Template:Cautionbox

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This template is meant for non-life-threatening warnings that could affect a traveler's possessions, finances, or health, and other notices that need presentation in an attention-grabbing format. It should be used sparingly—only if normal prose is insufficient for some reason. Appropriate uses include:

Cautions:

  • "airport transport scams are very common"
  • "public displays of affection could result in jail time"
  • "do not let your bags out of your sight"

Notices:

  • "young children frequently get underfoot"
  • "travel to this area is restricted"
  • "passport rules have changed recently"

Do not use this for minor announcements ("closed for repairs"), tangential factoids ("George Washington slept here"), organizational disclaimers ("The exclusion of Region X from the regional hierarchy is not..."), proper life-threatening dangers ("death penalty for drug possession", "civil war active") or obvious dangers ("do not walk on expressways", "do not wander down dark alleys while intoxicated").

If the danger affects the entire region, the caution box can be placed at the very top of the article. If the danger is localized or avoidable, place it under "Stay safe".

Syntax[edit]

Use the following syntax:

{{cautionbox|To avoid the unsavory, corrupt, and thoroughly untrustworthy booking services based in [[Kolkata]], it is best to get a place to stay on arrival without advance reservation.}}

It displays the following:

Caution NOTE: To avoid the unsavory, corrupt, and thoroughly untrustworthy booking services based in Kolkata, it is best to get a place to stay on arrival without advance reservation.

Parameter[edit]

You can change the bold text by using the "boldtext=" parameter. For example,

{{cautionbox|boldtext=CAUTION|Scams are very common in this city.}}

displays:

Caution CAUTION: Scams are very common in this city.

See also[edit]

Before using this template, consider whether one of the alternatives might be more appropriate for the specific application.

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Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
content 1

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Default
empty
Example
Scams are very common in this city
Auto value
empty
String required
Boldtext boldtext

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Default
empty
Example
Caution:
Auto value
empty
String optional