On Feb 19, 2006, at 9:37 PM, stevertigo wrote:
To answer your question about the context, I was
hoping to avoid using the term "userboxes." I never
liked the term user: anyway, and the last thing I want
to be is a part of the cesspool that's been the
I understand the motive, having done it myself. (e.g.
Yes, it (the Community namespace category field)
serve the modest purpose of being a kind of universal
panacea for the endless userbox thread disease.
Ok, so now we can get into how this would work (or not) - AFAIK, we
already have a namespace for community pages. That is, pages used by
the people writing the encyclopedia(the community) to discuss, plan,
organize, etc. It's called the Wikipedia namespace. And we have a way
to handle categories that are part of this namespace - they are
children of Category:Wikipedia administration. We don't specifically
divide the template namespace this way, although we could.
So I'm not sure what the difference would be between what I described
above, and the proposed "Community" namespace. Please explain this