Template:User link/doc

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Usage[edit]

This template provides a way to link to a userpage and display just the username, like [[User:Example|Example]]. This may not save much typing for a short username like "Example", but it may be more useful with long usernames such as [[User:Guywh0sitsbehindphilip12|Guywhositsbehindphilip12]]. This template is commonly used to ping a user to a discussion (when not using something like {{reply to}}).

Example[edit]

{{user link|Example}}

or the shortcut form

{{u|Example}}

gives

Example

The template's second parameter, which is optional, takes the link's label; for example, a link to the long username used above can be shortened while viewing the text like this:

{{u|Guywhositsbehindphilip12|Guy}}

which gives

Guy

Alternative[edit]

The desired result can also be achieved using the pipe trick feature of the MediaWiki software. For example, the wikitext

[[User:Example|]]

gives

Example

Userspace link templates

User information templates provide informational links for a user; they are similar to signatures, but often provide additional information, and may be used by other users. List:

Demo user is User:Example

See also[edit]