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Extend the functionality of {{GENDER:}}
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Author: danny.leinad

Description:
Currently I can customise wiki project using {{GENDER:}} only in MediaWiki: messages, but in the same way I can't do it for example on Help: pages.

MediaWiki messages provide variables like $1 with username, example: {{gender:$1|male form|female form}}.

In the same way I would like customise Help: pages, but now it is not possible. If it is possible please:

  • extend the functionality of {{GENDER:}} - if I leave empty username, show proper gender form for currently loged in user, example: {{gender:|male form|female form}}, or
  • create new magic word like {{MYUSERNAME}}, example: {{gender:{{MYUSERNAME}}|male form|female form}}.

Version: 1.18.x
Severity: enhancement

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Reference
bz27364

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bzimport created this task.Feb 12 2011, 4:12 PM

It was specifically designed to work in a way that avoids cache fragmentation.
It would be relatively easy to change the behavior, if this feature was seen more important that preventing cache fragmentation.

danny.leinad wrote:

*** Bug 30569 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

(In reply to comment #3)

> *** Bug 30569 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

I think you're wrong Leinad. This bug asks for 'current user' detection (ie. the user who is actually viewing the page); while in bug 30569 I request default detection of 'page owner's username' (the user whose personal page includes the function).
The {{MYUSERNAME}} magic word you've requested is usually known as {{CURRENTUSER}}, and is already requested and discused in bug 4196 and many other duplicates.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 4196 ***

danny.leinad wrote:

(In reply to comment #5)

> *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 4196 ***

The main idea of this is to "Extend the functionality of {{GENDER:}}", so reopened.

WONTFIX per comment 1.