[WikiEN-l] Worst. Userbox. Ever.

Tony Sidaway f.crdfa at gmail.com
Sun Feb 5 23:36:21 UTC 2006

On 2/5/06, David Gerard <fun at thingy.apana.org.au> wrote:
> Could someone please kill all userboxes conclusively, even the 'useful'
> ones.

We should do this.  Really we should.  For the sake of the
encyclopedia these divisive things must die, and acquire a "shoot on
sight" status.  The community is torn in two by their very presence,
and I fear that only a software feature preventing the use of
categories and templates in userspace would work now.  If I want to
say that I'm available as a resource to those needing a speaker of
good French, passable Spanish and schoolboy Latin, I can create
wikiprojects for the purpose and add my name to them.  The userbox is
a nice idea that, for the encyclopedia, has had absolutely hideous

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