Àtụ:Tracking category

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This is a "tracking category", a category intended to build and maintain a list of pages primarily for the sake of the list itself. Rather than being part of the encyclopedia's categorization scheme, these categories are used to track, for example, the use of syntaxes that may be deprecated in the future, to maintain a list of pages that may need to be edited en masse later, or to aggregate the members of several sub-categories by other classifications into one larger list.

Some maintenance lists need to be checked periodically for backlogs, such as Àtụ:C and other XfD administrative tracking categories.

Similar templates at English sister projects [edit]
Wikimedia-logo.svg mta Meta-wiki Tracking category
Wikipedia-logo.png wpd Wikipedia Tracking category
Commons-logo.svg cms Commons Tracking category
Wikibooks-logo.svg wbk Wikibooks Tracking category
Wikiquote-logo.svg wqt Wikiquote Tracking category
Wikisource-logo.svg wsr Wikisource Tracking category
Wikispecies-logo.svg wsp Wikispecies Tracking category
Wikiversity-logo.svg wvy Wikiversity Tracking category
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Parameters 'ALTTEXT', 'CATS', {{{redirect category|}}} or {{{redirect|}}}, et. al.
1. This template (originally) includes the head-end (includeonly) part of Category:Tracking categories with a more normal application name, and takes a parameter 'ALTTEXT' which is inserted after that templates simple message for purpose and such. It places both in an attractive blue box. (above)

2. It also auto-categorizes to and any categories specified by the parameter 'CATS=', which data need be full wiki-links with pipe-tricks.

3. Parameter 'redirect' or 'redirect category' truncates the lead in message and customizes the message displayed for redirects categories.

4. Parameter 'inhibit', when defined to anything, suppresses auto-categorization of the page to the Category:Tracking categories. This is for self use on that category, and for cases when there are sub-categories under a common sub-category of Tracking categories.

An 'inhibit' example:
     Categories for discussion has the sub-categories 'for merging', 'for renaming', and 'for deletion', all as sub-cats. So 'Inhibit' is used in those so they cat as sub-categories of 'for discussion', not of 'Tracking Categories' which already contains 'for discussion'.