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< Template:Inuse
This is a documentation subpage for Template:Inuse.
It contains usage information, categories and other content that is not part of the original template page.
To view the template page itself, see Template:Inuse.

Adds the depicted message box to prevent edit conflicts.

The template should not be misused to "lock" drafts from being edited by others. New pages that are known to need editing for a long time are better created first as a user subpage, and if useable or ready for {{review}}, copied to the designated page.


  • {{inuse}} for the default template
  • {{inuse|end of February}} to include a timeframe
  • {{inuse|category=no}} to ommit the category


Parameter Parameter description req./opt.
{{{1}}} to replace "… a short while" in the caption with an estimate how long the page is "in use" required


The page type of the category name is based on the result of Template:Thingamabob (edit|talk|history|links|watch|logs)