Wikipedia:WikiProject User warnings/old details

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Grid of old warnings from WP:UTM[edit]

Note that these templates are currently being organized and cleaned up at Wikipedia:WikiProject user warnings.

Shortcut:

See Wikipedia:Template messages/User talk namespace for an expanded page. These templates should always be used with the subst: keyword, as suggested on Wikipedia:Template substitution. For example, type {{subst:test}}, not {{test}}. They are shown without subst: here to reduce the space occupied by this large table.


Category Experimenting and vandalism
Level: 0: New user, AGF 1: Factual note 2: Could be seen as vandalism 3: Warning to stop 4: Final warning 5: Blocked 6: Block & severe warning
Generic
Hover over the curly braces to see a summary of the contents.
{{warn}} {{test}}
{{tests}}
{{test0}}
{{test2}} {{vand3}}
{{test3}}
{{test4}}
{{final warning}}
{{test5}}
{{test5i}}
{{test6}}
{{vblock}}
{{Vbc-t}}
Obvious vandalism Hover over the curly braces to see a summary of the contents. {{vw}} {{blatantvandal}}
{{longterm4im}}
{{test4im}}
{{anon vandal}}
{{test4im-alt}}
Removing content Hover over the curly braces to see a summary of the contents. {{test1a}} {{test2del}}
{{test2a}}
{{test3a}}
Blanking pages Hover over the curly braces to see a summary of the contents. {{blank}} {{blank2}} {{blank3}} {{blank4}}
{{blank4alt}}
{{blank5}}
Page moves
and naming conventions
{{NC0}}
Anonymous vandals {{sharedwelcome}} {{sharedIP}} {{test3ip}}
{{Anon vandal}}
Image vandalism {{image1}} {{image2}} {{image3}} {{image4}}
Use of multiple IPs {{multipleIPs}}
Vandalizing userpages {{tpv0}} {{tpv1}} {{tpv2}} {{tpv3}} {{tpv4}} {{tpv5}}
Creating inappropriate pages {{Test1article}} {{Test2article}} {{Test3article}} {{Test4article}}
Category Other problems with content
Level: 0: Assuming good faith 1: Factual note 2: Possible rule violation 3: Warning to stop 4: Final warning 5: Blocked 6: Block & severe warning
Adding spam/advertising material {{spam-warn}}
{{spam-warn-deletion}}
{{resume}} {{advert3}} {{advert5}}
Adding spam links {{spam0}}
{{Welcomespam}}
{{Spam (good faith)}}
{{spam}}
{{spam note}}
{{spam2}}
{{spam2a}}
{{spam note}}
{{spam3}} {{spam4}}
{{spam4im}}
{{spam5}}
{{spam5i}}
Conflict of interest (Vanity)/user pages
in article space
{{userfy warning}}
Adding non-notable material {{nn-test}} {{nn-warn}}
{{nn-warn-deletion}}
{{empty-warn}}
{{nn-warn2}}
Not adhering to NPOV
Hover over the curly braces to see a summary of the contents. (Up to level 2.)
{{welcomenpov}}
{{NPOV0a}}
{{talkinarticle}}
{{comment0}}
{{NPOV0}} {{comment2}} {{comment3}} {{comment4}}
Introducing material
without proper citations
{{needsource}}
{{OR-note}}
{{needsource2}}
Adding unreferenced negative information to biographies of living persons {{blp0}} {{blp1}} {{blp2}} {{blp3}}
Introducing
factual errors
{{verror-m}} {{verror}} {{verror2}} {{verror3}} {{verror4}}
Adding copyrighted text {{nothanks}}
{{nothanks-add}}
{{nothanks-drm}}
{{nothanks-sd}}
{{Usrcvtext}}
Posting off-topic
messages
{{talkinarticle}} {{mess1}} {{mess2}}
Using improper humor {{Silly}}
Category Other editing issues
Level: 0: Assuming good faith 1: Factual note 2: Possible rule violation 3: Warning to stop 4: Final warning 5: Blocked 6: Block & severe warning
Violating
three-revert rule
{{3RR4}} {{3RR}}
Removing/censoring
explicit material
{{Not censored 2}}
Introducing stylistic problems {{Mos0}}
{{lang0}}
{{lang1}} {{Mos2}}
{{Uw-date}}
{{lang2}}
{{Mos3}}
{{lang3}}
{{lang4}}
Royalty stylistic problems {{styles2}} {{styles3}} {{styles4}}
Edit summaries
Hover over the curly braces to see a summary of the contents.
{{summary}} {{Edit summary personal}}
{{editsummary}}
{{summary2}}
{{wrongsummary2}} {{Edit summary personal 3}}
{{wrongsummary3}}
{{Edit summary personal 4}}
Other editing-related
warnings
{{tilde}}
{{Google bug}}
{{cutpastemove}}
{{Moving pages}}
{{seelink}}
{{badcat}}
{{pagemove}}
{{c&pmove}}
{{Notenglish0}} {{mcn2}} {{TestTalk}}
{{TestTalk-edit}}
{{attack}}
Category Behaviour messages
Level: 0: Assuming good faith 1: Factual note 2: Possible rule violation 3: Warning to stop 4: Final warning 5: Blocked 6: Block & severe warning
Personal attacks {{npa3}} {{npa4}}
{{npa4im}}
Defamation
of other users
{{ladnav}}
Threatening legal action
against other users
{{threat2}}
Inappropriate username {{UsernameWarn}}
Other {{canvass}}
Category Process-related and clerical messages
Level: 0: Informative 1: Factual note 2: Possible rule violation 3: Warning to stop 4: Final warning 5: Blocked 6: Block & severe warning
Removing speedy
deletion templates
{{drmspeedy2}} {{drmspeedy3}} {{drmspeedy4}}
Recreating
deleted articles
{{repost}}
'Block clerical' tags {{vandalism watch}}
{{Request accepted}}
{{repeat vandal}} {{arbcom}}
{{block}}
{{blocked user}}
{{sockblock}}
{{indefblockeduser}}
Category Miscellaneous
Level: 0: Assuming good faith 1: Factual note 2: Possible rule violation 3: Warning to stop 4: Final warning 5: Blocked 6: Block & severe warning
Image, fair use and tagging

(see also image vandalism)
{{image copyright request}}
{{image source}}
{{name your images}}
{{nothanks}}
{{nothanks-sd}}
{{badfairuse}} {{Image no source last warning}}
{{insertimage4}}
Sandbox {{Off-sandbox}} {{Sandbox-head}}
Miscellaneous

Nuvola apps important.svg Please do not add a template here unless it does not match any other category above.
{{Uw-sofixit}} {{Nothere}}

To coordinate numbers, the previous blanking 2, 3 and 4 templates have been moved because they were out of sync with the numbering usage with other templates. The old templates, though not listed, can still be used as they redirect to the new name and number.

