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[{{{url}}} Author commentary]

Basic Use

The author commentary template is for links to "making-of" articles, post-mortems, and the like which are written by authors about a work of their own. A page that uses this template will automatically be added to the author commentary category so that readers in search of these craft articles can find them.

Author commentary links that appear on a work page should go under the Spoilers heading in the Links section. When author commentary links appear on a competition page, they should go under an Author Commentary heading in the Links section, and preferably be put in order by author surname.

If an author commentary link goes dead, we can change "ac" to "dead ac" to switch the link over to the dead ac template.


  • url (Required.) Specifies the url of the making-of article.
  • archive: (Optional.) This can be used to store the url of an archived snapshot of the page (for example, from the Internet Archive), just as in the link and dead link templates.
  • link text (Optional, unnamed argument.) If this argument is omitted, the link text will be "Author commentary," which may be sufficient if the link is on an individual work page.



appears as

Author commentary.

{{ac|url=http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=19219&p=105955 |archive=https://web.archive.org/web/20160611161523/http://www.intfiction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=19219&p=105955|Brain Guzzlers from Beyond post-competition thoughts}} by [[Steph Cherrywell]].

appears as

Brain Guzzlers from Beyond post-competition thoughts by Steph Cherrywell.