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May be placed in a section that is completely empty, containing neither text nor sub-sections. Optional ((find sources)) links may be included.
((Empty section|date=October 2022))
((Empty section|small=no|date=October 2022))
((Empty section|small=no|find=search keywords|date=October 2022))
|date=: month and year the section was last checked for references; e.g.,
|small=: Any value (typically "y", "yes", etc.) will make the template smaller. The template should normally be full-width when it applies to an entire section.
|find=: search keywords for ((find sources)) param 1 (double-quoted search). This optional parameter adds a set of links produced by the ((find sources)) template to the output. If omitted, no "find sources" links are displayed.
|find2=: search keywords for ((find sources)) param 2 (unquoted search).
|data= parameter sorts the article into subcategories of Category:Articles to be expanded, allowing the oldest problems to be identified and dealt with first. You do not need to specify the date manually; a bot will add it later automatically.
There are two 'find' parameters available to control the presentation and operation of the ((find sources)) links optionally displayed by the template. By default, the template displays ((find sources)) with a quoted search query equivalent to the exact article title. Sometimes, especially if the article has a long, descriptive title, or if it includes parenthetical disambiguation terms, this may not give useful results. The find parameters can be used to provide the search keywords of your choice to the ((find sources)) links. Use:
|find=to specify keywords for an exact search (double-quoted query); this corresponds to ((find sources)) positional param
|find2=to specify keywords for an unquoted search; this corresponds to ((find sources)) param
TemplateData for Empty section
|Month and year|
The month and year that the template was placed (in full). "((subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME)) ((subst:CURRENTYEAR))" inserts the current month and year automatically.
The ordinal number of the section to be edited (goes after "§ion=" in the "adding to it" link)
|Make template big|
Enter anything other than "left" here to make the template box big and centred.
|"Find sources" verbatim search term|
Verbatim search term for the links in the template for finding sources
|"Find sources" non-verbatim search term|
Non-verbatim search term for the links in the template for finding sources
Custom text to go after "This section is empty."
- ((No content))
- ((Expand section))
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