Template:User link

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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 other usernames like [[User:Suslindisambiguator|Suslindisambiguator]]. This template is commonly used to ping a user to a discussion (when not using something like {{reply to}}). However, please read the notifications section below if you need to notify the user.

Example[edit]

{{user link|MJL}}

or the shortcut form

{{ul2|MJL}}

gives

MJL

The template's second parameter, which is optional, takes the link's label. For example, a link to Jan Kameníček's username can be maintained while viewing the text like this:

{{ul2|Jan.Kamenicek|Jan Kameníček}}

which gives

Jan Kameníček

Notifications[edit]

As with other templates that create a link to a user page, the linked-to user may be notified under certain circumstances: it happens whenever the conditions described at Notifications are met. These conditions include the addition of one or more new lines of text, one (or more) of which contains the link, and one of which is signed in the same edit.

See also[edit]

  • {{User}} - Different template
  • {{reply to}} – Links to a user's page (with the @ sign and colon) and pings a user.
  • {{noping}} – Links a user's name without triggering the Echo notification system (not imported yet)
  • {{talkback}} – Allows a user to direct the attention of another user to a discussion via a notification
  • Wikipedia:Notifications
  • Manual:Echo – the manual page for the underlying Echo feature that provides the notifications
  • Help:Fixing failed pings
  • Help:Magic