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Instructions for {{Welcome}}
{{Welcome}} is the template which automatically gets stamped on a new registered user's talk page. As of 19:22, September 20, 2011 (UTC), it is best used by User:Wikia, the welcome bot. It does not function entirely when used manually by a human editor.

The sample output below generally shows the form of the message, but the special variables ($1, $2, $3, $4), only work for User:Wikia. These variables don't universally get filled in if a human editor uses this template manually.

Usage

This template should generally not be used by any human users of this site. Changes in this template will not be reflected in the message used by User:Wikia. This is effectively a dummy template, now that the welcoming process has been fully automated.

However, if you run across a user that has made edits but has not been welcomed automatically by User:Wikia, please do manually emplace this template. Occasionally, User:Wikia fails in its duties and needs a little human help.


Sample output

The following is provided as reference only. The actual form will be different when applied by User:Wikia.

Welcome to the Wiki-wordmark Welcome

Thanks for your recent edits! We hope you'll keep on editing with us. This is a great time to have joined us, because now you can play the Game of Rassilon with us and win cool stuff! Well, okay, badges. That have no monetary value. And that largely only you can see. But still: they're cool!

We've got a couple of important quirks for a Fandom wiki, so let's get them out of the way first.

British English, please

We generally use British English 'round these parts, so if you use another form of English, please be sure you set your spell checker to BrEng, and take a gander at our spelling cheat card.

Spoilers aren't cool

We have a strict definition of "spoiler" that you may find a bit unusual. Basically, a spoiler, to us, is anything that comes from a story which has not been released yet. So, even if you've got some info from a BBC press release or official trailer, it basically can't be referenced here. In other words, you gotta wait until the episode has finished its premiere broadcast to start editing about its contents. Please check the spoiler policy for more details.

Other useful stuff

Aside from those two things, we also have some pages that you should probably read when you get a chance, like:

If you're brand new to wiki editing — and we all were, once! —  you probably want to check out these tutorials at Wikipedia, the world's largest wiki:

Remember that you should always sign your comments on talk and vote pages using four tildes like this:
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Thanks for becoming a member of the TARDIS crew! If you have any questions, see the Help pages, add a question to one of the Forums or ask an admin.

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