Category:CS1 maint: discouraged parameter

This is a tracking category for CS1 citation templates that use any of these non-hyphenated parameters:

  • |accessdate=
  • |airdate=
  • |archivedate=
  • |archiveurl=
  • |authorlink= (and enumerated forms)
  • |origyear=

There is no need to take any action based on the presence of this tracking category.

Pages in this category should only be added by Module:Citation/CS1.

List of Template-space pages in this category.


By default, Citation Style 1 and Citation Style 2 error messages are visible to all readers and maintenance category messages are hidden from all readers.

To display maintenance messages, include the following text in your common CSS page or your specific skin's CSS page (common.css and skin.css respectively):

.mw-parser-output span.cs1-maint {display: inline;} /* display Citation Style 1 maintenance messages */

To display hidden-by-default error messages:

.mw-parser-output span.cs1-hidden-error {display: inline;} /* display hidden Citation Style 1 error messages */

Even with this CSS installed, older pages in Wikipedia's cache may not have been updated to show these error messages even though the page is listed in one of the tracking categories. A null edit will resolve that issue.

To hide normally-displayed error messages:

.mw-parser-output span.cs1-visible-error {display: none;} /* hide Citation Style 1 error messages */

You can personalize the display of these messages (such as changing the color), but you will need to ask someone who knows CSS or at the technical village pump if you do not understand how.