Last modified: 2006-12-08 20:40:17 UTC

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Bug 8191 - Project Proposal: Wikipeople
Project Proposal: Wikipeople
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-12-08 07:20 UTC by damian kael green
Modified: 2006-12-08 20:40 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description damian kael green 2006-12-08 07:20:10 UTC
Why not expand Wikimedia as a resource by adding a people finder (Wikipeople or
just Wikeople)? This feature could be easily implemented with "user pages"
already developed for Wikipedia. Changes that would need to be made would include:
1) Informing users that filling out the user page as an auto-biography will
enter them into a pool that will be referenced... (of course that would be optional)
2) And offering users the oppertunity to look someone up using not their user
name, but their real name...(this could possibly be the first heading in the
user page)

Some discussion should be had about this. Perhaps users should only be allowed
to edit their own pages? Perhaps not. Perhaps users should only be allowed to
start one User Page... Or perhaps they should be allowed to create biographies
for loved ones or the deceased...

Anyway, this seems like it would be fairly easy to implement and would offer an
incredible additional resource to the Wiki name...
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-12-08 20:40:17 UTC
This is not the correct place to ask this.  Please make a proposal at and only post here if
it's approved by the Foundation.

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