Disambiguation and redirection

On disambiguation pages

For others, see

This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title I/O. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. MediaWikiWiki:Disambiguationspage. For hatnote templates used to distinguish pages, see Wikipedia:Hatnote#Distinguish or Template:Hatnote templates documentation

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((disambiguation))
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of disambiguation pages.
((disambiguation cleanup))
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of disambiguation pages that need cleanup.
((place name disambiguation))
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Redirect: ((geodis))
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of disambiguation pages consisting only of geographic locations.
((human name disambiguation))
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Redirect: ((hndis))
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of disambiguation pages whose title is a human name.
((number disambiguation))
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Redirects: ((numberdis)), ((numdab))
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of number-oriented
((set index article))
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Redirect: ((SIA))
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of list articles about a set of items of a specific type that share the same (or similar) name.
((surname))
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This template should be used only in the article (main) namespace. Bottom
of surname (last name) disambiguation pages.

In introductory lines

The following templates should be substituted because they merely provide convenient ways to produce standard common phrases in running text (not, e.g., hatnotes or message boxes).

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((subst:refer|Topic))
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Redirects: ((disamb1)), ((may refer to)), ...
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((subst:disamb2))
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Redirect: ((itref))
It may refer to: In line
((subst:disamb3))
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Redirect: ((theyref))
They may refer to: In line
((subst:disamb4|Topic|description))
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Redirects: ((refers2)), ((mayrefer2))
Topic may refer to description: Top
((subst:disambiguation name|Name))
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Redirect: ((nameref))
The name Name may refer to: Top
((subst:disamb-name2|Topic|description))
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Redirect: ((nameof))
Topic is the name of description, including: Top
((subst:disamb-term|term))
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Redirect: ((termref))
The term "term" may refer to: Top
((subst:disamb-terms|term1|term2))
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Redirect: ((termsref))
The terms "term1" and "term2" may refer to: Top

Section

See also: Wikipedia:Template index/Section

What to type What it makes Where it goes
((details|location))
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((further|location))
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Sections
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((main|location))
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Sections
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((main list|location))
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Sections
near top

Footnotes and references

What to type What it makes Where it goes
((citation))
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Makes a formatted citation for use with Harvard style reference links. Articles
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((Harvard citation|name|year))
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Redirect: ((harv))
Makes a Harvard style reference link. Articles
notes or references
((note|name))
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  1. ^ The footnote also links back to the reference.
  • ^ A # can be used at the beginning of the line to create a numbered list. Similarly, * creates a bullet.
Articles
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((note label|name|label|backlink))
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  1. a The footnote also links back to the reference.
  • a A # can be used at the beginning of the line to create a numbered list.
  • a b Similarly, * creates a bullet.
Articles
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((ref|name))
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Makes reference links and footnotes[1] that are numbered automatically.[2] Articles
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((ref label|name|label|backlink))
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Makes reference links and footnotes[1] with specific labels.[2] Articles
notes or references

Timing-related messages

See also: Wikipedia:Current event templates and Category:Temporal templates

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((anachronism))
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This article contains statements that are anachronistic. Please help improve it by rewriting it in an encyclopedic style. (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
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((current))
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This article documents a current event. Information may change rapidly as the event progresses, and initial news reports may be unreliable. The latest updates to this article may not reflect the most current information. Feel free to improve this article or discuss changes on the talk page, but please note that updates without valid and reliable references will be removed. (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
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((current disaster))
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This article is about a current disaster where information can change quickly or be unreliable. The latest page updates may not reflect the most up-to-date information. Please help improve this article using reliable sources or help by discussing changes on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
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((current person))
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This article is about a person involved in a current event. Information may change rapidly as the event progresses, and initial news reports may be unreliable. The last updates to this article may not reflect the most current information. Please feel free to improve this article (but note that updates without valid and reliable references will be removed) or discuss changes on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
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((current related))
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This topic may be affected by a current event. Information in this topic may change rapidly as the event progresses. Initial news reports may be unreliable. The last updates to this topic may not reflect the most current information. Please feel free to improve this topic (but note that updates without valid and reliable references will be removed) or discuss changes on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
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((current spaceflight))
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This article or section documents a current or recent spaceflight. Details may change as the mission progresses. Initial news reports may be unreliable. The last updates to this article or section may not reflect the most current information.For more information please see WikiProject Spaceflight. Please feel free to improve this article or section (but note that updates without valid and reliable references will be removed) or discuss changes on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
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((current sport))
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This article documents a current sporting event. Information may change rapidly as the event progresses. Initial news reports, scores, or statistics may be unreliable. The last updates to this article may not reflect the most current information. Please feel free to improve this article (but note that updates without valid and reliable references will be removed) or discuss changes on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
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((current sports transaction))
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The subject of this article is in the news regarding a reported transaction. Information regarding the transaction may be based on anonymous sources and/or awaiting an official announcement. Breaking news reports may be unreliable. Please feel free to discuss changes on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
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((high traffic))
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((now))
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The current date and time is 21 September 2022 T 07:30 UTC. Talk page top
((recent death))
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This article is currently being heavily edited because its subject has recently died. Knowledge about the circumstances of the death and surrounding events may change rapidly as more facts come to light. Initial news reports may be unreliable, and the most recent updates to this article may not reflect the most current information. Please feel free to improve this article (but note that updates without valid and reliable references will be removed) or discuss changes on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
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((recentism))
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This article or section appears to be slanted towards recent events. Please try to keep recent events in historical perspective and add more content related to non-recent events. (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
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((update))
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External issues

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((False version))
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Some media outlets have circulated an outdated or fake version of this article, claimed to be its current state. Please check if claims or screenshots you've seen are consistent with what's actually here.
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Title-related messages

((correct title|title=article))
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((lowercase title|article))
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Decapitalises first letter of page title; for use in articles whose title is incorrectly capitalized due to technical restrictions, such as iPod. Article top

Character/symbol notes

((special characters))
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Expansion requests

See also: Expansion requests in the talk namespace

What to type What it makes Where it goes
((expand section))
((expand section|text))
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This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it.
This section needs expansion with: text. You can help by adding to it.
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((Missing information|text))
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This article is missing information about . Please expand the article to include this information. Further details may exist on the talk page.
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