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To use this template, add

{{subst:welcome-anon}} ~~~~

to the user's talk page.


All of these parameters are optional:

  • |1= for a custom additional message to replace "Happy editing!":
    {{subst:welcome-anon|1=I enjoy your work. Keep it up!}} ~~~~
  • |ipname= for the name of the IP's collective audience:
    {{subst:welcome-anon|ipname=Australians}} ~~~~
  • |art= name an article to which the anon user contributed in a positive way:
    {{subst:welcome-anon|art=Radar detector}} ~~~~
  • |nothanks=y do not thank for edits that are not helpful (though well-intentioned):
    {{subst:welcome-anon|nothanks=y}} ~~~~
  • |notalk=y do not link back to poster's talk page:
    {{subst:welcome-anon|notalk=y}} ~~~~

See also


This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly error report for this template.

TemplateData for Welcome-anon

A generic welcome template for anonymous users (IP addresses). Must be substituted.

Template parameters

Additional message1

Additional message that replaces the default test

Happy editing!
Name of IP useripname

The name of the person/audience behind the IP address, if known.

Linked articleart

Article at which the user has made positive contributions

Do not thanknothanks

Do not thank for edits that are not helpful (though well-intentioned)

Do not link to poster's talknotalk

Do not link back to poster's talk page