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Userboxes are small boxes that you can palce on your user page, so that people can know more about you more quickly. While some of them are made for informing another user of who you are, others are only created for humoruous purposes.

In the beginning, userboxes were contstructed out of templates, but were later abandoned due to the impossibility of placing them on a straight line in a good order.

Introduction

Before making a userbox, you must ask yourself some questions:

  • Is it a useful userbox?
  • Will it offend anyone?
  • Will someone understand the joke? (in case of humoruous boxes)
  • And more especially... DO I KNOW HOW TO CREATE IT?

If your answer to the fourth question was a loud "NO", then take a look at the next section.

How to make (and place) a userbox

Userboxes look awesome because they are made using this template here. The template gives you also all instructions of how to make a userbox by using all steps that it gives you. Userbox then are placed on a straight line by using a table, like the ones that MicroWiki normally uses for infoboxes, which of course are different from the one's we're looking at here (for instance, that box you see on the right of a person's article, like this one).

In this small tutorial, however, I'll show you a very rapid way of making an infobox for your userpage. This table with userboxes is the one I have on my user page:

{|style="float:right;"
|{{Userbox|#AAF|#EEF|[[Image:Flag stcharlie.PNG|40px]]|This user is a citizen of the [[Federal Republic of St.Charlie]]}}
|{{Userbox|#669933|#EEF|103|This user's Micronation has a population of '''103'''}}
|}

And that's the result it gives:

Flag stcharlie.PNG This user is a citizen of the Federal Republic of St.Charlie
103 This user's Micronation has a population of 103

Who is who?

With the code above, we can now analyze how the template works:

  • float is where we want the userboxes to appear. In my case, you can see that they're on the right because this command tells them to be there. Therefore, if you want them to the left, you must write float:left.
  • {{Userbox is where our userbox starts.
  • #AAF or #669933 is the hexadecimal notation for the combination of blue, red, and green values (RGB); basically, the HTML code. This defines the color of the border and of the background where the image usually goes.
  • On the other hand, #EEF is the color of the background of the userbox itself.
  • Then, you have the two remaining sections for the image of the userbox (or text, if you wish) and for the description of the userbox.
  • Concluding, we have brackets: }} is where the Userbox template ends and |} is the end of the whole script.

Be careful!

Remember to ALWAYS terminate your userboxes and tables with brackets and to divide all parameters of your userbox with |, unless you want to end up with something like this:

#AAF|#EEF|Flag stcharlie.PNGThis user is a citizen of the Federal Republic of St.Charlie} this template here

this template here

I find this last one very attracting (however, it shows you how HTML colors work).

Your turn now

Now seriously, here I just showed you how userboxes work. This, however, is the template for you, if you want to start from zero:

{|style="float:\\Position:right,left//;"
|{{Userbox|\\border color//|\\background color//|\\add here picture or text//|\\info or description//}}
|}

Parameters to change are shown with a \\ //. Remember to remove them! ;)

List of userboxes with their code

Basic

Basic userboxes.

this template here

this template here

{{Userbox|#669933|#EEF|NUMBER HERE|This user's Micronation has a population of '''###'''}}

Micronation-Related

List of userboxes that are related to micronations in general.

this template here

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{{Userbox|#AAF|#EEF|[[Image:Flag stcharlie.PNG|40px]]|This user is a citizen of the [[Federal Republic of St.Charlie]]}}

this template here

this template here

{{Userbox|#dcdcdc|#EEF|[[Erusia|DPRE]]|This user is an honourary citizen of the [[Democratic People's Republic of Erusia]]}}

this template here

this template here

{{Template:Userbox|id= [[File:Secundomia Official Flag.jpg|40px]]|4=This User is a citizen of Secundomia}}

this template here

this template here

{{Userbox
  |id       = [[Image:Music Userbox.jpg|40px]]
  |id-c     = #FFFFFF
  |id-fc    = 
  |id-s     = 
  |info     = This user composed the [[National anthem|National Anthem]] of a [[micronation]]
  |info-c   = #FFFFFF
  |info-fc  = 
  |info-s   = 10
  |border-c = #000000
  |border-s = 1
}}

Titles

List of userboxes showing titles, offices, memberships, and/or MicroWiki staff.

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{{Userbox|#383838|#EEF|[[Image:Janitor.jpg|40px]]|This user is a '''janitor'''.}}

this template here

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{{Userbox|#dcdcdc|#EEF|Admin|This user is a MicroWiki Administrator}}

this template here

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{{Userbox|#202020|#EEF|[[Image:000000000000000.jpg|35px]]|This user is the Prime Minister of a micronation}}

this template here

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{{Userbox|#DEB887|#EEF|[[Image:Crown.JPG|40px]]|This user is the King of a micronation}}

Humor

List of userboxes only created for humorous purposes.

this template here

this template here

{{Userbox|#dcdcdc|#EEF|[[Image:Rhodesia vanpelt.jpg|40px]]|This user is a '''grammar Nazi'''. You might find him intruded in '''your''' pages, editing your articles because after him, '''you are an ignorant'''}}

this template here

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{{Userbox|#dcdcdc|#EEF|[[Image:Rhodesia vanpelt.jpg|40px]]|This user has a good knowledge of Micronational Colonialism, and will claim your land as soon as your micronation dies}}

External links

  • HTML Colors - Here you can find a list of all hexadecimal codes for HTML colors.
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