Template:Archive

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This page is a template. It contains no Parabola-related information, but should be used as part of other articles. For more information, read Help:Template.

Please do not experiment with this template; you could ruin all pages using this template. If you want to edit this template, copy the text to Template:Sandbox, edit and test it there, and copy it back when it works.

Feel free to voice your opinion regarding this template.

An "archive" flag used to mark obsolete pages.

1 Usage

This template should be added at the beginning of articles being considered for archiving. If possible, consider marking it with Template:Redirect instead. Ensure to cite specific concerns with the first argument and possibly also on the flagged article's discussion page:

{{Archive|reason}}

You can override the default discussion page with a second optional argument:

{{Archive|reason|Talk:Alternative Page}}

Alternatively you can point to a specific section in the default talk page with the named section parameter:

{{Archive|reason|section=Section name}}

Flagged pages can be found in Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Archive or in Category:Pages flagged with Template:Archive. Usually there is a one-week period between flagging and archiving a page, during which users can raise arguments against deletion by starting a discussion on the associated talk page or expand/correct offending material to prevent the page from being removed entirely.

Note: The talk page is linked through an external link: this is to avoid polluting Special:WantedPages when the talk page does not exist.

2 Example

{{Archive|This is just a demonstration template.}}

Gnome-colors-add-files-to-archive.pngThis article is being considered for archiving.Gnome-colors-add-files-to-archive.png

Reason: This is just a demonstration template. (Discuss in Template talk:Archive#)