The numbering system being used across the templates is simple:

0. Good faith edit
1. General note
2. Could be seen as vandalism
3. Warning to stop
4. Final warning
5. Blocked
6. Blocked plus severe warning

If you are creating new templates, please follow the numbers above, even if you are not creating templates using all the numbers. That way, by using the right number, users will be able to know automatically what category of message the template refers to.


Detail of warnings[edit]

What to type What it makes
{{subst:uw-3rr}} Nuvola apps important.svg You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war. Note that the three-revert rule prohibits making more than three reversions on a single page within a 24-hour period. Additionally, users who perform several reversions in content disputes may be blocked for edit warring even if they do not technically violate the three-revert rule. When in dispute with another editor you should first try to discuss controversial changes to work towards wording and content that gains a consensus among editors. Should that prove unsuccessful, you are encouraged to seek dispute resolution, and in some cases it may be appropriate to request page protection. If the edit warring continues, you may be blocked from editing without further notice.
{{subst:uw-3block}}
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You have been blocked from editing for a short time for your disruption caused by edit warring and violation of the three-revert rule. During a dispute, you should first try to discuss controversial changes and seek consensus. If that proves unsuccessful you are encouraged to seek dispute resolution, and in some cases it may be appropriate to request page protection. If you would like to be unblocked, you may appeal this block by adding the text {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}} below this notice, but you should read the guide to appealing blocks first.
{{subst:Anon vandal}} == Welcome! ==

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia!

Someone using this IP address, WikiProject User warnings, has made unconstructive edits, which have been reverted. If you did this, in the future please try to contribute in a more constructive manner. If you'd like to experiment with the syntax, please do so in the sandbox rather than in articles. If you did not do this, you may wish to consider getting a username to avoid confusion with other editors.

You don't have to log in to read or edit pages on Wikipedia, but creating an account is quick, free, requires no personal information, and has many benefits. Without a username, your IP address is used to identify you.

Some good links for newcomers are:

Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and a timestamp. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions.

Again, welcome! ~~~~

{{subst:attack}}
Please do not create attack pages. Attack pages and files are not tolerated by Wikipedia and are speedily deleted. Users who continue to create or repost such pages and images, especially those in violation of our biographies of living persons policy, will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Thank you.
{{subst:badcat|cat=Category|article=Article}} Before adding controversial categories, such as Category, to articles, such as Article, please make sure that the subject of the article really belongs in the category. The addition of a category to an article is considered a claim that the subject of the article is what the name of the category would suggest, and the article needs to contain information that backs your claim up, otherwise it will most likely be removed by another user.
{{subst:blank}} Please do not replace Wikipedia pages with blank content. Blank pages are harmful to Wikipedia because they have a tendency to confuse readers. If it is a duplicate article, please redirect it to an appropriate existing page. If the page has been vandalised, please revert it to the last legitimate version. If you feel that the content of a page is inappropriate, please edit the page and replace it with appropriate content. If you believe there is no hope for the page, please see the deletion policy for how to proceed.
{{subst:blank2}} Please do not replace Wikipedia pages or sections with blank content. It is considered vandalism. When removing content, please specify a reason in the edit summary and discuss edits that are likely to be controversial on the article's talk page. Please use the sandbox for any other tests you want to do. Take a look at the welcome page if you would like to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia. Thanks.
{{subst:blank3}} Please stop. If you continue to blank pages, you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia.
{{subst:blank4}}
Stop hand.svg
This is the final warning that you will receive regarding your disruptive edits.
The next time you blank a page, you may be blocked from editing without further notice.
{{subst:blank5}}
Stop x nuvola with clock.svg
You have been blocked temporarily from editing for continued removal of material. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you would like to be unblocked, you may appeal this block by adding the text {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}} below this notice, but you should read the guide to appealing blocks first.
{{subst:blatantvandal}} Stop hand nuvola.svg This is the only warning you will receive regarding your disruptive edits.

If you vandalize Wikipedia again, you may be blocked from editing without further notice.

{{subst:BlueHelmet}} Please try to write in a measured, nuanced, encyclopedic and factual way. Excessive and tendentious edits might disturb the work of other editors and be reverted. You might find reading WP:POV useful in this respect. Thank you.
{{subst:comment2}} Please do not add commentary or your own personal analysis to Wikipedia articles. Doing so violates Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy and breaches the formal tone expected in an encyclopedia. If you would like to experiment, use the sandbox. Thank you.
{{subst:comment3}} Please stop. If you continue to violate Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy by adding commentary and your personal analysis into articles, you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia.
{{subst:comment4}}
Stop hand.svg
This is the final warning that you will receive regarding your disruptive edits.
The next time you violate Wikipedia's NPOV rule by inserting commentary or your personal analysis into an article, you may be blocked from editing without further notice.
{{subst:comment5}}
Octagon-warning.svg
You have been temporarily blocked from editing for repeatedly violating Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy. If you wish to make neutral and unbiased contributions, feel free to do so after the block expires.
{{subst:cv}} Nuvola apps important.svg Please don't change the format of dates without good reason. Most British people and many people internationally write dates in day-month-year order, e.g., 12 December 1904. Most Americans use month-day-year order, e.g., December 12, 1904. If the article is about an American topic, use month-day-year. If it is a British or European topic, use day-month-year. If neither, leave it as originally written. Many Americans or British people take offence if an article about their country, written in their local version of English, is changed around to a version they don't use. So please do not do that.

If you have any questions about this, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Enjoy your time on Wikipedia. Thank you.

{{subst:cv-r}} ==Speedy deletion nomination of [[:{{{1}}}]]==

A tag has been placed on [[:{{{1}}}]], requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G4 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be a repost of material that was previously deleted following a deletion debate, such as at articles for deletion. Under the specified criteria, where an article has substantially identical content to that of an article deleted after debate, and any changes in the content do not address the reasons for which the material was previously deleted, it may be deleted at any time.

If you think that the page was nominated in error, contest the nomination by clicking on the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion" in the speedy deletion tag. Doing so will take you to the talk page where you can explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also visit the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but do not hesitate to add information that is consistent with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, you can contact one of these administrators to request that the administrator userfy the page or email a copy to you.

{{subst:dates2}} Nuvola apps important.svg Please don't change the format of dates without good reason. Most British people and many people internationally write dates in day-month-year order, e.g., 12 December 1904. Most Americans use month-day-year order, e.g., December 12, 1904. If the article is about an American topic, use month-day-year. If it is a British or European topic, use day-month-year. If neither, leave it as originally written. Many Americans or British people take offence if an article about their country, written in their local version of English, is changed around to a version they don't use. So please do not do that.

If you have any questions about this, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Enjoy your time on Wikipedia. Thank you.

