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Inline Templates

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See the G2G Proposal here.



Inline Templates are a style/formatting standard of templates that are used within the body of text.

These templates are used to either expand upon or call out important information about the state of the text within the body of a page. They should not be used to communicate information that is deemed so important that anyone who sees the profile should see the note. For this type of important information, see Research Note Boxes.

Format and Style

Inline templates do not use a standard container; however, they will all appear in the body of the text in superscript and may contain a link to a supporting Help page describing the template's usage and meaning. These templates should not contain any automatic category placement.


Which profiles to place them on

Inline Templates belong on all profiles where the note is applicable. Profile Managers cannot opt to exclude them as a matter of personal preference.
However, practically speaking, their usage on private profiles does not need to be considered by the community. This parallels the application of style rules in general. See the Style FAQ.

Location on profiles

Inline Templates should be placed within the body of text immediately after the text that it applies to.

Proposed Template

Citation Needed (Existing)

Currently, {{Citation Needed}} is the only template that exists that would fall into the Inline Templates formatting as proposed herein. The {{Citation Needed}} template contains a note that: " This template has not been approved by the community. It does not fit an existing category of approved templates such as Research Note Boxes or Formatting Templates, which forms the basis/need for this proposal. See the discussion in G2G. "

See Citation Needed Proposal

Note: {{Citation Needed}} is used on 15,575 profiles.

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