Template:Autoarchive resolved section

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The syntax is mostly similar to that of template de:Template:Autoarchiv-Erledigt. For the target (archive) only its current is valid. This type of archiving is done by SpBot.


{{Autoarchive resolved section

The use of the template works only in combination with the Template:Section resolved. The "standard" archiving by MiszaBot can be used in parallel.

It does not matter where the template "Section resolved" is placed within the section. It will always refers to the last/previous heading of the section to be archived.

To quickly use a standard setup to archive your user talk page

 {{Autoarchive resolved section
  |latest archive=[[{{FULLPAGENAME}}/Archive/{{CURRENTYEAR}}|Archive/{{CURRENTYEAR}}]]

(Copied from commons:Template:Autoarchive resolved section/usertalksetup.


Parameter name Description Default value required or optional?

age Parameter "age" defines the required age of the template "Section resolved" in days. After this amount of days, the section will be archived. empty required
archive You can use variables in your archive-parameter as listed below.

Example: archive=Commons:Village pump/Archive/((year))((month:short))

empty required
overview The parameter "overview" can be used to display a link to the location of the archive page. Example code: overview=[[Wikipedia:Redaktion Chemie/Archiv]] Results in: For the archive overview, see Wikipedia:Redaktion Chemie/Archiv. An alternative to this parameter is the use of Template:Archive box. empty optional
latest archive The parameter "latest archive" can be used to display a link to the current archive. Example code: latest archive=[[Commons:Forum/Archiv/2011/October]] Results in: The latest archive is located under Commons:Forum/Archiv/2011/October. empty optional
show The parameter "show" defines if the template should display anything or not: show=yes or show=no. This parameter can be used if the template is used on a page which has an own intro explaining the archiving parameters. yes optional
level Parameter "level" defines which heading level should be archived. Deeper heading levels are treated as part of the specified level.
== talk page section level II ==
Such a heading is level 2.
==== talk page section level IV ====
Such a heading is level 4.
2 optional
timecompare This parameter specifies which timestamp should be used for distribution into the archives. In the parameter "archive" you can use variables refering to the date. "timecompare" defines which timestamp is used for this parameter "archive".
  • timecompare = resolved: Timestamp given by {{Section resolved}}
  • Any other value or empty: the oldest timestamp of the whole section

Example: de:Wikipedia Diskussion:Hauptseite/Artikel des Tages/Vorschläge (sorry, this is the only known page yet)

empty optional
timeout Specifies the number of days have to pass by to consider a section as 'resolved' automatically, even if no {{Section resolved}} template was set. Archiving will be proceeded if the specified period of time (timeout) has passed since the last comment. empty = 0 = turned off optional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: no namespace specified

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users


To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please edit the template and add a row to the "{{LangSwitch|}}" construct. It takes the form "|xx=Your translation" (xx being the code of your language)

"Archive" parameter variables

You can use the following variables in your archive-parameter:

variable meaning
((year)) year e.g. 2023
((month:long)) full monthname e.g. February
((month:short)) short monthname e.g. Feb
((month:##)) month as two digits e.g. 02
((week)) week date as a number e.g. 15, 4 (per ISO 8601/DIN 1355-1)
((week:##)) week date as a two digits e.g. 15, 04 (per ISO 8601/DIN 1355-1)
((day:##)) day of month as two digits e.g. 31, 07
((quarter)) quarter e.g. 3
((quarter:##)) quarter as two digits e.g. 03
((quarter:i)) quarter as lowercase Roman numerals e.g. iii
((quarter:I)) quarter as uppercase Roman numerals e.g. III
((half-year)) half-year e.g. 2
((half-year:i)) half-year as lowercase Roman numeral e.g. ii
((half-year:I)) half-year as uppercase Roman numeral e.g. II
((FULLPAGENAME)) The namespace + page name of the current page. Same as {{FULLPAGENAME}}, but with normal brackets. Use this instead of hard coding your page name.

Example: archive=((FULLPAGENAME))/Archive/((year))((month:short))


The following example is derived from the archiving setup of Wikipedia:Redaktion Chemie. All marked/tagged sections with level 2 (that is ==) will be archived seven days after placement of Template:Section resolved. The archive is at Wikipedia:Redaktion Chemie/Archiv. The archiving will be done to Wikipedia:Redaktion Chemie/Archiv/2007/Januar if the first comment in this section was made in January.

{{Autoarchive resolved section

That will look similarly to:

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SpBot archives all sections tagged with {{Section resolved|1=~~~~}} after 7 days. For the archive overview, see Archive/. The latest archive is located at Archive/2013.

Signature format

The date and time part of the signature are important for recognition of the timestamp. The default format specified by MediaWiki is sufficient (11:55, 29. Jan 2023 (UTC)). It corresponds to the following structure:

{{subst:LOCALTIME}}, {{subst:LOCALDAY}}. {{subst:LOCALMONTHABBREV}} {{subst:LOCALYEAR}} (UTC)

Other formats are not supported.

Error lists

Talk pages containing errors in their main templates or {{Section resolved}} are shown in the following lists and on the corresponding talk page.