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There are many templates in use in Mass Effect Wiki and these are only subset, representing the most important and commonly used ones. If you feel that a template belongs on this page, do not hesitate to add it.

  • Category:Templates should list all templates in the wiki, categorized into the various subcategories.
  • The 'Template' namespace always has all templates in the wiki, unsorted.

What Are Templates?[edit source]

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 or markup again and again, and also helps to 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.

Article Management Templates[edit source]

See also: Category:Article management templates

Cleanup Nomination for an Article[edit source]

{{cleanup}}

Deletion Nomination for an Article[edit source]

{{delete|<reason for deletion>}}

Disambiguation Articles[edit source]

{{disambig}}
  • 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:
[[The Prince]] <-- disambiguation page, with links to:
[[The Prince (frog)]]
[[The Prince (human)]]

Expand List[edit source]

{{expandlist}}
  • Used in lieu of a stub when a listing is incomplete and needs more information to be complete.

Fact Check or Citation Needed[edit source]

{{fact}}
  • Add this next to a phrase in an article to flag it for a fact check. It inserts a small link in the text[citation needed] and places the article in Category:Articles needing citations

Merge[edit source]

{{merge|<page to be merged with>}}
  • Used when duplicate pages, or pages with duplicate information exist and should be merged together for a more complete and consolidated article.

Pictures Wanted[edit source]

{{PicturesWanted}}
  • Used on articles that would benefit from screenshots, or whose existing screenshots could be improved (either with substituting for more accurate images, or making the screenshot higher quality). Note: this tag will also add the page to Category:Articles needing cleanup.

Spoilers[edit source]

See also Style Guide: Spoilers

Please use these warnings before any plot information is divulged. This is an encyclopedia and complete information is our goal, but this tag is a courtesy to those who wish to experience the games, novels, or comics unspoiled. Please use them when necessary.

{{Spoilers (Mass Effect)}}
{{Spoilers (Mass Effect 2)}}
{{Spoilers (Mass Effect 3)}}
{{Spoilers (Galaxy)}}
{{Spoilers (Infiltrator)}}
{{Spoilers (Andromeda)}}
{{Spoilers (Revelation)}}
{{Spoilers (Ascension)}}
{{Spoilers (Retribution)}}
{{Spoilers (Deception)}}
{{Spoilers (Nexus Uprising)}}
{{Spoilers (Redemption)}}
{{Spoilers (Incursion)}}
{{Spoilers (Inquisition)}}
{{Spoilers (Evolution)}}
{{Spoilers (Conviction)}}
{{Spoilers (Invasion)}}
{{Spoilers (Homeworlds)}}
{{Spoilers (Blasto)}}
{{Spoilers (He Who Laughs Best)}}
{{Spoilers (Foundation)}}
{{Spoilers (Paragon Lost)}}

Stubbing[edit source]

{{stub}}
  • When a page has little or no useful information, then it is likely a stub. This template will include them in Category:Article stubs, and is used to list which articles need expanding.
{{planet-stub}}
  • A stub for specifically planet-related articles.

Category Templates[edit source]

General Category Template[edit source]

{{category}}
  • This can be added to categories to add general categorising details.

Template Category Template[edit source]

{{templatecategory}}
  • This should be added to any template-related categories, to list template-specific categorizing details (these are different to those of normal pages).

Emoticons[edit source]

See also: Category:Emoticons

Use these little images to spruce up your discussion pages! Smiley.gif

General Wiki Templates[edit source]

Clear[edit source]

{{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.

Right-aligned Table of Contents[edit source]

{{tocright}}
  • This template floats the table of contents (toc) on the right. It should only be used when absolutely necessary, to keep consistent design.

Sandbox[edit source]

{{sandbox}}

T is for Template[edit source]

{{t|<template>}}
  • 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.

Welcome[edit source]

{{welcome}}
  • A template to welcome new users with. Should be customized for the wiki.

Wikipedia[edit source]

{{wikipedia}}, {{wikipedia-deleted}}
  • Wikipedia-related templates. Use {{wikipedia}} for articles taken directly from Wikipedia, and {{wikipedia-deleted}} for articles deleted from Wikipedia.

Mass Effect Wiki Templates[edit source]

See also: Category:Templates

Block Quotes[edit source]

{{blockquote|<text>}}

Characters[edit source]

{{Infobox character|<name>|<affiliation>|<image>|<caption>|<species>|<rank>|<location>}}
  • For use with characters, all the people of Mass Effect. Used in characters' articles to create an infobox giving their details, affiliation and location. They're mostly used on main character articles like squadmates. Infobox usage and blank values can be found on the template page.

