Template:Dated maintenance category

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This template is deprecated on MediaWiki. It was copied from en:Template:Dated maintenance category. It builds the complicated structure of w:Category:Articles containing potentially dated statements for enwiki that's too elaborate for MediaWiki, so on MediaWiki {{as of}} doesn't call this or {{DMCA}}.
Template:DMC redirects to Template:Dated maintenance category.



  • Parameter 1: Default category name (without Category) - the category if there is no date, but also the stem of the category name when there is a date..
  • Parameter 2: Preposition (from, since, in, as of).
  • Parameter 3: Date (month year, e.g. November 2019. Usually the "date" parameter of the calling template {{{date|}}}.
  • Parameter 4: Category all the articles go in, dated or not (if there is one).
  • Parameter 5: Alternative default category, used when parameter 1 is right for forming the dated category, but the undated items need to go somewhere else.


The parameter onlyarticles ({{Dated maintenance category}} only) is used for template design, restricting the function of this template to article namespace (as in {{DMCA}} ).



An incorrect date is any date which is not of the form November 2019, e.g. November 21, 2019, or june instead of June, or other spelling mistakes.


DMCA stands for "dated maintenance category - articles". Similar templates exist for certain other namespaces or combinations. DMCA is a metatemplate with highly circumscribed use, and not intended to be "editor facing".

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