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{{Vital article
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}}
  • topic can be one of the following (if you don't remember which – some do overlap a bit – use the descriptions and "includes" links below to find the article in the correct topic list):
    • Peopleincludes: all individual or group (e.g. band) biographies, regardless of possible topic below – except sports teams/squads/clubs (under Society as organizations). For peoples, use Society (current) or History (ancient)
    • Arts, a.k.a Artincludes: fine, literary, musical, performing, and visual (but not mass-media) arts; architecture; cultural venues; fictional subjects
    • Geographyincludes: landmasses; extant places, except architectural works; bodies of water; cartography
    • Historyincludes: prehistory to modern history (general); historical (defunct) places; histories of dispiplines (of science, technology, etc., but not philosophy); history as a discipline itself
    • Everyday life, a.k.a. Lifeincludes: fashion; color; food and drink; family and kinship; household items; sexuality and gender; stages of life; sports and recreation;
    • Mathematicsincludes: all maths topics, from arithmetic to calculus, including statistics
    • Philosophy, or Religionincludes: philosophy and philosophies; history of philosophy; philosophy of disciplines (of science, etc.); religions and deities; spirituality; esotericism; new religious movements; mythology
    • Biology, a.k.a. Healthincludes: general biology (zoology, botany, bacteriology, etc.); anatomy and morphology; biochemistry and molecular biology; bodily process and physiology; cell biology; ecology; health (including fitness and disabilities, but not spiritual beliefs about health); medicine (including medical fields, practice, and procedures, but not medical or bio-tech), and disease (including contagions, parasites, disabilities, and mental disorders); organisms (animals, plants, fungi, etc.).
    • Society includes: anthropology; business and economics; culture; education; ethnology and ethnic groups; international organizations; language; law; mass media (but not communications tech); politics and government; psychology; society, institutions, class, and discrimination (but not transportation); sociology; war and military (but not military tech).
    • Scienceincludes: all sciences besides bio/health, social, and engineering (see below for subcategorization into: Basics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth science, and Physics)
    • Technologyincludes: agriculture, biotech and medical tech, computing and IT, electronics, engineering, industry, infrastructure, machinery and tools, media and communication, military tech, navigation and timekeeping, optics, space (but not astronomy/cosmology), textiles, transportation
  • level can be 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5
  • class can be A, B, C, FA, GA, Start, or Stub
     
  • A subpage parameter can be used on level-4 Science articles to determine which subpage to link to. Use one of the following (they do not do much as of 2017, but will likely become level-5 subcategories in the future):
    • One of: Basics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth science, or Physicsincludes: those named major disciplines, plus: measurment; cosmology; weather and natural disasters; nuclear science; excludes engineering, and philosophy of science.
    • Deprecated: Biology – includes: general biology (zoology, botany, bacteriology, etc.); anatomy and morphology; biochemistry and molecular biology; bodily process and physiology; cell biology; ecology; health (including fitness and disabilities, but not spiritual beliefs about health); medicine (including medical fields, practice, and procedures, but not medical or bio-tech), and disease (including contagions, parasites, disabilities, and mental disorders); organisms (animals, plants, fungi, etc.).
      Update: Use |topic=Biology, which has been split from the Science topic.
  • For level 5 articles, the subpage options are:
    • People:
      • Politicians a.k.a. Leadersincludes: politicians and leaders (ancient to modern)
      • Businesspeople, a.k.a. Business, or Explorersincludes: businesspeople of all sorts; explorers (ancient to modern)
      • Sports figures, a.k.a. Sportspeople, Sports, or Sportincludes: sports-related biographies of all sorts, except teams/squads/clubs (under the main Society topic as organizations)
    • Geography:
      • Citiesincludes: only the 2,500 most important cities and major towns in the world.
      • Countries, or Country subdivisionsincludes: all the world's countries (broadly defined), and major subnational divisions of the larger ones.
      • Physicalincludes: general geography and cartography; the earth, its continents, islands; bodies of water and the sea bed; regions and peninsulas; land relief (mountain ranges, canyons); deserts; forests; parks and preserves.
    • Biology:
      • Animals - includes species and breeds of animals, as well as individual animals.
      • Plants - includes species and breeds of plants. Fungi and Microorganisms are included on the same page.
      • Health, Medicine, and Disease - includes topics related to medicine and medication, diseases, and health and fitness.
      • General - includes other biological topics, including biochemistry, anatomy, and physiology.
    • Science:
      • Basics - includes high-level concepts about science as a whole, as well as units of measurement.
      • Astronomy - includes topics related to the study of astronomy, as well as stars and constellations.
      • Chemistry - includes topics related to the study of chemistry, as well as chemical elements and compounds.
      • Earth science - includes topics related to the study of earth science, as well as types of rocks and gems.
      • Physics - includes topics related to the study of physics.

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The article is inserted into the following categories:

  • All Wikipedia level-y vital articles
  • All Wikipedia vital articles in TopicZ
  • All Wikipedia x-Class vital articles
  • Wikipedia level-y vital articles in TopicZ
  • Wikipedia x-Class vital articles in TopicZ
  • Wikipedia x-class level-y vital articles

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