|This template is used on many pages, so changes to it will be widely noticed. Please test any changes in the template's /sandbox or /testcases subpages, or in your own user subpage. Please consider discussing changes on the talk page before implementing them.|
This template is used on archived talk and non-talk pages.
The template has multiple optional parameters:
|1= (first unnamed parameter) Template:Snd the name of the current talk page if it is not automatically detected properly by the template or is from a different base name. Note that
|currentpage= is an alternate name for this parameter.
|period= Template:Snd adds the editorial time period the archive represents
|diff= Template:Snd adds a link to the PermaLink of the original page at the archival time
|histOffset= Template:Snd adds a link to the history of the page, offset with the given timestamp
With no parameters:
|This page is an archive of past discussions. Do not edit the contents of this page. If you wish to start a new discussion or revive an old one, please do so on the current talk page.|
Example with (almost) all parameters: Talk:Generation X was manually archived to Talk:Generation X/Archive 1 before itself being moved to Talk:Generation X/Archive 2 as an archive, so the content of /Archive 1 was technically copied from /Archive 2. Placing
20051127232500|Talk:Generation X/Archive 2}} at /Archive 1 gives: