Wiki Index was Re: Wiki editors

Steven ** montgoss+openmokocommunity at
Thu Jul 17 22:14:20 CEST 2008

I have no reservations.  :-D  Edited.


On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 2:43 PM, John Reese <jreese at> wrote:
> Stroller wrote:
>> The purpose of user pages is generally for users to tell readers
>> about themselves.
>> "Hi, my name is Bob and I've been an Openmoko user for 2 years. I
>> have a PHd in technical writing and I enjoy contributing to the wiki
>> in my spare time."
>> Just look at some of the Wikipedia user pages for fuller examples -
>> there they often display "awards" for number of edits made, the
>> user's country of origin (even countries they've travelled to!)
>> spheres of wiki interest and probably even hobbies!
>> It is right and logical that user pages shouldn't be indexed.
>> It is wrong (and "illogical") that zedlock should be listed only on
>> Quicksand's user page - it should have a proper page to itself.
> Definitely agreed.
>> although I have to admit to being reluctant myself to edit
>> someone else's userpage!!.
> Same here, as that's the one area of a public wiki that I still feel
> someone else has "ownership" of;  rare exceptions include
> objectionable/inappropriate content/spam.  However, I should think it
> would not be out of line to copy the content to it's own page, and then
> place a short message/link on the user's page to the new location.
> --
> John Reese
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