{{subst:dates3}} Nuvola apps important.svg Please stop. If you continue to use disruptive, inappropriate or hard-to-read formatting, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia. There is a Manual of Style that should be followed.
{{subst:drmafd}} Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Please do not remove Articles for deletion notices from articles, or remove other people's comments in Articles for deletion debates. Otherwise, it may be difficult to create consensus. If you oppose the deletion of an article, please comment at the respective page instead. Thank you.
{{subst:drmafd2}} Information.svg Please do not remove Articles for deletion notices from articles or remove other people's comments in Articles for deletion pages. Doing so won't stop the discussion from taking place. You are, however, welcome to comment about the proposed deletion on the appropriate page. Thank you.
{{subst:drmafd3}} Nuvola apps important.svg Please stop. If you continue removing Articles for deletion notices or comments from articles and Articles for deletion pages, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia.
{{subst:drmafd4}} Stop hand nuvola.svg This is the final warning you will receive regarding your disruptive edits.
The next time you remove Articles for deletion notices or comments from articles and Articles for deletion pages, you may be blocked from editing without further notice.
{{subst:drmafd5}}
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You have been temporarily blocked for repeatedly removing Articles for deletion notices and comments from pages in violation of the three-revert rule despite being asked not to do so. If you wish to cooperate with the community, you are welcome to do so after the block expires.
{{subst:drmmt}} Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. It might not have been your intention, but your recent edit removed maintenance templates from Wikipedia. When removing maintenance templates, please be sure to either resolve the problem that the template refers to, or give a valid reason for the removal in the edit summary. If this was a mistake, don't worry, as your removal of this template has been reverted. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia, and if you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you.
{{subst:empty-warn|Article}} ==Speedy deletion nomination of Article==

If this is the first article that you have created, you may want to read the guide to writing your first article.

You may want to consider using the Article Wizard to help you create articles.

A tag has been placed on Article requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a very short article providing little or no context to the reader. Please see Wikipedia:Stub for our minimum information standards for short articles. Also please note that articles must be on notable subjects and should provide references to reliable sources that verify their content.

If you think that the page was nominated in error, contest the nomination by clicking on the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion" in the speedy deletion tag. Doing so will take you to the talk page where you can explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also visit the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but do not hesitate to add information that is consistent with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, you can contact one of these administrators to request that the administrator userfy the page or email a copy to you.

{{subst:Image no source last warning}}
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You have uploaded a number of images without sources and/or copyright information. You have been warned about this, and asked to provide such information. You have not done so. In two days, all the images you've uploaded that do not have sources and copyright information will be deleted. Thank you for your attention.
{{subst:needsource}} Your recent contribution(s) to Wikipedia are very much appreciated. However, you did not provide references or sources for your information. Keeping Wikipedia accurate and verifiable is very important, and as you might be aware there is currently a drive to improve the quality of Wikipedia by encouraging editors to cite the sources they used when adding content. If sources are left unreferenced, it may count as original research, which is not allowed. Can you provide in the article specific references to any books, articles, websites or other reliable sources that will allow people to verify the content in the article? You can use a citation method listed at How to cite sources. The information has been archived in the page history for now. Thanks!
{{subst:needsource2}} Your recent contribution(s) to Wikipedia did not provide specific references or sources. Keeping Wikipedia accurate and verifiable is very important, and as you might be aware there is currently a drive to improve the quality of Wikipedia by encouraging editors to cite the sources they used when adding content. Editors may choose to remove material you have contributed if it is not verifiable. Please provide specific references in your contributions to any books, articles, websites or other reliable sources that will allow people to verify the content. You can use a citation method listed at inline citations that best suits each article.
{{subst:nn-warn|Article}} ==Speedy deletion nomination of Article==

If this is the first article that you have created, you may want to read the guide to writing your first article.

You may want to consider using the Article Wizard to help you create articles.

A tag has been placed on Article requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a person, organization (band, club, company, etc.) or web content, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable.

If you think that the page was nominated in error, contest the nomination by clicking on the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion" in the speedy deletion tag. Doing so will take you to the talk page where you can explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also visit the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but do not hesitate to add information that is consistent with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, you can contact one of these administrators to request that the administrator userfy the page or email a copy to you.

{{subst:nn-notice|Article}} 1|==Speedy deletion nomination of Article==}}

You may wish to consider using a Wizard to help you create articles. See the Article Wizard.

Thank you.
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The article Article has been speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This was done because the article, which appeared to be about a real person or group of people, individual animal, organization (band, club, company, etc.), web content or organized event, but did not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. If you can indicate why the subject is actually significant enough for an encyclopedia article, you are free to re-create it, but this time you need to demonstrate that, which is best done by citing to reliable, secondary sources that are entirely unconnected to the topic.

Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable, and for specific types of articles, you may want to check out our criteria for biographies, for web sites, for musicians, or for companies. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this.

{{subst:repost-warn|Article}} ==Speedy deletion nomination of Article==

A tag has been placed on Article, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G4 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be a repost of material that was previously deleted following a deletion debate, such as at articles for deletion. Under the specified criteria, where an article has substantially identical content to that of an article deleted after debate, and any changes in the content do not address the reasons for which the material was previously deleted, it may be deleted at any time.

If you think that the page was nominated in error, contest the nomination by clicking on the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion" in the speedy deletion tag. Doing so will take you to the talk page where you can explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also visit the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but do not hesitate to add information that is consistent with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, you can contact one of these administrators to request that the administrator userfy the page or email a copy to you.

{{subst:OR-note|Article}} Thank you for your recent contributions to the Article article. While the Wikipedia community appreciates your efforts to increase the amount of information on the site, we cannot accept sources that appear to be the original work of the editor. If the material you added can be attributed to a reliable source, you may add it back if you cite it. This increases the reputation of Wikipedia as a whole and aids in the verifiability of the article.
{{subst:not censored}}
{{subst:not censored 2}} Hi. Your edits have been reverted because Wikipedia is not censored for minors. If you still believe the material should be removed, censored, or disclaimed, please discuss it in the article's discussion page first. Any further changes to the article in this manner will be regarded as vandalism unless we can reach an agreement at the discussion page first. You may be blocked from editing Wikipedia if you continue to ignore these warnings. You are encouraged to continue contributing to Wikipedia in a helpful manner, but please keep this in mind. Thank you.
{{subst:nothanks|Article}} Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. We appreciate your contributions to the Article article, but for legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material, and as a consequence, your addition will most likely be deleted.

You may use external websites as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences. This part is crucial: say it in your own words.

If the external website belongs to you, and you want to allow Wikipedia to use the text—which means allowing other people to modify it—then you must include on the external site the statement: "I, (name), am the author of this article, (article name), and I release its content under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 and later, and under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribute Share-Alike".

You might want to look at Wikipedia's policies and guidelines for more details, or ask a question at the Help Desk. You can also leave a message on my talk page.

{{subst:nothanks-add|Article}} We appreciate your contributions to the Article article, but we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material. For this reason your edits have been reverted or removed. Perhaps you would like to rewrite the information in your own words. If you do, please remember to cite your source(s). For more information, take a look at Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Thanks.
{{subst:nothanks-drm|Article}} Your addition to Article has been removed, as it appears to have added copyrighted material to Wikipedia without permission from the copyright holder. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other websites or printed material; such additions will be deleted. You may use external websites or publications as a source of information, but not as a source of article content such as sentences or images. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing.
{{subst:nothanks-sd|pg=Article |url=http://google.com}} ==Copyright problems with Article==
Hello. Concerning your contribution, Article, please note that Wikipedia cannot accept copyrighted text or images obtained from other web sites or printed material, without the permission of the author(s). This article or image appears to be a direct copy from http://google.com. As a copyright violation, Article appears to qualify for deletion under the speedy deletion criteria. Article has been tagged for deletion, and may have been deleted by the time you see this message.

