[WikiEN-l] Getting rid of userpages

Ryan Delaney ryan.delaney at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 15:04:29 UTC 2006

On 2/23/06, Steve Bennett <stevage at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, most people seem to be strongly in favour of keeping their user
> pages for storing work in progress or their favourite links.  My next
> question:
> What is the worst possible thing that could happen if no one else
> could see your user page?
> Apart from a couple of vague references to babel boxes, no one seems
> to have indicated much that would be lost without a public userpage.
> Steve

If you start deleting userpages or making them private, a couple things will

(1) it will be harder to track people using their userspace for
inappropriate purposes
(2) people will start moving their userboxes to their talk pages
(3) you will start to suggest that we get rid of user talk pages too,
suggesting people use IRC or email to communicate.


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