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This template is intended for articles which should be (but are not) summarized in another article (usually a 'parent' article; i.e. they are a subarticle of the 'parent'). That other article may omit that aspect of the topic entirely or only have it in a 'see also' section. They may also be given a section that consists only of {{main}}, without any actual summary being provided (i.e. just the link). Using this template raises awareness of the problem on both the specific and general level. Note that some material may not be summarized because authors feel that doing so would not improve the quality of the article, e.g. popular culture sections.

Usage notes[edit]

For an article which should include a summary of another article:



For a section which should be summarized, and a link provided to the main article:



An optional date parameter can be added to date the notice. Add "|date=" to the template with the date of the template's application

{{summarize|to|ArticleName|date=July 2015}}
{{summarize|from|ArticleName|date=July 2015}}


  • Both optional fields ("to/from" and "ArticleName") are optional, but it is highly recommend that you fill them out so that people know why the template is there.
  • If the page name you provide in the "ArticleName" field does not exist, the template will display without the article name (it will still make sense, but be harder to understand, as no one would know what you're talking about).
  • The version of the template shown above is an example of what the template would look like if no optional fields were filled in.

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