Template:Request archive

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Information icon.svg This template should always be substituted, i.e. use {{subst:Do not archive until}}.

This is an inverted wrapper for the invisible template {{do not archive until}} that is used to prevent bots from archiving a discussion thread.

Rather than attempting to bump the thread, this template should be substituted as a comment on threads that have no signature in them. It places a hidden signature on the thread that is dated 30 days before the saved date. In most cases, this should ascertain archival. Due to a quirk in how the archiving bot works, threads with no valid date in them will not be archived. This template, unlike Template:Bump, on which it is based, accepts no arguments.

{{subst:Request archive}} produces:

Requesting thread archival. -- Example (talk)