[WikiEN-l] Userboxes: A rational proposal

Fred Bauder fredbaud at ctelco.net
Sat Feb 18 16:39:45 UTC 2006

My thought exactly.


On Feb 18, 2006, at 8:27 AM, Matt Brown wrote:

> My concern is that newbies don't stay new, and that this whole thing -
> both the userboxes and the war against them - is not going to give
> them a great start.
> I think to a degree Wikipedia has reached that stage Usenet did, where
> suddenly the influx of new people is beyond the rate at which they
> tend to acclimate to the older culture.  There are so many newbies
> that a newbie-culture can develop without having to join the existing
> one.
> My thoughts: move all userboxes to user: space, so that they are
> obviously not official and not part of the encyclopedia project
> proper.  Then ignore them except for awful examples.
> -Matt
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