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Bug 541 - Provide a private page for each registered user
Provide a private page for each registered user
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-09-20 17:13 UTC by kissall
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description kissall 2004-09-20 17:13:36 UTC
Sometimes users may want to write something online even it is not ready to be seen by 
others, or anything they want to put online for personal references, reminders, logs 
for work in WikiPedia that are not really suitable to be published. A private page 
accessible only by the owner serves these purposes very well.

It should not cost us a fortune to provide a pivate page for volunteers. That is the 
least benefit they deserve I think.

This requirement depends on managing access permission for pages in groups and 
managing access previleges of users in groups, if we agreed to do so.

Implementation issues:
* I think it is a piece of cake to privde this: adding a new tab page for User:ID 
page; and set it invisible to other users.
* We may need to remind the users the private page is not a secure area to put real 
sensitive personal data.
Comment 1 JeLuF 2004-09-20 17:25:47 UTC
Changed from "trivial" to "enhancement". Please file feature requests
as "enhancement" only.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2004-09-20 17:33:01 UTC
Absolutely not. Won't do this, and won't accept patches for it. A public wiki is *not* your personal PDA.
Comment 3 kissall 2004-09-20 18:28:02 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Absolutely not. Won't do this, and won't accept patches for it. A public wiki is *not* your 
personal PDA.

1. A private page for each user will not make the whole wiki a personal PDA. 
2. Proving aids to users by feasible means can serve wiki better. Why not give them personal PDAs 
in wiki if they want them?
3. Your response as absolutely not is your own opinion. I value it. But it is more considerate to 
decide on any suggestion after collecting more opinions from others. 
 Let us vote.
Comment 4 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2004-09-20 18:32:38 UTC
If you want to add personall note, consider using user subpages:


Will not patch unless there is a strong community support, so start
a vote somewhere on meta and come back here later :p

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