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To Do

Implementing Template:Userbox on existing Userboxes

  • All current (public) userboxes have been migrated to the {{Userbox}} template except those with the two-letter on the left-hand side (just need another template, if it is worth it). Scouterdennis

New Userboxes to be created

  • Adult position userboxes (Boy Scouting, Venturing, Varsity, etc.)
  • Others?

Scouterdennis 11:39, March 27, 2008 (EDT)

The text below was moved from MeritBadgeDotOrg_talk:Userboxes when MeritBadgeDotOrg:Userboxes was merged with MeritBadgeDotOrg:WikiProject_Userboxes.

Userbox Order

I suggest changing the userbox list to be in a logical order (ex. sort ranks in order). Comments? --Yakatz 08:44, June 18, 2007 (EDT)

The software sorts all categoried items alphabetically. However, you can sub-catagorize items. --RWSmith 15:13, July 20, 2007 (EDT)

Suggested change to naming convention of Userboxes

I recommend we change all Userboxes from "User <Userbox name>" to simply, "<Userbox name>". Example:

From: MeritbadgeDotOrg:Userboxes/User District Award of Merit
  To: MeritbadgeDotOrg:Userboxes/District Award of Merit

Reasoning: If we categorize Userboxes correctly, which we do, then they all end up under "U". If we make the above suggested change, we can have hundreds of Userboxes which will be much easier to find when browsing the category Category:Userboxes. As it currently stands, it's pretty tough to wade through the few dozen we already have.

All Userboxes will be required to be placed in one of the two following places:

For all users: MeritbadgeDotOrg:Userboxes/<PAGENAME>
Personal ones: User:<USERNAME>/Userboxes/<PAGENAME>

I realize a few things, already... this change will:

  • clearly involve some work, i.e., tracking down "what links here" for each UBX already in use; and
  • have some affect on the results when using the Search feature; but, I don't think it will be a negative impact;

As such, I believe that this little project will be worth the effort. What say you all? Any ideas?—RWSmith (Bureaucrat), 14:54, March 29, 2008 (EDT)

Sounds like a logical idea, albeit a lot of work.
I have a question: why are some userboxes under the MeritbadgeDotOrg namespace? Maybe I don't understand namespaces enough, but when I look at similar stuff on Wikipedia, they are all under the Template namespace.
I created a {{Userbox}} template that streamlines the creation and standardization and have converted (reproduced) a lot of them using it. I did all this in the Template namespace, so the originals still exist under the MeritbadgeDotOrg namespace. I would think that the ones in the MeritbadgeDotOrg namespace should all be removed.
Am I wrong in this thinking? Scouterdennis 19:36, March 29, 2008 (EDT)

Vigil, Powder Horn, Wood Badge

How about a Vigil Honor, Powder Horn and Wood Badge Userbox??? --Wagionvigil

Functioning "Template:User Vigil" (Userbox) done. --RWSmith 11:06, July 15, 2007 (EDT)

OA Lodge

I would do this myself, but I have no idea how... Something like: This user is an Ordeal member in the order of the arrow in {{Lodge}} --Unionhawk 21:07, November 19, 2007 (EST)

Workpage -vs- Project

Hmmm, I just stumbled across this page...never had even heard about Workpages before, even as a long-tine Wikipedian. Anyway, I recently created MeritBadgeDotOrg:WikiProject Userboxes, but now it seems to duplicate the existence of this page. Which method should we use? (Wikipedia uses Projects) Scouterdennis 07:46, March 10, 2008 (EDT)

Well, I was just trying to figure out a way to say, "This is a draft page that the admins (and regulars) are trying to develop for the wiki... that's not Scouting-, but MediaWiki-related. I wasn't thinking about WikiProjects, partly due to my ignorance at the time.—RWSmith (Bureaucrat), 14:54, March 29, 2008 (EDT)
I put an {{Otheruses}} redirect on the top of both the MeritBadgeDotOrg:Userboxes and MeritBadgeDotOrg:WikiProject Userboxes pages. I think that they should be combined into one, it doesn't really matter to me which way we do it.
I just noticed today that you made a post a while back on the forum about calling things Projects versus Collaborations. Was an answer arrived at or is it something that still needs to be discussed? After looking around (and undoing some of my own possible mistakes) I was working under the assumption that MediaWiki-related projects would be called Workpages, and "Collaborations" (although I called them WikiProjects) involved more of the general public.
As I said, I don't have a strong feeling one way or the other, I just want to figure out the "right" way to do it. (Although I kinda like "Workpages" and "Collaborations". They are distinct from Wikipedia's terminology. Workpages sounds more nitty-gritty, like something only admins and regulars would be interested in.) Scouterdennis 19:54, March 29, 2008 (EDT)

national jamborees and eagle palms

whoops, I added these without asking first. 1 should we have them 2. Should I document them on this page 3. Do we need others. They were rather fun to make! Dawginroswell 20:37, May 10, 2011 (EDT)

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