Bug ID: 73634
           Summary: Move global user page footer from ?action=view to
           Product: MediaWiki extensions
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: Unprioritized
         Component: GlobalUserPage
       Web browser: ---
   Mobile Platform: ---

GlobalUserPage adds a footer to ?action=view currently. It reads:

This is a global user page. The original page is located at

This footer doesn't sit well with me.

* I don't really want an ugly footer on my global user page.

* It's an irrelevant internal implementation detail — why should I care where
the page content lives, I'm interested in the user page content, not its

* The message can read with a remedial tone; you can imagine the footer reading
"You're on a Web site. Using a Web browser. This is the Internet."

I'd like the disclaimer to be moved from ?action=view to ?action=edit (the edit
screen), where people will actually be interested in where the page content
lives. If the user is interested in editing the content, they'll then care
about where the "original" page lives. Otherwise, it's a user page and it
should be a decision of the user to note that the page is hosted on a central

It would also be nice if the edit disclaimer included a direct edit link to the
page on the central wiki. It could read something like this (very rough
wording... please improve!):

"Currently this user page is set to use your [[global user page]]: <link>
(edit). Creating a local user page suppresses the global user page."

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