Template:quote-newsgroup

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The following documentation is located at Template:quote-newsgroup/documentation. [edit]


Blank template[edit]

For ease of cut-pasting:

{{quote-newsgroup
    | date = 
    | first = 
    | last = 
    | author = 
    | title = 
    | newsgroup = 
    | id = 
    | url = 
    | passage = 
}}

Usage[edit]


Parameters are as follows:

  • date : date it was posted in ISO 8601 format YYYY-MM-DD
    • OR: year : year it was posted
  • first : first and middle names/initials of author (ex. "John Q.")
  • last : last name of author (ex. "Smith")
    • OR: author : writer of the post (ex. "Zero Cool", "user@company.com")
  • authorlink : title of Wikipedia article about author
  • title : title of post, typically the Subject: header
  • newsgroup : newsgroup it was posted to (if multiple, pick main newsgroup)
  • url : URL to read post on the WWW (ex. on Google Groups)
    • accessdate : for the above URL
  • id : the ID from the Message-ID: header, without angle brackets
  • passage : quotation from the article
    • translation : translation of quotation into English
    • transliteration : transliteration of quotation into Latin characters

Example[edit]

{{quote-newsgroup|
    | date = 2008-03-16
    | first = Peter
    | last = da Silva
    | title = Re:Microsoft versus Digital Equipment Corporation
    | newsgroup = alt.folklore.computers
    | id = g0hq1u$2hkn$3@monolith.in.taronga.com
    | url = http://groups.google.com/group/alt.folklore.computers/msg/032c30495567b213
    | passage = {{...}} otherwise the pager needs to start doing a bunch of unnecessary '''yak shaving'''.
}}


Shorthand[edit]

In addition, the template can be used without any named parameters, as follows:

{{quote-newsgroup||yyyy-mm-dd|author|title|group|url
|passage}}
However, this will not work as advertised if any of the parameters contains an "=" sign.