The purpose of the "resolved" template is to give a visual hint to readers of talk page items, making it easier to ignore already-resolved issues. Also, it is hoped that the existence of such a template will encourage the resolution of items on a talk page.

This template is to show an item on a talk page has been resolved and there is no dispute in anyone's mind about the outcome. That is, the initial comment or request has been filled, a reply to that effect has been added, and there are no disputed items or issues left to be resolved, and (if required) the article (or other page type) has been updated.

The "resolved" template is not final and does not close a conversation. If new issues arise, or the item is not fully resolved, please remove the template. Thus, the template also helps clarify situations that might otherwise be ignored because some users thought the issue was resolved, when it was not.

This template can be (and is) also used in admin processes to note that an action item reported to a notice board has been dealt with, and can further be of help on user talk pages to sort messages for archival from those to be retained for continued discussion or followup action.

Usage[edit source]

Place the following under the topic headingW on a talkW page:

Resolved: JohnDoe 00:26, 14 July 2005 (UTC)

(The 1= is necessaryW if there are any "=" characters in the message, for example if your raw signatureW contains "=". DiffsW include the "=" character and therefore require the 1=. Otherwise you can drop it.)

To make an additional comment explaining why the issue is resolved, and/or to sign so that others know who marked the thread as resolved:

{{Resolved|Articles have been updated with 2007 data, and are now in sync. --~~~~}}
Resolved: Articles have been updated with 2007 data, and are now in sync. --JohnDoe 00:26, 14 July 2005 (UTC)

Example[edit source]

{{Resolved|Error corrected in article. ~~~~}}
Chelonia currently redirects to Turtle, but ''Chelonia'' is the monotypic genus containing the [[Green Sea Turtle|]].
Shouldn't it be Chelonian-->Turtle, and Chelonia-->Green Sea Turtle? [[User:OneUser123|OneUser123]] 2 July 2005 05:08 (UTC)

:Yes you are right. I changed it. [[User:AnotherUser789|AnotherUser789]] 00:26, 14 July 2005 (UTC)

See also[edit source]

Check marks and Cross marks
Check marks Cross marks
{{Check mark}} YesY {{X mark big}} Red XN
{{Tick}} = {{Tick|20}} YesY {{Cross}} = {{Cross|20}} N
{{Y}}, {{aye}} Green tickY {{N}}, {{nay}} Red XN
{{Check mark-n}} YesY {{X mark-n}} NoN
{{Y&}} {{N&}}
File:☑.svg Check mark.svg File:☒.svg U+2612.svg
Other marks
{{n.b.}} Nota bene* {{?}}, {{hmmm}} Blue question mark?
{{bang}} Symbol opinion vote.svg
Most of the templates above are fully sortable in a class="sortable" table (each check mark is assigned an undisplayed "Y" and each cross mark an undisplayed "N").

External links[edit source]