OpenWetWare:Feature list/New user page generation

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Brief description

A user provides some information when they register their account that can be used to seed their userpage. Additionally, it would be good to move some portion of the "getting started" tutorial into each new userpage when it is generated, so that a user will become familiar with editing by working on their own page.

Detailed description

  • In addition to seeding the page with info about a person, you could also seed each user page with a list of that person's contributions. See Avenue A | Razorfish screenshots for an example.
  • Jason R. Kelly:I think pre-loading a clustrmap (or something like it), might be a good idea. When you start seeing dots popping up all over the world it's more obvious why you might want to publish widely.
  • Seeding a page with the lab's filtered recent changes
    • This would require knowing what lab someone was in, so could be automated if we rolled out an "invite your labmates system" (e.g. you could invite people who would be automatically approved so long as they provided full name, and they would be associated with your lab). This could be a soft way to start building up a scientific network.
  • seed with link to lab notebook (once we have template working).
  • put up a temporary photo (to be replaced with your own photo).
  • Reshma 10:27, 3 August 2007 (EDT): We could think about doing some sort of automated search in Pubmed and auto listing publications with the biblio extension. I am not sure that this is a good idea or that it could be implemented very easily, but I thought I would post it for discussion.
  • I think it would be good for the whole Getting started process to be integrated into the wiki user page so that they learn to edit the wiki by editing their info (2 birds with one stone kind of thing.)


  • Need some way of seeding a user page with info from the account request
    • For example, "My name is XXX. I am affiliated at XXX."
  • We'd like to be able to further modify what information we seed into the user page as needed.

Interested community members