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The Infobox Game – Enjoy the Parameters: The Infobox Game can be enjoyed by everyone, not just those interested in water buffalo breeds, volcanic hotspots or the mysterious heteroisoform, and some day just might spawn an important facet of the financial derivatives industry.

Barbara X. Page

(If I had an infobox this is what it would be)
isn't she lovely
everyone wants to be me
Native name
Barbie (before age 8)
Pronunciationβa-βa-ɻa pʷeɪj
Barbara PahTootey Falks

(1960-05-06) May 6, 1960 (age 59)
Upper Schlabutkeeville, Michigan
Disappearedyou wish
Linn Run State Park
Statuslost in the woods
not established
Cause of deathpremeditated murder
Body discoveredenvied by a top modelling agencies
Resting placethere is no rest for the wicked
Monumentshundreds thousands(planned)
ResidenceWexford, Pennsylvania, US
NationalityFrench, Canadian, English, Polish
Other namesjust expletives
Citizenshipworld and galaxy
Alma materSpring Arbor University
Years activeten
Employerme and I have two library cards
Organizationsecret, there really is a cabal
Known formaking other editors crazy
Notable work
Empathy in chickens, English two-letter words, Monarch butterfly migration
Home townGaylord, Michigan
Net worthbillions
Televisionnope, too busy writing WP articles and voting on new administrators
Title"The magnificent..."
Political partythere is always a party whereever I am
Opponent(s)read my talk page
Board member ofmahogany
Criminal chargefailure to disperse
Criminal penalty3 hour jail term
Criminal statusunconvicted
Spouse(s)wishes to remain anonymous
Parent(s)Carol and David
FamilyBros. and sisters
AwardsNobel prize for ridiculousness

Ah yes, the infobox. I am a big fan. These boxes come in handy when I only have seven seconds to read an article. My absolute favorite parts of the infobox are the amazing parameters that can be included. For once, I would like to see each parameter filled in with each tiny fragment of information. So I made one about myself.

You are probably familiar with the infoboxes for entertainers, gaming, movies, cities, et cetera et cetera.

But DYK....that there are infoboxes for:

and DYK...

  • ...that the baseball biography infobox is used over 22,000 times?
  • ...that the football (soccer) biography infobox is used over 100,000 times?
  • ...that the cricketter biography infobox is used over 16,000 times?

I think infoboxes have a firm future because of our ever decreasing attention span. And it would take little effort to commercialize infoboxes by transforming them into trading cards. Instead of detailed arguments about pogs, we will hear: "I'll give you one Joe Negri for a Phil Ochs, a Melissa Greener and Caroll Spinney". I already have mine in a binder and inserted into those dandy plastic sleeves. I anticipate forming a massive collection. I can see my children at the estate sale after my death trying to unload my infobox/biography trading cards off on some clueless investor who trades in infobox futures.