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Use this template to quote other editors comments on talk pages. It can be safely used after colon-indenting as well (see the #Indenting example below).


Unnamed (positional) parameters
  • text must come before by (if by is specified).
Using named parameters
Explanation of named parameters
  • text: The text being quoted (required).
  • by: The author of the text being quoted (not required).
  • source: The source of the text being quoted (not required). Use instead of by when source is not individual user.
  • diff: The full URL of the diff showing the change that was made (not required).
  • ts: The timestamp of the text being quoted (not required unless diff is specified).


  • {{talkquote|some random text|Example}} gives:

some random text
— User:Example

  • {{talkquote|more random text|Example|ts=~~~~~}} gives:

more random text
— User:Example 08:52, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

  • {{talkquote|different random text|Example|ts=~~~~~|diff=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page?diff=139992}} gives:

different random text
— User:Example 08:52, 21 May 2011 (UTC)


  • The following wiki-markup:
Random paragraph of text. [[User:Example|Example]] ([[User talk:Example|talk]]) 09:20, 21 May 2011 (UTC)
:Opening statement by [[User:User|Some other user]].
:{{talkquote|Quoting an item from random paragraph.}}
:Response to quoted text. [[User:User|Some other user]] ([[User talk:User|talk]]) ~~~~~
  • Gives the following:

Random paragraph of text. Example (talk) 09:20, 21 May 2011 (UTC)

Opening statement by Some other user.

Quoting an item from random paragraph.

Response to quoted text. Some other user (talk) 09:26, 21 May 2011 (UTC)