Template:Whisperback

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You have new messages Hello. You have a new message at Example's talk page.

--Example (talk) 16:53, 21 10 2014 (UTC)

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The {{wb}} or {{Whisperback}} template is a less distracting and intrusive alternative to {{Talkback}}, {{Talkbacktiny}} and related templates. The usage examples below are pretty self-explanatory (look at where the links go, too), except that you'll need to replace "Example" with your real username.

The page need not be substituted unless you fear it may be deleted or radically changed some day, resulting in your archived whisperback notices not being the way you originally wrote them. There are probably more important things to care about. It will even work just fine after it has been moved to an archive page. The only time it must be subst'd is before it is copied from one place to another, e.g. from a user talk page to another user's talk page or an article talk page because an entire discussion has been moved.

Some prefer to use this as a replacement for Template:Talkback entirely, while for others it is used to replace Talkback notices that have been answered, to reduce talk page clutter.

Usage[change | change source]

Typical[change | change source]

==Topic==
{{wb|{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|Example topic}} ~~~~

Parameter examples[change | change source]

  • Link to the Example topic section on User:Example's talk page:
    {{wb|Example|Example topic}}
    You have new messages Hello. You have a new message at Example's talk page.


  • Make the number of messages plural using the |pl= parameter:
    {{wb|Example|Example topic|pl=yes}}
    You have new messages Hello. You have new messages at Example's talk page.


  • Suppress the initial "Hello" using the |nohello= parameter:
    {{wb|Example|Example topic|nohello=on}}
    You have new messages You have a new message at Example's talk page.


  • Link to a non-user-talk page (with or without a section link; shown with one, which is preferred):
    {{wb|Wikipedia talk:Citing sources|Example topic}}
    You have new messages Hello. You have a new message at Wikipedia talk:Citing sources.


  • Customize the text shown for the link using the |linkname= parameter:
    {{wb|Example|linkname=my talk}}
    You have new messages Hello. You have a new message at my talk.


  • Customize the text shown for what is waiting (which defaults to "new messages") using the |things= parameter:
    {{wb|WP:Requests for adminship/Osiris|Questions for the candidate|things=additional questions|linkname=your RfA}}
    You have new messages Hello. You have additional questions at your RfA.


  • Specify who you are addressing using the |greet= parameter:
    Linking in this parameter is discouraged, as the point of this template is to be simple and only link to one thing, the discussion you're notifying someone about.
    {{wb|WT:WikiProject New Zealand|NZ and AU project collaboration|greet=WikiProject Australia editors}}:
    You have new messages Hello, WikiProject Australia editors. You have a new message at WT:WikiProject New Zealand's talk page.


  • Say what the message (vs. the topic section) is about with the |about= parameter:
    Linking in this parameter is discouraged, as the point of this template is to be simple and only link to one thing, the discussion you're notifying someone about.
    {{wb|Example|Example topic|about=Example need}}
    You have new messages Hello. You have a new message about the revised proposal at Example's talk page.