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Below is a selection of welcome messages. A complete list, with most being slight variations of these, can be found at Wikipedia:Welcoming committee/Welcome templates. For cut-and-paste welcome messages, see Wikipedia:Standard user greeting. For more about the Welcoming Committee and how you can help, see Wikipedia:Welcoming committee.

Note that the samples displayed below are not proportional. They'll appear wider and shorter when placed on a user's talk page. They conform to column-width, which is why they look elongated below.

New users - General messages[edit]

What to type What it makes
{{subst:W-basic}}

Standard template, similar to Template:Welcome with additional options

Welcome...

Hello, Welcoming committee/Welcome templates, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like this place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there.  Again, welcome! User:Lugia2453 (talk) 13:03, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

{{subst:W-FAQ}}

Gives advice to the questions newcomers frequently ask

Although some prefer welcoming newcomers with cookies, I find fruit to be a healthier alternative. Face-smile.svg

Hello, Welcoming committee/Welcome templates, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like this place and decide to stay.

  • If you have a question that is not one of the frequently asked questions below, check out Wikipedia:Questions, stop by and/or ask a question at the Teahouse, ask me on my talk page, or click the button below. Happy editing and again, welcome! ~~~~



{{subst:W-shout}}

Extroverted message with bold advice

Welcome! (We can't say that loudly enough!)

Hello, Welcoming committee/Welcome templates, and welcome to Wikipedia! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages you might find helpful:

If you have any questions or problems, no matter what they are, leave me a message on my talk page. Or, please come to the new contributors' help page, where experienced Wikipedians can answer any queries you have! Or, you can just type {{Help me}} on your user talk page, and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions.

Please sign your name on talk pages and votes by typing four tildes (~~~~) our software automatically converts it to your username and the date.

We're so glad you're here! ~~~~
{{subst:W-informal}}

Gives an informal overview of the wiki

Welcome!

Hello, Welcoming committee/Welcome templates, and welcome to Wikipedia! This is one of the most popular websites in the world, and it's only through the contributions of editors like you. And Wikipedia is not just a collection of articles, it's an active community. The real fun here is contributing to Wikipedia, but don't feel hurt if some of your first few edits get removed, as there are some central guidelines you may not be familiar with.

Some good advice: be bold in your editing, and use the talk pages to discuss with other editors. Be kind to others, because there's a lot you can learn from them, and there's lots they can help you with.

There's lots of resources to help you become a great editor, from our basic introduction to our in-depth manual. But if you have any questions or problems, no matter what they are, leave me a message on my talk page. Or, you can just type {{helpme}} on this page, and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. And if you haven't done so, tell us a bit about yourself. If you need some help, visit the Teahouse Q&A board. Oh, and please sign your name on talk pages and votes by typing ~~~~; our software automatically converts it to your username and the date.

Glad you're here! ~~~~
{{subst:W-short}}

Concise; won't overwhelm

Hello, Welcoming committee, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Our intro page provides helpful information for new users—please check it out! If you need help, visit Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on this page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Happy editing! ~~~~

{{subst:W-link}}

Shortest greeting, links to WC's greetings page

Greetings...

Hello, Welcoming committee/Welcome templates, and welcome to Wikipedia!

To get started, click on the green welcome.
I hope you like it here and decide to stay!
Happy editing! ~~~~
{{subst:W-graphical}}

Graphical menu format to ease transition from the graphic-heavy web

{{subst:W-graphic}}

Same as W-graphic with powerful colours and changes in text

{{subst:W-screen}}

Graphical; designed to fit the size of the user's screen

Hello Welcoming committee/Welcome templates, and Welcome to Wikipedia!New-Bouncywikilogo.gif

Welcome to Wikipedia! I hope you enjoy the encyclopedia and want to stay. As a first step, you may wish to read the Introduction.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask me at my talk page – I'm happy to help. Or, you can ask your question at the New contributors' help page.


Here are some more resources to help you as you explore and contribute to the world's largest encyclopedia...

Finding your way around:

Need help?

How you can help:

Additional tips...

