FamilySearch Wiki talk:Userboxes

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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)