Template:Historic artifact start/doc

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Usage

Please see WikiProject Cleanup#Historical content for a general introduction into the topic of historically relevant information.

Short summary: In contrast to other wikis, this wiki also serves as a source of historical information. Such information should be preserved but it should also be indicated that it is not current anymore.

Use this template to mark historic artifacts in form of wiki pages worth archiving to make clear that the page is not current.

Template parameters

This template prefers block formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
aboutabout

Short intro to the subject

Example
This page contains models displaying the technical setup behind OpenStreetMap.
Unknownoptional
impactimpact

note the impact of the feature here (also explain why it is worth achieving)

Example
This tool provided an easy way of editing OSM and resulted in a tenfold increase of edits (fictional example)
Unknownoptional
reason_historicreason_historic

Provide an explanation why the content is definitely outdated and optionally what replaced it or why it is not state of the art anymore.

Example
The system was changed to accommodate current needs, a new documentation specifically for databases was created at Database.
Unknownoptional
capturecapture

Provide an approximate time of the captured date, so the age of the content can be assessed.

Example
about 2006
Unknownoptional
Languagelang

Set a language code if not English or prefix in page title

Example
'de' in case of "Stuttgart" (German page content)
Stringoptional

See also