Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:05:23 UTC
Could there be implemented some user-based, personalized display of texts?
this is not about the wiki content itself, it is about other texts in the wiki,
e.g. warning messages, options,...
The reason for the proposal is, that otherwise this makes too much work, when
being done manually
(e.g. there are already internalization features available, see
good for different clients/ages:
children, teenager, adults, older people (yes, older people are also adults, but
each group has different wishes, needs),...
and each group gets a text, which would be appropriate for them
(of course there needs to be decided, how this text should be and so, e.g. with
surveys, but this is not to be discussed here now).
when people are new to wiki, there should be e.g. appropriate use of salutation
and also in the texts (e.g. warning messages,...).
As it seems in the discussion, some people would like a formal text, but some
would like a more personal text
e.g. a formal and informal salutation
people could decide at the registering/beginning, how they would like to see
texts (formal or informal) or they could be offered to delay this to another
time (e.g. changing in the options).
later: who wishes can also do personalized texts for children and so:
reason: people access the texts of wikis easy, when they use search engines.
why not help children to understand/read texts appropriate for them, which they
In Germany there is a news show, which is also offered for children.
Content for children can also be understood by adults :-)
4. more info to the idea here:
If I'm reading you correctly, you want to be able to edit, e.g.,
[[MediaWiki:Edittools]] so that for you and you *only* it will display something
different? It's occurred to me before, but I suspect there will be objections on
the grounds of feature bloat and performance and so on. It might work as an
extension, I suppose.
Actually this idea developped, because we were talking about the correct use of
salutation in German language.
People seem to feel differences, when a more informal way is used.
So, let's see, who else votes for this enhancement (to new readers: see below,
you can vote, if you want this feature).
This is just way to much of a feature bloat and an excessive solution to issues
that should otherwise be resolvable.
I would argue instead, that it would add significant complexity to the message
cache, rather than on the grounds of feature bloat.
Well that too :)