This template informs readers that the current article contents are subject to rapid change due to a highly related current event. Articles closely related to current events may greatly expand their content due to level of activity, publicity, and such.
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- This template is for articles which involve an article about an evolving current event which is either changing rapidly or about which understanding is rapidly evolving. This is an advisory to readers that the article may be incomplete and subject to change. Use of this template without indicating the topic or article that it is related to may result in prompt removal of this template.
- As an advisory to editors, it may also be used in those occasions that many editors (perhaps a hundred or more) edit an article on the same day, for example, in the case of natural disasters, the death of celebrities, or other breaking news.
- It is not intended to be used to mark an article that merely has recent news articles about the topic; if it were, hundreds of thousands of articles would have this template.
- Generally it is expected that this template and its closely related templates will appear on an article for perhaps a day or two, occasionally several days.
- If you desire that an article be noticed as a topic about or related to a significant current event, see Wikipedia:How the Current events page works.
- Place this template at the top of the article, if the entire article is relevant to the related article.
- Alternatively, place the template in an appropriate section of the article, and use the first parameter to indicate that the "section" is relevant to the related article.
- Use the second parameter to indicate the name of the article describing the current event to which this article is related. Failure to specify this parameter may constitute grounds for prompt removal of this template.
- The third parameter allows the link to be piped; this should only be used per the rules for disambiguation pages.
- The fourth parameter overrides the words "current event".