As a long time admirer of Wikipedia, I sometimes pay them the ultimate compliment of adapting some of their ideas on Thrale.com. I am pleased to say that I have improved Thrale.com by developing my version of their infoboxes, using Drupal's blocks facility. It took me a little while to get the CSS right, but now I have some infoboxes on the following topics:
I have found that they really help to bring the content of the website together for groups of articles. I hope that users will find them helpful too.