Talk:Creating a User Page

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Would IP addresses come up as user pages?

You can create a user page for an IP, and they have talk pages too, just in case someone with that IP reads their talk page.. however, you cannot create the actual user with the name of the IP. And without a registered user, you will not be able to set up your preferences, and be plagued forever by those annoying captchas. -- relet 15:52, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

[edit] User page template?

I think it might be worth it to create a User Page template similar to the ones we use for new expeditions. I know that a lot of new users are a little intimidated by the wiki and are uncomfortable with editing at first. I know that I cheated and copied someone else's format when I was creating mine. Thoughts? --Meghan 16:18, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Well, there is not really a standard way to report about yourself. So we could only offer suggestions. -- relet 16:31, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
I agree wholeheartedly, but that doesn't mean we can't make something basic and then offer samples of how to tweak it. Just a thought. --Meghan 15:37, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
Hehe, let's do it then. -- relet 18:12, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
How do we make it easy for the brand-new-users to use the template? Jiml 19:25, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
I'm not sure on that one. Most users seem to be able to find the expedition template and use it somewhat proficiently, probably because it's linked on the Expedition page, listed under Help:Contents. Creating a User Page is listed on the same Help:Contents page, and should be easy to find if we follow create a similar guide to the Expedition template. Also, the first time I used the Expedition template I found the instructions hidden extremely helpful. --Meghan 19:31, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
Glad to hear that. They seem to be annoying to some regulars (including me, even though I added most of them), because they make for a long page when you just want to add a few bits of information in the right sections.. but I think we should just create a similar Template:User with maybe some sections they will find useful. And a Template:ASG if we have to. :P And if we explain it here it will be hard to miss. -- relet 20:06, 16 July 2010 (UTC)