Link to Wiki page on profile.

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Vague Rant, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Vague Rant
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    Vague Rant Deceptively cute

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    Hey guys, I was just fooling around looking at people's profiles, and spotted what may or may not be an oversight in the wiki link near the top (beside the user's avatar). As an example, here's the link my own profile offers up:

    http://wiki.gbatemp.net/index.php?title=Vague%20Rant

    Whereas the MediaWiki software offers up different namespaces for certain content, including users. If one was to click on my name somewhere on the Wiki (for example, in the history for an article or something), they would be taken to the following page:

    http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/index.php/User:Vague_Rant

    Alternatively, this link also works:

    http://wiki.gbatemp.net/index.php?title=User%3AVague%20Rant

    For reasons of standardisation, it should probably be one of those last two links which appears on users' profiles, just so we don't end up having multiple profile pages on the Wiki. It also provides other benefits, such as the fact that Special:Random excludes pages on namespaces, so if someone hits it, they could just as easily end up on an article as on somebody's personal Wiki profile. Unless I'm mistaken, Special:Random also ignores redirects, so if anybody already has an article up at [[Username]] (as opposed to [[User:Username]]), we should just be able to move them to the correct location without harming anything in terms of usability or confusing anyone about where their Wiki profile went.
     
  2. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

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    Noted, agreed and actioned!
     
  3. Vague Rant
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    Vague Rant Deceptively cute

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    That was awesomely fast, nice job.
     
  4. Hadrian

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    WTF? Someone put "Welcome to Canada you WANKER xxxxxxxxxx " on mine, lol.