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This page is about templates associated with Wikipedia:WikiProject User warnings. For article or mainspace talk template messages, see Wikipedia:Template messages/Talk namespace. For items commending users about behavior or contributions, see Wikipedia:Barnstars. For the Typo Team, see Wikipedia:Typo Team.

Multi-level templates[edit]


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Description Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 4im
Blatant vandalism
Vandalism {{subst:uw-vandalism1}} {{subst:uw-vandalism2}} {{subst:uw-vandalism3}} {{subst:uw-vandalism4}} {{subst:uw-vandalism4im}}
General disruptive editing not categorized elsewhere
Disruptive editing {{subst:uw-disruptive1}} {{subst:uw-disruptive2}} {{subst:uw-disruptive3}} {{subst:uw-generic4}} {{N/A}}
Behavior in articles
Editing tests {{subst:uw-test1}} {{subst:uw-test2}} {{subst:uw-test3}} {{subst:uw-vandalism4}} {{N/A}}
Page blanking, removal of content {{subst:uw-delete1}} {{subst:uw-delete2}} {{subst:uw-delete3}} {{subst:uw-delete4}} {{subst:uw-delete4im}}
Frequent or mass changes to genres without consensus or reference {{subst:uw-genre1}} {{subst:uw-genre2}} {{subst:uw-genre3}} {{subst:uw-genre4}} {{N/A}}
Removing file deletion tags {{subst:uw-idt1}} {{subst:uw-idt2}} {{subst:uw-idt3}} {{subst:uw-idt4}} {{N/A}}
Image-related vandalism {{subst:uw-image1}} {{subst:uw-image2}} {{subst:uw-image3}} {{subst:uw-image4}} {{subst:uw-image4im}}
Improper humor in articles {{subst:uw-joke1}} {{subst:uw-joke2}} {{subst:uw-joke3}} {{subst:uw-joke4}} {{subst:uw-joke4im}}
Censorship of material {{subst:uw-notcensored1}} {{subst:uw-notcensored2}} {{subst:uw-notcensored3}} {{subst:uw-generic4}} {{N/A}}
Ownership of articles {{subst:uw-own1}} {{subst:uw-own2}} {{subst:uw-own3}} {{subst:uw-generic4}} {{subst:uw-own4im}}
Inappropriate expansion of plot summaries {{subst:uw-plotsum1}} {{subst:uw-plotsum2}} {{N/A}} {{N/A}} {{N/A}}
Removal of maintenance templates {{subst:uw-tdel1}} {{subst:uw-tdel2}} {{subst:uw-tdel3}} {{subst:uw-tdel4}} {{N/A}}
Uploading unencyclopedic images (image vandalism) {{subst:uw-upload1}} {{subst:uw-upload2}} {{subst:uw-upload3}} {{subst:uw-upload4}} {{subst:uw-upload4im}}
Disrupting the taxonomy templates {{subst:uw-taxonomy1}} {{subst:uw-taxonomy2}} {{subst:uw-taxonomy3}} {{subst:uw-generic4}} {{N/A}}
Using thumbnails in Infoboxes (WP:INFOBOXIMAGE) {{subst:uw-thumb1}} {{subst:uw-thumb2}} {{N/A}} {{N/A}} {{N/A}}
Behavior towards editors
Not assuming good faith {{subst:uw-agf1}} {{subst:uw-agf2}} {{subst:uw-agf3}} {{N/A}} {{N/A}}
Harassment of other users {{subst:uw-harass1}} {{subst:uw-harass2}} {{subst:uw-harass3}} {{subst:uw-harass4}} {{subst:uw-harass4im}}
Personal attack directed at editors {{subst:uw-npa1}} {{subst:uw-npa2}} {{subst:uw-npa3}} {{subst:uw-npa4}} {{subst:uw-npa4im}}
Improper use of warning or blocking template {{subst:uw-tempabuse1}} {{subst:uw-tempabuse2}} {{subst:uw-disruptive3}} {{N/A}} {{N/A}}
Adding promotions of objects or ideologies (also spam)
Using Wikipedia for advertising or promotion {{subst:uw-advert1}} {{subst:uw-advert2}} {{subst:uw-advert3}} {{subst:uw-advert4}} {{subst:uw-advert4im}}
Not adhering to neutral point of view {{subst:uw-npov1}} {{subst:uw-npov2}} {{subst:uw-npov3}} {{subst:uw-npov4}} {{N/A}}
