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


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.

  • 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.


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