Clusters[edit source]

{{Infobox cluster|<name>|<image>|<caption>|<systems>|<relays>}}
  • For use with clusters on the Galaxy Map. Creates an infobox containing the cluster's attributes. Infobox usage and blank values can be found on the template page.
{{ClusterDetails|<name>|<image>|<caption>|<systems>|<relays>}}
  • For use with clusters on the Galaxy Map. Creates an infobox containing the cluster's attributes as well as a location description. Infobox usage and blank values can be found on the template page.
{{ClusterView|<name>}}
  • For use on images pages for screenshots of clusters. Boilerplate text and categories.

Collections[edit source]

{{Discs|<label>|<count>}}
{{IDTags|<label>|<count>}}
{{Insignias|<label>|<count>}}
{{Medallions|<label>|<count>}}
{{Minerals|<label>|<heavy>|<light>|<rare>|<gas>}}
{{Writings|<label>|<count>}}

Colonies[edit source]

{{Infobox colony|<species>|<founded>|<population>|<capital>}}
  • Another planetary template, this one is used for colonies like Terra Nova to give some additional information.

Moons[edit source]

{{Infobox moon|<name>|<planet>|<system>|<cluster>|<image>|<caption>|<orbitaldistance>|<orbitalperiod>|<radius>|<daylength>|<atmpressure>|<surfacetemp>|<surfacegrav>|<mass>}}
  • For use with moons on the Galaxy Map. Creates an infobox containing the moon's attributes. Infobox usage and blank values can be found on the template page.
{{MoonBrief|<name>|<planet>}}
{{MoonDetails|<name>|<planet>|<system>|<cluster>|<image>|<caption>|<orbitaldistance>|<orbitalperiod>|<radius>|<daylength>|<atmpressure>|<surfacetemp>|<surfacegrav>|<mass>}}
  • For use with moons on the Galaxy Map. Creates an infobox containing the moon's attributes as well as a location description. Infobox usage and blank values can be found on the template page.

Planets[edit source]

{{Infobox planet|<name>|<region>|<image>|<caption>|<orbitaldistance>|<orbitalperiod>|<radius>|<daylength>|<atmpressure>|<surfacetemp>|<surfacegrav>|<mass>|<satellites>}}
  • For use with planets on the Galaxy Map. Creates an infobox containing the planet's attributes. Infobox usage and blank values can be found on the template page.
{{PlanetBrief|<name>|<system>|<orbit>}}
{{PlanetDetails|<name>|<system>|<cluster>|<orbit>|<image>|<caption>|<orbitaldistance>|<orbitalperiod>|<radius>|<daylength>|<atmpressure>|<surfacetemp>|<surfacegrav>|<mass>|<satellites>}}
  • For use with planets on the Galaxy Map. Creates an infobox containing the planet's attributes as well as a location description. Infobox usage and blank values can be found on the template page.
{{PlanetView|<name>}}
  • For use on images pages for screenshots of planets. Boilerplate text and categories.
{{PointsOfInterest:Locations}}
  • For use on planet pages. Starts a table of locations keyed to the planetary map.
{{PointsOfInterest:Row:Location|<number>|<appearance>|<description>}}
  • For use on planet pages. Adds a row to the table of locations.
{{PointsOfInterest:End}}
  • For use on planet pages. Ends the table of locations.
{{PointsOfInterest:Minerals|<first>|<second>|<third>}}
  • For use on planet pages. Creates a complete table of minerals.
{{TerrainMap|<name>}}
  • For use on image maps of planets, moons, asteroids, etc. Boilerplate text and categories.

Prerequisites[edit source]

{{Prerequisite|<first>|<second>}}

Systems[edit source]

{{Infobox system|<name>|<cluster>|<image>|<caption>|<mass>|<planets>|<moons>|<asteroidbelts>|<asteroids>|<objects>}}
  • For use with systems on the Galaxy Map. Creates an infobox containing the system's attributes. Infobox usage and blank values can be found on the template page.
{{SystemDetails|<name>|<cluster>|<image>|<caption>|<mass>|<planets>|<moons>|<asteroidbelts>|<asteroids>|<objects>}}
  • For use with systems on the Galaxy Map. Creates an infobox containing the system's attributes as well as a location description. Infobox usage and blank values can be found on the template page.
{{SystemView|<name>}}
  • For use on images pages for screenshots of systems. Boilerplate text and categories.

Navigation Wiki Templates[edit source]

See also: Category:Navigation wiki templates

Assignments and Missions[edit source]

{{assignment|<phase1>|<phase2>|<...>}}
{{mission|<phase1>|<phase2>|<...>}}
  • Boilerplate reference to a mission.
{{outcomes|<result1>|<result2>|<...>}}
  • For assignments and missions having variable outcomes, one should be given as the final phase in the main template which should be immediately be followed by this template.

For[edit source]

{{for|<name>|<link>}}
  • Use at the top of articles as a simple "for x see y" template. Particularly useful in conjunction with {{disambig}}.

Main Article and See Also[edit source]

{{main|<main article>}}
  • Use at the start of a section to link to the main article on it.
{{see|<article1>|<article2>|<...>}}
  • Provides boilerplate "see also" text.
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