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Use on user pages or user talk pages when people shouldn't expect them to be answered quickly. When using simply {{busy}}, the template produces the message above


There are two unnamed parameters. The first which replaces "this user" with the name placed.
IE {{busy|He}} produces

The second unnamed parameter replaces "in real life" with whatever is put. You can keep the first parameter empty using {{busy|2=foo}} instead of using {{busy||foo}}.
IE {{busy|2=at [[school]]}} produces

Optional parameters[edit]

  • reason, use to specify a reason why you will be busy.

IE {{busy|reason=not being allowed to edit Wikipedia while at work,}} produces

  • end, use to specify until when you will be busy.

IE {{busy|end=Monday evening (UTC)}} produces

  • msg appends any custom message at the end.

IE {{busy|msg=April Fool!}} produces

  • image will display a different image other than the standard,

IE {{busy|image=OOjs UI icon info-progressive.svg}} produces

  • small will display the small version of this box,

IE {{busy|small=yes}} produces

  • descriptor, use to specify an alternative to "busy".

IE {{busy|descriptor=sailing their yacht}} produces

  • may not replaces "respond swiftly to queries",

IE {{busy|may not=reply questions that are not important}} produces

  • shadow will display a version with shadow of this box,

IE {{busy|shadow=yes}} produces

Sample using all parameters[edit]

{{busy|Johnny Doe|descriptor=working|at school|image=OOjs UI icon info-progressive.svg|reason=school being compulsory|end=Saturday morning (EST)|small=yes|shadow=yes|may not=respond claims about low qualifying students|msg=I won't be on for Saturday the 25th, though.}} produces

See also[edit]