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UBX needed

We could use a userbox for the stub-article sorting project. We dropped from 4,098 stub articles to 2,863 in less than 24 hours after training the community members who are working on the project! We would like to add a userbox to their page to recognize their hard work! I'm not sure if this would be a FamilySearch Wiki userbox or a Project userbox. Suggestions? -Fran 20:52, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

I have created {{User WikiProject Stub sorting}} and grouped it with the other WikiProject userboxes. --Steve 23:19, 26 August 2010 (UTC) Thanks Steve!!! -Fran

Thanks for creating the UBX for 2011 RootsTech. We could also use one for those who are helping at the FamilySearch booth. -Fran 03:20, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Hi Fran, I have created a UBX for FamilySearch helpers at RootsTech {{User FS RootsTech 2011}}. --Steve 12:52, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Language Userboxes

The first language boxes created in the FamilySearch Wiki were based/inported from the Wikipedia:Babel or Commons:Babel projects, where the colors used indicate the language skill of the speaker.

The scheme users two letter language codes (ISO 639) and then one of the following codes to indicate proficiency.

  • xx-1 for basic ability - enough to understand written material or simple questions in this language.
  • xx-2 for intermediate ability - enough for editing or discussions.
  • xx-3 for advanced or fluent knowledge - tthe ability to correct spelling and grammar errors in the language.
  • xx-4 for 'near-native' level - although it's not your first language from birth, your ability is something like that of a native speaker.
  • xx (no hyphen or number) for native speakers who use a language every day and have a thorough grasp of it, including colloquialisms and idioms.

Each level of skill was associated with a different color. I do not think we need to fully implement this system, but I do think it would be useful to stick with a scheme that is used on other wikis.

Recent changes/additions appear to be applying colors that relate the country of origin rather than a level of skill. I would be interested in hearing what other contributors think about these UBXs and their views on what color scheme that should be adopted within the FS Wiki. --Steve 17:11, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

I have now developed the template {{Userbox-lang}} that is customisable to use any ISO 369 codes with an optional ability level from 0 to 5. No level needs to be specified for native speakers. --Steve 12:57, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

UBX needed for Featured Articles

We could use a userbox for the formation of a Featured Articles Committee.  One box for Featured Articles changing Monday thru Friday since we are currently having five box's. Suggestions? Dawne 17:00, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi Dawne, I have created {{User Featured Article Committee}} as a starting point. Please let me have your feedback on any changes you would like to see. At the moment the links are red and will be until the associated pages and categories are created. --Steve 06:22, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

along with the new user box for featured articles

Steve in thinking about the featrured article user box and all the work you have done what do you think about what Wikipedia has done 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_article_candidates – this article explains their process for reviewing and approving nominated articles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_article_review – this article describes the review process when articles fall below the criteria for featured status

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_article_criteria – this is their criteria for being a featured article

Fran and I like the box on the right side of the screen that links to all the pages associated with the Featured Article processes.

Do what you think is best?. I think you have done great as you created the user box would love to see a featured article page and links.

Dawne 20:54, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

User boxes for membership of NGS and APG

How do we get new user boxes? I am member of NGS and APG. Thanks.Micdoy 01:13, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Hi Michele, thanks for this comment. In response to your request I created to new userboxes {{User Member NGS}} and {{User Member APG}}. --Steve (talk| contribs) 14:36, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Thank youMicdoy 20:56, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Genealogy Research Community Userboxes

Fran and I discussed getting new Userboxes for each Genealogy Research Community. Perhaps it could say something simple like "This user is a member of the ______ Genealogy Research Community" and link to a category page of all the members of that community as well as a page for all members of any research community? --McCormickMW 07:00, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

Hi Michael, following your suggestion, I have created a new meta-template {{UBX GRC}} with the intention to make it as easy as possible to create userbox variations for each Genealogy Research Community. For example see {{User England GRC}}. Please let me know if this is not what you had in mind. --Steve (talk| contribs) 08:08, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

More Volunteer Userboxes

Could we get user boxes for Indexing Arbitrators, FamilySearch Linking volunteers, Find A Grave Contributors, BillionGraves Contributors, USGenWeb contributors, Wiki Historical Records project participants, and any other volunteer Userboxes that you think would be useful? --McCormickMW 07:00, 21 March 2012 (UTC)

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