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This page contains a summary of lead section text guidelines for insertion into articles where such a summary is appropriate.


About transclude text[edit]

For more information about the purpose, use, and creation of transclude text go to "Wikipedia:Transclude text. NOTE: If you add the transclude text in this page to an article then please add the name of that article to the list below.

Edit with care[edit]

Any edit you make to the following text should be consistent with "Wikipedia:Lead section, the main guideline covering this topic. Also, take care that the edit is appropriate for all of the articles into which the text is transcluded (a list of such articles is provided below).


As explained in more detail at "Wikipedia:Lead section § Introductory text, all but the shortest articles should start with introductory text (the "lead"). The lead should establish significance, include mention of consequential or significant criticism or controversies, and be written in a way that makes readers want to know more. The appropriate length of the lead depends on that of the article, but should normally be no more than four paragraphs. The lead itself has no heading and, on pages with more than three headings, automatically appears above the table of contents, if present.

Articles that use this text[edit]

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