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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. Unfortunately, at the time being it requires for there to be something in the first parameter (DO NOT use {{busy||foo}}).
IE {{busy|This user|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

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)|msg=I won't be on for Saturday the 25th, though.}} produces

See also[edit]