Template talk:Welcomevandal

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No need to include the verbiage "Feel free to write a note on the bottom of my talk page if you want to get in touch with me" in my opinion. Bwrs (talk) 02:42, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Though it may be redundant, the inital rationale was that the template was trying to be as friendly as possible with the most borderline/potentially misinterpreted cases of vandalism. What I'd prefer to cut, if anything were cut from that paragraph, would be the "I hope you enjoy editing Wikipedia!" - Excessively saccarin, it seems to also strip a lot of the attention away from what follows. MrZaiustalk

I think that the final signature, i.e. ~~~~, should not be included in the template, as it is not included in the standard {{welcome}} template. Anna Lincoln (talk) 16:19, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

This behaviour has been in place for a good while now, so changing it would probably not be a good idea. Note I added the ability to put in a message before your sig by typing |3=Message here ,,, ... –xeno (talk) 16:27, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

spacing / bold[edit]

Not sure if this is because of a custom JS or gadget, but I notice when I use this template (both on the receivers talk page as well as on this template page) that the bold text of "your recent contributions" is too close to preceding word "of". It looks as if there is no space between the words, although I can see from the template that there is a space there. Like I said, maybe it's my JS or maybe it's firefox... but I thought I would mention it to see if others notice it also. Thanks.     JCutter  talk to me }     01:16, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Header[edit]

{{editprotected}} Shouldn't the welcome header be coded as simply "==Header=="? Logan | Talk 22:56, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Welcome templates do not typically have a section header, which is I assume why this one also uses a customized, bolded header instead. If you think this is wrong or should be changed, you should start a discussion and probably invite people from Template talk:Welcome over, where people interested in this kind of templates might be found. Amalthea 01:38, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

quotes around sandbox[edit]

I don't think they're necessary as I think that they may make using the sandbox a bit more intimidating for vandals to actually use it. --Tommy2010 02:07, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from 99.139.146.33, 21 July 2010[edit]

{{editprotected}} This template is currently displaying an extraneous { symbol. To fix this, please replace this sentence:

Feel free to write a note on the bottom of {{{{{{|safesubst:}}}#if:{{{2|}}}|[[User talk:{{{2}}}{{!}}my talk page]]|my talk page}} if you want to get in touch with me.

with this sentence:

Feel free to write a note on the bottom of {{{{{|safesubst:}}}#if:{{{2|}}}|[[User talk:{{{2}}}{{!}}my talk page]]|my talk page}} if you want to get in touch with me.

This removes the extra { from the beginning of the #if parser function. Thanks. 99.139.146.33 (talk) 02:59, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, thanks. -- Mentifisto 10:13, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Four tildes[edit]

When I post this template at a talk page, instead of a signature automatically coming up, I only see four tildes (~~~~). Is this a problem with the template, my computer, or myself? :) Cordially, Clementina talk 12:28, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

That's because you forgot to substitute the template! :O Set Sail For The Seven Seas 258° 0' 45" NET 17:12, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
Silly me. :P Just what I thought, it was the problem with myself... Clementina talk 00:15, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Rename?[edit]

I think we really ought rename this template so that users who aren't necessarily vandals per se aren't put off by the comment in the hidden remark that refers to "Welcomevandal". –xenotalk 17:21, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Hmm... good point, well made. It does seem a little bitey as it is. However, I'm fresh out of ideas for another name. Set Sail For The Seven Seas 279° 9' 15" NET 18:36, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
Me too - otherwise I would've just done it =] –xenotalk 18:41, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
I've been thinking along the same lines for some time. :) I can't think of anything except Template:Welcomenewbie (well, this might sound too condescending) or Template:Firstlinks. Clementina talk 00:22, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
How about {{welcomev}}? by the time they learn the subtleties between {{welcomeg}}, {{welcomeh}}, etc, they might not be so inexperienced editors. walk victor falk talk 20:28, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

How about we rename it to "WelcomeUnconstructive"? Sounds less bitey. Dreth(talk) 20:57, 1 November 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dreth (talkcontribs)

Replace {{!}} with |, replace full protection with template protection[edit]

Please replace

[[User talk:{{{2}}}{{!}}my talk page]]

with

[[User talk:{{{2}}}|my talk page]]

The {{!}} is unnecessary and shows up in the final welcome message. Also, please convert full protection to template protection. Thanks. mc10 (t/c) 07:51, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Done. I made a few other tweaks as well, and I've reduced the protection to semi. Let's see if that's enough to keep out vandalism - if not then let me know. Best — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 04:48, 24 December 2013 (UTC)