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Description

Template:Collapse top (shortcut → {{cot}}) and its paired template, Template:Collapse bottom (shortcut → {{cob}}), are used for placing a collapse box around a talk page discussion, especially when the content contains complex wikimarkup such as tables. For very simple content, the one-piece template {{collapse}} can be used instead.

These templates should only be used in accordance with the refactoring guideline. They should never be used to end a discussion over the objections of other editors, except in cases of unambiguous, disruptive editing.

Syntax

Place {{collapse top}} and {{collapse bottom}} around the text to be collapsed.

Example
{{Collapse top|title=This is the title text}}
{{lorem ipsum}}
{{Collapse bottom}}
produces


Parameters

This template takes the following parameters, all of which are optional

|1= 
|title= gives the main title to the collapsed box, which occurs on the same line as the [show] link and is always visible. It defaults to Extended content.
|warning= 
If this parameter evaluates to true (i.e., is not 0, false, or empty), it will display a default warning line under the main title which reads
The following is an archived debate. Please do not modify it.
|2= 
This is an optional warning-line text. It will override the standard warning line above, and obviate the need for setting the |warning= parameter.
|expand= 
If this parameter evaluates to true (i.e., is not 0, false, or empty), it will leave the material uncollapsed with the border and coloring. Default is to collapse the material.
|bg= 
Sets the background color of the collapsed material. Defaults to #CFC - a pleasant green. Other colors available at Web colors.
|border= 
Sets the width of the border line of the collapsed material. Defaults to |border=1px.
|b-color= 
Sets the border color. Defaults to |b-color=silver.
|padding= 
Sets the padding on the collapsed material in the colored area. Defaults to |padding=8px.
|width= 
Sets the width of the overall template. Use |width=700px, not |Width=700px: Upper case "W" does not work. Additionally, do not omit "px", which also does not work; that is, use |width=700px and not |width=700. |width= can also be expressed as a percent (e.g., |width=100%)
|border2= 
Sets the border of the box that appears when template is expanded. Defaults to |border2=1px silver. There is no provision to change from a solid line.
|bg2= 
Sets background of the box that appears when template is expanded. Defaults to |bg2=white.


18px Note:  If an entire section is being archived, remove the section header, and add it as the first parameter (i.e., |1=) of the template. This keeps the section header from showing in the table of contents.

Examples

Example #1: Background color
  • changing background color:
{{collapse top|bg=#D8BFD8}} or {{cot|bg=#D8BFD8}}
produces …


Example #2: Padding
  • adding extra padding
{{cot|padding=40px}}
produces …


Example #3: Warning (default)
  • adding a warning line
{{cot|default warning|warning=1}}
produces …


Example #4: Warning (custom)
{{cot|custom warning|this is a custom warning line}}
produces …


Example #5: Archiving
  • archiving a section
{{cot}}
==section header==
text
{{cob}}
rewritten as …
{{cot|section header}}
text
{{cob}}
produces …


Redirects

Collapse top

Collapse bottom


See also

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