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This is the {{tmbox}} or talk page message box meta-template.

It is used to build message box templates for talk pages, such as {{central}} etc. It offers several different colours, uses default images if no image parameter is given and it has some other features.

This template should normally not be used for WikiProject banners. They have special needs and thus have their own meta-templates. See the "See also" section below for links.

This template works similarly to {{ambox}} and uses the same parameters.

We are deploying!

After discussions on the talk page of this template and announcing it at several places for some time we are now deploying this template. Feel free to convert any message boxes used on talk pages to use this meta-template. If you find any tricky cases then list them on the talk page of this template and you'll get help.

When this template is used to build talk page message boxes those boxes should contain explanatory texts just like before. (The same texts as before or new improved texts.) If there are more specific images in the boxes or you know a better image, then use them instead of the default images shown here.

Suggested style standard

The types of talkpage messageboxes follow the same naming convention as the boxes for all other namespaces, but the type of any particular talkpage messagebox may not be as obvious as in other namespaces. When deciding on the type to use for a talkpage messagebox, please consider the following guidelines:

  • speedy should only be used for speedy deletion templates.
  • delete should only be used for templates relating to ongoing deletion discussions. Please do not use this type just to get a red border for a messagebox.
  • content and style should be used for warnings and alerts. Use content (which has an orange border) for more important and immediate alerts, and style (yellow border) for less important warnings. Messageboxes of these types should ideally be transitory: they should not be expected to remain on a talkpage indefinitely.
  • move and protection should only be used for messageboxes relating to moves and merges, and page protection, respectively.
  • The notice type should be used for the majority of talkpage messageboxes; those that are intended to convey or summarise information. If a talkpage messagebox does not obviously fit into one of the other types, it is probably a notice type.


Simple usage example:

{{tmbox | text = Some text.}}

Some text. Complex example:
| type      = style
| image     = [[Image:Emblem-question-yellow.png|40px]]
| style     = width: 400px;
| textstyle = color: red; font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;
| text      = The message body text.

The message body text.

Talk page message box types

The following examples use different type parameters but use no image parameters thus they use the default images for each type.

type=speedy – Speedy deletion templates. type=delete – Deletion templates. type=content – Major warnings and problems. type=style – Minor warnings and problems. type=notice – Notices and messages of any kind, both permanent and temporary. type=move – Merge, split, rename and transwiki messages and proposals. type=protection – Protection templates.


Some other parameter combinations.

No type and no image given (default)
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