Help:User pages

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User pages make communication among editors easier in a wiki. Logged in users have a user page and talk page on Wiki4Games. You can find your own userpage at Special:Mypage.

User pages are not home pages, but a way of organizing the work that you are doing on Wiki4Games and a way of helping other editors to understand with whom they are working.

Like any page on a wiki, your user page can be edited by anyone. However, because a user page belongs to a specific person, it is expected that others will not edit it except to make minor corrections, improvements, or to revert vandalism.

[edit] What to put on your userpage

On most wikis, people add information about themselves, such as contact information, areas they excel in, their interests, likes and dislikes, where they live, and so on. On Wiki4Games, it is for instance interesting to say which game platform you use (Linux, Mac, Windows, PlayStation 1/2/3, Nintendo Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360...), what kind of games you play, whether you have some game-related programming skills (like trainer creation...), etc.

You can also use your user page to help you to use a wiki more effectively: you can make a "to do" list, list works in progress, leave reminders or messages, post useful links, and so on. Many users use a sandbox page to work on new content before putting the page in the main wiki space. Act with some restraint when editing user pages, e.g. only make changes where they are invited by the creator.

Many wikis have userboxes that you can use on your user page to express certain interests and preferences. See Category:Userboxes to see the userboxes available on Wiki4Games.

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