OpenWetWare talk:Steering committee/Outreach chairs/mock home page

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  • Reshma 14:59, 16 April 2007 (EDT): Also check out OpenWetWare:Welcome as an option or source of ideas. Though I think it has a slightly different intent? Not sure.
    • Lucks 17:11, 20 April 2007 (EDT): That is a good point - I think that can be incorporated into the tutorial part of this page. But I want to emphasize that wiki editing is simple, so when they try to 'edit' that material, I'm not sure I want them to see all the template and image tags. Maybe we should just link to that page.
      • Reshma 17:12, 20 April 2007 (EDT): Yeah good point about the wiki code itself being too complicated...
  • Lucks 17:18, 20 April 2007 (EDT): So what do you think about this idea?
    • Reshma 00:21, 22 April 2007 (EDT): I like the idea of seeding a person's user page with some basic info. We should think about how much info to put there. I feel like one of the problems is overloading folks with lots of text that no one wants/has time to read. I think this is a problem with the current welcome email (see OpenWetWare:Welcome email for an alternative). That's why I was playing around with the the OpenWetWare:Welcome page to create a less text heavy welcome page. Though I completely agree that the code is too intimidating for people to want to edit.
    • Reshma 10:49, 22 April 2007 (EDT): Also note that the page Special:Mypage/Projects will create a link to a projects page under the logged in user's name. That way the page they make is automatically flagged as theirs with a consistent naming scheme.
      • Austin Che 14:23, 23 April 2007 (EDT): Putting Special:Mypage/Projects into a template that is copied to different users is not a good idea. That links to the logged in user so when someone else visits, they will be redirected to a different page. There are better ways of doing this (why not just [[/Projects/]])?