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You can spice up your pages by inserting some of our handy templates, which make adding information in the right format considerably easier.


You can make use of standardised headers that look super! Click one to see how to use it.

Template:Header for archive files.
Template:Artefact for objects, publications and whatnot.


Stubs are short articles that are in need of some attention to make them truly useful. This template will also place the page in the Stubs category.

This code: Makes this:
Stub.jpgThis article is a stub.
You can help out by expanding it.

Waste of time

Articles marked "Waste of Time" are flagged on the page itself and dropped into a special category to make it very clear that they are not worth bothering with. Actually, that's not true - the article itself will be very worthwhile, but the subject of the article will be a waste of time.

This code: Makes this:
{{Waste of Time}}
Wasteoftime.jpgThis file is a waste of time.
You are advised to avoid it like the plague. Its file title sounds rather interesting but it may contain only dull papers that fail to illuminate the subject matter or it may not even be related to the subject suggested by the title.


Articles marked "Delightful" are marked on the page and also dropped into Category:Delightful so they can be easily found.

This code: Makes this:
Thumbs up.pngThis file is truly delightful.
It is likely to bring a smile to your face, probably because it contains the sort of thing that makes trawling through dusty archive documents worthwhile. The thing in this file that makes your day might actually have nothing to do with its subject matter.

Return to this file

Sometimes you've seen something, and added it to ArchiveWiki, but you want to look at it again, and it might be useful to let others know that. In this circumstance, our emerald green template is the one for you.

Enter your name after a pipe symbol (as "Tristan" has below) to put your own name into the text.

This code: Makes this:
Return.jpgTristan is returning to this file later.
Why this might be the case is open to all manner of unsavoury speculation, but one insuperable fact remains: Tristan has taken this file out before, and he has every intention of taking it out again soon. In most cases this is because he wants camera copies and wasn't able to get them on the first attempt, but it may also be just because he misses it and longs to be near it again.


A bit of HTML to start whatever follows it clear of everything before - so your headings don't overlap with side-aligned images from the section before, for example.


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