Template:U

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[[User:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]]

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Note: Not to be confused with Template:User

Usage[edit source]

This template provides a way to link to a userpage and display just the username, like [[User:Example|Example]]. This may not help much for a short username like "Example", but it can be more useful with long usernames such as [[User:Guywh0sitsbehindphilip12|Guywhositsbehindphilip12]].

It is also simple for new editors to copy when signing up on pages.

Example[edit source]

{{u|Richard Symonds (WMUK)}}

gives

Richard Symonds (WMUK)

Alternative[edit source]

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

[[User:Richard Symonds (WMUK)|]]

gives

Richard Symonds