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Boilerplates are used when closing a discussion, debate, or rant. You will usually see this:


This is a boilerplate taken from the EFD page in Wikipedia.

To create a boilerplate, you need to know web colors. Anyway, here's how:

1. Start out with the following:

<div class=""

now, between the quotation marks, enter the word boilerplate metadata afd vfd xfd-closed.

<div class="boilerplate metadata afd vfd xfd-closed"

2. Then, enter your background color by adding style="background-color:.

<div class="boilerplate metadata afd vfd xfd-closed" style="background-color:

3. Now choose the color from this chart:

Color Hexadecimal Color Hexadecimal Color Hexadecimal Color Hexadecimal
aqua #00FFFF green #008000 navy #000080 silver #C0C0C0
black #000000 grey #808080 olive #808000 teal #008080
blue #0000FF lime #00FF00 purple #800080 white #FFFFFF
fuchsia #FF00FF maroon #800000 red #FF0000 yellow #FFFF00

In this case, #800080 is purple. You'll see the boilerplate closed in #800080.

3. Now add the color and margin: 2em 0 0 0; padding: 0 10px 0 10px; border: 1px solid #AAAAAA. Trust me.

<div class="boilerplate metadata afd vfd xfd-closed" style="background-color: #800080; margin: 2em 0 0 0; padding: 0 10px 0 10px; border: 1px solid #AAAAAA;">

4. Now enter a message.

The following discussion is an archived debate for {{{1}}}. <span style="color:red">'''Please do not modify it.'''</span> (rant here.)

5. Finally, type a similar message in the bottom, then end it with the </div> syntax. You'll get this: <pre><div class="boilerplate metadata afd vfd xfd-closed" style="background-color: #800080; margin: 2em 0 0 0; padding: 0 10px 0 10px; border: 1px solid #AAAAAA;">The following discussion is an archived debate for {{{1}}}. <span style="color:red">'''Please do not modify it.'''</span> (rant here.)

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The following discussion is an archived debate for {{{1}}}. <span style="color:red">'''Please do not modify it.'''</span> (rant here.)</div>

Which kinda translates to what we have on this page.

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the debate. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as the EFD talk page or in a rant). No further edits should be made to this page, unless you really want to, then go ahead.

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