[WikiEN-l] Userboxes: A radical proposal

Drini drini wpdrini at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 04:29:56 UTC 2006

Still, no value being added for having an 8 word template over a frivolous
irrelevant topic. If people want to express themselves, they can do so by
WRITING their opinions on their userpages, and that will even let do so on
their own words not being restricted to 8 words.

It's not like they're being censored. They can still talk about icecream
flavors on their userpages. (After all, isn't WRITING what we are all here
fore?). The problem is the unnecesary waste of resources by having the

On 2/20/06, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/20/06, Drini drini <wpdrini at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Exactly. There's no problem about writing "I like chocolate strawberry
> > ice cream" on your userpage. It's the template namespace pollution
> > that creating an userbox for that sole purpose that causes the
> > problem.
> I don't know what mediawiki's limit on the upper length for article
> titles is but I know it is greater than 20 letters. Assuming we stick
> to the latin alphabet an ignore spaces that gives us
> 19,928,148,895,209,400,000,000,000,000 posible templates. I don't
> think we need to worry to much about polution.
> --
> geni
> _______________________________________________
> WikiEN-l mailing list
> WikiEN-l at Wikipedia.org
> To unsubscribe from this mailing list, visit:
> http://mail.wikipedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikien-l

More information about the WikiEN-l mailing list