Category: Badges

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Can I See Your Badge, Please?

Badges are simple opt-in templates to advertise a commonality.

Creating a Badge

  1. Name your badge, and create a template for it
  2. Copy-paste existing badge code, e.g., from Template:User_GNU
  3. Use it on your user page, e.g., {{User GNU}}

Naming Badges

In order to reduce the namespace clutter, and make it easier to use badges, please follow these recommendations:

  • For user pages, use User verb foo
  • Use active verbs: makes, knows, loves, teaches...
  • Prefer generic over grammatically correct: makes beer is more generic than brews, and easier for non-native speakers

Example names:

Template Usage Result
Template:User GNU {{User GNU}}
Button-gnuhead.png This user knows that GNU's Not Unix.
Template:User FSF {{User FSF}}
Button-fsfmember.png This user supports the Free Software Foundation's actions all around the world and on the world wide web.
Template:User FSFE {{User FSFE}} Fellows of the Free Software Foundation Europe
Template:User knows kung-fu {{User knows kung-fu}} Template:User knows kung-fu
Template:User knows C {{User knows C}} Template:User knows C
Template:User knows LISP {{User knows LISP}} Template:User knows LISP
Template:User Parabola {{User Parabola}}
Parabola-logo.png Member of the Parabola Hacker's Group

Template:User makes Parabola {{User makes Parabola}} Template:User makes Parabola
Template:User uses Parabola {{User uses Parabola}} Template:User uses Parabola

Styling a Badge

This is a work in progress: badges should be styled per family, depending on their intended usage. E.g., user badges should match the User template.

Using a Badge

Badges can be used like any templates. For example, you can add the GNU badge to your user page with this markup: {{User GNU}}


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Pages in category "Badges"

The following 4 pages are in this category, out of 4 total.