Battlestar Wiki:Template List

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The following is a list of templates used in this Wiki. To look at all Templates within this Wiki click here.

This is also the home for creation of new templates. As there are high standards for templates, which include proper documentation for end-user ease-of-use, these guidelines have been established.

Members

Citations

Main article: Battlestar Wiki:Citation Jihad

Endnote/Footnote References

Main articles: BW:CITE and BW:CITETEM
  • {{From RDM blog}} - Used to cite RDM's blog.
  • {{sourcebox|optional}} - Used at the near bottom of articles to indicate that the article has sources that are internal to the wiki, and thus are part of the "Sources" namespace.
  • {{citation needed}} - A citation of an acceptable source is needed for the current text.
  • {{mainarticle|Article}} - Link to the main article. Good for section expansion pages. View template for more use.

For Demonstrations

  • {{tl}} - This is meant to print pseudo syntax on how to use a template.
    For example: In order to insert a spoiler tag, enter: {{spoiler}}
  • {{subst:tls}} - This is meant to print pseudo syntax on how to use a template that subst must be used.
    For example: In order to insert a spoiler tag, enter: {{subst:spoiler}}
  • {{tlp|optional}} - This is meant to print pseudo syntax on how to use a template with optional fields.
    For example: In order to insert a spoiler tag, enter: {{spoiler|optional}}
  • {{subst:tlsp|optional}} - This is meant to print pseudo syntax on how to use a template with optional fields and also must use subst.
    For example: In order to insert a spoiler tag, enter: {{subst:spoiler|optional}}
  • {{message box}} - To create a message with ease.

Formatting

Special Formating

  • {{editlink}} - Place an edit link on the page.
  • {{succession box}} - Used for successions, such as chains of command or leadership structures; must be placed between {{start box}} and {{end box}}
  • {{next box}} - Used for inline navigation succession; must be placed between {{start box}} and {{end box}}
    • Example: {{next box|before=[[Battlestar Wiki:Quotes/December|December Quotes]]|title=January Quotes|after=[[Battlestar Wiki:Quotes/February|February Quotes]]}}

Data Blocks

  • {{Album Data}} - Used to display info about an album or CD
  • {{Battle Data}} - Used to display a battle outline.
  • {{Book Data}} - Used to display the book series
  • {{Character Data}} - Used to display the character info
  • {{Comic Data}} - Used to display the comic info
  • {{DVD Data}} - Used to display DVD info
  • {{Episode Data}} - Used to display the Episode series
  • {{Podcast Data}} - Used to display the Podcast info
  • {{Ship Data}} - Used to display ships basic info
  • {{Series Data}} - Used to display series basic info
  • {{TV channel Data}} - Used to display basic info on channels
  • {{Cast Data}} - Used to display Actor/Actresses basic info
  • {{Crew Data}} - Used to display Crew basic info
  • {{User Data}} - Used to display the user info. Only used in User Pages

Stubs

  • {{stub}} - For minor articles in the beginning stages of development.
  • {{mstub}} - For major articles in the beginning stages of development.

Image Tags

This list is very extensive. These tags go on every image comment field. Check out Image tagging policy for the full list.

Polls

For Think Tank Proposals / Non-Deletion Polls

For Deletion Votes

  • {{keep}} - Keep
  • {{vd}} - Delete

Spoilers

  • {{spoiler}} - Meant for warning readers and contributors that a page contains spoilers, which should be placed on the very first line(s) of the spoiler-inclusive content of the page as per the Battlestar Wiki:Spoiler Policy.
  • {{spoilerbelow}} - Same as above.
  • {{spoiltext|Insert Spoiler}} - Meant for blacking out text which contains spoilers, as per the Spoiler Policy.
  • {{spoilli|Insert Spoiler}} - Meant for blacking out text which contains spoilers, as per the Spoiler Policy. Used in lists.
  • {{spoilinfo|Insert Spoiler'}} - Meant for blacking out text which contains spoilers, as per the Spoiler Policy. Used in infobox fields only.

Release dates and formats

A series of templates used for keeping track of episode releases in various formats is available at Format release list. If you edit any of these templates double your efforts on the Format release list page as well.

Information Boxes

Warnings

Policy violations

  • {{copyvio}} - Prints out a warning message on an article page, stating that the content of that page has been identified as a copyright violation and should be deleted in order to avoid copyright infringement issues.
  • {{username}} - Prints out a notice on a user's page (i.e. User:John.Doe) that indicates that the user's name conflicts with the Usernames policy.
Used on Other Wikis
  • {{imagevio}} - Prints out a warning message on an image description page that the image has been identified as a copyright violation, and thus should be deleted.

