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Add {{subst:welcome}} ~~~~ to the user's talk page.


  • |art=Radar detector → Article the user positively contributed to: {{subst:welcome|art=Radar detector}}
  • |heading=no → Suppress the automatic heading: {{subst:welcome|heading=no}}
  • |headtext=Greetings! → Change the contents of the heading: {{subst:welcome|headtext=Greetings!}}
  • |newuser= for alternate text for users with 0 contributions (such as accounts just made via ACC)
  • |newuser_topic= likely only used in {{Welcome-COI}} to specify a topic that a new user may have a COI with.
  • |notalk= to disable automatic link back to poster's talk page (no sure why anyone would want to since it is in your signature anyway and is more friendly wording, but seems to be a common theme).

Shortcut: {{subst:wel}} ~~~~

For anonymous editors

Use {{subst:welcome-anon}} for anonymous (IP) editors.

With links to help forums

Use {{subst:welcome-t}} for a link to the Teahouse. (This template does not need to be signed, as it automatically adds signature).

Use {{subst:welcome-hd}} for a link to the Help desk.

See also