Template:Buzzword/sandbox

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This template should be used when the article contains a large number of buzzwords. While the policy WP:Jargon may apply, there is a distinction between the two words:

Buzzwords differ from jargon in that they have the function of impressing or of obscuring meaning, while jargon (ideally) has a well-defined technical meaning, if only to specialists. However, the hype surrounding new technologies often turns technical terms into buzzwords.

Usage[edit]

Place {{Buzzword|date=January 2018}} at the top of an article.

  • For sections use the section parameter: {{Buzzword|section|date=January 2018}}
  • To optionally specify the issue at hand, use either {{Buzzword|section|reason=yourreason}} or {{Buzzword|reason=yourreason}}
  • Add a new item to the talk page explaining the problem so editors will know what to address, and when to remove this tag. To optionally link directly to the talkpage section, use the talk parameter, e.g.:

{{Buzzword|section|reason=yourreason|talk=Too many buzzwords in article...}} or {{Buzzword|reason=yourreason|talk=We need to rewrite all this jargon!}}.

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This template should be used when the article contains a large number of buzzwords.

Template parameters

This template has custom formatting.

Parameter Description Type Status
Section 1

For sections use the section parameter.

Default
empty
Example
section
Auto value
empty
String optional
Reason reason

Specify the issue at hand.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Talk page section talk

Include relevant talkpage section name.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Date date

Date template was added to article.

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
{{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}
String suggested