If you believe that the article or image is not a copyright violation, or if you have permission from the copyright holder to release the content freely under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License (CC-BY-SA) then you should do one of the following:

  • If you have permission from the author, leave a message explaining the details at Talk:Article and send an email with the message to permissions-en@wikimedia.org. See Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission for instructions.
  • If a note on the original website states that it is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license, leave a note at Talk:Article with a link to where we can find that note.
  • If you hold the copyright to the material: send an e-mail from an address associated with the original publication to permissions-en@wikimedia.org or a postal message to the Wikimedia Foundation permitting re-use under the CC-BY-SA and GFDL, and note that you have done so on Talk:Article.

However, for textual content, you may simply consider rewriting the content in your own words. While contributions are appreciated, Wikipedia must require all contributors to understand and comply with its copyright policy. Wikipedia takes copyright concerns very seriously, and persistent violators will be blocked from editing. Thank you.

{{subst:NPOV0}} Please read Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy, which all articles must follow. Wikipedia is a neutral, verifiable encyclopedia; it is not a place to argue a particular point of view. Thank you.
{{subst:NPOV0a}}

Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. As a member of the Wikipedia community, I would like to remind you of Wikipedia's neutral-point-of-view policy for editors. You may also be interested in reading The five pillars of Wikipedia, our Help pages, the Tutorial, the policy on citing sources, and our Manual of Style.

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you have any questions, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome!

{{subst:spam0}} Thanks for contributing to Wikipedia. Unfortunately, the commercial links/content you added were inappropriate, as Wikipedia is an encyclopedia and should not be used for advertising or a collection of external links. See the welcome page if you'd like to learn more about contributing to the encyclopedia. Thanks!
{{subst:spam}} Information icon Hello, I'm [[User:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}]]. I wanted to let you know that I removed one or more external links you added, because they seemed to be inappropriate for an encyclopedia. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on [[User_talk:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|my talk page]], or take a look at our guidelines about links. Thank you.
{{subst:spam2}} Information icon Please do not add inappropriate external links to Wikipedia. Wikipedia is not a collection of links, nor should it be used for advertising or promotion. Inappropriate links include, but are not limited to, links to personal websites, links to websites with which you are affiliated (whether as a link in article text, or a citation in an article), and links that attract visitors to a website or promote a product. See the external links guideline and spam guideline for further explanations. Because Wikipedia uses the nofollow attribute value, its external links are disregarded by most search engines. If you feel the link should be added to the page, please discuss it on the associated talk page rather than re-adding it. Thank you.
{{subst:spam2a}} Adding unrelated external links to articles is considered vandalism. If you continue to use Wikipedia for advertising, you will be blocked from editing.
{{subst:spam3}} Please stop adding inappropriate external links to Wikipedia. It is considered spamming, and Wikipedia is not a vehicle for advertising or promotion, so any further spamming will be regarded as vandalism. Because Wikipedia uses nofollow tags, additions of links to Wikipedia will not alter search engine rankings. If you continue spamming, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia.
{{subst:spam4}} Stop icon You may be blocked from editing without further warning the next time you vandalize Wikipedia. Persistent spammers may have their websites blacklisted, preventing anyone from linking to them from all Wikimedia sites as well as potentially being penalized by search engines.
{{subst:spam4im}}
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This is the only warning that you will receive regarding your disruptive edits. Your recent insertion of spam, commercial content, and/or links is prohibited under policy. Any further spamming may result in your account and/or your IP address being blocked from editing without further notice.
{{subst:test}} Thank you for experimenting with Wikipedia. Your test worked, and it has been reverted or removed. Please use the sandbox for any other tests you may want to do. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia.
{{subst:test1}} Thank you for experimenting with Wikipedia. Your test worked, and it has been reverted or removed. Please use the sandbox for any other tests you may want to do. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia.
{{subst:test1a}} Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. It might not have been your intention, but your recent edit removed content from Wikipedia. When removing content, please specify a reason in the edit summary and discuss edits that are likely to be controversial on the article's talk page. If this was a mistake, don't worry; the content has been restored, as you can see from the page history. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia, and if you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you.
{{subst:test2}} Please do not add nonsense to Wikipedia. Such edits are considered vandalism and quickly undone. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox instead. Thank you.
{{subst:test2a}}

Please do not gratuitously remove content from Wikipedia. It is considered vandalism. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you.

{{subst:test3}} Please stop. If you continue to vandalize pages, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia.
{{subst:test3a}} Please stop. If you continue to remove content from pages, you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia.
{{subst:test4}}
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This is the final warning that you will receive regarding your disruptive edits. The next time you vandalize a page, you may be blocked from editing without further notice.
{{subst:test4a}} Stop hand nuvola.svg This is the final warning you will receive regarding your disruptive edits. If you vandalize Wikipedia again, you may be blocked from editing without further notice.
{{subst:test5}}
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You have been blocked temporarily from editing for abuse of editing privileges. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may appeal this block by first reading the guide to appealing blocks, then adding the following text below this notice: {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}.
{{subst:test5i}}
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You have been indefinitely blocked from editing Wikipedia as a result of your disruptive edits. Vandalism (including page blanking or addition of random text), spam, deliberate misinformation, privacy violations, personal attacks; and repeated, blatant violations of our neutral point of view policy will not be tolerated.
{{subst:tpv}} It appears you edited somebody else's user page, which is usually not very welcome. Please don't do this. Thank you.
{{subst:tpv0}} It appears you edited somebody else's user page. If you are really User:Name, then please log in before you edit your user page so people know it's you. Thank you.
{{subst:tpv1}} It appears you edited somebody else's user page, which is usually not very welcome. Please don't do this. Thank you.
{{subst:tpv2}} Ambox warning pn.svg Please do not target one or more user's pages or talk pages for abuse or insults, unwarranted doctoring or blanking. It can be seen as vandalism and may get you blocked from editing Wikipedia. Thank You.
{{subst:tpv3}} Stop hand.svg Please stop. If you continue to target users' pages for vandalism you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia.
{{subst:tpv4}}
Stop hand.svg
This is the final warning that you will receive regarding your disruptive edits.
The next time you vandalize a user's page, you may be blocked from editing without further notice.
{{subst:tpv5}}
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You have been temporarily blocked from editing for continual vandalism of one or more user's pages on Wikipedia. You are welcome to return and contribute to Wikipedia after the block expires. However if you vandalise again you may be subject to a longer block.
{{subst:Usrcvtext|Article}} ==Speedy deletion nomination of Article==

If this is the first article that you have created, you may want to read the guide to writing your first article.

