Proposal talk:Universal User Page

    From Strategic Planning

    This is already discussed and I believe its waiting on a bugfix.

    Best regards, Abigor 18:01, 16 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    My feelings exactely!! I've been here only a few days, and next to my own technical problems (unreliable satellite connection) the problem you point out is the most off putting. Also, I'm not sure about this "universal log-in". Apparently it was a lot of work to achieve whatever was achieved, but I still have to log in to en:wikipedia, pt:wikipedia, en:wikinews metawiki, and soon there will be es:wikipedia.... :(

    check this out:

    Thamus 02:37, 20 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Regarding the discussion on meta about the global userpage is somehow related to an Interwiki issue. I would prefer on the implementation side, something like Image: namespace (which is global among all wikis) and relying on GlobalUser:-like namespace seems to be the easiest with a simple user config to turn it on when the GlobalUser:YourUserName is setup. The purpose is not to solve all the Interwiki issue (a long difficult story) but just to have a global user page.

    AlexandreDulaunoy 20:31, 20 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


    Some proposals will have massive impact on end-users, including non-editors. Some will have minimal impact. What will be the impact of this proposal on our end-users? -- Philippe 00:18, 3 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    For non-editors this would have no impact whatsoever. For many users who stick to a single project it would also have no impact. However, for those of us who run around on many of the Wikimedia Foundation's projects, this would be great. The impact wouldn't be huge (it would just replace all those ugly redirects that people currently use), but it would increase the friendliness of Wikimedia for cross-wiki users. I think that's important, because most people stick with the project they were first introduced to and never realize that they'd be better off somewhere else. Anything which improves the integration of WMF projects with each other and makes it easier to move from project to project (avoiding burnout in the process) is a good thing.
    So while this prop would have a small impact at first, I believe that this prop, and other inter-wiki friendliness props, are the key to ensuring the smooth operation and growth of Wikimedia projects. Gopher65talk 13:26, 6 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I agree. Yes, we need to think of our readers and new editors, but we also can't neglect our veterans. They are valuable too, especially the multilingual ones. HereToHelp (talk) 20:40, 25 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    universal login preferences management

    It would be also nice, it one could apply desired preference changes to all SUL logins from one place.--Kozuch 11:13, 6 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Universal Talk Page

    I agree that a Universal User Page (UUP) would be nice, but I like being able to have a local one on certain projects that is specific to the work I do there. But for most sites I visit, a UUP would be better. A bigger problem for me, is keeping track of the various talk pages I have. I have to ask people to write to me on either or on Meta. This is not an ideal situation, and it is asking a lot of someone, especially if they don't speak English. A Univeral Talk Page (UTP) would be very handy. Whichever project I'm browsing would show the notification bar at the top of the screen when a new message arrives. If automated translation tools (like Google Translate, Babelfish, etc.) were included in a link on the page, that would be even more handy. Whichever user interface language is associated with your global account should be the default for the UTP, so that no matter which project you visit, the UTP appears in your preferred language. Combining the UUP and UTP together would be a great way to encourage cross-wiki participation while keeping things simple and manageable. —Willscrlt “w:en” • “m” • “c” ) 11:43, 25 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

    Barring a cross-wiki transclusion feature, it would probably be optimal just to have a method of cross-wiki notification of new Talk messages, with a link to the talk page on the Wiki that a new message arrived on; the matter of having a "Universal user talk page" would seem to get complicated as soon as you have multiple users discussing something on the UTP.. If it gets automatically machine-translated, it may distort the message, or you might post the reply in the wrong language.. --Mysidia 05:16, 16 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]