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Interesting. Some links you may want to include in your welcomings:

— InterruptorJones[[]]

Hang on, on Ye Olde Wiki I said something like "if you have any questions, feel free to ask me" and I ended up removing that because that's what the help desk was for. So, how is this any different? Couldn't we just leave the aforementioned part off, or am I missing something? Is there like no help desk here or something?--DeLoreanz1 12:10, 11 Oct 2004 (MST)

Yes, there is a Help Desk, but they can ask anyone. →FireBird'

AIEEEE! I didn't realize I wasn't logged in!!!

IP address that belongs to Homsar999

Is there a reason, Homsar999, you put this here? Please keep these things on your user space. →FireBird'


Cookie-cutter welcome statements?

Is there a reason for specifying that we should only use the provided welcome messages? I've always felt that a welcome should be personalized. I realize there's a need for some standardization in our welcoming efforts. Perhaps there should be a standard set of links that must be included in a proper welcome, but beyond that I think it should be up to the committee members to provide a warm and welcoming message. Does this make sense? JoeyDay (Talk) 11:33, 2 Dec 2004 (MST)

Yeah, I fixed this. →FireBird'

Joining; Alphabetising

How do I join? Also, is it OK for me to alphabetise the list of welcomers? -woddfellow2| 02:02, 9 Jan 2005 (MST)

You just have to sign your name to the list to join. And the list is chronological. -- Tom 09:22, 9 Jan 2005 (MST)
OK, I'll join now. -woddfellow2| 14:40, 9 Jan 2005 (MST)


I am joining and adding a template! Typing {{Welcome}} now displays


Welcome to the Homestar Runner Wiki! We're glad to have you as a member. If you need any help, feel free to ask anyone on the welcoming committee. You can also post questions on the FAQ talk page.

Here are some tips to get you started:

  • If you need general information, editing tips, or answers to frequently asked questions, check out the help page.
  • Before you do any significant editing, be sure to familiarize yourself with our wiki standards.
  • Read up on the rules and guidelines for your user space.
  • If you're not sure what you can do to help out, head over to The Stick.
  • To practice editing, go over to the sandbox.
  • If you're looking for more community interaction, you can also register over at our forum.
  • If you see an update on that isn't listed on the Main Page, put it up here.
  • To sign and timestamp a post on a talk page, type four tildes (~~~~).
  • Above all, be sure to be bold and have fun!

Feel free to delete this message when you're done reading it. After all, your user space belongs to you. I hope this information is helpful, and that you'll have a good experience contributing to our knowledge-base and our community.

{{{1}}}, and "The Homestar Runner Wiki Welcoming Committee", {{{2}}}

--[[User:firefoxman|→FireFox Man</tt></small>]]]] 11:32, 9 Jan 2005 (MST)

Part my what?

Uh... okay, I'm not looking to insult him, but is pertmywert really Welcoming Committee material? So far, the only thing even close to a relevant page that he's ever updated is Talk:Anonymous, where his comment was pointless, and Graffiti Wall, where he added wrong info. Plus, of the three people he's attempted to Welcome, two have been around longer than he has! And his message is horribly misspelled. I suppose it's really up to him if he wants to Welcome people, but... --Anonymous Contributor (though figuring out my identity shouldn't be THAT hard if you know where to look.)


I am Just Trying to be nice me "Anonymous". It's hard to tell who has been here forever and who has not. Please feel free to come to my talk page and tell me what the heck is wrong with me trying to welcome people. Even though some of them have been here longer than me, I still told them they had a talk page. Hyrulian even wrote back to me sayign it was nice that I welcomed him even though he had been here for longer than me. I am just trying to fit in wiht this wiki. Other wiki's for other sites don't hate me, I am one of the leaders at the other wiki's. Please stop being so mean to me. Thanks pertmywert[[]]

Just make sure you know that the user is new and they haven't already been welcomed (they could've deleted the message). →[[User:FireBird|FireBird]]


I happen to be new, yet I've been editing pages aand navigating well for months. Some people might know. Amy Whifflepoof 22:28, 8 May 2005 (UTC)

Templates and "subst"