You may want to consider using the Article Wizard to help you create articles.

A tag has been placed on Article requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G12 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article or image appears to be a clear copyright infringement. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material, and as a consequence, your addition will most likely be deleted. You may use external websites as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences. This part is crucial: say it in your own words. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing.

If the external website or image belongs to you, and you want to allow Wikipedia to use the text or image — which means allowing other people to modify it — then you must verify that externally by one of the processes explained at Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials. If you are not the owner of the external website or image but have permission from that owner, see Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission. You might want to look at Wikipedia's policies and guidelines for more details, or ask a question here.

If you think that the page was nominated in error, contest the nomination by clicking on the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion" in the speedy deletion tag. Doing so will take you to the talk page where you can explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also visit the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but do not hesitate to add information that is consistent with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines.

{{subst:vanity}} Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. If you are affiliated with some of the people, places or things you have written about on Wikipedia, you may have a conflict of interest. In keeping with Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy, edits where there is a conflict of interest, or where such a conflict might reasonably be inferred, are strongly discouraged. If you have a conflict of interest, you should avoid or exercise great caution when:
  1. editing or creating articles related to you, your organization, or its competitors, as well as projects and products they are involved with;
  2. participating in deletion discussions about articles related to your organization or its competitors; and
  3. linking to the Wikipedia article or website of your organization in other articles (see Wikipedia:Spam).

Please familiarize yourself with relevant policies and guidelines, especially those pertaining to neutral point of view, verifiability of information, and autobiographies.

For information on how to contribute to Wikipedia when you have a conflict of interest, please see our frequently asked questions for organizations. Thank you.

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You have been blocked temporarily from editing for abuse of editing privileges. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you would like to be unblocked, you may appeal this block by adding the text {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}} below this notice, but you should read the guide to appealing blocks first.
{{subst:verror}} Thank you for your contributions. Your contribution to has been determined to contain incorrect information. Editors adding new material should cite a reliable source, or it may be challenged or removed by any editor. Please see Wikipedia:Verifiability for more information about this. Thank you.
{{subst:verror2}} Please do not deliberately introduce incorrect information into articles. It is considered vandalism. If you would like to experiment, use the sandbox. Thank you.
{{subst:verror3}} Ambox warning pn.svg Please stop. If you continue to vandalize pages by deliberately introducing incorrect information, you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia.
{{subst:verror4}}
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This is the final warning that you will receive regarding your disruptive edits.
The next time you deliberately introduce incorrect information into a page, you may be blocked from editing without further notice.
{{subst:verror5}}
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You have been blocked temporarily from editing for abuse of editing privileges. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may appeal this block by first reading the guide to appealing blocks, then adding the following text below this notice: {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}.
{{subst:vw}} Your edit was determined to be unhelpful and has been reverted or removed. Please use the sandbox for any tests you want to do. Take a look at the welcome page if you would like to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia. Thanks.
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Kgpg new.svg To edit, please log in.

Editing by unregistered users from your shared IP address or address range may be currently disabled due to abuse. However, you are still able to edit if you sign in with an account. If you are currently blocked from creating an account, you may use this form to request a username. Please use an email address issued to you by your ISP, school or organization so that we may verify that you are a legitimate user on this network. Please reference this block in the comment section of either form.

Please check on this list that the username you choose has not already been taken. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Due to persistent vandalism (see edit log), anonymous editing from your school, library, or educational institution's IP address is blocked (disabled). You will continue to have access to read the encyclopedia. If you are logged in but still unable to edit, please follow these instructions. To prevent abuse, account creation via this IP address might also be disabled.

If account creation is disabled and you are unable to create an account elsewhere, you can request one by filling out this form. Please check on this list that the username you choose has not already been taken. If editing is required for class projects, please have your instructor or network administrator contact us (with reference to this IP address) at the Unblock Ticket Request System with a contact email address that is listed on your school's website. Thank you for your cooperation.

Shortcuts[edit]

These are shortened template names that redirect to a real template. See the usage notes on the talk page of the real template (under "Redirects to").

Shortcut Redirects to
{{subst:bv}} {{subst:blatantvandal}}
{{subst:bv-n|Article}} {{subst:blatantvandal-n|Article}}
{{subst:vw2}} {{subst:test2}}
{{subst:vw2a}} {{subst:test2a}}
{{subst:vw2b|Article}} {{subst:test2b|Article}}
{{subst:vw3}} {{subst:test3}}
{{subst:vw4}} {{subst:test4}}
{{subst:vw5}} {{subst:test5}}
{{subst:nc}} {{subst:Not censored}}
{{subst:nc2}} {{subst:Not censored 2}}

Messages[edit]

Welcoming new users[edit]

See also: Standard user greeting and Wikipedia:Welcome template table for more suggestions

Named users[edit]
What to type What's special about this template What it makes
{{subst:welcome}} The classic message == Welcome! ==

Hello, WikiProject User warnings, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few links to pages you might find helpful:

You may also want to take the Wikipedia Adventure, an interactive tour that will help you learn the basics of editing Wikipedia.

Please remember to sign your messages on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or click here to ask for help on your talk page, and a volunteer should respond shortly. Again, welcome!

{{subst:welcomeshort}} Easy on the new user; link to talk page; personalized by using first name
Welcome!

Hi, John. Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Our intro page contains a lot of helpful material for new users—please check it out! If you need help, visit Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on this page, followed by your question, and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions.

{{subst:welcome2}} More help options
Welcome

Hello, WikiProject User warnings, and welcome to Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. If you are stuck, and looking for help, please come to the Wikipedia Teahouse, where experienced Wikipedians can answer any queries you have! Or, you can just type {{helpme}} and your question on this page, and someone will show up shortly to answer. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

We hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! By the way, you can sign your name on talk and vote pages using four tildes, like this: ~~~~. If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the village pump or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome!

{{subst:welcome4}} Quirky header; link to talk page

Welcome! (We can't say that loudly enough!)

Hello, WikiProject User warnings, and welcome to Wikipedia! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages you might find helpful:

If you have any questions or problems, no matter what they are, leave me a message on my talk page. Or, please come to the new contributors' help page, where experienced Wikipedians can answer any queries you have! Or, you can just type {{Help me}} on your user talk page, and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions.

Please sign your name on talk pages and votes by typing four tildes (~~~~) our software automatically converts it to your username and the date.
username

We're so glad you're here! ~~~~
{{subst:welcome5}} Most advice == Welcome to Wikipedia! ==

Dear {{subst:BASEPAGENAME}}: Welcome to Wikipedia, a free and open-content encyclopedia. I hope you enjoy contributing. To help get you settled in, I thought you might find the following pages useful:

Don't worry too much about being perfect. Very few of us are! Just in case you are not perfect, click here to see how you can avoid making common mistakes.

If you are stuck, and looking for help, please come to the Tea House, where experienced Wikipedians can answer any queries you have! Or, you can just type {{helpme}} on this page, and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. A third option is to ask a more experienced user such as an administrator.

