiProject Insects (Rated C-class, High-importance)
WikiProject icon This template is within the scope of WikiProject Insects, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of insects on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
C-Class article C  This template does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
 High  This template has been rated as High-importance on the project's importance scale.
 
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This template adds article talk pages, category talk pages, template talk pages, etc (whatever it is placed on) to Category:WikiProject Insects articles. It is also used to track article classifications and presents readers with a current "to do" list.

Please be very careful when editing this template if you don't understand MediaWiki Parser Functions. This template is now rather complicated and could easily be broken. (Note that you may find m:Magic words and m:ParserFunctions very helpful in understanding what this does... consider consulting with User:Sarefo before making any changes, please)

Usage

The template always goes onto Talk pages, not article pages. The template must be transcluded and not substituted (using subst).

{{WikiProject Insects
|small = 
|listas = 
|class = 
|importance = 
|needs-audio = 
|needs-photo = 
}}

For articles which have not yet been assessed, simply use {{WikiProject Insects}}. This default places the article in Category:Unassessed Insects articles and Category:Unassessed-importance Insects articles, and doesn't change the wording of the template in any way.

Optional parameters

  • class – see the project's quality scale for details.
  • importance – see the project's importance scale for details.
  • 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 William Kirby, use |listas=Kirby, William so that the talk page will show up in the K's and not the W's of the various assessment and administrative categories). 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.
  • needs-audio – set |needs-audio=yes to request that an audio file(s) be included in this article to improve its quality.
  • needs-photo – set |needs-photo=yes to request that a photo(s) be included in this article to improve its quality.
  • 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}}.
  • 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.

Aliases

  • The first positional parameter is recognised as an alias for |class=. If both |class= and the positional parameter are present, the positional parameter is ignored.
  • The second positional parameter is recognised as an alias for |importance=. If both |importance= and the positional parameter are present, the positional parameter is ignored.
    • Note: this use of positional parameters is non-standard and may confuse some bots and scripts.

See also