Template:Empty section

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May be placed in a section that is completely empty, containing neither text nor sub-sections. Optional {{find sources}} links may be included.

Usage

{{Empty section|date=October 2021}}
{{Empty section|small=no|date=October 2021}}

{{Empty section|small=no|find=search keywords|date=October 2021}}

Parameters

  • |date= : month and year the section was last checked for references; e.g., |date=October 2021
  • |small= : Any value (typically "y", "yes", etc.) will make the template smaller. The template should normally be full-width when it applies to an entire section.
  • |find= : search keywords for {{find sources}} param 1 (double-quoted search). This optional parameter adds a set of links produced by the {{find sources}} template to the output. If omitted, no "find sources" links are displayed.
  • |find2= : search keywords for {{find sources}} param 2 (unquoted search).

Date

The |data= parameter sorts the article into subcategories of Category:Articles to be expanded, allowing the oldest problems to be identified and dealt with first. You do not need to specify the date manually; a bot will add it later automatically.

Find parameters

There are two 'find' parameters available to control the presentation and operation of the {{find sources}} links optionally displayed by the template. By default, the template displays {{find sources}} with a quoted search query equivalent to the exact article title. Sometimes, especially if the article has a long, descriptive title, or if it includes parenthetical disambiguation terms, this may not give useful results. The find parameters can be used to provide the search keywords of your choice to the {{find sources}} links. Use:

  • |find= to specify keywords for an exact search (double-quoted query); this corresponds to {{find sources}} positional param |1=.
  • |find2= to specify keywords for an unquoted search; this corresponds to {{find sources}} param |2=.

Template Data

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TemplateData for Empty section

To be placed in sections that are empty, containing neither text nor sub-sections. Before tagging an empty section, consider removing the section heading instead – for example, an empty "Gallery", "See also" or "External links" section can safely be deleted.

{{Empty section}} puts articles into Category:Articles with empty sections and Category:Articles to be expanded.

Common form


{{Empty section|date=October 2021|section= }}
ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Month and yeardate
The month and year that the template was placed (in full).
Example
February 2020
Auto value
October 2021
Linesuggested
Section numbersection
The section number to be edited (or whatever the &section= parameter accepts).
Stringoptional
Make smallsmall
Anything except left: Uses an in-line default-sized message box.
left (default): Uses smaller left-aligned message box designed for the head of sections. (See Template:Ambox/doc#The small parameters.)
Stringoptional
Findfind
Search keywords for double-quoted search to pass to 'find sources'.
Lineoptional
Find2find2
Search keywords for unquoted search to pass to 'find sources'.
Lineoptional
Additional commentcomment
Any additional comments.
Stringoptional

Format: inline

Test of raw TemplateData output:

To be placed in sections that are empty, containing neither text nor sub-sections. Before tagging an empty section, consider removing the section heading instead – for example, an empty "Gallery", "See also" or "External links" section can safely be deleted., , puts articles into Category:Articles with empty sections and Category:Articles to be expanded.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Month and yeardate

The month and year that the template was placed (in full).

Example
February 2020
Auto value
October 2021
Linesuggested
Section numbersection

The section number to be edited (or whatever the  parameter accepts).

Stringoptional
Make smallsmall

Anything except : Uses an in-line default-sized message box., ' (default): Uses smaller left-aligned message box designed for the head of sections. (See Template:Ambox/doc#The small parameters.)

Stringoptional
Findfind

Search keywords for double-quoted search to pass to 'find sources'.

Lineoptional
Find2find2

Search keywords for unquoted search to pass to 'find sources'.

Lineoptional
Additional commentcomment

Any additional comments.

Stringoptional

Tracking categories

Redirects

See also