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The following is a listing of Quote templates. The only quote templates still in normal use are {{Q}}, {{cquote}}, and {{Wilde}}. The use of quotes is generally discouraged in most contexts. Quotes are still used in the Unquotable namespace, but that is a relatively small, and most abandoned, project.

Although many articles still have quotes, it is generally suggested start an article with a paragraph, to wit, to avoid placing templates, quotes, or other "header clutter" at the start of an article. Placing a thumbnailed image above the text is acceptable, as the text will still show at the top of the article. Placing a legitimate {{Whoops}}, or other disambiguation at the top on an article is also acceptable, but that should only be used as a navigation tool, not as a joke.

Lists of quotes, as with other lists, are discouraged. Additionally, when quoting someone in text, one should use quotation marks and other standard real-world formatting, rather than breaking paragraphs with the use of {{Q}}. For example, one should type that William Shakespeare said, "Brevity is the soul of wit." One should not use Q and say that:

“Brevity is the soul of wit”

Notice how that introduces an abrupt end to the previous paragraph, and an abrupt end to this one? The flow of ideas is broken, and that is made visually apparent by the nonstandard formatting. There is reason books are written in paragraph form. Although a comic writer may break the rules of formatting and grammar for humor, it should only be done with it is funny in context.


Quotations

Template Effect Comments
Q
(Talk)
(Used on)
“Hello,world!”
~ You on Quotations
Meta quote template. {{{2}}} variable is auto linked. This is the standard quote template, and is in use
Quote
(Talk)
(Used on)
“Hello,world!”
For piped links in the form of [[{{{2}}}|{{{3}}}]]. {{{4}}} is the subject. This template works like {{Q}}, but with less complete coding. It is only mentioned for archival purposes, and should not be used.
Q2
(Talk)
(Used on)
“Hello,world”
~ You
This template works like {{Q}}, but with less complete coding. It is only mentioned for archival purposes, and should not be used.
OWQ
(Talk)
(Used on)
Inserts Wilde: quote article inline. This template is depreciated, and should not be used.
OWQL
(Talk)
(Used on)
Inserts Wilde: quote article inline. This template is depreciated, and should not be used.
Oscar
(Talk)
(Used on)
“Randomly randomize random randomness.”
~ Oscar Wilde
Random quotes are not funny, and this template should not be used
Wilde
(Talk)
(Used on)
“This is a metasyntactic sentence, mainly because it sounds cool.”
~ Oscar Wilde on a template, not necessarily this one
This template is still in use. However, anything this template does can be done with {{Q}}.
Canned
(Talk)
(Used on)
Template:Canned This template generates various canned quotes. Random quotes are not funny, and this template should not be used
cquote
(Talk)
(Used on)
Cquote1 {{{1}}} Cquote2
This is an alternative quote template. It is still in use.

Random quotes

Template Effect Comments
Bushism
(Talk)
(Used on)
Template:Bushism Random Bush blooper quote. Like all canned humor, this is not funny, and should not be used
Killquote
(Talk)
(Used on)
“We have the ability to take Templates/In-universe/Quotes out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability.”
~ Pat Robertson on Templates/In-universe/Quotes
Random quotes are not funny, and this template should not be used.
Insulting words
(Talk)
(Used on)
dimwit This template is from the largely trimmed back madlips page. This template should be not be used.
Randomquote
(Talk)
(Used on)
Template:Randomquote Random quotes are not funny, and this template should not be used.

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