Template talk:Welcome

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Basic Mother Fracking. Do you speak it?

This is the Talk Page for Welcome, not the Talk Page for chatting about "who is the greatest Jedi ever". Click here to start a new topic, or you can leave. Your choice. Please remember to sign all of your comments with four tildes (~~~~), or we'll destroy your planet. If you have any questions, you should ask them here, but they will probably be ignored or mocked. Have a nice day!

How to use the template

Just type or copy the text {{subst:welcome|YourUsername |~~~~}} onto a user's Talk page then add your signature. As soon as you Save, the entry will lose its link to the template and become ordinary text, which you can edit to personalise it.

Use of "subst:" prefix

Using the prefix before any template name copies the template then cuts the connexion. If you omit the "subst:" the result copies just the same but will not be editable and will always show the current version of the template - probably not a good idea for a one-off welcoming message, although it is useful for many other templates.

Edit it to make it more specific to this wiki

For example, it could say "Welcome to the XYZWV Wiki". You could add a link to a page you particularly want new users to look at. You could use the "upload file" link to add a new picture that is meaningful (or funny!) to your visitors, and change the code [[Image:Example.jpg]] to the name of your new picture.

Make another one just for you to use

On your user page you could create a link to something like [[template:welcJG]] then make the resulting page a copy of template:welcome and modify it any way you like. Then you can type or paste {{subst:welcJG}} on a newcomer's page and not need further personalising.

Automatically identifying the user who left the welcome template

Hi, peoples. I'm not sure if this will work, but I have a suggestion. Instead of having to type your name in the first parameter, couldn't you just put {{<includeonly>subst:</includeonly>REVISIONUSER}} where the greeters name should be? Randomno 17:10, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

  • Be Bold adjust accordingly, test it and see what happens Madclaw Shyriiwook! 18:58, 13 May 2012 (UTC)
Sounds like you're saying "try it out". Randomno 14:54, 15 May 2012 (UTC)