User Talk Space Warnings

{{subst:warn-0|Article}} {{subst:warn-1|Article}} {{subst:warn-2|Article}}
Introduction Warning First Level Warning Second Level Warning
{{subst:warn-3|Article}} {{subst:warn-4|Article}} {{subst:warn-5|Hours}}
Third Level Warning Forth Level Warning Blocked Level Warning
{{subst:warn-6}}
Blocked & Ban Level Warning

Tags

Main article: Category:Infobox
  • Deletion tags
    • {{delete|Reason}} - Request for a page to be deleted. Optionally, you can add a reason, which is then added to the box in a predetermined place.
    • {{speedydelete|Reason}} - Speedy deletion request (reason must be given)
    • {{tfd}} - Template deletion request
    • {{qfd}} - Quote deletion request
    • {{DRVNote}} - For notes pertaining to Battlestar Wiki:Deletion review.
  • Page maintenance tags
    • {{cleanup}} - Outputs a note that the article in question has been marked for cleanup.
    • {{merge}} - Used on an article for which a merge has been suggested.
    • {{move}} - Used on an article or page where a move has been requested. See BW:MOVE.
    • {{split}} - Used on an article for which a split has been suggested.
  • Page identification & information tags
    • {{air}} - Used on articles about episodes which are about to air.
    • {{derivative}} - Used on a page using content which is derived from another non-wiki website's pre-existing content.
    • {{derivative2}} - Used on a page using content which is derived from another wiki's pre-existing content.
    • {{disambig}} - Used on a disambiguation page.
    • {{essay}} - Deals with essays written by official sources, (e.g. Naturalistic science fiction).
    • {{expansion}} - Prints out a note requesting that the page be expanded.
    • {{fandom}} - Used on an article related to fandom or containing fan fiction.
    • {{requested}} - Used on an article that is requested by a user, thus adding it to the task listing.
    • {{wrongtitle}} - Used when an article's name is wrong due to technical limitations.
      • Example: {{wrongtitle|title=DRADIS}}
      • {{lowercase}} - Used when an article's name is wrong because the first letter can't be lowercase

Dispute Tags

External Links

  • {{ext-ma}} - Links to Memory Alpha
    • Example: {{ext-ma|article=Artemis}}
  • {{ext-wikipedia}} - Links to Wikipedia
    • Example: {{ext-wikipedia|article=Artemis}}
  • {{ext-wikipedia-name}} - Links to Wikipedia, Different Name
    • Example: {{ext-wikipedia-name|article=Artemis|name=Something else}}
  • {{ext-uncyc}} - Links to Uncyclopedia
    • Example: {{ext-uncyc|article=Artemis|name=Something else}}
  • {{ext-ewiki}} - Links to the Eureka Wiki
    • Example: {{ext-ewiki=Artemis|name=Something else}}
  • {{ext-scfipedia}} - Links to SciFi.com Wiki
    • Example: {{ext-scfipedia|article=Artemis}}
  • {{imdb name}} - Links to Imdb
    • Example: {{imdb name|id=0601822|name=Ronald D. Moore}}

In-Use

  • {{inuse}} - Shows people that a page is going under major edit at the time.
  • {{translation}} - Tells people that the current page in undergroing Translation.
    • Example: {{Translation|[[French]]}}

Other

  • {{unsigned|Username}} - Placed next to a comment that a person left unsigned comment.
  • {{sillypage}} - Silly page

Skeletons

Portals

Other

  • {{subst:welcome}} - Display welcome message. To be used in User Talk pages only.
    • Example: {{subst:welcome|Shane}}
  • {{subst:Episode Guide}}
    • Example: {{subst:Episode Guide|33}}
  • {{subst:Open Task Skeleton}} - Task List
  • {{subst:Template Guidelines}} - Prints out the correct guidelines design for template pages.
  • {{subst:Cast Skeleton}} - Star Skeleton
    • Example: {{subst:Cast Skeleton|Ronald D.|Moore|RDM}}
  • {{subst:Crew Skeleton}}
    • Example: {{subst:Crew Skeleton|Ronald D.|Moore|RDM}}

Featured Tags

Articles

Picture

Quailty Articles

Official Tags

  • {{Essay BW}}
  • {{Guideline}}
  • {{Policy|Date When Policy Took Effect}} - Policy Tag
  • {{Proposed Policy}} - Proposed Policy Tag
  • {{Project|Project Name}} - Adds to the project Tag; Add the Project Name in the tag also
    • Note: All these templates support shortcut=SHORTCUT variable.
    • Project Tag: Add image=IMAGE.JPG variable for a custom project image.
  • {{needtranslate}} - Needs Priority On Translating
  • {{protected}} - Protection Notice Template

BSG Cast/Crew

  • {{subst:welcome official|Official Name}} - Once a user is confirmed as a Cast/Crew member of the production staff
  • {{official bsg staff posting}} - Used on the sources namespace when ever a official cast/crew member makes a comment.
    • Example: {{official bsg staff posting|member=[[User:Ngarenn|Bradley Thompson]]}}