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Quotations can be included in articles by using a quote template.

So far RW has four such templates copied from WP:


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[edit] Quotebox

Quotebox is the simplest to use, it simply encloses the words in a coloured box:

{{Quotebox|the quote}} produces
the quote
Using html 'center' (note US spelling) tags:
{{Quotebox|<center>the quote</center>}} produces:
the quote
And with wikiformatting:
{{Quotebox|<center>''the quote''</center>}} produces:
the quote
If this is part of a conversation then {{Quotebox|reply quote|reply=1}} produces
reply quote
More colors should be coming soon.

[edit] q

q (or Q) puts the quote in italics & normal quotation marks. The source can be added. {{q|quotation goes here|source}} produces:

"quotation goes here" - source

  • note that the source is formatted as a wikilink so if it doesn't exist it will be red.

[edit] Cquote

Cquote separates the quotation from the bulk of the article by using graphic quotation marks:

{{Cquote|Whatever you want to quote goes here}} produces:
Whatever you want to quote goes here

Cquote has other parameters:

  • Width & height of the actual quotation mark images (default = 20px):
{{Cquote|Whatever you want to quote goes here|40px|40px}} produces:
Whatever you want to quote goes here
  • Name of the person that wrote or spoke the text being quoted. Can include links.
{{Cquote|Whatever you want to quote goes here|20px|20px|Human}} produces:
Whatever you want to quote goes here
—Human
or{{Cquote|Whatever you want to quote goes here|20px|20px|[[User:Human|Human]]}} produces:
Whatever you want to quote goes here
Human
  • Source of the quote (publication title, speech, etc.). Can include links.
{{Cquote|Whatever you want to quote goes here|||[[User:Human|Human|[[User Talk:Human|His talk page]]}} produces:
Whatever you want to quote goes here
Human, His talk page

Note: The first parameter (the actual quote) is required - others may be omitted but, if a later one is included then the pipe symbols (|) for previous ones must be present. So in order to make a quote with a byline only, use this syntax: {{cquote|some brilliant non sequitur|||some obscure sequiturist}} -- you can see the two extra "pipes" that would be where the "quote mark size" parameters would be. Or you can use the ordinals of the parameters:

{{Cquote|Whatever you want to quote goes here|4=[[User:Human|Human|5=[[User Talk:Human|His talk page]]}} produces:
Whatever you want to quote goes here
Human, His talk page


NB There is a special requirement for quotes including the equals sign (=): the quote wording must be preceded by: "1=" (no quotes).

[edit] Rquote

Rquote is intended for short quotations that are to one side of the article, with the main text flowing around it. It has four parameters, the first two of which are compulsory. Note that it acts very much like a "thumb"ed image.

  • Alignment is the first compulsory parameter, it can have 2 values: right and left. The second compulsory parameter is the actual text of the quotation.

[edit] right

{{Rquote|right|Here's the quoted words on the right.}} produces:

Here's the quoted words on the right.

[edit] left

and {{Rquote|left|Here's the quoted words on the left. (plus more)}} produces:

Here's the quoted words on the Left. This sentence has been added to show how it wraps at a fixed width, even though it means very little out of context.







As with Cquote the author & source can be included.

{{Rquote|Left|Here's the quoted words on the left.|Susan Garlick|[[User Talk:SusanG|Her talk page]]}} produces:

Here's the quoted words on the Left.

—Susan Garlick, Her talk page

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