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Welcome!

Hello Example! I noticed your contributions and wanted to welcome you to the Wikipedia community. I hope you like it here and decide to stay. You are welcome to edit anonymously; however, creating an account is free and has several benefits (for example, the ability to create pages, upload media and edit without one's IP address being visible to the public).

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As you get started, you may find this short tutorial helpful:

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Alternatively, the contributing to Wikipedia page covers the same topics.

If you have any questions, we have a friendly space where experienced editors can help you here:

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Please remember to sign your messages on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date.

Happy editing!

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To use this template, add

{{subst:welcome-anon}} ~~~~

to the user's talk page.

Parameters

All of these parameters are optional:

  • |cookie=y – adds an image of cookies: {{subst:welcome|cookie=y}}
  • |heading=no – Suppress the automatic heading: {{subst:welcome|heading=no}}
  • |headtext=Greetings! – Change the contents of the heading: {{subst:welcome|headtext=Greetings!}}
  • |1= for a custom additional message to replace "Happy editing!":
    {{subst:welcome-anon|1=I enjoy your work. Keep it up!}} ~~~~
  • |ipname= for the name of the IP's collective audience:
    {{subst:welcome-anon|ipname=Australians}} ~~~~
  • |art= name an article to which the anon user contributed in a positive way:
    {{subst:welcome-anon|art=Radar detector}} ~~~~

See also

TemplateData

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly parameter usage report for this template.

TemplateData for Welcome-anon

A generic welcome template for anonymous users (IP addresses). Must be substituted.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Additional message1

Additional message that replaces the default test

Default
Happy editing!
Stringoptional
Name of IP useripname

The name of the person/audience behind the IP address, if known.

Stringoptional
Linked articleart

Article at which the user has made positive contributions

Pagesuggested
Do not thanknothanks

Do not thank for edits that are not helpful (though well-intentioned)

Example
y
Booleandeprecated
Do not link to poster's talknotalk

Do not link back to poster's talk page

Example
y
Booleandeprecated
Headingheading

Suppresses the automatic heading

Unknownoptional
heading textheadtext

Changes the contents of the heading

Example
Greetings!
Auto value
Welcome!
Stringoptional
Cookiecookie

Adds a picture of cookies

Example
y
Unknownoptional
new usernewuser

Uses alternate text not linking to the editor's contributions

Example
y
Unknownoptional