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This template is used to nominate templates for discussion. It should not be used directly, rather {{subst:cfd}} should be inserted; see Commons:Categories for discussion for usage.

The template automatically sets the following categories:


{{Category for discussion |month= |year= }}

Or use the shorthand

Template parameters

<templatedata>JSON</templatedata> ./. {{TemplateBox}}

TemplateData is a way to store information about template parameters (the description of those and of the whole template) for both humans and machines. It is used by VisualEditor and possibly other tools like Upload Wizard.

Existing template documentation
At Wikimedia Commons, it is recommended to use {{TemplateBox}} with either ‎useTemplateData=1 or ‎useTemplateData=only on the ‎/doc subpage and transcluding it with {{Documentation}} into the template. ‎<nowiki>-tags can be wrapped around the arguments, if required, to avoid templates being expanded.

Newly created template documentation and imports
Another option, especially for imported templates, or for users with JSON experience, is placing raw ‎<templatedata>-tags into the Wikitext of the template, as described in various Wikipediae.

There is an ongoing discussion about that matter. Feel invited to comment if you are experienced in either way, your time permits and if you like to share your opinion or to make a suggestion.

Wikipedia's help about TemplateDataCommons-specific information

This template is used to nominate templates for discussion. It should not be used directly, rather {{subst:cfd}} should be inserted.

Template parameters[Edit template data]

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.


Name of the discussion subpage


Nomination month, numeric, zero-padded (e.g. 01, 12)


Nomination year (e.g. 2024)


Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the Category namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

Placement: At the top of the page

See also


беларуская (тарашкевіца)  català  Deutsch  English  español  suomi  français  hrvatski  magyar  Bahasa Indonesia  italiano  日本語  македонски  മലയാളം  Nederlands  polski  português  русский  sicilianu  svenska  українська  中文

This template makes use of {{Autotranslate}} and the translate extension. The layout of the template can be found under Template:Category for discussion/layout.