[Mediawiki-l] User page formatting

Gary Kirk gary.kirk at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 17:54:08 UTC 2007

Reading your post I obviously first thought of templates. Can't you
use an infobox style template and give parameters like |skill=advanced
or is that something you wanted to avoid?

On 8/6/07, Nancy Dailey <nancy at drnancydailey.com> wrote:
> I'm designing a "skill repository" for a corporate management team to know
> who has expertise in some task. Instead of designing a custom SQL database,
> I've been trying to use a wiki to allow them to log on and edit their user
> page, which should contain a list of skills and associated ratings.
> I've set up a sample user page, but it's proven too complicated for them to
> copy the wikiText from the sample and paste it into their own user page.  Is
> there a way to inject my wikiText into the user page space in the database
> when they create an account?  The primary functionality I'm looking for is:
> A) when they open their user page, they see the sample text [not an edit
> box] and;  B) they can edit the skill set and add numbers representing skill
> level on their individual user page [excludes templates].
> Any thoughts on good extensions/workarounds would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks!
> Nancy Dailey
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Gary Kirk

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