Inserting fringe or undue weight content into articles {{subst:uw-fringe1}} {{subst:uw-fringe2}} {{subst:uw-fringe3}} {{N/A}} {{N/A}}
Adding spam links {{subst:uw-spam1}} {{subst:uw-spam2}} {{subst:uw-spam3}} {{subst:uw-spam4}} {{subst:uw-spam4im}}
Paid editing without disclosure under the Wikimedia Terms of Use {{subst:uw-paid1}} {{subst:uw-paid2}} {{subst:uw-paid3}} {{subst:uw-paid4}} {{N/A}}
Inserting factual inaccuracies and/or libel
Adding unreferenced controversial information about living persons {{subst:uw-biog1}} {{subst:uw-biog2}} {{subst:uw-biog3}} {{subst:uw-biog4}} {{subst:uw-biog4im}}
Defamation regarding article subjects {{subst:uw-defamatory1}} {{subst:uw-defamatory2}} {{subst:uw-defamatory3}} {{subst:uw-defamatory4}} {{subst:uw-defamatory4im}}
Introducing deliberate factual errors {{subst:uw-error1}} {{subst:uw-error2}} {{subst:uw-error3}} {{subst:uw-error4}} {{subst:uw-error4im}}
Adding original research, including unpublished syntheses of sourced material {{subst:uw-nor1}} {{subst:uw-nor2}} {{subst:uw-nor3}} {{subst:uw-nor4}} {{N/A}}
Addition of unsourced or improperly cited material {{subst:uw-unsourced1}} {{subst:uw-unsourced2}} {{subst:uw-unsourced3}} {{subst:uw-unsourced4}} {{N/A}}
Unaccepted practices, unilateral action against policies or guidelines
Triggering the abuse filter by attempting to vandalize {{N/A}} {{subst:uw-attempt2}} {{subst:uw-attempt3}} {{subst:uw-attempt4}} {{N/A}}
Removing {{afd}} templates / refactoring others' comments in AfD discussions {{subst:uw-afd1}} {{subst:uw-afd2}} {{subst:uw-afd3}} {{subst:uw-afd4}} {{N/A}}
Removing {{cfd}} templates / refactoring others' comments in CfD discussions {{subst:uw-cfd1}} {{subst:uw-cfd2}} {{subst:uw-cfd3}} {{subst:uw-cfd4}} {{N/A}}
Using talk page as forum {{subst:uw-chat1}} {{subst:uw-chat2}} {{subst:uw-chat3}} {{subst:uw-chat4}} {{N/A}}
Creating inappropriate pages {{subst:uw-create1}} {{subst:uw-create2}} {{subst:uw-create3}} {{subst:uw-create4}} {{subst:uw-create4im}}
Removing {{ffd}} templates / refactoring others' comments in FfD discussions {{subst:uw-ffd1}} {{subst:uw-ffd2}} {{subst:uw-ffd3}} {{subst:uw-ffd4}} {{N/A}}
Uploading files missing copyright status {{subst:uw-ics1}} {{subst:uw-ics2}} {{subst:uw-ics3}} {{subst:uw-ics4}} {{N/A}}
Removing {{mfd}} templates / refactoring others' comments in MfD discussions {{subst:uw-mfd1}} {{subst:uw-mfd2}} {{subst:uw-mfd3}} {{subst:uw-mfd4}} {{N/A}}
Formatting, date, language, etc. (Manual of Style) {{subst:uw-mos1}} {{subst:uw-mos2}} {{subst:uw-mos3}} {{subst:uw-mos4}} {{N/A}}
Malicious or bad page moves {{subst:uw-move1}} {{subst:uw-move2}} {{subst:uw-move3}} {{subst:uw-move4}} {{subst:uw-move4im}}
Creating malicious redirects {{subst:uw-redirect1}} {{subst:uw-redirect2}} {{subst:uw-redirect3}} {{subst:uw-redirect4}} {{subst:uw-redirect4im}}
Removing {{speedy deletion}} templates from self-created articles {{subst:uw-speedy1}} {{subst:uw-speedy2}} {{subst:uw-speedy3}} {{subst:uw-speedy4}} {{N/A}}
Editing, correcting, or deleting others' talk page comments {{subst:uw-tpv1}} {{subst:uw-tpv2}} {{subst:uw-tpv3}} {{subst:uw-tpv4}} {{N/A}}
Removing {{Prod blp}} templates {{subst:uw-blpprod1}} {{subst:uw-blpprod2}} {{subst:uw-blpprod3}} {{subst:uw-blpprod4}} {{N/A}}
Adding non-compliant colours {{subst:uw-color1}} {{subst:uw-color2}} {{subst:uw-color3}} {{subst:uw-color4}} {{N/A}}
Description Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 4im

