You can access your profile on any wiki by clicking your username at the top-right of the screen while logged in.
Your profile has two sections: the top part and the bottom part. The top part of your profile displays the same information on every wiki you edit. This is your basic introduction to fellow Wikians. The bottom part of your profile is unique to that wiki, and you can fill it out however you like.
The Top Section: Global Content
When you first arrive at the top of your profile, it will look like this:
That’s just how you see it. When others look at the top of your profile before you fill it out, they see this:
But let’s say you don’t want to leave it blank. How do you fill it out? Just hover over this area and push the “edit” button that appears. You’ll be presented with this:
You might see a few fields filled out with information we already have about you. (We won’t display those details without you saying “yes,” though). You can decide to keep that information, or you can change it up! Keep these points in mind:
- Anything you enter into the new top section of your profile will appear on every wiki you’ve edited. So introduce yourself in a way that works for all of your wiki communities.
- Make clear, conscious decisions about what information you want to share about yourself. Read over our blog post about being safe online for a refresher course on what to consider.
- It’s okay to be creative, to experiment, and to have fun. You don’t have to fill these questions out the way you would on a government form -- be unique!
Once you've filled it out and hit "Save, I'm Done", it should look something like this:
The top part of your profile will only show your information if you have edited on a wiki. If you have zero edits on that wiki, your personal information will not display.
If you want to upload a new avatar, you can do so by hovering over your existing avatar, and clicking the "Edit Avatar" link that appears below it.
The Bottom Section: Wiki-Specific Content
This is a blank wiki page that you can use to express yourself. Simply click the "Edit Profile" button at the top of this section, and start editing. We recommend you add links, photos, and information to express yourself and your interest in that wiki.
You can also create subpages in your user profile. Just go to the subpage you'd want to create (example: User:Dopp/Subpage) and create the page.
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