Template:Plot/sandbox

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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:

{{Plot|section}}
{{Plot|1=paragraph}}

This template can be dated:

{{Plot|date=July 2016}}

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).
  • {{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
  • {{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 and/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/in-universe issues).
  • {{Game trivia}} – For too much gaming-related trivia.
  • {{MOSLOW}} – For an excessive list of an artist/performer/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 and/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.