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Template:Update

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Usage

This template can be used to mark articles or sections with old or out-of-date information.

To specify what parts of the page need updating, use the first unnamed parameter (or name it |part= or number it |1=):
{{Update|part=The later-life and death material and the [[#Legacy|Legacy]] section|date=December 2016}}
To use the template in one specific section, and change its wording to refer to the section instead of the page, use |section (this is a special case of |1= a.k.a. |part=, above):
{{Update|section|date=December 2016}}
To display the date (in whatever format) of the last significant update to the page, use the second unnamed parameter (or name it |updated= or number it |2=):
{{Update|updated=4 November 2016|date=December 2016}}
Note: The parameter name or number must be used if the first numbered/unnamed parameter is not used.
To add the date when the tag was added (this is used for cleanup categorization), use:
{{Update|date=December 2016}}
You can also do: {{Update|{{subst:DATE}}}}
To explain that the article now has inaccuracies (not just missing information) due to being outdated, use |inaccurate=yes:
{{Update|inaccurate=yes|date=December 2016}}
To link to a particular section of the talk page where the update is being discussed, use |talk=Section title (|talksection= and |discuss= are equivalent to |talk=):
{{Update|talk=Shall we update this for 2016?|date=December 2016}}
To display a reason (after the added phrase "In particular:"), use |reason=a short comment here, e.g.:
{{Update|reason=Is missing the December 2016 election results|date=December 2016}}
These parameters can be combined, of course:
{{Update|part=The [[#Production|Production]] section and follow-on material |reason=the film is released, so this needs a "Critical reception" section, too |inaccurate=yes |talk=Post-release updating |updated=September 2016 |date=December 2016}}

Example

{{Update|documentation|date=December 2016}}

The template detects which namespace it is used in and changes accordingly:

Article
Category
Template

{{Update|section}} produces:

Article
Category
Template

This template will add mainspace articles to Category:Wikipedia articles in need of updating (this category is not populated by pages in other namespaces).

For factual inaccuracies, stronger wording is used and mainspace articles will be added to Category:Articles with obsolete information.

{{Update|inaccurate=yes}}

Alternatives

See also