Help:User badge

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Watch a video on how to add a user badge to your user page
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If you're working on articles in a project, it is to your advantage to place a user badge on your user page. This gives you two advantages:

  • It makes it very easy for you to get to the project page for your state, which means you can quickly re-familiarize where you were on any particular to-do list you were working on.
  • It makes it easy for other users to identify who else is working on articles you are working on. This fosters your ability to collaborate with each other more readily.

You don't have to add user badges to your user page but if you do, it makes it much easier for you to find the set of pages on Ballotpedia that you expect to be working with the most.

Here's a list of available project user badges.

Adding Project Badges to your User Page

To install a user badge, you can open the edit box of your user page. Insert the name of the user badge template that you found on the project page. Since it is a template, make sure that the name of the template is enclosed in a double set of braces (curly brackets).

For example, {{LBM Writer}} will produce this project badge:

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How to position a user badge on the right side of the page

To make a badge appear on the right side of your page like this one, insert the following code:

<div style="float: right; margin-left: 1em; margin-bottom: 0.5em; width: 242px; border: #99B3FF solid 1px">
{{User WikiProject California}}</div>

Notice the bolded template code. No need to bold when you insert the code into your user page edit box. The bold indicates where you can place any user badge template name to make it appear on the right.

To make a neat box of user badges on the right, repeat this code:<br />{{User WikiProject Wisconsin}} right after the original, with your next user badge name.

Here's an example:

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This user is a member of the
California WikiProject

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This user is a member of the
Wisconsin WikiProject

How to find badges you can use

To find all of the current projects on Ballotpedia, you can go to the Project Directory. Each project lists its user badge, and a badge to put on your talk page. This is a list of of the current projects that have user badges available. You will find a user badge here for each state project and many others.

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