Template:Unfocused

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Usage[edit]

This template is used to signal that the article taken as a whole may lack a single, central point of focus or appears to be about more than one topic. It may benefit from being split.

Placement and talk

This is a dispute template which should be placed at the top of the article.

After posting this template, please start a section on the article's talk page to discuss. You can use the optional |talk= parameter to specify the name of a specific section on the talk page.

If the article appears to be about two or more specific topics, or meanders such that you cannot identify a single central focus, please specify this using the |reason= parameter.

Example of use
{{Unfocused|reason=the article covers both widgets and doodads and should be split|date=February 2016}}

This renders as:

Do not capitalize the beginning of the reason, since it is preceded by, "In particular, ". Also do not add a full stop at the end of the reason because the template automatically supplies it.

Notes:

  • The date-substitution template may be used to automatically generate the date, e.g., {{Unfocused|{{SUBST:DATE}}}}. See Help:Substitution for more information.
  • The |date= parameter need not be added by the editor: if not entered, a bot will soon add it. The date parameter consists of the full English name of the current month with initial capital, a space, and the year, not full dates; e.g., "January 2013", but not "jan13". Any deviation from these two rules will result in an "invalid date parameter" error.

Parameters[edit]

  • |date=February 2016 - required parameter, will be added by a bot if omitted
  • |reason=text - optional parameter which adds advisory text
  • |talk=section - optional parameter which indicates the talk page section

Examples[edit]

Paste-ready example: {{Unfocused|date=February 2016}}
Example with reason: {{Unfocused|date=February 2016|reason=}}
Example with talk: {{Unfocused|date=February 2016|talk=}}

TemplateData[edit]

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

TemplateData for Unfocused

A template to indicate that an article is unfocused

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

Parameter Description Type Status
Date date

The month and year the template was added

Default
empty
Example
October 2015
Auto value
{{SUBST:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{SUBST:CURRENTYEAR}}
string required
Reason reason

A reason for adding the template

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Talk talk1

The section heading on the article's talk page with relevant discussion

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional

Redirects[edit]

See also[edit]