This template is part of Wikipedia:Deprecated and orphaned templates.

{{db-deprecated|~~~~~}}. Alternatively, use {{subst:depd}}, which adds the date automatically.

Please do not substitute this template.

This is a housekeeping template and at times will appear to be orphaned. Please do not tag for deletion. You don't throw out your broom if it hasn't been used for a little while.

You may also be looking for {{deprecated template}}, which marks deprecated templates which have historical value.