Here's a tip for welcomers. For some time now I've been using a user template with the subst wiki command. The subst command actually substitutes the text from a template rather than dynamically including it. It's as if you took a static copy of the template and pasted it into the page. I've set up my own welcome message at User:JoeyDay/welcome, and I welcome users by typing {{subst:User:JoeyDay/welcome}} ~~~~ into new users' talk pages. Easy as pie. My understanding is that most members of the Wikipedia welcoming committee use this same technique. Feel free use it in your own welcoming. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 17:48, 16 May 2005 (UTC)

Woah, this will make welcoming a whole lot easier. «Rob» 12:26, 29 May 2005 (UTC)


Is there a way to look and see who the new users are? 
The best way is just to look in the Recent Changes, and if you find an unfamiliar username, go to their userspace and look at the User contributions (in the toolbox), and see when their first edit was. If they are new, go to their talk page history and see if they've already been welcomed. If not, you should be right in welcoming them. «Rob» 10:06, 6 Jul 2005 (UTC)
Thankyou!!! Pertmywert|Talk Contributions Email

Not Even A Thanks

  • I wouldn't mind getting some Recognition for welcoming all these users because i spent half-an-hour welcoming them and making sure they hadn't been welcomed already. Please, may i have some recognition. Pertmywert|Talk
    • Well this just is great, no one has thanked me yet and i have welcomed HEAPS of people since i joined the committee 2 days ago. Come on, Some recognition would be nice. Well i won't bug people anymore. --Pertmywert|Talk 22:44, 9 Jul 2005 (UTC)
      • Um, thanks. But did you thank all the other members of the welcoming committee for their efforts? Are you only doing this for the recognition? Isn't that supposed to be beside the point? And aren't thanks more meaningful when they come unsolicited? My two cents. — It's dot com 23:43, 9 Jul 2005 (UTC)
        • YOUR RIGHT :'( ... I AM SO DIRTY --Pertmywert| 00:21, 10 Jul 2005 (UTC)
          • I'm not trying to make you feel, er, dirty. I just want you to consider that welcoming people is its own reward. On an unrelated note: For that heart there in your signature (♥), you should use the following character code: "&#9829;". This will ensure that the symbol is displayed correctly in as many browsers as possible. Thanks. — It's dot com 00:36, 10 Jul 2005 (UTC)

{This discussion was continued and resolved on other talk pages.}

To welcome, or not to welcome...

Wait a minute. Since the top of my screen says "New-user registration has been disabled," is this committee really neccessary anymore? I mean, I know there are a few users that have yet to be welcomed, but since there probably won't be any more newbies in the future, isn't it only a matter of time before the welcoming committee must be put to rest? teeeffoh!

The new user block is only temporary until the majority of proxy servers are blocked. — Lapper (talk) 18:40, 13 November 2005 (UTC)
Oh, okay. Thanks! I was confuzzled. teeeffoh!


Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please! Let me be one.TheThin 23:00, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

You can, by all means. You never have to ask. Just add your name to the list. — talk Bubsty edits 23:06, 7 January 2006 (UTC)
OK TheThin 23:07, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

User-creation log

I'm starting to find that the user creation log is the best place to find people to welcome. Should that be mentioned on this page? — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 00:17, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Actully, I got into a pretty big spot of trouble with that idea, and I strongly suggest you don't. Or feel the wrath of It's dot com! — talk Bubsty edits 01:10, 11 January 2006 (UTC)
I don't remember mentioning anything about not using the user-creation log. I simply told you not to use the list of all users. That said, I feel it is poor form to welcome someone using the user-creation log. I'd kinda like to see somebody make some edits first. Some people agree with me on that statement, and others disagree. Also, I admit that there are important links in a welcome message that new users need. So you do whatever your heart tells you regarding the user-creation log. Note, however, do not welcome anyone with "troll" or "test" in their name. — It's dot com 01:41, 11 January 2006 (UTC)
Oh oops. I confused the two. My bad. — talk Bubsty edits 01:42, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

Can I join?

I'm interested in helping the wiki in general, and I got a nice spiffy welcoming, so.. Can I join? Just wondering if there are any especial speculations. I mean, special specifications. Gnome o' Fury 23:49, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

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