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A '''user page''' is a page on a [[wiki]], usually found within a specific [[WikiIndex:Namespace conventions|namespace]] such as <tt>User:</tt>, that contains information about individual {{tag|Wiki People|wiki users}}.  On [[WhatIsWiki|wikis]] which use only [[WikiIndex:Real names|real names]], said [[user]] pages will be about [[real people]], using their real name; whereas on wikis which have no requirement for real names, user pages may be created under either their logged-in pseudonym or their [[:Category:User page moved to real name|real name]].
 
A '''user page''' is a page on a [[wiki]], usually found within a specific [[WikiIndex:Namespace conventions|namespace]] such as <tt>User:</tt>, that contains information about individual {{tag|Wiki People|wiki users}}.  On [[WhatIsWiki|wikis]] which use only [[WikiIndex:Real names|real names]], said [[user]] pages will be about [[real people]], using their real name; whereas on wikis which have no requirement for real names, user pages may be created under either their logged-in pseudonym or their [[:Category:User page moved to real name|real name]].
  
Typically, the user page is reserved for the user themself to edit, although some users, e.g. [[Jimmy Wales|Jimbo Wales]], state on their user pages that they are okay with other users making edits (as had been the wiki community standard for six years prior to the [[:Category:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]] software).  [[:Category:Wikimedia Foundation|Wikimedia Foundation]] wikis may have blanket policies stating user pages may only be edited by their user, whereas other wikis may have a policy which freely allows folks to edit others user pages, as is the case here on WikiIndex.  However, irrespective of what blanket policy may be in force, it would always be a good idea, and good manners to respect the desires of the actual wishes of the user regarding their own user pages.
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Typically, the user page is reserved for the user themselves to edit, although some users, e.g. [[Jimmy Wales|Jimbo Wales]], state on their user pages that they are okay with other users making edits (as had been the wiki community standard for six years prior to the [[:Category:Wikipedia|Wikipedia]] software).  [[:Category:Wikimedia Foundation|Wikimedia Foundation]] wikis may have blanket policies stating user pages may only be edited by their user, whereas other wikis may have a policy which freely allows folks to edit others user pages, as is the case here on WikiIndex.  However, irrespective of what blanket policy may be in force, it would always be a good idea, and good manners, to respect the desires of the actual wishes of the user regarding their own user pages.
  
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*[[Username]]
 
*[[Username]]
 
*[[Sandbox]] — a specific place where people are allowed, actually ''encouraged'' to make test edits, develop fledgling articles, and even experiment with [[:Category:Templates|templates]] – with the specific aim of not breaking the wiki!
 
*[[Sandbox]] — a specific place where people are allowed, actually ''encouraged'' to make test edits, develop fledgling articles, and even experiment with [[:Category:Templates|templates]] – with the specific aim of not breaking the wiki!
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*[[:Category:User page moved to real name]] — lists the 'redirect' of a WikiIndex user who prefers to be known by their real name
  
 
[[Category:Wiki People| ]]
 
[[Category:Wiki People| ]]
 
[[Category:WikiIdea]]
 
[[Category:WikiIdea]]
 
[[Category:Guidelines]]
 
[[Category:Guidelines]]

Latest revision as of 20:47, 3 August 2021

A user page is a page on a wiki, usually found within a specific namespace such as User:, that contains information about individual wiki users. On wikis which use only real names, said user pages will be about real people, using their real name; whereas on wikis which have no requirement for real names, user pages may be created under either their logged-in pseudonym or their real name.

Typically, the user page is reserved for the user themselves to edit, although some users, e.g. Jimbo Wales, state on their user pages that they are okay with other users making edits (as had been the wiki community standard for six years prior to the Wikipedia software). Wikimedia Foundation wikis may have blanket policies stating user pages may only be edited by their user, whereas other wikis may have a policy which freely allows folks to edit others user pages, as is the case here on WikiIndex. However, irrespective of what blanket policy may be in force, it would always be a good idea, and good manners, to respect the desires of the actual wishes of the user regarding their own user pages.

See also
  • Username
  • Sandbox — a specific place where people are allowed, actually encouraged to make test edits, develop fledgling articles, and even experiment with templates – with the specific aim of not breaking the wiki!
  • Category:User page moved to real name — lists the 'redirect' of a WikiIndex user who prefers to be known by their real name