Template talk:Page needed

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Generalize; not just for comics[edit]

Resolved: No objections to genericization after 2.5 years.

I hope nobody minds if I turn this into a general-purpose template, because it doesn't look like it's being used for comic books anymore. --Xiaopo ʘ 20:11, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Good show. — SMcCandlish [talk] [contrib] 00:19, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Wikiproject Inline templates proposed[edit]

Resolved: Project now exists.

Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals#Inline templates. I've been meaning to do this for a while. — SMcCandlish [talk] [contrib] 16:31, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

Specialised version for London Gazette[edit]

Resolved: WP:BOLD.

Would anyone object if I created a specialised version of this template for references to the London Gazette (also including Edinburgh Gazette and Belfast Gazette). They've recently changed there website breaking all the old urls, and in the process changing from their web references just numbering pages within issues, to match the printed copies, where page numbering runs throughout the year, starting with page 1 in the first issue of each, and continuing regardless of issue. I'm planning to ask for a bot to be created to assist in managing sorting this out, and it would be useful to be able to place them into a specific sub-category. David Underdown 14:53, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Why would anyone object? This is a Wiki. Be bold. — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 20:15, 8 April 2009 (UTC)


using a # for number is not common in the UK. I suggest we replace it with either "no." or "num." --Philip Baird Shearer (talk) 11:28, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

I'm fine with its current state, but how about "page number?" as a compromise? --Adoniscik(t, c) 15:47, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
"Page number needed" too long to many editors (cf. discussion at Template talk:Rp, for example, not to mention earlier attempts to shorten it to "page # needed"). Meanwhile, "page number?" is telegraphic writing. Unless I'm nuts, "page needed" is clearer than "page number?", and almost as clear as "page number needed". — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 20:14, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Not adding to category?[edit]

Resolved: Fixed.

The template says, "This tag will categorise tagged articles into Category:Wikipedia articles needing page number citations but not this template itself." But it doesn't seem to actually be working since there are no pages in the category.  —Chris Capoccia TC 11:55, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

I think this is fixed now. I added |cat=[[Category:Wikipedia articles needing page number citations]] into the template.  —Chris Capoccia TC 19:56, 22 December 2008 (UTC)

This template is used by Template:Rp[edit]

Before making further changes to {{page needed}}, please ensure that they will not have any deleterious effect on {{rp}}. Also, if the output of the template is changed ("page missing", whatever), the category-free variant code used in Template:Rp/doc to demonstrate examples of the visual appearance of output from {{rp|needed=y|{{subst:DATE}}}} will need to be adjusted to match. — SMcCandlish [talk] [cont] ‹(-¿-)› 21:43, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

Link to WP:Page numbers?[edit]

I think link = Wikipedia:Citing sources should be changed to link = Wikipedia:Page numbers . jnestorius(talk) 15:23, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

Date needed[edit]

The template needs an associated date.
The documentation should display an example incorporating the date=November 2012, as most other templates tend to do these days.
Varlaam (talk) 19:35, 11 November 2012 (UTC)

The template supports a date parameter. I have added it to the documentation as well. Thank you for pointing this out. Debresser (talk) 15:43, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Where to place the template[edit]

Shouldn't the template be placed inside the ref., rather than in the main article?

Markup Renders as
Some text here.<ref name="Smith 2009">{{Cite book
|title=The Unbearable Beingness of Light
|location=[[New York City|New York]]
|publisher=Fnord Pubs
}}{{page needed|date=Monthname YYYY}}</ref>



Some text here.[1]


  1. ^ Smith, Jane (2009). The Unbearable Beingness of Light. New York: Fnord Pubs.  [page needed]

-- -- -- 23:59, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

 Done. Since I haven't been answered, I made the change myself. -- -- -- 22:17, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
No, it should not. because inside the ref it will not be noticed. Debresser (talk) 22:47, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
Personally, I prefer -- -- --'s version. A missing page number seems to me to be a problem with the ref qua ref, not a problem with the article as such or with verifiability, etc. Cnilep (talk) 00:11, 13 September 2014 (UTC)