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This template produced a pre-formatted citation code for information taken from an online video clip, which follows the Destiny Wiki recognized citation format. This template should always be used when sourcing an online video clip.

Please note this template is already offered on the editor through the reference feature - accessed through one of the following buttons on the editor: Reference Button.png Reference Button Source Mode.png Reference Button Visual Mode.png

To use this template, simply copy and paste the following code, between two ref tags (<ref>{{RefVideo|<...>}}</ref>), after the section of information taken from a specified game:
  • Editors and then filling out the appropriate fields by placing the correct information after each tag.
    • Username → The username of the author who uploaded the video.
    • Year → Year when the video was uploaded to the host site.
    • Hostsite → The name of the site where the video is hosted.
    • Title → Title of the video as it appears on the host site.
    • URL → URL address of video. Must contain "http://" to create hyperlink.
    • Time → The time at which the information can be seen, in 00:00 format.
    • Accessed → Date when editor accessed the video on the site, set out of DAY MONTH YEAR; e.g. 01 January 2013.
  • Username, hostsite, title, accessed, and URL are compulsory fields, meaning that they must be filled out in order for the reference to work.
  • If an editor does not know an article's year they may leave the appropriate field empty. However the editor must warn an administrator that the information is missing so it can be rectified at a later date.
  • Editors should always try to fill out as many fields as possible, and should always use this template when referencing an online video clip.


Placing the following code into the editor:

Destiny will take place 700 years from now.<ref name="IGN Article: Jan 19 2013">{{RefVideo
|username= IGN
|year= 2012
|hostsite= YouTube
|title= Bungie's Destiny Story Details & Concept Art Leaked
|time= 00:28
|accessed= 24 January 2012

Will produce the following in the article text:

Destiny will take place 700 years from now.[1]

And will produce the following in the source/reference list at the bottom of the article:

  1. IGN (2012) YouTube: Bungie's Destiny Story Details & Concept Art Leaked 00:28. Retrieved 24 January 2012.