Single-level templates[edit]

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Description Template
Creating double redirects through bad page moves {{subst:uw-2redirect}}
New user is likely to be using multiple accounts {{subst:uw-agf-sock}}
Bad AIV report {{subst:uw-aiv}}
Bad AN/EW report {{subst:uw-anew}}
Suggesting a user archive his/her talk page {{subst:uw-archive}}
Adding signatures to article space {{subst:uw-articlesig}}
Creating autobiographies {{subst:uw-autobiography}}
Adding incorrect categories {{subst:uw-badcat}}
Adding non-notable list entries {{subst:uw-badlistentry}}
"Biting" newcomers {{subst:uw-bite}}
Wikipedia is not for blogging or promotion {{subst:uw-blog}}
Conflict of interest, with an extended legal warning {{subst:uw-coi}}
Addition of controversial material to an article {{subst:uw-controversial}}
Not attributing Wikipedia content {{subst:uw-copying}}
Cut and paste moves {{subst:uw-c&pmove}}
Adding speculative or unconfirmed information about future events {{subst:uw-crystal}}
Incorrectly tagging pages for speedy deletion {{subst:uw-csd}}
Incorrectly formatting disambiguation pages {{subst:uw-dab}}
Unnecessarily changing date formats {{subst:uw-date}}
Removing proper sources containing dead links {{subst:uw-deadlink}}
Adding stub categories manually, rather than via templates {{subst:uw-directcat}}
Not using edit summary {{subst:uw-editsummary}}
Not communicating in English (see also specific language templates) {{subst:uw-english}}
Overly hasty tagging of articles for speedy deletion {{subst:uw-hasty}}
Attempting to link to an external image {{subst:uw-imageuse}}
Not completing an AfD nomination {{subst:uw-incompleteAFD}}
Adding external links to the body of an article {{subst:uw-inline-el}}
Not italicizing books, films, albums, magazines, TV series, etc. within articles {{subst:uw-italicize}}
Unnecessarily changing between national varieties of English {{subst:uw-lang}}
Adding excessive redlinks or repeated blue links {{subst:uw-linking}}
Wikipedia is not a memorial {{subst:uw-memorial}}
Incorrectly using minor edits check box {{subst:uw-minor}}
Uploading replaceable non-free images {{subst:uw-nonfree}}
Reporting complex abuse to AIV {{subst:uw-notaiv}}
Incorrectly marking an edit as vandalism {{subst:uw-notvand}}
Using voting instead of consensus {{subst:uw-notvote}}
Not marking patrolled newpage edits {{subst:uw-patrolled}}
Not attributing public domain sources {{subst:uw-plagiarism}}
Disrupting Wikipedia to make a point {{subst:uw-point}}
Not using preview button to avoid mistakes {{subst:uw-preview}}
Editing an article under article probation {{subst:uw-probation}}
Creating poorly referenced articles {{subst:Uw-refimprove}}
Not reverting vandalism to a 'clean' version of the page {{subst:uw-removevandalism}}
Recreating deleted articles {{subst:uw-repost|Article}}
Recreating salted articles under an alternative title {{subst:uw-salt|Article}}
Rename request impossible {{subst:uw-samename}}
Experimenting in articles and reverting self tests {{subst:uw-selfrevert}}
Wikipedia is not a social network (e.g., MySpace, Facebook) {{subst:uw-socialnetwork}}
Flagging or deleting "spoilers" {{subst:uw-spoiler}}
Not subst:ing templates {{subst:uw-subst}}
Talking in article {{subst:uw-talkinarticle}}
Not signing posts {{subst:uw-tilde}}
Adding talk page threads to the top instead of the bottom {{subst:uw-toppost}}
Reporting of username to WP:UAA not accepted {{subst:uw-uaa}}
User page in inappropriate category {{subst:uw-upincat}}
Using image from external source {{subst:uw-uploadfirst}}
Abandoned userspace draft {{subst:uw-userspace draft finish}}
Userspace draft suggestion {{subst:userspace draft suggestion}}
NOINDEXing of userspace page {{subst:uw-userspacenoindex}}
Creating inappropriate video game content {{subst:uw-vgscope}}
Not using user warnings after revert {{subst:uw-warn}}
Creating inappropriate article(s) {{subst:uw-wizard}}
Using inaccurate or inappropriate edit summaries {{subst:uw-wrongsummary}}
Noticeboard notices
Description Template
Admin noticeboard {{subst:AN-notice}}
Incidents noticeboard {{subst:ANI-notice}}
Edit warring noticeboard {{subst:AN3-notice}}
BLP noticeboard {{subst:BLPN-notice}}
CCN noticeboard {{subst:CCN-notice}}
COI noticeboard {{subst:COIN-notice}}
EL noticeboard {{subst:ELN-notice}}
FTN noticeboard {{subst:FTN-notice}}
NORN noticeboard {{subst:NORN-notice}}
NPOVN noticeboard {{subst:NPOVN-notice}}
Dispute resolution {{subst:DRN-notice}}
Arbitration {{subst:arbcom notice}}
Sockpuppet investigation {{subst:Socksuspectnotice}}
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Description Template
Affiliate marketing {{subst:uw-affiliate}}
Creating attack pages {{subst:uw-attack}}
Business-promotional listing {{subst:uw-bizlist}}
Bot username {{subst:uw-botun}}
Canvassing other editors {{subst:uw-canvass}}
Conflict of interest & username issue {{subst:uw-coi-username}}
Copyright violation {{subst:uw-copyright}}
Copyright violation, for new contributors {{subst:uw-copyright-new}}
Linking to copyrighted works violation {{subst:uw-copyright-link}}
Removing the {{copyvio}} template {{subst:uw-copyright-remove}}
Edit summary that triggers abuse filter {{subst:uw-efsummary}}
A softer edit warring notice for new editors {{subst:uw-ewsoft}}
Edit warring notice {{subst:uw-ew}}
Violation/potential violation of the three revert rule {{subst:uw-3rr}}
Creating hoaxes {{subst:uw-hoax}}
Making legal threats {{subst:uw-legal}}
Editing while logged out {{subst:uw-login}}
Usage of multiple IPs {{subst:uw-multipleIPs}}
Close paraphrasing {{subst:uw-paraphrase}}
Personal info {{subst:uw-pinfo}}
Sockpuppet investigation {{subst:uw-socksuspect}}
Username violation {{subst:uw-uall}}
Userpage vandalism {{subst:uw-upv}}
Username violation (custom) {{subst:uw-username}}
Userpage or subpage is against policy {{subst:uw-userpage}}
Threats of violence {{subst:uw-violence}}


