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This template is used on subpages of Template:Did you know nominations to nominate articles for the Did you know? section of the Main Page.

Instructions for nominating

Usage

{{subst:NewDYKnomination
 | article       = 
 |    article2   = 
 | status        = new / expanded / BLP expanded / mainspace / redirect / GA
 | hook          = ... that ...?  Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
 | ALT1          = ... that ...?  Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)
 | author        = 
 |    author2    = 
 | image         = 
 |    caption    = 
 | comment       = 
 | reviewed      = 
}}

All parameters are optional. The |author= parameter defaults to the nominator if the parameter is not present, and the |article= parameter defaults to the name of the current subpage. There is no need to sign with ~~~~ at the end of the template; that is done automatically.

Examples

  1. New Article, self nom: {{subst:NewDYKnom | article= | hook=... that ? | status=new }}
  2. Expansion, self nom: {{subst:NewDYKnom| article= | hook=... that ? | status=expanded }}
  3. New Article by someone else: {{subst:NewDYKnom | article= | hook=... that ? | status=new | author=}}
  4. Moved to mainspace: {{subst:NewDYKnom | article= | hook=... that ? | status=moved }}
  5. Converted to an article: {{subst:NewDYKnom | article= | hook=... that ? | status=converted }}
  6. Nom with comments or image: {{subst:NewDYKnom|article=|hook=... that ?|status=|author=|image=|caption=|comment=}}
  7. Nom with a sound file: {{subst:NewDYKnom|article=|hook=... that ?|status=|author=|sound=Example.ogg|soundcaption=Very brief}}
  8. Nom with a video file: {{subst:NewDYKnom|article=|hook=... that ?|status=|author=|video=Example.ogg|videocaption=Very brief}}

Parameters

Parameter How to use When to use
|article= Title of the article, no [[ ]]. If omitted, defaults to the name of the current subpage. Only if the article name differs from the current subpage name.[further explanation needed]
|article2= May be used if the hook has multiple articles; additional articles can be added with |article3=, |article4=, etc. When nominating multiple articles
|hook= The text of the hook, formatted using wiki markup; it will display exactly as it is written in this field. The article should be wikilinked and should appear in bold. Example: ... that '''[[Hurricane Irma]]''' prompted mass evacuations of [[Florida]]? Always
|author= Username of the article creator or expander, as e.g. JohnEditor, not User:JohnEditor [[User:JohnEditor]], not ~~~~. Use |author2= etc. as needed. You need not be one of the authors to nominate an article; in this case omit yourself. When specifying authors other than yourself
|status= new or expanded or BLP expanded or moved or converted Always
|comment= May be used to add details in complicated nominations, or comments such as "Article expanded from redirect" or "See article for other funny pictures."
|reviewed= Title of article you reviewed, no [[ ]]. If the review requirement applies, and you did the review before nominating. (You can leave this blank and do the review later.)
|image= Filename of the image being used, e.g. Example.png, no File: and no [[ ]]. Do not include |right|100px which are added automatically. If an image is included with the nomination.
|caption= Tooltip to appear when the mouse hovers over the image, as well as the alt-text to go with the image. This must be included if there is an image. See WP:ALT for guidelines on writing alt-text.
|sound= Filename of the sound being used, e.g. Example.ogg, no File: and no [[ ]]. If a sound is included with the nomination.
|soundcaption= The caption to be displayed with the sound – a few words at most.
|video= Filename of the video being used, e.g. Example.ogv, no File: and no [[ ]]. If a video is included with the nomination.
|videocaption= The caption to be displayed with the video – a few words at most.
|ALT1= An alternate hook, formatted like the regular hook. Additional hooks can be added with |ALT2=, |ALT3=, etc. If you are suggesting an alternate hook along with the main hook.

See also

Template for new nominations to Did You Know

Template parameters

This template has custom formatting.

Parameter Description Type Status
Article title article

Title of the nominated article in plain text; no [[ ]]

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Page required
Status status

Enter "new" if you created this article from scratch, "expanded" if you expanded it from an existing article, "BLP expanded" if you newly source and expand a completely unsourced BLP, "mainspace" if you moved it from non-mainspace to mainspace, "GA" if the article passed a Good Article review, "redirect" if you converted the page to an article from a redirect or a disambiguation page

Default
new / expanded / BLP expanded / mainspace / redirect / GA
Example
empty
Auto value
new / expanded / BLP expanded / mainspace / redirect / GA
String required
Hook hook

The fact to appear on the Main Page; see guidelines at guidelines at WP:DYK#The hook

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
... that ...? <small>Source: "You are strongly encouraged to quote the source text supporting each hook" (and [link] the source, or cite it briefly without using citation templates)</small>
Unbalanced wikitext required
Author author

Username of the creator or expander of the article in plain text; no signature or wikilinks

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
User required
Image image

Bare filename of an optional image for the hook

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
File suggested
Image caption caption

Caption and alt-text for the image

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String suggested
Comment comment

Optional user comment

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String suggested
QPQ review reviewed

If you reviewed another article before listing this DYK nomination, put it here

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
Page suggested
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