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Template:W-shout

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

Hello, W-shout, 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! ~~~~

Tip of the day...
Please summarize your work using the Edit summary box

If you make anything other than a minor edit to an article, it helps others if you fill in the edit summary. Edit summaries are visible in the page history, watchlists, and on Recent changes, so they help other users keep track of what is happening to a page.

If you use section editing, the summary box is filled in with the section heading by default (in gray text), which you can follow with more detail. You also can put links to articles in the edit summary. Just put double brackets around [[the article title]] like you would normally. The summary is limited to 255 characters, so many people use common abbreviations, such as sp for correcting spelling mistakes, rm for remove, ce for copy-edit, etc.

To add this auto-updating template to your user page, use {{totd}}
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Instructions

  • To greet a user with this template just as it appears above (your signature will automatically replace the ~~~~), place the following wikicode on the user's talk page:
{{subst:w-shout}}
  • To add a message in an additional paragraph before the last sentence, use:
{{subst:w-shout|message}}
Replace message with your desired message. It will be inserted into the greeting before "We're so glad you're here!"
  • To add a border, use:
{{subst:w-shout|border=color}}
Replace color with the name or code of the color you'd like to use. This can be in either named (e.g., DarkOrchid) or hexadecimal (e.g., #9932CC) format. For a list of colors, see web colors.
  • To change the opening to a (level-2) heading, use:
{{subst:w-shout|heading=true}}
  • To change the wording of the heading, use:
{{subst:w-shout|headtext=your text}}
Replace your text with the text you want to appear in the heading.
  • The above options can be combined:
{{subst:w-shout|Wikipedia is far better than Britannica.|border=DarkOrchid|heading=true|headtext=Welcome to Wikipedia}}