Welcoming committee/Welcome templates, good luck, and have fun. – ~~~~
{{subst:W-cust}}

Standard template plus 8 or so links

Welcome...

Hello, Welcoming committee/Welcome templates, and welcome to Wikipedia! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{Help me}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Again, welcome! ~~~~

P.S.: Some pages you might like to check out are:

{{subst:Welcomeg}}

Standard template with a host of links - includes automatic signing

Hello, Welcoming committee/Welcome templates, and Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{Help me}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by using four tildes (~~~~) or by clicking if shown; this will automatically produce your username and the date. Also, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field with your edits. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! User:Lugia2453 (talk) 13:05, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
Getting started
Getting help
Policies and guidelines

The community

Writing articles
Miscellaneous
{{subst:Welcomeh}}

Same as {{subst:Welcomeg}} but includes a section header

== Welcome! ==
Hello, Welcoming committee/Welcome templates, and Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{Help me}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by using four tildes (~~~~) or by clicking if shown; this will automatically produce your username and the date. Also, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field with your edits. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! User:Lugia2453 (talk) 13:06, 18 September 2013 (UTC)
Getting started
Getting help
Policies and guidelines

The community

Writing articles
Miscellaneous
{{subst:W-all}}

This template is a combination of 21 other welcome templates with automatic heading and signature and many more.

{{subst:Welcome to Wikipedia}}

Many useful links provided in a friendly set of tables. Presented in the Vector skin colours. Automatically sets different messages for IP or registered users. Automatically signs for you. Can add extra message. Slight customisation of the heading possible. Shorthand {{subst:Wtw}}. Clear documentation. (Display differs here from when in general use).

Face-smile.svgWelcome USER'S NAME!

Now that you've joined Wikipedia, there are 23,542,230 users!
Hello, USER'S NAME. Welcome to Wikipedia and thank you for your contributions! I'm AnomieBOT, one of the other editors here, and I hope you decide to stay and help contribute to this amazing repository of knowledge. IP ADVISED TO CREATE ACCOUNT.
Some pages of helpful information to get you started:
Face-smile.svg   Introduction to Wikipedia
BluePillar.svg   The five pillars of Wikipedia
Crystal Clear app ktip.png   Editing tutorial
Crystal package utilities.png   How to edit a page
Crystal Clear app kedit.png   Manual of style
LetterW.svg   The basics of Wikicode
Symbol support vote.svg   How to develop an article
Cscr-featured.svg   How to create an article
Crystal khelpcenter.png   Help pages
Octagon-warning.svg   What Wikipedia is not
Some common sense Do's and Don'ts:
UncialB-01.png   Do be bold
Face-angel.svg   Do assume good faith
Face-tongue.svg   Do be civil
Face-wink.svg   Do keep cool!
Symbol neutral vote.svg   Do maintain a neutral point of view
No-spam.png   Don't spam
NotCommons-emblem-copyrighted.svg   Don't infringe copyright
Ambox warning blue.svg   Don't vandalize
Stop hand.svg   Don't get blocked

           

If you need further help, you can:
Nuvola apps filetypes.svg   Ask a question
or even:
Presa de decissions.png   Ask an experienced editor to "adopt" you

Alternatively, leave me a message at my talk page or type {{helpme}} here on your talk page, and someone will try to help.

There are many ways you can contribute to Wikipedia. Here are a few ideas:
Police man update.svg   Fight vandalism
Vista-Login Manager.png   Be a WikiFairy or a WikiGnome
Crystal package settings.png   Help contribute to articles
           
Vista-advancedsettings.png   Perform maintenance tasks
Vista-messenger.png   Become a member of a project that interests you
Curly Brackets.svg   Help design new templates

Remember to always sign your posts on talk pages. You can do this either by clicking on the Insert-signature.png button on the edit toolbar or by typing four tildes (~~~~) at the end of your post. This will automatically insert your EITHER "signature" OR "IP address", a link to this (your talk) page, and a timestamp.

