Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Australia/Outreach

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Whats the intention?[edit]

Is the intention of this template to welcome new editors to wikipedia or to interest Australian wikipedians in the project? Just wondering as it will greatly determine the content of the template. MyNameIsNotBob 13:39, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Am I correct in assuming that {{Welcome-au}} is for people who have just put their names on the members list? MyNameIsNotBob 13:50, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

  • No - the intention of the welcome message is to welcome new wikipedians who seem to be interested in Australian topics and draw their attention to the Australian wikiproject. Another template might be required to let already welcomed users know of the project's existence.--Arktos talk 01:40, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
I've stumbled upon the Wikiproject Narnia alternate templates, and I've modified one of those to have {{Australiainterest}} for this case. What do you think? Comte0 10:53, 29 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Thanks - I think it is useful for drawing in members who have already been welcomed to wikipedia but might not yet be aware of the project. I have moved it to the project page. Regards--Golden Wattle talk 21:01, 17 September 2006 (UTC)

Advocacy?[edit]

  • July comments moved from project page:

By my understanding of wikipedia welcoming policy, advocacy is frowned upon. I don't think we should be advocating the project in this way. MyNameIsNotBob 00:51, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

I agree we shouldn't aim to replace a standard welcome to Wikipedia. I don't see any problem with following up after an initial welcome with a localised version to let them know we exist. -- Longhair 01:17, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
Agreed, i think we need two templates, one for active editors of related articles ("hi, we exist") and another one for new members of the project ("welcome to the project heres what you can do") which I have started making at {{Welcome-au/temp}}. MyNameIsNotBob 01:22, 7 July 2006 (UTC)