Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:06:15 UTC
The User: namespace has become a massive drain on the Wikipedia project's
volunteer effort, and has server costs associated with it as well. Would it be
possible to do any of the following:
* remove user pages from the system while retaining user talk pages
* limit their contents to a reasonable amount of unparsed text only, perhaps 512
* eliminate their use of transclusion and categories
Is there a community supporting this request on your wiki? I think thousands of
wiki users do not want their user pages to be removed, especially Wikipedia
users! Also user categories are pretty common and accepted on many wikis; thus I
mark this bug as INVALID.
BTW: When there are no user pages, they use the top of the talk page for that
purpose, I would say.
Yessssss, let'sssssss purge them all! PURGE THEM ALL! MUWAHAHAHAHAHAH!
This is a community policy issue. Self-policing of user pages is part of what keeps
the community together.
If they're out of control, a size limit here likely won't help much.