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Generic blocks Definite Indefinite
Anonymous users block {{subst:uw-ablock}} {{subst:uw-ablock|indef=yes}}
User block {{subst:uw-block}} {{subst:uw-block|indef=yes}} or {{subst:uw-blockindef}}
Specific abuse blocks Recent abuse Abuse-only account
Advertising block {{subst:uw-adblock}} {{subst:uw-soablock}}
Spam block {{subst:uw-sblock}}
Arbitration enforcement block {{subst:uw-aeblock}} {{N/A}}
Article probation violation block {{subst:uw-apblock}} {{N/A}}
Community general sanctions block {{subst:uw-csblock}} {{N/A}}
Biographies-of-living-persons block {{subst:uw-bioblock}} {{subst:uw-inbioblock}}
Unapproved bot block {{subst:uw-botblock}} {{N/A}}
Content deletion block {{subst:uw-dblock}} {{N/A}}
Copyright violation block {{subst:uw-copyrightblock}} {{N/A}}
Edit filter block {{subst:uw-efblock}} {{N/A}}
Edit warring block {{subst:uw-ewblock}} {{subst:uw-deoablock}}
Three revert rule block {{subst:uw-3block}}
Harassment block {{subst:uw-hblock}}
Legal threat block {{subst:uw-lblock}} {{N/A}}
Social networking block {{subst:uw-myblock}} {{N/A}}
Non-free image block {{subst:uw-nfimageblock}} {{N/A}}
Creating nonsense pages block {{subst:uw-npblock}} {{N/A}}
Personal information block {{subst:uw-pinfoblock}} {{N/A}}
Sock puppetry block {{subst:uw-sockblock}} {{subst:uw-sockblock|indef=yes}} (including sock puppets)
Unsourced content block {{subst:uw-ucblock}} {{N/A}}
Vandalism block {{subst:uw-vblock}} {{subst:uw-voablock}}
Not here to build an encyclopedia block {{N/A}} {{subst:uw-nothereblock}}
Username policy blocks Good-faith No-/bad-faith
Username block {{subst:uw-ublock}} {{subst:uw-uhblock}}
Bot username block {{subst:uw-botublock}} {{N/A}}
Cause block (username violation and edits promoting a cause) {{subst:uw-causeblock}} {{N/A}}
Famous person or possible impersonation {{subst:uw-ublock-famous}} {{N/A}}
Memorial username block {{subst:uw-memorialblock}} {{N/A}}
Promotional username block {{subst:uw-softerblock}} {{subst:uw-spamublock}}
Username and vandalism-only account block {{N/A}} {{subst:uw-vaublock}}
Unblock review Template
Decline reason here {{subst:Decline reason here}}
Edit warring block {{subst:Ewblock}}

