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This template is to be used for official groups. Do not use it on any other page.


Group Name

The name of the group.


Filename of the banner of the group. If it is an animated image, upload a version of it that is resized to 300 pixels in width, but link the image to the original file (e.g. The Alliance (Resized Banner).png will link to The Alliance (Banner).gif)


The filename of the userbar of the group in question.


If the group had a different userbar before the current userbar, specify the filename here.


Same as above for an even older userbar.


The official description of the group as found on showgroups.php or D3xus' Old Groups document.


Free (the group was not paid for); Paid (the group was paid for); Official (the group was created by Omniscient for the site's purposes)


Active (the group is still around); Closed (the group no longer exists and has no successors [note: groups that are sold but the sold group is closed are treated as sold], OR the group changed while retaining the same owner); Sold (the group was sold to another member)


The highest parent of the group. Example: Null's parent is The Alliance, Debug's parent is 143, Infamous I's parent is Propitious.


If known, specify the approximate date the group was founded. Use HF News, recruitment threads, announcement threads, etc.


Owner of the group from the same info, showgroups.php, Old Group doc


For current groups, specify the current leaders. For a defunct group, this should be blank.


Past leaders of the group. All leaders of a group that no longer exists go here.


If the group was previously known as something, specify that group here.


If the group becomes known as something else, specify that group here.


Brief introduction to the group. Put the full description from recruitment/information threads here (please add a reference, though!). Put it in blockquote tags to indicate it is a quote. You should write something else in addition to the quote (please be neutral and factual; no bias).


Events of the group, drama, whatever.


If the group is no longer around, what came of it (why did they sell/change).

A blank version of this can be found just below it.

| GroupName         = 
| GroupBanner       = 
| GroupUserbar      = 
| Userbar2          = 
| Userbar3          = 
| GroupDesc         = 
| Status            = 
| Type              = 
| Parent            = 
| DateFounded       = 
| Owner             = 
| Leaders           = 
| PastLeaders       = 
| PreviousIteration = 
| NextIteration     = 
| Introduction      =
| History           =
| CurrentStatus     =
| GroupName         = Full name of the group (includes any "The"s)
| GroupBanner       = Image of the group's banner (if it's animated, use the resized version). Only thing needed is the filename, not File:[...]
| GroupUserbar      = Image of the group's userbar. Only thing needed is the filename, not File:[...]
| Userbar2          = If the group has an older userbar, put the filename here.
| Userbar3          = If the group has an even older userbar, put the filename here.
| GroupDesc         = Description of the group. Use D3xus' old groups doc for old groups, and showgroups.php for current groups. Keep this short; truncate things if you have to.
| Type              = Free / Paid / Site
| Status            = Active / Closed / Sold
| Parent            = The highest parent group of this group (e.g. Debug is 143, Null is The Alliance)
| DateFounded       = Date founded, if known. If not, make a guess from announcement threads on HF, recruitment threads, and "Hey, did anyone notice Group X just came?" This might be harder for older groups.
| Owner             = Solely the username of the owner of group, regardless of group being Active or Closed. Do not include formatting or linking, it will be done automatically.
| Leaders           = If the group is Closed, all leaders are Past. Otherwise, put Past Leaders here. Use {{o}} between group leaders like this: [[Member:123|Yugi]] {{o}} [[Member:456|Moto]]. If there are no current leaders (e.g. the group is closed), leave this field blank.
| PastLeaders       = Same thing as above. Any and all past leaders of the group go here. This might be hard to find, but dig around through both of D3xus' old group threads, old recruitment threads, HF News, etc. If there are no past leaders, leave this field blank.
| PreviousIteration = If the group was formerly known as something (e.g. Rhythm was formerly known as Techsperts), put the name of the group here (just the name; nothing else). If this was the "first" group, leave this field blank.
| NextIteration     = If the group is closed and is now known as something else (e.g. The Alliance is now known as Null), put the name of the group here (just the name; nothing else). If this was the "last" group, leave this field blank.
| Introduction      = Brief introduction to the group. 
| History           = How the group came to be, significant events, etc.
| CurrentStatus     = If the group is "Active," say something about what they're doing now. If the group is "Closed," add the reason why the group is closed.