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This template should only be put on articles which meet the orphan criteria. This template will add tagged articles to Category:Orphaned articles if no parameter is given, or Category:Attempted de-orphan if the att parameter is used.


The simplest way to add this template to an article is to copy and paste either {{Orphan|date=September 2020}} or {{Orphan|{{subst:DATE}}}} at the top of the article.


You may use a date parameter with this template, for example {{Orphan|date=September 2020}} to help with the categorisation of articles requiring links. If you leave it out, a bot will fill it in (but this will result in more edits and watchlist alerts, so adding the date right away is preferred).

If you have made an unsuccessful attempt to de-orphan the article, then please add the month/year of the attempt to the template, like so:

{{orphan|date=Month Year|att=Month Year}},

where the "date" parameter is the date the template was ORIGINALLY placed on the page, and the att parameter is set to equal the CURRENT month and year. This places it in Category:Attempted de-orphan for that date.

If the geo parameter is included, the phrase "...about a place" will be included in the category title, and the article will be added to the orphaned geographic articles category. See Template:Tl.


This template places the article into "Category:All orphaned articles" as well as "Category:Orphaned articles from {{{date}}}". If the "att" parameter is set, the article will still be in Category:All orphaned articles, but instead of placing the article into "Category:Orphaned articles from {{{date}}}" (e.g. Category:Orphaned articles from April 2008), it places it into "Category:Attempted de-orphan from {{{att}}} (e.g. Category:Attempted de-orphan from April 2008).


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