One last bit of advice: please sign any discussion comment with four tildes (~~~~). The software will automatically convert this into your signature which can be altered in the "Preferences" tab at the top of the screen. I hope I have not overwhelmed you with information. If you need any help just let me know. Once again welcome to Wikipedia, and don't forget to tell us about yourself and be BOLD!  

Anonymous users[edit]
What to type What it makes
{{subst:anon}} == Welcome! ==

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions so far. I hope you like the place and decide to stay.

Here are some links to pages you may find useful:

You don't have to log in to read or edit articles on Wikipedia, but if you wish to acquire additional privileges, you can simply create an account. It's free, requires no personal information, and lets you:

If you edit without an account, your IP address (WikiProject User warnings) is used to identify you instead.

We hope that you choose to become a Wikipedian and create an account. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question and then place {{helpme}} before the question on this page. We also have an intuitive guide on editing if you're interested. By the way, please make sure to sign and date your talk page comments with four tildes (~~~~).

Happy editing!

{{subst:welcome3}} == Welcome! ==

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions so far. I hope you like the place and decide to stay.

Here are some links to pages you may find useful:

You don't have to log in to read or edit articles on Wikipedia, but if you wish to acquire additional privileges, you can simply create an account. It's free, requires no personal information, and lets you:

If you edit without an account, your IP address (WikiProject User warnings) is used to identify you instead.

We hope that you choose to become a Wikipedian and create an account. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question and then place {{helpme}} before the question on this page. We also have an intuitive guide on editing if you're interested. By the way, please make sure to sign and date your talk page comments with four tildes (~~~~).

Happy editing!

{{subst:welcomeip}}

Welcome!

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions.

Currently, you are editing without a username. You can continue to do so, as you are not required to log in to Wikipedia to read and edit articles; however, logging in will result in a username being shown instead of your IP address (yours is Template messages/User talk namespace). Logging in does not require any personal details, and there are many other benefits for logging in.

When you edit pages:

  • Please respect others' copyrights; do not copy and paste the contents from webpages directly.
  • Please use a neutral point of view when editing articles; this is possibly the most important Wikipedia policy.
  • If you are testing, please use the Sandbox to do so.
  • Do not add unreasonable contents into any articles, such as copyrighted text, advertisement messages, and text that is not related to an article's subject. Adding such content or editing articles maliciously is considered vandalism.

The Wikipedia Tutorial is a good place to start learning about Wikipedia. For now, if you are stuck, you can click the edit this page tab above, type {{helpme}} in the edit box, and then click Save Page; an experienced Wikipedian will be around shortly to answer any questions you may have. Also feel free to ask a question on my Talk page. I will answer your questions as far as I can! Thank you again for contributing to Wikipedia.

Special cases[edit]
What to type What it makes
{{subst:welcomenpov}} Welcome!

Hello, WikiProject User warnings/old details, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Unfortunately, one of your contributions does not conform to Wikipedia's Neutral Point of View policy (NPOV). Wikipedia articles should refer only to facts and interpretations that have been stated in print or on reputable websites or other forms of media.

There's a page about the NPOV policy that has tips on how to effectively write about disparate points of view without compromising the NPOV status of the article as a whole. If you are stuck, and looking for help, please come to the New contributors' help page, where experienced Wikipedians can answer any queries you have! Or, click here to ask for help on your talk page, and a volunteer should respond shortly. Below are a few other good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you have any questions, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome! 

{{subst:First article}}

Intended to inform a new user that their first contribution has been marked for deletion, and to encourage them to continue to contribute.

== Welcome! ==

Hello, WikiProject User warnings, and welcome to Wikipedia! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Unfortunately, one or more of the pages you created, such as Page name, may not conform to some of Wikipedia's guidelines, and may not be retained.

There's a page about creating articles you may want to read called Your first article. If you are stuck, and looking for help, please come to the Teahouse, where experienced Wikipedians can answer any queries you have! Or, you can just type {{help me}} on this page, followed by your question, and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Here are a few other good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you have any questions, check out Wikipedia:Questions or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome! ~~~~

Deletion notifications[edit]

What to type What it makes
{{subst:AFDWarning|Example}} == Nomination of Example for deletion ==
A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Example is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Example until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article.

{{subst:AFDNote|Example}} == Nomination of Example for deletion ==
A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Example is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Example until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article.

{{subst:PRODWarning|Example}} {{subst:#switch: {{subst:#expr:{{subst:#time: s}} mod 2}} Example|{{{2}}}}} Example|{{{2}}}}}

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{{subst:PRODNote|Example}} ==Proposed deletion of Example==
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Another editor has added the {{prod}} template to the article Example, suggesting that it be deleted according to the proposed deletion process. All contributions are appreciated, but the editor doesn't believe it satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion, and has explained why in the article (see also Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not and Wikipedia:Notability). Please either work to improve the article if the topic is worthy of inclusion in Wikipedia or discuss the relevant issues at its talk page. If you remove the {{prod}} template, the article will not be deleted, but note that it may still be sent to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion, where it may be deleted if consensus to delete is reached. Do you want to opt out of receiving this notice?

{{subst:nn-userfy|Example}}

Notification that an autobiography which would otherwise qualify for speedy deletion has instead been userfied

==Example==

Thank you for your effort at contributing to the Wikipedia, especially if you are a newcomer. The Wikipedia community owes its newcomers a lot, and continues to value this as per policy and per practice.

That said, the article you created at Example seems to be erroneously placed, as it seems to consist of information you give about yourself. Aimed at being an encyclopedia, Wikipedia's main (article) namespace is not generally the best place for this. In order to preserve the results of your effort for you, and since the article appears to be about you, I have moved it for you to your user space, which is the best location for a user's information about themselves in the first place.

If you really did mean to create an article about yourself, please be aware that this is often considered a bad idea, even if you do meet the guidelines for inclusion of biographies.

I know Wikipedia can be confusing for new editors, so you are welcome to ask for help at the help desk or on my talk page.

As a technical note (and please don't be put off by the grown elaborate nature of some parts of the expression of Wikipedia's rules - as you will soon find out, they're by no means all that technical), as per Wikipedia standards and principles (available from e.g. here), an autobiographic article is usually eligible for deletion without further discussion under criterion A7 in the criteria for speedy deletion as an article about a real person that does not assert the importance or significance of its subject. Colliding with this criterion is considered a common mistake to avoid.

{{subst:Nonsensepages|Example}} ==Speedy deletion nomination of Example==

A tag has been placed on Example, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page appears to have no meaningful content or history, and the text is unsalvageably incoherent. If the page you created was a test, please use the sandbox for any other experiments you would like to do.

If you think that the page was nominated in error, contest the nomination by clicking on the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion" in the speedy deletion tag. Doing so will take you to the talk page where you can explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also visit the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but do not hesitate to add information that is consistent with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, you can contact one of these administrators to request that the administrator userfy the page or email a copy to you.

