Template talk:Cleanup-spam

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Can of SPAM icon?[edit]

If I were to put a picture of a can of SPAM in the template, would that be wrong? Pacific Coast Highway 02:47, 1 December 2005 (UTC)

I don't know, but I find these pictures funny [1], [2]

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Anything that makes the template less bland has got to be good... Fethroesforia 15:18, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
Replying to a years old post - the Spam is a trademark. The owners don't mind use of the word spam (note lack of capital), but they've been clear that they don't want their product linked too closely with internet spam. 82.33.48.96 (talk) 21:27, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

Format[edit]

I was messing around with some different formatting for the template because I didn't like the line breaks in the current version. Users' screen resolutions totally skipped my mind though, and I found the current version actually looks a lot better with a smaller screen, while this version looks better with a larger one. Still I thought I'd throw this up here anyway.

Mrtea (talk) 18:46, 30 January 2006 (UTC)

Moved documentation[edit]

Hi, I've started the documentation in the Template:Cleanup-spam/doc subpage, as recommended in Wikipedia:Template doc page pattern. Please edit the template to:

<div class="messagebox cleanup metadata">
{| style="width:100%;background:none"
|width=60|[[Image:Nuvola apps important.svg|45px]]
|'''This article or section may contain [[Wikipedia:Spam|spam]].'''<br /><small>Wikipedia spam consists of [[Wikipedia:External links|external links]] mainly intended to promote a website.  Wikipedia spam also consists of external links to websites which primarily exist to sell goods or services, use objectionable amounts of advertising, or require payment to view the relevant content. If you are familiar with the content of the external links, please help by removing promotional links in accordance with [[Wikipedia:External links]]. (''[[Wikipedia:WikiProject Spam|You can help!]]'')</small>
|}
</div><includeonly>{{{category|[[Category:Wikipedia spam cleanup]]}}}</includeonly><noinclude>
{{protected template}}
{{{{FULLPAGENAME}}/doc}}
<!-- Add cats and interwikis to the /doc subpage, not here! -->
</noinclude>

Thanks. +mwtoews 05:06, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Done. --CBD 12:05, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Spam[edit]

I think it would look better if the image was a tin of spam.

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict[edit]

{| style="width:100%;background:none" |width=60|[[Image:Nuvola apps important.svg|45px]]

The above code should be changed to this to be valid XHTML 1.0 Strict:

{| style="width:100%;background:none;width:60px;"|[[Image:Nuvola apps important.svg|45px]]

Add <<<1|article or section>>> param[edit]

{{Editprotected}}

Please replace the snippet

This article or section may contain

with the standard[3]

This {{{1|article or section}}} may contain

This way, we can make specific calls such as {{Cleanup-spam|section}} or {{Cleanup-spam|article}}, and else the template defaults to its current display. Thanks. — Komusou talk @ 22:18, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Cheers. --MZMcBride 00:33, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Amount of text in template[edit]

There's some irony in the fact that the spam template is quite big on the page, with three or four lines of text in it. Is there really a need to give a full definition of what Wikipedia considers spam, when we already link to WP:SPAM? The template seems just as clear if we cut "Wikipedia spam consists of..." and "Wikipedia spam also consists of...". --McGeddon (talk) 12:43, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

Given that it's been a month since I said that, I'll propose a changed wording and see if anyone has any feedback, before requesting an editprotected replacement. --McGeddon (talk) 10:11, 13 February 2008 (UTC)
Current wording:
Proposed replacement:

Date[edit]

{{editprotected}}

Add the date by replacing template with:

{{ambox
| type  = content
| text  = '''This {{{1|article or section}}} may contain [[Wikipedia:Spam|spam]].'''<br /><small>Wikipedia spam consists of [[Wikipedia:External links|external links]] mainly intended to promote a website.  Wikipedia spam also consists of external links to websites which primarily exist to sell goods or services, use objectionable amounts of advertising, or require payment to view the relevant content. If you are familiar with the content of the external links, please help by removing promotional links in accordance with [[Wikipedia:External links]]. (''[[Wikipedia:WikiProject Spam|You can help!]]'') {{#if:{{{date|}}}|''({{{date}}})''}}</small>
}}<includeonly>{{{category|[[Category:Wikipedia spam cleanup]]}}}</includeonly><noinclude>
{{pp-template|small=yes}}
{{template doc}}
</noinclude>

Also, take a look at the section above and perhaps do that, too. Gary King (talk) 01:24, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done both. Thanks, PeterSymonds (talk) 10:37, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Small date[edit]

{{editprotected}}

Minor fix. The date should be small. Replace the following:

'')</small>

With:

'')

Gary King (talk) 15:42, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thanks, PeterSymonds (talk) 16:28, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Sandbox edits[edit]

Requesting sync with the new sandbox to bring this in line with other cleanup templates. Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 19:26, 12 September 2009 (UTC)