User talk:Hannibal/draft/2

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Latest comment: 13 years ago by Guerillero in topic Template
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Good, some nice jquery magic! :) Do you know if it's possible to make the form send the inputs as parameters for a template, for the user page? Fetchcomms (talk) 21:48, 13 May 2011 (UTC)Reply

Thanks. Now, we only have to make it look good :-) And find the right questions. About your question, I think Sertion is the person to talk to about that. I will ping him about this. Thanks for your input.//Hannibal (talk) 22:08, 13 May 2011 (UTC)Reply
The javascript is written to have it's text easily modified. It (should) take all HTML-elements (other than inputs) and send them to the edit-page (together with the text and input-values) when submitted. To have different text in the submit-part and the actual user page is currently not possible and require a complete rewrite. Is it even wanted? Isn't one of the big advantages with the current method that the user can see the text that it wrote being inserted into a page and see this text on the actual wiki-page when they submit? Sertion (talk) 22:31, 13 May 2011 (UTC)Reply


Development[edit]

From Template:Your user page:

Below is the edit box of your user page.

  • On this page you can write something about yourself - this is your user page.
  • You can use the text that is automatically pasted in. It contains a set of links to pages on Wikipedia that will be helpful to you. Click on "Save page".
  • Of course, feel free to modify the text. You can cut anything or put only what is useful to you in Wikipedia. Just remember to modify it when you're logged in - otherwise others may think you are editing someone else's page.


Rationale
  • By making it very easy for the new user to start a user page, we believe based on test we have done previously, that we can make them edit Wikipedia
  • We want the new user to make his or her first edit as soon as possible, to make them understand that it's not such a big deal
  • We want to learn more about the new user, since that will make it easier for Wikipedians to understand whether this is someone who is going to be productive or a troll.
  • We should give the new user to come back to this at some later stage and start editing or browsing directly.

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Hey Hannibal. You may want to not have your invisible notices in all caps. It could be taken as your screaming at them. Besides that, I line how easy and user proof the template is. --Guerillero 18:22, 19 May 2011 (UTC)Reply