Template:Long plot/doc

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The objective of a summary is to condense a large amount of information into a short, accessible format. It is not to reproduce the experience of reading or watching the story, nor to cover every detail. For those who have not read or seen the story, it should serve as a general overview of the major points. For those who have, it should be detailed enough to refresh their memory—no more.

This template will categorise tagged articles into Category:Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention. This template is a self-reference. This template should not be substituted. You can determine the lengths of television episode summaries or a film summary by running the following script.

Usage[edit]

This template can refer to a section (or another article part), instead of the default article:

{{Long plot|section}}
{{Long plot|1=paragraph}}

This template can be dated:

{{Long plot|date=May 2018}}
{{Long plot|section|date=May 2018}}

If the date is left off a bot will add it.

If the article contains multiple plot summaries, use |plural=yes.

Redirects[edit]

See also[edit]

Other plot- and fiction-related templates
Other trivia-related templates
General trivia 
  • {{Trivia}} – Suggests relocation of the relevant details in a trivia section, to another section (or article).
    • {{Trivia section}} – Same as above, but goes at the top of the trivia section, rather than the top of the article.
  • {{Reduce trivia}} – Suggests removal of trivial details, and optionally also relocation of relevant ones.
Relevance and importance 
  • {{Off topic}} – For a section that has wandered from the topic of the article
  • {{Content}} – For an article or section containing information whose relevance is disputed.
  • {{Importance section}} – For a section with information that is simply off-topic for the article, and needs removal or relocation to another article.
  • {{Importance inline}} – For a particular item that is off-topic needs removal or relocation to another article.
  • {{Refimprove example}} – For an article or section with poorly cited examples.
  • {{Better source example}} – For a particular instance of a poorly cited example.
  • {{Relevance inline}} – For a particular item that doesn't seem to belong in the context at all.
  • {{Non sequitur}} – For a namedropping of someone or something the relevance of which may not be clear to the reader.
Excessive detail 
  • {{Overly detailed}} – For excessive focus on minute details not of interest to our general readership.
  • {{Summarize section}} – For sections that are too detailed and need to be summarized.
  • {{Example farm}} – For excessive use of examples.
  • {{Too many see alsos}} – For an indiscriminate "See also" section, most of which should be pruned or integrated into the prose.
Topical trivia 
  • {{In popular culture}} – For excessive "popular culture" and "media references" sorts of material.
  • {{Fiction trivia}} (or {{In-universe}}) – For too many trivial fictional references (or too much "in-universe" detail).
  • {{Plot}}, {{All plot}} – For excessively detailed plot summaries.
  • {{Cleanup book}}, {{Cleanup film}} – For excessive detail about particular types of works (other than plot and fictional or in-universe issues).
  • {{Game trivia}} – For too much gaming-related trivia.
  • {{MOSLOW}} – For an excessive list of an artist, performer, or studio's works.
  • {{Cleanup university}}, {{Cleanup school}} – For excessive detail about an educational institution.
  • {{Famous}} – For an indiscriminate list of "famous" people associated in some way with a topic.
  • {{Local}} – For local-interest trivia that is unverifiable or otherwise unencyclopedic.
List cleanup 
  • {{Prose}} – Suggests converting into prose a section that consists of a list.
  • {{Cleanup list}} – For indiscriminate lists that need reduction.
  • {{List to table}} – For use where a table would be better than a list.

TemplateData[edit]

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly error report for this template.

TemplateData for Long plot

For tagging articles that have overly long plot summaries.

Template parameters

This template has custom formatting.

Parameter Description Type Status
Scope (e.g. section) 1

This parameter allows an editor to replace the default word "article" with another word, usually "section" or "paragraph"

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Content optional
Plural? plural

Set to 'yes' if the article contains multiple plot summaries

Default
empty
Example
yes
Auto value
Boolean optional
Month and year date

Month and year of tagging; e.g., 'January 2013', but not 'jan13'

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