Template:Tfd/doc

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This template is used to nominate other templates for deletion. Templates that transclude this template will be added to Category:Deletion requests.

Usage[edit]

Single[edit]

To nominate a single template, copy and paste the following code at the top of the template:

{{tfd|{{subst:PAGENAME}}}}

This code will work as is; there is no need to replace PAGENAME with the actual page name.


Multiple[edit]

To nominate multiple templates for deletion under the same heading, type the following at the top of each individual template:

{{tfd|{{subst:PAGENAME}}|NameHeader}}

where NameHeader is the name of the header under which you will list the templates for deletion, in here.


Inline[edit]

To nominate inline templates, set the type parameter to inline. This will help with formatting issues that are occurring when the large Tdf notification is displayed.

{{tfd|{{subst:PAGENAME}}|type=inline}}
‹The template Tfd/doc is being considered for deletion.› 


Tiny[edit]

To use even smaller notifications, for inline template nominations, set the type parameter to tiny.

{{tfd|{{subst:PAGENAME}}|type=tiny}}
‹See Tfd›


Sidebar[edit]

To nominate templates that are used as sidebars, set the type parameter to sidebar, infobox or box.

{{tfd|{{subst:PAGENAME}}|type=sidebar}}


When using the sidebar type, you can set the width of the notification, by using the width parameter.

{{tfd|{{subst:PAGENAME}}|type=sidebar|width=230}}

Disabled[edit]

This option completely disables transclusion of the discussion notification. Use it when everything else fails.

{{tfd|{{subst:PAGENAME}}|type=disabled}}

Which type should be used ?[edit]

For example, suppose that a template called {{|Raisins}} outputs the link" dried grapes". Here's how it might appear in an article:


Among her favorite fruits were apples, avocados, bananas, dried grapes, oranges, peaches and pearls.


If the default type were to be inserted into the template, the following would result:


Among her favorite fruits were apples, avocados, bananas, dried grapes, oranges, peaches and pears.


Obviously, it's impossible for the reader to identify the deletion candidate.

Using

{{tfd|Raisins|Fruit templates|type=inline}}

instead generates the following result:


Among her favorite fruits were apples, avocados, bananas, ‹The template Raisins is being considered for deletion dried grapes, oranges, peaches and pears.


As can be seen, the downside is a greater degree of interference with the article's text, so the decision of which type to use, should be made on a case-by-case basis. In the rare case, where the insertion of any template is deemed too detrimental to a large number of articles, it might be advisable to completely disable the notifications.