[Moin-user] User hompages & Page titles

Frank Lin PIAT fpiat at klabs.be
Fri May 1 06:19:19 EDT 2009

On Fri, 2009-02-13 at 18:51 +0100, Thomas Waldmann wrote:
> > 1.  MoinMoin assumes that every user will want to have a homepage
> > at /UserName.  I want user homepages to live at /People/UserName
> > instead.
> What you can do to keep your wiki namespace clean from user homepages,
> is to use user_homewiki = u'InterWikiNameOfOtherWiki', moin will then
> link to that wiki and put user homepages there. That at least works for
> the automatically generated links as on RecentChanges or info action,
> maybe even with SIG (try).
> It won't work if someone just mentions JoeDoe, of course.

I am interested in that feature. I have made some tests, with two
overlapping wikis (like wiki.debian.org and wiki.debian.org/User)

my farmconfig.py looks like:
        wikis = [
            ("user-wiki", r"[^/]*/User.*"),
            ("main-wiki", r".*"), 

But there's a problem with such overlap: Most user won't notice that
it's two different wikis. Typically, if a user wants to link to a main
wiki page from their own wiki page, they are very likely to write
[[SamplePage]] instead of [[DebianWiki:SamplePage]]. The first link
would point to wiki.debian.org/User/SamplePage (instead of

Do you have a hint for such overlapping problem?


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