Template:Very long/doc

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See Wikipedia:Article size for more information on this topic.

Usage

Add {{Very long|date=August 2022}} to the top of the article, below any hatnotes.

small parameter

{{Very long|small=left|date=August 2022}} generates the following smaller-sized template, a left-size box instead of a banner (which is usually only of use with |section=, below):

Section-specific use

If just a particular section of an article is getting long, it can be tagged by adding the |section= parameter, or using the {{Very long section}} template variant:

{{Very long section}} and {{Very long|section|small=left|date=August 2022}} both render:

Readable prose size

The readable prose size in kilobytes, calculated with the help of tools like Prosesize or Shubinator's DYK tool, can be added manually to the template: {{Very long|rps=75}} generates the following template:

nosplit parameter

Adding |nosplit=yes (or any other value for that parameter, such as y or true) will suppress mention of splitting the material to new sub-articles, since not all content is suitable for splitting (usually because it would fail WP:Notability as a stand-alone article).

Categorization

This template adds tagged articles to Category:Articles that may be too long, or one of its dated subcategories.

{{Wikipedia:Template messages/Splitting/List|noheading=yes}}{{Wikipedia:Template messages/Merging/List|noheading=yes}}

TemplateData

This is the TemplateData for this template used by TemplateWizard, VisualEditor and other tools. Click here to see a monthly parameter usage report for this template based on this TemplateData.

TemplateData for Very long

Use this cleanup template to indicate that an article may be too long to read and navigate comfortably.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Month and yeardate

The month and year that the template was placed (in full). "{{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}" inserts the current month and year automatically.

Example
January 2013
Auto value
{{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}}
Linesuggested
Readable prose sizerps

Readable prose size in kilobytes. This shows in the template as, "The readable prose size is _ kilobytes."

Example
75
Numberoptional
Don't suggest splittingnosplit

Enter any text here to remove "splitting content into sub-articles" from the suggested fix, if the content would not be suitable for splitting (usually because it would fail WP:NOTABILITY as a standalone article).

Example
y
Auto value
y
Stringoptional
Suggested fixfix

Text to replace the suggested fix ("Please consider splitting content into sub-articles, condensing it, or adding subheadings.")

Example
Please consider splitting content into sub-articles, condensing it, or adding subheadings.
Stringoptional
Affected area1

Text to replace the word "article", usually "section"

Example
section
Auto value
section
Stringoptional
Make template smallsmall

Enter "left" here to make the template box small and aligned to the left. This also condenses the text and replaces "article" with "section".

Example
left
Auto value
left
Stringoptional

See also