CSD nominations:

{{subst:nn-warn|Example}} {{subst:ConflictOfInterest|Example}} {{subst:empty-warn|Example}} {{subst:spam-warn|Example}} {{subst:recreated|Example}} {{subst:test1article|Example}} {{subst:test2article|Example}} {{subst:test3article|Example}} {{subst:test4article|Example}}
(empty-warn shown at right)

==Speedy deletion nomination of Example==

If this is the first article that you have created, you may want to read the guide to writing your first article.

You may want to consider using the Article Wizard to help you create articles.

A tag has been placed on Example requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A1 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a very short article providing little or no context to the reader. Please see Wikipedia:Stub for our minimum information standards for short articles. Also please note that articles must be on notable subjects and should provide references to reliable sources that verify their content.

If you think that the page was nominated in error, contest the nomination by clicking on the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion" in the speedy deletion tag. Doing so will take you to the talk page where you can explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also visit the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but do not hesitate to add information that is consistent with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, you can contact one of these administrators to request that the administrator userfy the page or email a copy to you.

CSD deletions:

{{subst:nn-warn-deletion|Example}} {{subst:empty-warn-deletion|Example}} {{subst:spam-warn-deletion|Example}} (nn-warn-deletion shown at right)

1|==Speedy deletion nomination of Example==}}

You may wish to consider using a Wizard to help you create articles. See the Article Wizard.

Thank you.
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The article Example has been speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This was done because the article, which appeared to be about a real person or group of people, individual animal, organization (band, club, company, etc.), web content or organized event, but did not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. If you can indicate why the subject is actually significant enough for an encyclopedia article, you are free to re-create it, but this time you need to demonstrate that, which is best done by citing to reliable, secondary sources that are entirely unconnected to the topic.

Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable, and for specific types of articles, you may want to check out our criteria for biographies, for web sites, for musicians, or for companies. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this.

Editing hints[edit]

What to type What it makes
{{subst:minor}} Information.svg Thank you for your contributions. Please remember to mark your edits as "minor" only if they truly are minor edits. In accordance with Help:Minor edit, a minor edit is one that the editor believes requires no review and could never be the subject of a dispute. Minor edits consist of things such as typographical corrections, formatting changes, or rearrangement of text without modification of content. Additionally, the reversion of clear-cut vandalism and test edits may be labeled "minor". Thank you.
{{subst:preview}} Information.svgThank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. In the future, it is recommended that you use the preview button before you save; this helps you find any errors you have made, reduces edit conflicts, and prevents clogging up recent changes and the page history. Thank you.
{{subst:SpellCheck}} Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Your recent contributions to Wikipedia are very much appreciated. However, please take a moment to review your contributions for spelling, grammatical, capitalization, and punctuation errors before you save. This will help lessen the amount of copyediting others must do on the article, and will help maintain a consistent, encyclopedic appearance of Wikipedia. You might want to consider using the Firefox web browser, which has spell-check built-in, installing the ieSpell extension for Internet Explorer, or setting up spell-check for Opera.

This message is not meant to discourage you from editing Wikipedia but rather to encourage the best possible writing from our authors. Please take a look at the Manual of Style and the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you.

{{subst:subst}} {{subst:{{{1}}}}}
{{subst:summary}} Information icon Hi there.

When editing an article on Wikipedia, there is a small field labeled "Edit summary" shown under the main edit box. It looks like this:

Edit summary (Briefly describe your changes)

 

The text written here will appear on the Recent changes page, in the page revision history, on the diff page, and in the watchlists of users who are watching that article. See m:Help:Edit summary for full information on this feature.

Filling in the edit summary field greatly helps your fellow contributors in understanding what you changed, so please always fill in the edit summary field. If you are adding a section, please do not just keep the previous section's header in the Edit summary field – please fill in your new section's name instead. Thank you.

{{subst:edit summary}} Information.svg Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Before saving your changes to an article, please provide an edit summary for your edits. Doing so helps everyone to understand the intention of your edit (and prevents legitimate edits from being mistaken for vandalism). It is also helpful to users reading the edit history of the page. Thank you.
{{subst:Google bug|Article}}
Your edit has been hit with a bug!
Hello, thanks for your recent contributions to Article. Unfortunately, some text has been lost from the article through your edit. This is not your fault, but a known bug of your browser setup. With certain versions of Microsoft Windows with Firefox together with the Google Toolbar, the end of a very long article may be cut off before you save. Please be careful when you edit long articles and, in the short term, edit just a section at a time. It also seems that the bug is fixed if you use the newest versions, so please upgrade to the latest versions of Firefox and Google Toolbar. (If you would like more details, see this bugzilla page.) For now, please wait a moment with further edits to this article until the lost content is restored. Thank you, and happy editing!  ~~~~
{{subst:Double redirect}} Information.svg When moving pages, please remember to fix any double redirects. These can create slow, unpleasant experiences for the reader, waste server resources, and make the navigational structure of the site confusing. Thank you.

About participating in discussions[edit]

What to type What it makes
{{subst:newvoter|Page}}
Welcome, WikiProject User warnings/old details! I noticed that you joined the discussion on [[:{{{1}}}]]. Participation in the community is encouraged, of course, but your status as a brand new user means that your opinions may be given less weight. Please understand that this is a common practice on Wikipedia, and it is necessary to prevent deliberate misuse of our discussion pages. Our discussion processes value consensus over raw numbers and reasoned debate over simple voting. However, please do make further contributions to Wikipedia and express your opinion on policy matters.
{{subst:tilde}} Information.svg Hello. In case you didn't know, when you add content to talk pages and Wikipedia pages that have open discussion, you must sign your posts by typing four tildes ( ~~~~ ) at the end of your comment. You may also click on the signature button Insert-signature.png located above the edit window. This will automatically insert a signature with your username or IP address and the time you posted the comment. This information is useful because other editors will be able to tell who said what, and when. Thank you.
{{subst:notyours}} I noticed that you edited someone else's comment for clarity, spelling or grammar. As a rule, please refrain from editing others' comments without their permission. Though it may appear helpful to correct typing errors, grammar, etc., please do not go out of your way to bring talk pages to publishing standards, since it is not terribly productive and will tend to irritate the users whose comments you are correcting. For more details, see Wikipedia:Talk page guidelines. Thank you.

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{{subst:vandal tags}} ==Vandal tags==

Thank you for reverting vandalism on Wikipedia!

Be sure to put warning tags on the vandal's user talk page (such as {{subst:test}}, {{subst:test2}}, {{subst:test3}}, {{subst:test4}}). Add each of these tags on the vandal's talk page, in sequential order, after each instance of vandalism. Adding warnings to the talk page assists administrators in determining whether or not the user should be blocked. If the user continues to vandalize pages after you add the {{subst:test4}} tag, request administrator assistance at Request for Intervention. Again, thank you for helping to make Wikipedia better.

