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Comment icon crystal.png A userbox is a small rectangular box that looks like this. Below are more examples.
Formatting icon40.png Userboxes can come in many different styles and colors.
Information icon.png Userboxes can have one or two sideboxes. Broom icon.png

A userbox (commonly abbreviated as UBX) is a small colored box (see examples to the right) designed to appear only on a contributor's User page as a communicative notice about the user, in order to directly (or even indirectly) help users collaborate more effectively on articles.

Using existing userboxes

A gallery of existing userboxes can be found in the FamilySearch Wiki:Userboxes/Gallery.

The {{clear}} template can be placed after the plain userbox if text is added on a new line immediately after it.

If you have a number of userboxes, you can put {{userboxtop}} before and {{userboxbottom}} after the list to order them together on your user page.

You will generally not add a userbox to another's user page, except in the case of recognition userboxes.

Creating a new userbox

The basic template used in creating new userboxes is {{Userbox}}. Basic examples are included in the template documentation. Alternatively a request for a new userbox can be added to the FamilySearch Wiki:Userboxes talk page.