Foreign-language contributors[edit]

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Language Template
Dutch {{subst:welcomeen-nl}}
Finnish {{subst:welcomeen-fi}}
French {{subst:welcomeen-fr}}
German {{subst:welcomeen-de}}
Hebrew {{subst:welcomeen-he}}
Indonesian {{subst:welcomeen-id}}
Japanese {{subst:welcomeen-ja}}
Korean {{subst:welcomeen-ko}}
Portuguese {{subst:welcomeen-pt}}
Russian {{subst:welcomeen-ru}}
Spanish {{subst:welcomeen-es}}
Swedish {{subst:welcomeen-sv}}
Ukrainian {{subst:welcomeen-uk}}
Vietnamese {{subst:welcomeen-vi}}
All other languages {{subst:welcomeen-en|other language}} (Please use the language code)


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Page headers Images Discussions and editing

{{anonblock|Optional comments}}



{{ISP|ISP Name}}

{{mobile IP|Carrier}}



{{repeated abuse}}

{{schoolblock|Optional comments}}

{{shared IP|Organization}}

{{shared IP address (public)|Organization}}

{{shared IP edu|Organization}}


{{user talk top}}





{{whois|WHOIS organization}}

{{subst:di-replaceable fair use-notice}}



{{subst:fdw-iw|filename}} for images under deletion discussion on Wikimedia Commons or another project or language site


{{subst:file copyright request|File:name}}

{{subst:file source|File:name}}

{{subst:images on userboxes}}

{{subst:name your images|File:name}}

{{subst:nld}} if an image has a source but no licensing information

{{subst:nrd}} if an image has no fair use rationale

{{subst:nsd}} if an image has no source indicated

{{subst:orfud}} if an image has a fair use tag but isn't used in any articles

{{subst:rfu}} if an image has a fair use tag but could be replaced by a free image




{{not a forum}}


{{talk header}}



{{reply to}}


{{subst:Editing advice}}



New user Deletion notifications Other notifications

See also Welcome templates
and Welcome templates/Table
{{subst:first article}}












{{subst:welcome cookie|Your username}}











{{subst:welcomeShout|Your username}}





{{subst:Welcome non-latin}}

{{subst:Welcome to Wikipedia}} or {{subst:wtw}}




AFD nominations

CSD nominations

CSD deletions:

CSD declined:

  • {{subst:declinedsd|Article|reason I declined}}
  • {{subst:notg4|Article}}
  • {{subst:oldcsd|CSD subsection|decline reason}}
  • {{subst:sdd|Article}}
  • {{subst:sdd2|Article|CSD tag used|reason it isn't a valid speedy}}
  • {{subst:sdd3|Article}}
  • {{subst:sdd4|Page name|two-letter CSD code|reason criterion did not apply}}

CSD requests to wait:

MFD nominations

PROD nominations

Placement and removal of CSD tags:


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Due to their nature, substitution of these templates is required.
Description All levels
Gives title and date to make it quicker to warn users {{subst:AntiVandal}}
Smaller header, unrequired parameters {{subst:mwarn}}
{{AntiVandal}} specially formulated for VandalProof {{subst:VPwarn}}

Creating and renaming user talk templates[edit]

If you want to change the name of a series, or propose a new multi-level series, make sure to leave a note about it on WT:UTM, so that it can be fully integrated as a warning template, if there are no major objections. Before creating new templates, please check to see if the template in mind already exists, to avoid duplication. Note: User warning templates are generally semi-protected. However, creation of a template does not automatically semi-protect it; be sure to request semi-protection. In the meantime, make sure the template does not erroneously indicate that it is already semi-protected.

If you add any templates here, please make sure to add them to the respective page "Wikipedia:Template messages/User talk namespace/XXX templates".

History of this page[edit]

In early 2007, the multi-level templates underwent a harmonisation program by the WikiProject user warnings. The old template grid may still be found here with the details here. Please visit the project pages for some important changes about the implementation of these templates, especially the test templates and the new vandalism warnings.

See also[edit]