Extension talk:GlobalUserPage

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Different pages for various projects?[edit]

I was talking with m:User:Effeietsanders (and others) at Wikimania about this extension, and described the way it will function for different languages (using subpages such as "/az" or "/zh" to push a specific language variant).

He suggested adding another level of variations for the different project-types. To quote: "a different userpage for wiktionary/wikipedia/wikisource etc, and basically allowing wikimedians to create a table to select which project should display which version of their userpage".

That would be handy for editors who want to keep separate lists of bookmarks easily available at each project-type. Is it possible to do that, either the way that Effeietsanders suggests, or with subpages at meta such as "User:Quiddity/wikt" ?

Tangentially, perhaps it would be useful for editors such as those in the Small Wiki Monitoring Team to have a special variation of userpage that they use at some wikis?

Possibly just 1 or 2 variants would be sufficient, if creating support for that is simpler than the alternative. (On top of the existing language-variants, which will be awesome). Thanks! –Quiddity (talk) 00:48, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Ehhhhh, that would get very complex, very fast. The point of the language variance isn't for different content, it's so you could create a userpage, make it translatable using the Translate extension, and local wikis would show a localized version. The idea of a global user page is that you have just one, and it shows up everywhere. I'm not super opposed to the idea, but I don't think it's currently worth the amount of work it would take. Legoktm (talk) 05:29, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
*nod*, makes sense. Ok, leave it as something to consider for the distant future, if GlobalProfiles doesn't change everything first ;) –Quiddity (talk) 01:16, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Bug: userpage tab is red, when seen at usertalkpage[edit]

I have a GlobalUserPage at http://en.wikipedia.beta.wmflabs.org/wiki/User:Quiddity

However, when seen from http://en.wikipedia.beta.wmflabs.org/wiki/User_talk:Quiddity the Userpage tab is red, and links to &action=edit&redlink=1; it shouldn't do either.

The userpage link also shows as red for Flow authors (but not within posts) (e.g.); but it works as desired in normal talkpages (e.g.). - Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 01:06, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Now filed as phab:T75840. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 07:45, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

“You must absolutely trust the central wiki and its admins”[edit]

Does the quote in the title (from Special:PermanentLink/3206868#Caveats) refer to the central wiki’s site administrators or its sysop group? I assume it must be the former, because as far as I know no on-wiki group has the power to directly inject arbitrary HTML into the page output. (Interface admins have almost equivalent power through site-wide JS, but that shouldn’t affect copied global user pages, I think.) But I don’t want to edit the page without being sure. --Lucas Werkmeister (WMDE) (talk) 11:36, 5 August 2019 (UTC)