Template talk:Welcome

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The welcome message is designed as a quick reference quide for newly registered NSwiki users. For editors identified only by their IP address, it is usually better to use {{subst:anon}} or one of the other Template messages.

A quick way to identify a new user is that both their User page and Talk page show up as red links. If you want to volunteer to help out new users, feel free to add {{subst:welcome}} ~~~~ to their talk page. You should always sign the Welcome message with ~~~~, so that new users have an obvious place for questions. You might also want to customise your sig to give quick and easy access to your own Talk page.

Technical: When you use {{subst:welcome}} instead of just {{welcome}}, it will copy the wikicode of current version of the template to the user page like you had typed it in directly - thus the source is hidden and less confusing. -- Frisbeeteria Θtalk

I've 'subst'ed the {{PAGENAME}} variable, as I noticed that even when using {{subst:welcome}}, they still showed up as the confusing {{PAGENAME}}, which also made it clear they were being 'templated'. If this causes any obvious problems, revert it, and let me know. Gruen2alk 02:08, 3 December 2005 (GMT)
Yeah that didn't work. Sorry. Gruen2alk 02:12, 3 December 2005 (GMT)
I was browsing the MediaWiki site, and found something to help this. All I had to do was stick a subst: inside includeonly tags. Ceoranta 05:09, 5 August 2006 (GMT)