Template:Outdent

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Threading of replies on talk pages is done using indentation and lists. This template is used for outdenting a reply on a talk page when indentation gets too deep.

Usage

{{od|integer}} or {{od|indentation wikitext}}. Integer examples: {{od|5}}, {{od|-15}}, {{od|11|r=y}}. Indentation examples: {{od|:::::}}, {{od|*::::::}}, {{od|**:::#}}.

Parameters

|1=indent
Supports two modes: literal indentation or an integer. In literal indentation mode the value may contain : (indents), * (unnumbered list), and # (numbered list). It is recommended to copy the colons, asterisks, and hashes from the start of the previous message. An integer value is interpreted as number or indents (:). Magnitude of a negative integer specifies the width of indentation (same as positive integer with |reverse=y). Default value is 10. Supported range is from −40 to 40.
|2=y
Set it to add a link to Wikipedia:Indentation#Outdenting. {{od|5|y}} produces:
|r=y (aliases |reverse=y, |indent=y, |in=y)
Reverses the outdentation to become indentation and vice versa.

Examples

With indentation wikitext

::::Previous post, indented with four colons.
{{Outdent|::::}} New post.

displays as

Previous post, indented with four colons.
New post.

Positive integer

::::::Previous post, indented 6 levels.
{{Outdent|6}} New post.

displays as

Previous post, indented 6 levels.
New post.

With separate indent

To not outdent all the way to the left margin, indent the {{outdent}} template itself using colons:

::::::Previous post, indented 6 levels.
::{{Outdent|4}} New post.

displays as

Previous post, indented 6 levels.
New post.

Indent

Using |reverse=y:

::::::Previous post, indented 6 levels.
::{{Outdent|4}} Start of a new post indented 2 levels using a bar of length 6−2=4.
::{{Outdent|5|reverse=yes}}
:::::::Indent to indentation level 7 using a reversed bar of length 7−2=5.

displays as

Previous post, indented 6 levels.
Start of a new post indented 2 levels using a bar of length 6−2=4.
Indent to indentation level 7 using a reversed bar of length 7−2=5.

Or with a negative integer:

::::::Original conversation.
::::::{{od|-3}}
:::::::::Afterthought.
:::::::{{od|2}}
:::::::Continuation of original conversation.

displays as

Original conversation.
Afterthought.
Continuation of original conversation.

CSS and hide

This template is contained in the CSS class "outdent-template". Users who would prefer not to see the template can add the following line to their custom CSS (Special:MyPage/common.css):

span.outdent-template { display: none; }

See also