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Bug 3456 - Instructions for new users: Disable redirect in "MediaWiki:Welcomecreation" and automatically insert welcome instructions in newuser's talk page
Instructions for new users: Disable redirect in "MediaWiki:Welcomecreation" a...
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User login and signup (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
:
: 2444 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2005-09-13 22:11 UTC by 555
Modified: 2010-05-15 14:35 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description 555 2005-09-13 22:11:28 UTC
Please, add option to show custom template to an user that have recently
finished your subscription to website running mediawiki. This template may
contain custom instructions and rules.

And, in this feature, send a copi of that messagem to email adress, if user
inserted any in subscription.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2005-12-05 07:42:28 UTC
*** Bug 2444 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Brian Jason Drake 2005-12-06 03:39:59 UTC
The message displayed on the screen after creating an account should state that it is 
identical to the e-mail, but only if an e-mail was actually sent.

The e-mail should state that it is identical to the message displayed on-screen.
Comment 3 Brian Jason Drake 2005-12-06 03:40:36 UTC
Perhaps there is already such a feature - enabled by editing one of the pages in the MediaWiki 
namespace?
Comment 4 Borgx 2006-02-06 05:19:02 UTC
As the increasing new user everyday at wikipedias especially newbies, this
feature will greatly help the welcoming committee.
Comment 5 Rob Church 2006-02-06 09:08:39 UTC
I'm thinking this should be a nice, clean extension. If there's demand for it,
we can switch it on on applicable Wikimedia wikis.
Comment 6 Borgx 2006-02-07 01:40:05 UTC
Actually, we can use the MediaWiki:welcomecreation message for this, but the
message only appeared for couple of seconds before automatically redirected to
Main Page. If only mw can disable the auto redirection and put something like
"Click here to go to Main page" so that there will be enough time for people to
read instructions. That would be a perfect solution.
Comment 7 Ilyanep 2006-02-07 03:22:47 UTC
Aww but that would take out the fun of giving personal greetings. :\
Comment 8 Rob Church 2006-02-07 15:40:55 UTC
(In reply to comment #6)
> Actually, we can use the MediaWiki:welcomecreation message for this, but the
> message only appeared for couple of seconds before automatically redirected to
> Main Page. If only mw can disable the auto redirection and put something like
> "Click here to go to Main page" so that there will be enough time for people to
> read instructions. That would be a perfect solution.

I read the original request as being, "please add in X functionality so we can
leave Y welcome message on the talk pages of each new user" - if that is not the
case, please summarise it properly and change the focus of this bug report.
Comment 9 Brian Jason Drake 2006-02-08 04:05:58 UTC
The talk page should simply have a link and short 
message to whatever page is displayed immediately after 
creating the account.
Comment 10 Borgx 2006-02-08 04:34:55 UTC
(In reply to comment #8)
> 
> I read the original request as being, "please add in X functionality so we can
> leave Y welcome message on the talk pages of each new user" - if that is not the
> case, please summarise it properly and change the focus of this bug report.

I only suggested another alternatif regarding the request "automatic Y welcome
message on the talk pages of each newly created account". I think disabling the
automatic redirecting on welcome page (the special page use
MediaWiki:welcomecreation) is far more easy then creating new module to
implement the original request. In which both have the same purpose.

If you disable the timeout redirect on welcome page, then sysop can put a lot of
information on it such as:
1. Instructions for newbies.
2. The welcoming comittee you can ask questions
   - Sysop1 (talk)
   - Sysop2 (talk)
   - Sysop3 (talk)
3. Click here to go to Main page.

And, since there is no specific welcome message send to user_talk page
automatically, people can still send their own personal greetings (in reply to
comment #7).
Comment 11 Rob Church 2006-02-08 05:02:48 UTC
I've removed the auto redirect on account creation. Please decide whether or not
the auto-welcoming feature is still required, and if so, please post an
extension request.
Comment 12 Brian Jason Drake 2006-02-08 05:08:36 UTC
Extension request: bug 4914 ("bug" 4914 - it's really a 
feature request).

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