[WikiEN-l] Worst. Userbox. Ever.

Matt R matt_crypto at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Feb 5 23:53:23 UTC 2006

--- Tony Sidaway <f.crdfa at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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. 

Perhaps the divisive userboxes could die, but (at least) the language boxes are
effective and useful for their purpose in a way that users adding themselves to
lists in obscure parts of the Wikipedia would not be. (Also, many people find
the use of templates to be very useful within userspace.)

-- Matt

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