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|User name convention||0||03:15, 9 August 2008|
- Before they create accounts, give them a convension to follow. For instance, I suggested they choose a username consisting of a single word starting with a single capital letter, and they could either write their full name with no spaces (I.e. Davidleeming) or choose a nickname or unique local language name. Avoid dots, underscores and spaces in usernames, as they cause ambiguity.
A convention I like is to make user names wikiwords, as in FirstLast. While that convention isn't terribly common here, it is standard in many wikis (which don't have the MediaWiki User: namespace) since it automatically makes a wiki link for the user.
P.S. The variety of contributions by the workshop participants is great.