userbox

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

user +‎ box

Noun[edit]

userbox (plural userboxes)

  1. (Wiktionary and WMF jargon) A simple, standardised box placed on a webpage to indicate the user's proficiencies or preferences.
    • 2006, "Lee K Seitz", Any Wikipedians here? (on Internet newsgroup rec.games.video.classic[1]:
      I wasn't satisfied with the retrogamer userbox, so I created a new one.
    • 2008, John Broughton, Wikipedia: The Missing Manual
      Creating a userbox template for posting on member editors' user pages.
    • 2008, "Captain Infinity", Kibological Wikipedia Userbox (on Internet newsgroup alt.religion.kibology[2]

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