This is the {{talk archive}} message box.

It can be placed at the top of archive pages. But some users like to place it both at the top and the bottom of the archive pages.

Note! Do not subst this template!

Usually this template needs no parameters. But you can add an optional parameter to specify a different link to the "current talk page", for instance in cases of page renames/moves or if it's a subpage. Like this:

{{talk archive|Talk:Newtalkpage}}

See also edit

Help:Pages#Archiving provides detailed instructions on archiving pages.

  • {{archives}} for listing archives of a page automatically or manually in a box at the top of a talk page
  • {{closed}} and {{end closed}} to mark a single discussion as being completed, without removing it from the page