Template:Article issues

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Using too many individual article message boxes can distract from the article and make it very ugly to look at. This template tags articles or sections for multiple maintenance issues and then displays the alerts in a single box, as an alternative to using several space-consuming boxes.

Usage

The syntax for the template is:

{{Multiple issues|
{{Issue 1}}
{{Issue 2}}
{{Issue 3}}
...
}}

where Issue 1, Issue 2, Issue 3, etc. are article maintenance templates (see Wikipedia:Template messages), which take their usual parameters.

A |section=yes parameter can be used to modify the template to be used below a section header.

Example for an article

{{Multiple issues|
{{Orphan|date=January 2008}}
{{POV|date=June 2009}}
{{One source|date=March 2011}}
{{Notability|Corp|date=June 2012}}
}}

produces

Example for a section

{{Multiple issues|section=yes|
{{Unreferenced section|date=January 2012}}
{{Disputed|section|date=April 2012}}
{{Expand section|1=examples and additional citations|demospace=main|date=June 2012}}
}}

produces

General notes

  • Redundant issues: Please do not insert tags that are too similar to or redundant with each other. All articles that read like essays have an inappropriate tone, and in fact they end up in the same category, so it is unnecessary to add {{tone}} in addition to {{essay-like}}. {{Cleanup}} is very vague and so should be replaced with a more specific template.
  • Too many issues: Similarly, if an article has many problems, please consider listing only the most important. A lengthy list is often less helpful than a shorter one.
  • Only one issue: Don't use this template for a single issue; just use the stand-alone template. See Category:Cleanup templates for a list of available tags.