This template is intended to create placeholders for terms which, while possibly valid, do not meet CFI. This includes things such as people's names, common list words or dictionary-only words, and fictional words. Its appearance is designed to resemble Mediawiki:Noarticletext, except in namespaced pages where a generic text is used. This template can even be used when a string does not merit an entry in one language (but is e.g. a common dictionary-only word in that language), but does merit an entry in another language; abnodate illustrates how such entries can be formatted.
- The language code of the nonexistent entry. See Wiktionary:List of languages.
- The entire link, including brackets and any piping. For example, [[w:Newton|Newton]] or [[Appendix:Phobias|triphobia]].
- Override the name of the associated Citations: page.
- May be set to
rfdfailedto choose a more specific message explaining why there is no entry.
- Do not confuse this template with Template:no-entry-subst or Template:only used in; these do very different things.