Talk:Wiki userboxes

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Delete. Use category instead

This page has doesn't serve any purpose a category of userboxes couldn't, and the category would be easier to maintain. Also, non-OSM related content like this shouldn't be in the main namespace. I've proposed deletion, and if no-one objects I'll label for deletion in a week. Jonathan Bennett 23:47, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

you can specify the category of the article. after all, somewhere must be articles describing the construction and design of the wiki. no need to remove--dr&mx 10:44, 26 November 2011 (UTC)
I find this page helpfull, the wiki is a good middle for communication too. So I can find this information here. No need to remove. --WhitePlume 13:33, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
I find this page helpfull, too. No need to remove. Smarties 12:55, 31 December 2012 (UTC)
The purpose it does serve, over and above Category:Userbox, is to be able visually see all the different Userboxes available, and what their icon looks like. The page could be improved to make it more useful. See following suggestions -- Harry Wood (talk)
Ok done all the suggestions, so hopefully the page appears more purposeful now. -- Harry Wood (talk) 23:15, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Move from 'Userboxes'

It might make sense to rename this page from 'Userboxes' to 'Wiki userboxes', to make it clearer that it's a wiki thing rather than something else related to OpenStreetMap users. -- Harry Wood (talk) 13:05, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Just DONE the move -- Harry Wood (talk) 23:15, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Split into sections

This page could be split into sections with headings. Maybe "Countries", "Software preferences", "Hobbies and interests", "Languages", "Other". -- Harry Wood (talk) 12:57, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Some of the headings might need adjusting. e.g. I made a heading called "Other software" but it only has one userbox in there (so far)
-- Harry Wood (talk) 23:15, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Template name and linkify

There's column on the left giving a name to each userbox, but it would be clearer and more useful if it just repeated the actual name of the wiki template, and linked to it. In some cases they match, but in others not I notice. -- Harry Wood (talk) 12:57, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

In my opinion all your proposed changes are good.--Jojo4u (talk) 17:53, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
DONE - Column on the left now links to templates. It might be adjusted to be even better by giving a syntax example, while at the same time being a link. But linking is the main thing actually because each userbox template would ideally have template documentation which gives a syntax example. -- Harry Wood (talk) 23:15, 15 June 2016 (UTC)


Hello, where can I suggest new Userboxes? I think i cannot programe them myself. --Ajf3934221-wiki-tue (talk) 19:40, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

Ok. What are your suggestions? --Tigerfell This user is member of the wiki team of OSM (Let's talk) 13:54, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
I would suggest:
- This user is an OSMF Member
- This user invites others to review and discuss his changesets
- This user is interested in micromapping
With apprpriate hyperlinks of course.--Ajf3934221-wiki-tue (talk) 16:57, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
There is Template:OSMF-Member already. It is not a typical user box, but maybe that suits your needs? How would you illustrate the second one? --Tigerfell This user is member of the wiki team of OSM (Let's talk) 17:06, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
for the second I would suggest a icon that illustrates communication, for example some speech bubble that fits to the style: or
the OSMF box you suggested above does not fit perfectly into the style because of its aspect ratio and different font size but in general it is an option of course--Ajf3934221-wiki-tue (talk) 19:10, 11 January 2019 (UTC)
I now remembered Template:UserOSMFMember which is actually a user box. I recategorised it and I hope people will find it now easier (I searched quite some time).
I created the following templates: first {{User review changesets}} and secondly {{User micromapping}}. --Tigerfell This user is member of the wiki team of OSM (Let's talk) 22:39, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Thank You Tigerfell, this was a great job! these wonderfull new boxes now decorate my wiki-page, perfect!--Ajf3934221-wiki-tue (talk) 17:17, 14 January 2019 (UTC)