Template:Warning origin/doc

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This template adds a line below a warning to list: the original location (defaults to page-user's talkpage); original posting user; original posting time-and-date; and/or the diff of the original warning.

This may be useful if you want to indicate the author and time-and-date of an unsigned warning; if you archive warnings off your talk page; or if you want to quote a warning anywhere else.

This template takes four expected parameters (not required, but expected either in sequence or by named variable):

  1. location=   The page where this warning was originally posted (without double-brackets). If you are using this template in your own userspace, for instance on your own /Warnings subpage, location defaults to your own talkpage. If you are using this template outside your own userspace, or referring to a warning posted on any other page, then specify the pagename (without double-brackets) as location=pagename.
  2. user=   The username who posted it (without the "User:" prefix); if unsigned, see your talkpage history.
  3. time=   The UTC time-and-date of the original warning, as seen first in its entry on your talkpage history.
  4. oldid=   The "oldid=" number of the warning's diff, as seen in the URLs of the entry's "(cur)", "(last)", and time-and-date links.

Usage[edit]

For the least typing, just provide the values in location - user - time - oldid sequence:

Code
{{warningorigin|User talk:EVula|Ben|09:47, 26 February 2007|111045354}}
Result
— Preceding warning originally posted on User talk:EVula (diff) by Ben (talkcontribs) 09:47, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

If the named variables are used, these don't need to be kept in the same sequence:

Code
{{warningorigin|user=Ben|time=09:47, 26 February 2007|oldid=111045354|location=User talk:EVula}}
Result
— Preceding warning originally posted on User talk:EVula (diff) by Ben (talkcontribs) 09:47, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

As long as the correct "oldid" is provided, the location is not really necessary:

Code
{{warningorigin||Ben|09:47, 26 February 2007|111045354}}
Result
— Preceding warning originally posted here by Ben (talkcontribs) 09:47, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

If other values are left out, the template will simply bypass them:

Code
{{warningorigin|User talk:EVula}}
Result
— Preceding warning originally posted on User talk:EVula

If you want to have your own /Warnings subpage, you may also find {{warningsonsubpage}} helpful.

Userspace link templates

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Demo user is User:Example