[Mediawiki-l] User page formatting

Jim Hu jimhu at tamu.edu
Tue Aug 7 04:20:44 UTC 2007

I think this could be done with some minimal modification of the  
PagesOnDemand extension or, as Gary suggests, the  
BoilerplateSelection extension.  I think PagesOnDemand might be a bit  
closer, since I think BoilerplateSelection takes the user to an edit  
page, while PagesOnDemand takes them to a formatted page as if it was  
always there.  You'd have to write an extension that hooks into  
PagesOnDemand, but I think it would be very easy to adapt the sample.

On Aug 6, 2007, at 12:41 PM, Nancy Dailey 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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Jim Hu
Associate Professor
Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics
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Texas A&M Univ.
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