Template:Lead too long

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Place {{Lead too long|date=March 2023}} at the top of articles with more than four paragraphs in their lead section.



This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly parameter usage report for this template.

TemplateData for Lead too long

<templatedata> {

   "description": "A banner to indicate that a lead section of article should be reduced, as it is longer than what is recommended, relative to the length of the article.",
   "params": {
       "date": {
           "label": "Date",
           "description": "Month and year when the template was added to the article",
           "autovalue": "{{SUBST:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{SUBST:CURRENTYEAR}}",
           "example": "November 2018",
           "type": "string",
           "required": true

} </templatedata>

  • This template contains a self-reference (it refers to Wikipedia in its contents).
  • This template should not be substituted. Bots rely on the transcluded form for dating and categorisation.