Spanking Art:Templates

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Templates provide an easy way to include standard text (or other content) multiple times in the wiki. All templates are pages in the "Template" namespace. The "stub" template, for example, is named Template:Stub. To incluce any template in a page, enter its name without the "Template:" prefix, enclosed in double curly brackets, for example {{stub}}. It makes no difference whether you use upper or lower case for the first letter, so {{Stub}} is effectively the same thing, but it's generally easier to type in lower case.

What are templates?[edit]

Wiki templates provide a means to insert the same content over and over in different (or the same) pages. This saves editors the hassle of duplicating the same text again and again, and also helps ensure consistency.

Templates are generally shown with the format required to use the template (i.e. {{stub}}). Clicking the template name takes you to the template's page, where you can see what it looks like and how it is used.

Detailed instructions on the usage of each template should exist either on the template page, or the template's talk page.

There are many templates in use in the Spanking Art Wiki. The templates explained below are only a subset, representing some of the most important and commonly used ones. If you feel that a template belongs on this page, do not hesitate to add it.

Article management templates[edit]

Nominate an article for deletion[edit]


Flag for neutral point of view (NPOV) issues[edit]


Disambiguation articles[edit]


  • If you have several articles that have similar or identical names, you may wish to create a "disambiguation" page at the main article name, with the articles taking an extra phrase in brackets afterwards. For example:
Switch <-- disambiguation page, with links to:
Switch (implement)
Switch (BDSM)



  • When a page has too little useful information, then it is likely a stub. This template will include them in Category:Stubs, and is used to list which articles need expanding.

Category templates[edit]

General category template[edit]


  • This can be added to categories to add general categorising details. Use in cases where it may be useful to point out to users how to categorise, such as popular categories.

General wiki templates[edit]


{{clr}}, plus {{clrl}} and {{clrr}}

  • This template is used to reduce the amount of non-wikicode used on pages, replacing the code <br style="clear:both;" />. Its use should generally be avoided.
  • You can use {{clr}} instead of the HTML tag that clears space below things like images, pictures and tables, so the following stuff doesn't begin until the bottom of the image, picture or table box.
  • You can also use {{clrl}} or {{clrr}} to clear only left or right floats.



  • Use at the top of articles as a simple "for x see y" template.

Main article[edit]

{{main|<main article>}}

  • Use at the start of a section to link to the main article on it.

T is for template[edit]


  • This template allows you to show example template code (with a link to the templates) without using the template itself. It is used extensively on this page.



  • A template to welcome new users with. New users in this case means though that edit with just their IP numbers, though that have created to account should be welcomed with a more personalized message.


{{wikipedia-text|<article name'>}}

  • Use this for articles that reuse text taken from Wikipedia.

Links to adult sites[edit]

{{18+}} and {{21+}}

  • Links to external adult sites (i.e. sites which label themselves as "for adults only" or similar) should be followed by one of these two standardized warnings. This warning is required because the Spanking Art Wiki itself is not an adult site.