Help:User pages

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User page within the user navigation (available on each wiki page)

The wiki currently requires a user to be logged in to edit content. Each wiki edit is linked to a user page in the editing history of pages, also the recent changes link to user pages as well as several user lists. That's why it is a good idea to use the user page for telling a few words about the editor. This may be strengths, weaknesses and projects.

Because the page is easy to find when logged in, it is often a good starting point for the editors themselves to continue their work, containing todo-lists, project descriptions, and informations more or less related to the wiki work.


See also: MediaWikiWiki: Help:Talk pages#User talk pages

The user talk page associated to a user page can be used to get directly into contact with the editor. If someone changes this page, a notification is displayed to the editor on all pages until they visit their talk page. So if you feel someone doing especially good or harmful to pages, you should consider writing them a message on the user talk page.


A user page gets added to the Category:Wiki editors if the line [[Category:Wiki editors]] is added in the page source. There are some more user categories rooted in the Category:Users that may help to improve communication by trying overcome barriers in time, space, and language.

For user categories that already exist, see:

further ones can easily be added on request.


When the wiki was hosted by Wikispaces, user pages were not available; as a solution we created pages following the naming convention Editor [name]. Since this alternative doesn't integrate well with the current wiki service, it has been deprecated.

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