[WikiEN-l] Userboxes: A fictional proposal

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 12:37:34 UTC 2006

Philip Welch wrote:

>Quite frankly, the userbox fans are *not* the people disrupting
>Wikipedia with an unhealthy fixation with userboxes. This isn't to
>say that they don't *have* an unhealthy userbox fixation, but rather,
>that they engage in that fixation in a way that doesn't really
>prevent the rest of us from writing an encyclopedia.

This turns out to be factually incorrect: the userbox issue didn't
blow up until the "Catholic Alliance of Wikipedia" specifically tried
to use userboxes to do an end-run around the NPOV policy. Then it was

- d.

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