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Happy editing!

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To use this template, add

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

to the user's talk page.


All of these parameters are optional:

  • |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

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

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Default Auto value Status
Additional message 1 Additional message that replaces the default test string Happy editing! empty optional
Name of IP user ipname The name of the person/audience behind the IP address, if known. string empty empty optional
Linked article art Article at which the user has made positive contributions wiki-page-name empty empty suggested