Talk:Global user pages

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Has there been any progress on this proposal? πr2 (t • c) 22:01, 17 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I updated the page with the current status. —Pathoschild 14:39, 07 September 2014 (UTC)
@PiRSquared17: Hopefully, this will happen soon: bugzilla:70576. --Glaisher (talk) 06:20, 19 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's now live at beta labs! :-) [1][2] --Glaisher (talk) 12:13, 21 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's now live on all wikis! —Pathoschild 14:11, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Past discussions[edit]

I trimmed the subject-space page to make it more focused (higher signal, lower noise). These discussion links might be interesting, but I think users will primarily be asking "how do I set up a global user page?" or "how do I opt out?", so I'm moving these links to the talk page. --MZMcBride (talk) 00:22, 19 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Change the central wiki?[edit]

Please see MW:Help talk:Extension:GlobalUserPage#Change the central wiki?. Thanks. Rehman 10:09, 19 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Has there been any notification to the users that content of the meta wiki would be immediately be shown on any other wiki, unless there is a different user page? --Angela H. (talk) 13:09, 25 February 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I second that. I was surprised, negatively, when I found my user page content from Meta where I did not place it. I guess that many other Wikipedians don't know that their user page is copied to other wikis. Ziko (talk) 19:20, 7 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There wasn't a notification to each and every user with a user page here but global user pages were widely advertised on various places when it was deployed. An edit notice is also shown on the Meta user page informing that it will be shown across the wikis although it's not a notification. --Glaisher (talk) 17:31, 9 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]


How do I do babel userboxes or whatever the new equivalent is? (I want to say "native English speaker, fr-0.25, don't speak anything else" and possibly "can sometimes puzzle stuff out with Google Translate") - David Gerard (talk) 10:45, 16 April 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The new language boxes aren't that granular. The closest you can get is {{#babel:en|fr-1}}. —Pathoschild 13:18, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Aha, thank you! - David Gerard (talk) 16:57, 16 April 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't want to post all of my language abilities on the wikis, but at the same time I don't want Babelbox to state that I have no knowledge of language xx if that is not the case. Can I ask it to default to not saying anything?
It might also be useful to have vaguer statements of common abilities (e.g. "I can probably understand anything written in a Romance/Latin-derived language" or "I can read Chinese characters, so you can probably get the gist of your message across if your language uses them" or "I speak Hindi but can read near-Arabic alphabets, should you write to me in Urdu"). HLHJ (talk) 23:48, 1 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Can I turn this off?[edit]

I will decide what I put and where, it's not for others to make that decision. BarkingFish (talk) 20:07, 29 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yep. See mw:Help:Extension:GlobalUserPage#Controlling what content is displayed. —Pathoschild 20:23, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks :) BarkingFish (talk) 00:01, 30 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Translation: “See also” > GlobalCssJs is outdated[edit]

In “See also”, you have listed GlobalCssJs however that linked page says it is outdated and urges you to use Synchbot. How can I translate the line? Could you delete the GlobalCssJs line? Omotecho (talk) 02:42, 20 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Done, thanks for pointing that out. —Pathoschild 14:57, 20 December 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Interlanguage links?[edit]

I just made a global user page. It has Babel, which is nice. I've tested it, and the code loads onto German Wikipedia (where I have no user page). However, both here and on German Wikipedia (and other Wikipedias, I'm sure) the interlanguage links I put there to English and Spanish Wikipedia don't work.

Is there a way I can make the interlanguage links work, showing up in the left sidebar under "languages" on my global user pages? DemonDays64 (talk) 05:38, 12 February 2020 (UTC) (please ping on reply)Reply[reply]

Restore global vision in local wikis[edit]

I make a test with global user count in Commons. Upto this moment, I could see the global user account. I only add a point sign to Commons and a local user layout was create. I cannot see the global user account in Commons.

The suggestion is for a friendly system, than the own user can restore the global user acount vision / view in local wiki (all or some of the sister projects).

On the other hand, suggest a Help:Global user pages. BoldLuis (talk) 13:21, 19 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Can we have a subpage for translation (use translate extension) and use in local pages in other wikis? Any user may contribute for the translation and the user may request for mark for translation. Thingofme (talk) 01:44, 12 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]