The best way to learn about something is to experience it. Explore, learn, contribute, and don't forget to have some fun!
To get some practice editing you can use a sandbox. You can REGISTERED USERS CAN CREATE OWN SANDBOX for use any time. Perfect for working on bigger projects. Then for easy access in the future, you can put a link to it on your user page. REGISTERED USERS WITH NO USER PAGE ENCOURAGED TO CREATE IT.

Potential problem users[edit]

What to type What it makes
{{subst:welcomenpov}} Welcome!

Hello, Welcoming committee/Welcome templates/Table, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Unfortunately, one of your contributions does not conform to Wikipedia's Neutral Point of View policy (NPOV). Wikipedia articles should refer only to facts and interpretations that have been stated in print or on reputable websites or other forms of media.

There's a page about the NPOV policy that has tips on how to effectively write about disparate points of view without compromising the NPOV status of the article as a whole. If you are stuck, and looking for help, please come to the New contributors' help page, where experienced Wikipedians can answer any queries you have! Or, you can just type {{Help me}} on your user page, and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Here are a few other good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you have any questions, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome! 

{{subst:welcometest}} == Welcome to Wikipedia! ==

Hello, Welcoming committee/Welcome templates, and welcome to Wikipedia!

An edit that you recently made seemed to be a test and has been removed. If you want more practice editing, please use the sandbox.

Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question, ask me on my talk page, or type {{Help me}} on your talk page here, and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!

{{subst:welcomespam}} == Welcome! ==

Hello, Welcoming committee/Welcome templates, and welcome to Wikipedia. We appreciate encyclopedic contributions, but some of your recent contributions seem to be advertising or for promotional purposes. Wikipedia does not allow advertising. For more information on this, please see:

If you still have questions, there is a new contributors' help page, or you can write {{helpme}} below this message along with a question and someone will be along to answer it shortly. You may also find the following pages useful for a general introduction to Wikipedia:

I hope you enjoy editing Wikipedia! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. Feel free to write a note on the bottom of my talk page if you want to get in touch with me. Again, welcome!

{{subst:first article|Page name}}

Informs new user that his first article has been deleted, and to encourage him to continue to contribute.

Welcome!

Hello, Welcoming committee/Welcome templates/Table, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Unfortunately, one or more of the pages you created like Page name may not conform to some of Wikipedia's guidelines for page creation, and may soon be deleted (if it hasn't already).

There's a page about creating articles you may want to read called Your first article. If you are stuck, and looking for help, please come to the New contributors' help page, where experienced Wikipedians can answer any queries you have! Or, you can just type {{helpme}} on your user page, and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Here are a few other good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you have any questions, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome! 

{{subst:Welcomelaws}}
Welcome!

Hello and welcome to Wikipedia. Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. The following links will help you begin editing on Wikipedia:

Please bear these points in mind while editing Wikipedia

The Wikipedia tutorial is a good place to start learning about Wikipedia. If you have any questions, see the help pages, add a question to the village pump or ask me on my talk page. By the way, you can sign your name on Talk and discussion pages using four tildes, like this: ~~~~ (the software will replace them with your signature and the date). Again, welcome!

{{subst:welcome unref blp}} Welcome!

Hello, Example, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Unfortunately, one or more of the pages you created, such as Example, is an unreferenced biography of a living person. The Wikipedia community has decided that all biographies of living persons (BLPs) created after 18 March 2010 must have reliable sources, or they can be deleted.

This is not a judgement of the quality or notability of your article. If someone has put a {{prod blp}} template on the article (click this link to see what it looks like), you have ten days to add at least one reliable source to the article. Once you have added at least one reliable source to the article, you can remove the template. (To learn more about what is a reliable source, read Wikipedia:Reliable sources, and to learn how to cite sources, read Wikipedia:Citing sources. Or if you want an easier newcomer's look at citing sources, read User:Cymru.lass/Advice/External links and references first.)

Going over some of the pages below will help you get a sense of Wikipedia, and knowing about Wikipedia's most important policies will help keep you out of trouble here (click [show] to see the links):

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you have any questions, check out Wikipedia:Questions or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome!   ~~~~

See also[edit]