{{subst:Sofixit}} Thank you for your suggestion! When you feel an article needs improvement, please feel free to make whatever changes you feel are needed. Wikipedia is a wiki, so anyone can edit almost any article by simply following the Edit this page link at the top. You don't even need to log in! (Although there are some reasons why you might like to…) The Wikipedia community encourages you to be bold. Don't worry too much about making honest mistakes — they're likely to be found and corrected quickly. If you're not sure how editing works, check out how to edit a page, or use the sandbox to try out your editing skills. New contributors are always welcome.
{{subst:Talkinarticle}} == Commentary in article ==
Use the discussion tab to find an article's talk page.
Hello, and thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia! I noticed that you recently added commentary to an article. While Wikipedia welcomes editors' opinions on an article and how it could be changed, these comments are more appropriate for the article's accompanying talk page. If you post your comments there, other editors working on the same article will notice and respond to them and your comments will not disrupt the flow of the article.

Also, be sure to sign your posts on talk pages with four tildes (~~~~) – this will automatically produce a signature so other contributors can identify multiple posts from you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me on my talk page! And again, thanks for your help!

{{subst:Stubbed user|Username}} ==Stub template on user page==

Hi WikiProject User warnings. I hope you don't mind that I subst'ed the stub template on your user page and removed the category link; I did this so that your page doesn't turn up in a category of articles for editors to expand (only articles are supposed to be stubs).

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Welcome to my talk page. Here are some tips to help you communicate with me:

  • Please continue any conversation on the page where it was started.
Thus, if I have left a message on your talk page please DO NOT post a reply here. I will have your talk page on watch and will note when you have replied.
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Please post new messages at the bottom of my talk page. Please use headlines when starting new talk topics. Thank you.

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Images[edit]

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{{subst:UploaderHints}} ==Advice on uploading images==

Hello!

Thanks for uploading some pictures to Wikipedia. I wanted to make sure you were aware of some of the requirements and good practices for uploaded images.

  • Pick an image name.
When uploading an image, pick a file name that is descriptive, and unique. Remember that many images may be uploaded about the same topic, and remember that names are case-sensitive.
  • Source the image.
On the image description page, explain where the image came from. If you created the image yourself, then say so. If it's from the web, give a URL. If it's a screenshot of a movie or game, or a scan from a book, give the title.
  • Provide copyright and license information.
This part is a little bit trickier, but it's very important. The copyright of the image generally belongs to whoever created it.
If it's a photograph you took, or an image you created (modifying an image that already exists doesn't count) in software like Photoshop or GIMP, then you hold the copyright. To upload it to Wikipedia, you must agree to license it under the GFDL (which allows anyone to use it, but requires that they give credit to the original author and requires that any further edit to the image be licensed under the GFDL as well) or release it into the public domain (which allows anyone to use it for any purpose without restriction.) Do this by placing an appropriate tag on the image description page, like {{GFDL}} or {{PD-self}}. Be sure to mention that you created the image. If you're using {{PD-self}}, you may also want to use {{NoRightsReserved}}, since there is some dispute as to whether one may grant items into the public domain.
If you didn't create the image, or the copyright somehow belongs to another party (like a screenshot, which you might "create", but the copyright belongs to the author of the movie or video game), then you need to find another tag that describes the copyright status of the image. Images used on Wikipedia need to be free for our use and the use of sites which reproduce our content. This means that images cannot have a restriction such as "only for use by Wikipedia", or "for non-commercial use only", or "for educational use". Images without a free license may be usable in certain articles under our policy for non-free content, but such a use must be justified on the image description page.
  • Describe the image.
To another reader, the image may not be immediately understood. A caption in an article doesn't explain the image to a visitor who sees it on its image page. Put a brief explanation of what is in the image on the image description page, similar to what you might include in a caption on an article.

Some links to Wikipedia pages on this subject:

Copyrights, Copyright tags, Non-free content, Image description page, Public domain, Images for deletion, Possibly unfree images, Copyright problems, Uploading images

Thanks again for your contributions. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me at my talk page.

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

I noticed you've uploaded File:Image name and I thought I should turn your attention to a common error. Please give uploaded images meaningful names. Otherwise they are difficult to track and it is hard to tell what the image is about without actually looking at it. You may want to upload future images with more intuitive names which describe the actual image. Thanks, and happy editing!

{{subst:image source|File:Image name}} ==Unspecified source for File:Image name==

Thanks for uploading File:Image name. I notice the file's description page currently doesn't specify who created the content, so the copyright status is unclear. If you have not created this file yourself, then there needs to be a justification explaining why we have the right to use it on Wikipedia (see copyright tagging below). If you did not create the file yourself, then you need to specify where it was found, i.e., in most cases link to the website where it was taken from, and the terms of use for content from that page.

If the file also doesn't have a copyright tag, then one should be added. If you created/took the picture, audio, or video then the {{GFDL-self}} tag can be used to release it under the GFDL. If you believe the media meets the criteria at Wikipedia:Fair use, use a tag such as {{Non-free fair use in|article name}} or one of the other tags listed at Wikipedia:Image copyright tags#Fair use. See Wikipedia:Image copyright tags for the full list of copyright tags that you can use.

If you have uploaded other files, consider checking that you have specified their source and tagged them, too. You can find a list of files you have uploaded by following this link. Unsourced and untagged images may be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you.

{{subst:image copyright|File:Image name}} ==Image copyright problem with File:Image name==

Thank you for uploading File:Image name. However, it currently is missing information on its copyright status. Wikipedia takes copyright very seriously. It may be deleted soon, unless we can determine the license and the source of the image. If you know this information, then you can add a copyright tag to the image description page.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them at the media copyright questions page. Thanks again for your cooperation. Do you want to opt out of receiving this notice?

{{subst:idw|Image name}} == File:Image name listed for deletion ==

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Image name, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the [[Wikipedia:Files for deletion/{{subst:CURRENTYEAR}} {{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTDAY}}#File:Image name|discussion]] to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. {{subst:#if:|{{{2}}}|Thank you.}} ~~~~

{{subst:idw-multi|File:First image.fmt|File:Second image.fmt|File:And so on.fmt}} == Images listed for deletion ==

Some of your images or media files have been listed for deletion. Please see Wikipedia:Images and media for deletion, if you are interested in preserving them.

Thank you. YOUR SIGNATURE 09:53, 31 July 2015

{{subst:idw-uo|File:Image name}} == File:Image name listed for deletion ==
An image that you uploaded, File:Image name, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion because it lacks source and license information, and/or it is not used in any articles. Please go there to voice your opinion (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you.
{{subst:idw-pui|File:Image name}} == Possibly unfree File:Image name ==

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Image name, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the file's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the file description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you object to the listing for any reason. Thank you.

{{subst:idw-cp|File:Image name}} == Copyright problems with File:Image name ==
An image that you uploaded, File:Image name, has been listed at Wikipedia:Copyright problems because it is a suspected copyright violation. Please look there if you know that the image is legally usable on Wikipedia (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry), and then provide the necessary information there and on its page, if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. ~~~~
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