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"Metadata" as used here means information about your user page, and/or statistics about Wikipedia. I've also thrown time in here for lack of a better place to put it.

Status changer[edit]

Further information: Wikipedia:User Page Design Center/About you#WikiStatus


Topaz's status changer lets you show Wikipedians whether you are available, busy or offline. Go to here, edit the page and copy the text to your .js page - if you are using the default Vector skin, this will be at User:Yournamehere/vector.js. Save the page and purge the cache (instructions for this will be at the top of your .js page), and you should see three new buttons to the right of the 'log out' button. Clicking these will change User:Yournamehere/Status to say 'online', 'offline' or 'busy'.

Now you need to display User:Yournamehere/Status somewhere on your main userpage. To do this, copy the text {{User:Yournamehere/Status}} wherever you want it (it's a good idea to add it to your talk page as well). A good place to position it is at the top of the page, just below the title bar: to do this, use the code

<div style="position: absolute; z-index: 100; right: 14px; top: 38px; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 99%;" class="metadata">Activity level: {{User:Yournamehere/Status}}</div>

Note the additional text 'Activity level'. You can replace this with 'Status', 'Currently:' or something more creative.

Varun's / JJBers's[edit]

Varun's and JJBers's Status changer also lets you show Wikipedians different states by just editing a page. That status is also auto-reflected in his signature (VarunFEB2003 I am Offline ). To design this kind of status - Create a Special:Mypage/Status and copy data from User:Example/UserStatus. After this is done create Special:Mypage/Status/Statussig and write any color in it that was mentioned on your Status page.
After this place {{{{FULLPAGENAME}}/Status}} on your user page to display the status!

The state of the 'pedia[edit]

Sometimes for a serious purpose, sometimes for fun or general interest, Wikipedians display various data about Wikipedia on their user pages...


Wikipedia vandalism information

Level 4

Low to moderate level of vandalism.


3.35 RPM according to EnterpriseyBot 10:01, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

It's war out there. This is part of Wikipedia's defense network. This is a warning system set up by Wikipedia's anti-vandalism teams. It is centrally maintained and regularly updated and displays the level of vandalism activity on Wikipedia, and indicates how urgently Wikipedia needs help in that area. Essential for anyone dedicated to fighting vandalism on Wikipedia. There are various ways to display WikiDefCon status, see the example to the right, and the following:

To align the standard template, use {{wdefcon|align=<left or center, right is default>}}

Hexagon1's version, very similar to Misza13's but without the comment, and appears more like a real userbox:

WikiDefcon 4

Low to moderate level of vandalism.

Hexagon1's second version, a plain-text level number:


Here's one (by Bugs5382) based on the United States Department of Homeland Security Terrorist Meter:

Guarded __ __ __ __ __

Misza13's userbox version:


WikiDefcon 4
Low to moderate level of vandalism.

3.35 RPM according to EnterpriseyBot —10:01, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

Similar to Misza13's, but black:

WikiDefcon 4

Low to moderate level of vandalism.

3.35 RPM according to EnterpriseyBot

Herostratus's version, similar size to Misza13's but different look:

Herostratus defcon4.jpg 3.35 RPM according to EnterpriseyBot 10:01, 26 February 2017 (UTC) change

LovePlankton's version, similar to Herostratus's but wider:

Herostratus defcon4.jpg 3.35 RPM according to EnterpriseyBot 10:01, 26 February 2017 (UTC)change

By Herostratus, based on maritime weather warning flags:

Herostratus defcon maritime 4.jpg

Small craft advisory. (Low to moderate level of vandalism.)

3.35 RPM according to EnterpriseyBot10:01, 26 February 2017 (UTC) change

Davidpk212's version, styled after a PH meter:


WikiDefcon 4

Low to moderate level of vandalism.

3.35 RPM according to EnterpriseyBot 10:01, 26 February 2017 (UTC) (change)

Timrem's userbox version:

4 WikiDefcon 4: 3.35 RPM according to EnterpriseyBot

AAA's version:


WikiDefcon 4: Low to moderate level of vandalism.


"Black Box" User:Resident Mario/TemplateContent

Article count[edit]

Watch Wikipedia grow from your user page. Use this template to show the total number of articles on Wikipedia

{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}} - Displays 5,344,670 which is auto updated.

Other statistics[edit]

Current size of the Pending changes queue: {{Pending Changes backlog}} displays as

>Very high pending changes backlog: 22 pages according to DatBot as at 13:06, 26 February 2017 (UTC)

User page metadata[edit]

Best viewed with[edit]

Some user pages are formatted with browser-specific features. One example is round corners, which are supported by Firefox (and Chrome). A little notice at the top of the page is usually provided, which specifies which browser the page looks best in, like this:

This user page is best viewed with Firefox

Some user pages were designed for a particular screen size. Here's a notice which points this out:

This user page is best viewed at 1280x 1024 resolution


See Wikipedia:Userboxes/Large/Licensing

Vandalism counter[edit]

See Wikipedia:User page design center/Metadata#The state of the 'pedia



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Wikipedia has 5,344,670 articles.