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Help:User page

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A user page is a page about a site user; someone who registered on the site, and is (most probably) a contributor. If you have registered, you can create your own user page. Your user page is linked in the top right. More importantly, others will see links to your user page from various places which assist site collaboration. This includes the 'Recent changes' and page 'history' displays (See Help:Tracking changes). You can also link to your user page within text of a site page, which is mainly useful on talk pages when you sign your name.

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What to put on your user page

User pages are just as flexible as any other page, and it's a page all about you, so generally people will leave you to freely write your user page in whatever format you like. Think of it as a 'profile' page. It's a feature to help other people know who you are, and to bring the online community closer together. You might like to mention where you are from and what your job is. You can also state what your main areas of interest are in relation to the topic of the site, and describe contributions you have made or are areas where you are interested in contributing.

User scratchpad / development area

You can use your user page as a scratchpad. An area for developing ideas without cluttering the main namespace (see Help:Namespaces). If subpages are enabled (see Help:Subpages), you may find them useful for creating sub pages under your user page. However you should avoid expending too much effort within your own area of the site. Be bold! Edit the main articles! You can also use a shared Sandbox page for quick (non-permanent) site experimentation.

Other people's user pages

As mentioned above, you will see links to other people's user pages, in various places throughout the site.

User Contributions

When viewing another person's user page, an additional link "user contributions" appears in the 'toolbox' area (bottom left). This takes you to a list of all of this user's edits. Use this to get an idea of how prolific a contributor somebody is, or to track down edits made by a user who is causing trouble/making bad edits.

Editing someone else's page

It's generally considered bad etiquette to rewrite or reword another person's user page. Editing is not disallowed, but you should avoid adding information (or especially opinions) which might be misinterpreted as coming from that user, in situations where this could potentially cause upset. Some types of edit are widely acceptable, and unlikely to cause upset:

User talk pages

Every user page has an associated talk page; a "user talk page". This is a special kind of talk page, for leaving messages directed at a particular user. See Help:Talk pages#User Talk pages.

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