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WikiProject Islands (Rated C-class)
WikiProject iconThis template is within the scope of WikiProject Islands, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of islands on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
C-Class article C  This template does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.
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About the template

The {{WikiProject Islands}} template adds article talk pages, category talk pages, template talk pages, etc. (whatever it is placed on) to Category:WikiProject Islands articles. It is also used to track article classifications and presents readers with a current "to do" list.

Please be very careful when editing this template if you don't understand MediaWiki Parser Functions. This template is now rather complicated and could easily be broken. (Note that you may find m:Magic words and m:ParserFunctions very helpful in understanding what this does... consider consulting with User:Sarefo before making any changes, please)

How to use this template

  • The template always goes onto Talk pages, not article pages. The template must be transcluded and not substituted (using subst).
  • The template accepts one optional parameter.
    • The following fixed values denote the "article quality" as decided upon at WP:ISLANDS. Passing one of these values as the parameter places the Talk page into the applicable category which is scanned by Mathbot to create the Wikipedia Version 1.0 article lists.
      • If the attached article is a featured article, use {{WikiProject Islands|FA}}
      • If the attached article is a good article, use {{WikiProject Islands|GA}}
      • If the attached article is A-Class, use {{WikiProject Islands|A}}
      • If the attached article is B-Class, use {{WikiProject Islands|B}}
      • If the attached article is Start-Class, use {{WikiProject Islands|Start}}
      • If the attached article is Stub-Class, use {{WikiProject Islands|Stub}}
    • If any other value is supplied as the parameter (such as "template", "category", or even an incorrect lower case "start") the parameter is presumed to be a word describing what sort of page it is. Use this if the attached article is not in the main space (it's a category, project page, etc.). For example:
    {{WikiProject Islands|category}} outputs "This category is part of ..."

For main space articles which have not yet been assessed, simply use {{WikiProject Islands}}. This default places the article in Category:Unassessed Islands articles, and doesn't change the wording of the template in any way.