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UMS_NAME (an artistic interpretation)

Hi, my name is UMS_NAME, and I'm currently at UMS_AFFILIATION. I learned about OpenWetWare from UMS_REFERRAL, and I've joined because UMS_REASON. You can email me through OpenWetWare.

Welcome UMS_NAME!

We've automatically generated this User page to help you start contributing to OWW. You can add information to this page about who you are and what you do so others can find out what you are doing, and maybe even collaborate with you!

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Personal/Lab Info

We have gone ahead and filled in some information you provided us in your membership application at the top of this page. Please take a moment to embellish this and tell the community a little more about you. Put links to your lab pages, your projects and your interests. If you run out of ideas, take a look at some of the other User pages. For example, check out User:Julius_B._Lucks, User:Jason_R._Kelly and User:Reshma_P._Shetty.

You'll also notice that we have put an 'image' placeholder at the top of the page. We encourage you to upload an image of yourself to give OWW a more personal feel. To upload an image, click on the Upload file link on the left-hand side (toolbar). Choose a file from your computer, and remember the file name. After you have uploaded the image, you should see it loaded on its own page. User your browser's back button to come back to this page, click on edit, and replace 'OWWEmblem.png' with the name of your file that you have uploaded in the second line of this page.

Don't forget to remove these instructions from this page when you are done!

DISCUSSION ABOUT THE PAGE FOR THE SC (not included in actual page)

  • Jason R. Kelly:I think the stuff about them personally should be higher up the page (at top probably) so they immediately see that this is a page about them (they might not notice it in the current version if they don't bother to read all the front material).
    • Julius B. Lucks 18:18, 11 October 2007 (CDT): Take a look at the current version.
      • Jason R. Kelly 18:27, 11 October 2007 (CDT): Cool, this looks great overall by the way. We might consider encouraging people to put up their photos (and to learn how to upload a file in the process, by having something like this):
        UMS_NAME (an artistic interpretation)
        • Julius B. Lucks 18:32, 11 October 2007 (CDT): I like this idea - implementing.
  • Jason R. Kelly 18:30, 11 October 2007 (CDT):Might be good to make a page with "good example userpage" instead of directing them to the whole list of usernames, which might be overwhelming / not be great examples ;) Could just put a couple of simple userpages in there (e.g. people who don't have too much stuff).
    • Julius B. Lucks 18:32, 11 October 2007 (CDT): That's a good idea too. I didn't want to be a show off though! I'll add mine since it is full of stuff, and is updated regularly. Add others too.
  • Reshma 18:44, 11 October 2007 (CDT): Looks great!
  • Reshma 11:19, 13 October 2007 (CDT): I just added a line for sending emails through OpenWetWare. Hopefully it should work?