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I think that we should come up with a policy that allows one to protect their custom userboxes from being used or copied without their permission.--IG-Prime(IG-2000) 12:26, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Really? You wouldn't want the pride associated with having created a custom userbox so popular that other people want it on their own pages? -BaronGrackle 15:26, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
    • Sorry, anything you make on this site falls under Fair Use. That means that anybody can copy it if they please. —Xwing328(Talk) 15:29, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
      • I think that's a little unreasonable. Even protected pages can have the source code viewed, meaning that this is not only a little overboard, but also unfeasible without serious MediaWiki technical aid. Atarumaster88 Jedi Order (Audience Chamber) 15:55, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
        • All I wanted was for people to at least ask if they could have it. Not just steal it, misuse it, defile it, or say that it is theirs. I don't want to block others from copying it, just have something to say that you have to ask permission.--IG-Prime(IG-2000) 21:05, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
          • Which userboxes are we referring to here? -- Riffsyphon1024 21:11, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
            • The custom userboxes. Specifically, my custom userboxes.--IG-Prime(IG-2000) 21:15, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
              • Sorry, but just by posting them here you've agreed to license them with the Gnu Free Documentation License, which allows them to be used by others. As the edit page says, "If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly or redistributed by others, do not submit it." jSarek 21:41, 30 January 2007 (UTC)
          • If I understand you, IG, you're just asking people to be more considerate when taking from other people's material. I agree; I believe I've asked permission for any userboxes I've taken. That being said, I don't think there's a real way to mandate etiquette. We can only ask that people use manners; protocol through force is kind of a contradiction.

-BaronGrackle 03:27, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Forgive me if I'm not getting this, but aren't user boxes just this:
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Jango-CHRON Favorite male bounty hunter is Jango Fett.

I just picked all that crap out of nowhere, is this a custom user box? And if so, I don't understand why it'd be a big deal if someone else used it... Is there something that I am not understanding? Danalis Ne'Dolo 13:03, 3 April 2007 (UTC)Danalis Ne'Dolo

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