Template:Quote

Template:Quote

From BeamNG

Placeholder preview text, just to give you an idea of the template.

—Betatester, BeamNG.wiki, 25 July 2016

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Basic Setup

To apply the Quote template to a line of text or a paragraph, go to one you would like to use:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Stick the template around the text:

{{Quote|
|quote  = *text*
}}

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

The text is now italicized and indented, and there are alternate quotation marks at each end of the paragraph.

Citations

The quote is now different from the rest of the text, but there is still something missing. Without citations, no one will know who, where, or when the transcribed text first originated. Although not necessarily required in the template, they are still recommended as they confirm authenticity of the quote.

Author

The author parameter is the person who wrote or spoke the quoted text. To specify an author, just add a new parameter below "|quote:" and apply the information.

{{Quote|
|quote  = *text*
|author = *somebody*
}}

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

—Lorem Ipsum

As you can see, the author's name is now indented further than the quote, and a long hyphen appears before the name.

We now know that the "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet" quote was first created by "Lorem Ipsum". However, when did he do so?

Date

The date parameter contains the day, month, or year that the quote was born. The template is currently set up so that dates will not work unless an author or source has been specified, though this may change in the future.

Anyway, here's the syntax:

{{Quote|
|quote  = *text*
|author = *somebody*
|date   = *any date format*
}}

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

—Lorem Ipsum, August 2, 2013

The date is shown after the author, separating the two by a comma.

We now know that the "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet" quote was first created by "Lorem Ipsum" on August 2, 2013. The date can also be 2 August 2013, 08/02/2013, or any other preferred format.

Source

The Source parameter is a specified place, such as "BeamNG Dev Blog", that can be used if there is no known author, multiple authors, or an author's public domain where the quote is seen.

{{Quote|
|quote  = *text*
|author = *somebody*
|date   = *any date format*
|source = *a company or website*
}}

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

—Lorem Ipsum, adminimveniam.net, August 2, 2013

The source appears in between the comma after the author and before a new comma added behind the date.

We now know that the "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet" quote was first created by "Lorem Ipsum" on August 2, 2013, on his website, "adminimveniam.net".

In the scenario that there isn't an author to specify, then there's a workaround for that:

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

—, adminimveniam.net, August 2, 2013

Error

If the quote template is not used correctly, then this text will appear:

Error: No text given for quotation (or equals sign used in the actual argument to an unnamed parameter)

This means that the "quote" parameter is empty or missing. This is always required in the template for it to work.