Template talk:Ivory messagebox

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Usage guidelines for articles? Are there any?

I was trying to find something in Wikipedia's Manual of style that covered use of message boxes in general and more specifically guidance on whether or not they should be used for article content versus notices or perhaps warnings. I did not find anything specific, although of Style/Accessibility does offer some general suggestions.

With regards to this specific template, on Wikipedia it is used sparingly so I am lead to believe it really is not intended for use for article content. Recently this template has become used in a number of articles and I am left to wonder if this is appropriate usage and whether or not there should be some guidelines within the documentation. There is not any guidance on Wikipedia's Template:Ivory messagebox? --Peculiar Investor 13:03, 30 October 2020 (UTC)

The difficulty lies in finding an appropriate template among the many available. This template meets our needs. If there's something more appropriate, we can consider changing to a different template. --LadyGeek 13:23, 30 October 2020 (UTC)
Based on what I've read in BH wiki articles I would suggest there is not a need to using a template at all to add special formatting to the specific article text where this message box is being used. From my read it just adds colour for the sake of colour. Message boxes are generally used to provide appropriate notices or warnings about the content of the article, not to provide content within the article. My $0.02. --Peculiar Investor 13:35, 30 October 2020‎ (UTC)