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Bug 2359 - New user page - reminder of talk page
New user page - reminder of talk page
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User login and signup (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Blocks:
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Reported: 2005-06-09 07:14 UTC by Brian Jason Drake
Modified: 2006-05-01 00:42 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Brian Jason Drake 2005-06-09 07:14:28 UTC
The page that appears after a new user is created reminds 
them to change their preferences; it should also remind 
them of their user page.

Apparently most users find out about this by seeing 
the "You have new messages" link when somebody welcomes 
them, which doesn't seem ideal.
Comment 1 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-06-09 07:39:46 UTC
see also http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2314#c1
bug 2314: add a section to Special:Preferences with links to user pages for
Monobook.js and .css
Comment 2 Brian Jason Drake 2005-06-18 08:30:33 UTC
The English Wikipedia has a template called "Welcome", which any 
user can easily stick onto a new user's talk page.

But why not display the contents of this template on the screen that 
appears after they create their account?
Comment 3 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-12-07 11:39:17 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> The English Wikipedia has a template called "Welcome", which any 
> user can easily stick onto a new user's talk page.

Hi Brian! You are probably right when mentioning the fast way modifying the
template. On the other hand [[en:template:Welcome]] does neither improuve the
user interface for a "pure" MediaWiki installation (regardles of its content
language) nor in English "sisterprojects" nor another WikiMedia foundation
project in a language other then English.

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 4 Rob Church 2005-12-07 14:12:44 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #2)
> > The English Wikipedia has a template called "Welcome", which any 
> > user can easily stick onto a new user's talk page.
> 
> Hi Brian! You are probably right when mentioning the fast way modifying the
> template. On the other hand [[en:template:Welcome]] does neither improuve the
> user interface for a "pure" MediaWiki installation (regardles of its content
> language) nor in English "sisterprojects" nor another WikiMedia foundation
> project in a language other then English.
> 
> best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]

You what?
Comment 5 Brian Jason Drake 2005-12-07 14:25:22 UTC
There should be a page in the appropriate namespace (for Meta, the Meta 
namespace, etc.) that is displayed immediately after creating a new account and 
linked to in other places, possibly including an e-mail.

Why not the MediaWiki namespace? Because the project should be separated from the 
software running the project. If it were in the MediaWiki namespace, then using 
it could be viewed as interacting directly with the software, which should be 
avoided.
Comment 6 Rob Church 2005-12-07 14:27:33 UTC
You mean automatically take new users to a Project:Welcome page?
Comment 7 Brian Jason Drake 2005-12-07 14:32:00 UTC
Yes. But it should have a return link to the page they were on before creating 
the new account (not sure if there is currently such a link, but there should be).
Comment 8 Rob Church 2006-05-01 00:31:28 UTC
Users are no longer auto-redirected following account creation. The text of the
welcome message can be customised as desired.
Comment 9 Borgx 2006-05-01 00:42:02 UTC
The system message is [[MediaWiki:welcomecreation]]

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