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40px-Stock post message.png To-do list for Template:ToDo:
  • This is just a test to-do list to help editors make sure that the text
  • shows
    1. up
    2. correctly
  • Normally, the "/to do" subpage should only be created under the article's Talk page, unless it is a notice board or project page.
  • To use this template for your own project, insert {{todo}} at the top of that article's Talk discussion page.

What's this?

This template adds a todo list to a talk page.

As its name implies, the To-do list on an article's talk page shows the list of improvements suggested for the article. It is created and formatted using the ToDo template. The list is maintained by editors, writers, reviewers or readers like you as a way to focus your collaborative efforts. As such, they represent a tentative consensus that helps improve the efficiency of the editing process. A

The template (tag) to include the above is {{toDo}}. The dynamic list in the box is drawn from a subpage of the talk page represented simply by "to do."

For a list of all articles with to-do lists, see Category:Personal or old todos. Check the category page from time to time if you're looking for articles to help out on. This is a great way to contribute to Hitchwiki.

To-do lists focus on improving otherwise adequate articles: tasks in to-do lists are important, significant, but not urgent (example: "insert a history section", or "provide more examples in the introduction").

The "to do" collaboration mechanism has the following advantages:

  • the list of tasks is permanently visible in the talk page of the article, i.e. where most editors will see it.
  • articles with To do's are automatically listed in the list of articles with To do's, so that additional editors unaware of the article are also attracted to it. More specialized sub-categories can be defined for specific purposes.

Feel free to discuss to-do lists in the talk page of articles, to add new tasks, or to work on pending tasks. We also encourage you to contribute to other articles by visiting the list of "articles with To do's", at Category:to do.

Please note that the to-do list is edited in a special to-do page which is separate from the talk page of the article. However, its content automatically appears at the top of the talk page. Therefore, you cannot edit the normal talk page to modify the to-do list, as you may have expected. This is further explained in the detailed procedures below.

This article contains text from the Wikipedia article on ToDo.

(the link is broken, can you find the old target?)

Usage

If you want to add a todo list to an article, e.g. Poland, then create a todo list at Talk:Poland, and then add {{toDo|target=Talk:Poland}} to the main article. But anyway, todo lists should normally be used only on talk pages, to get an overview of tasks for people who want to work on it.

If you put this template on [[Talk:Article]], then type in the to-do items on the page [[Talk:Article/to do]], and this template will automatically display them.

Please do not spam this template speculatively to talk pages. It should be added when editors are actually going to use it. Unused templates may be removed by any editor without warning.

Examples

{{toDo}} gives a normal todo list
{{toDo|N}} where N is a number from 1 to 9 to define its priority
{{toDo|small=yes}} formats the todo list small
{{toDo|nocats=yes}} don't include categories
{{toDo|nopreload=yes}} don't include preloaded text
{{toDo|list=./TODO}} use the subpage ./TODO as todo list instead of subpage ./to do
{{toDo|target=Foo}} use the todo list of page Foo instead

Use the target parameter for accessing another article's to-do list.

Previews

{{toDo}}

40px-Stock post message.png To-do list for Template:ToDo:
  • This is just a test to-do list to help editors make sure that the text
  • shows
    1. up
    2. correctly
  • Normally, the "/to do" subpage should only be created under the article's Talk page, unless it is a notice board or project page.
  • To use this template for your own project, insert {{todo}} at the top of that article's Talk discussion page.


{{toDo|N}}

40px-Stock post message.png To-do list for Template:ToDo:
  • This is just a test to-do list to help editors make sure that the text
  • shows
    1. up
    2. correctly
  • Normally, the "/to do" subpage should only be created under the article's Talk page, unless it is a notice board or project page.
  • To use this template for your own project, insert {{todo}} at the top of that article's Talk discussion page.
Priority 9  


{{toDo|small=yes}}

40px-Stock post message.png To-do:
  • This is just a test to-do list to help editors make sure that the text
  • shows
    1. up
    2. correctly
  • Normally, the "/to do" subpage should only be created under the article's Talk page, unless it is a notice board or project page.
  • To use this template for your own project, insert {{todo}} at the top of that article's Talk discussion page.



{{toDo|small=yes|9}}

40px-Stock post message.png To-do:
  • This is just a test to-do list to help editors make sure that the text
  • shows
    1. up
    2. correctly
  • Normally, the "/to do" subpage should only be created under the article's Talk page, unless it is a notice board or project page.
  • To use this template for your own project, insert {{todo}} at the top of that article's Talk discussion page.
Priority 9  


{{toDo|list=./to do2}}

40px-Stock post message.png To-do list for Template:ToDo:

Here are some tasks you can do:


{{toDo|target=Talk:Britney Spears|1}}

40px-Stock post message.png To-do list for Talk:Britney Spears:

Here are some tasks you can do:
Priority 1 (top)