Draft for additions to MediaWiki:Welcome-message-wall-user. Will replace that page with the following draft section when it looks acceptable.

To do:

  • Links to help pages
    • Image uploading was specifically requested to have a help page built by me
  • Make the "policies" bit more user-friendly by perhaps linking to a few of the most important as well as the full list for people who really want to know them all. (For instance, the username, sockpuppet, and blocking policies aren't all that useful to users who already have usernames and aren't breaking other rules (they're mostly there so people can't point fingers and go "well I wasn't breaking any rules"), whereas something like the Do's and Don'ts or What Wreck-It Ralph Wiki Is Not are very good for a brand-new user to know.)
    • Decide what policies need links and what policies can go without.
  • DON'T GO OVERBOARD. It's a welcome party/card, not a college orientation.

Relevant system messages

It might not hurt to edit some of the unused versions, but the user message wall version takes priority (past that, priority would theoretically go to the user talk page version (because it is easy to adapt) and then to the anon pages (because they are useless and therefore should come last)). EDIT 19:21, November 20, 2018 (UTC): Anon welcome messages were disabled Sept 2017 so no use at all now.

Current (03:44, June 26, 2015 (UTC)) welcome message

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Greetings $4! Welcome to the Wreck-It Ralph Wiki! We are thankful for your edit to the $1 page, and hope you will make many more! Please review over the Wreck-It Ralph Wiki Policies so you can make your time here much more enjoyable and beneficial! We are very happy to have you here!

Have any questions or requests? Please leave me a message if I can help with anything!

Draft

Surge welcoming you to the wiki

A simple template, much like the above, but with Surge, being his gatekeeper self, clearing the user to enter the wiki.

Header: Welcome to Wreck-It Ralph Wiki! You bring any fruit with you?

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Greetings $4! Welcome to the Wreck-It Ralph Wiki! We are thankful for your edit to the $1 page, and hope you will make many more! Try checking out the following pages for some help getting started:

  • Wreck-It Ralph Wiki:Community Portal—This page is designed to notify users about projects on the wiki and places they can help the wiki.
  • Wreck-It Ralph Wiki:Policies—This page lists some important policy pages you should know about.
  • Discussions—Discussions are a thread-based board for talking with other users in ways that might not be directly connected to a specific page.

We hope you can make your time here enjoyable and beneficial! We are very happy to have you here!

Anything to declare? If so, please leave me a message!

Core four welcome table

Each core character has a "section" in the table that tells users different things:

  • Fix-It Felix: New user common help
  • Hero's Duty: Things they can do to help the wiki ("duties")
  • Sugar Rush: Fun and games areas and uses (forums, blogs, etc.) - (Removed for now because I think users have the "fun stuff" down and can find it easily enough plus I think we should encourage wiki editing where possible; I can definitely write up this section if people want me to do it once I suggest changes to the welcome template to a wider audience)
    • Could be re-added pending the outcome of some potential future discussions that may affect "fun space" related extensions
  • Wreck-It Ralph: Policies

DON'T GO OVERBOARD

Header: Welcome Train now arriving in outlet 1... Welcome to Game Central Station!

Text:

Hello, $4, and welcome to Wreck-It Ralph Wiki! We saw the edit you made to the $1 page, and we are thankful and hope you will make many more! Please game jump to any of the following pages to find out more about the wiki, but remember: don't go Turbo!

Wreck-It Ralph—The rules

Hero's Duty—What you can do for the wiki

Ralph8bit.png Ralph may be a Bad Guy, but that doesn't make him a bad guy. Join Ralph in not being a bad guy by making sure you know the following rules:

You can find more of our rules at Wreck-It Ralph Wiki:Policies, but the pages listed above are the ones new users tend to need the most help learning. Follow them, and you can be sure you won't "wreck it"!

Only the bravest and the best serve in our corps! A big part of editing a wiki is collaborating with other users and finding things to do that benefit the wiki. You may be able to find things to do on some of the following pages:
  • Wreck-It Ralph Wiki:Community Portal—This page is designed to notify users about projects on the wiki and places they can help the wiki.
  • Discussions—If you want to make a big change somewhere or start a new project, making a discussion thread is a good way to let people know.
  • Talk pages for specific articles are good ways to bring up changes to that article that you think need discussion
  • Special:Insights or Special:Specialpages—The Insights page and some special pages can give you lists of pages that need things like categories or images. If you use these page lists, please make sure the page needs the change you are making, though.

Make sure to talk and work together with other editors to best help the wiki to grow. It's make your mamas proud time!

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Fix-It Felix Jr.—Need help?

Jiminy jaminy! You might be wondering where to go if you find yourself needing help. Here are a few suggestions:
  • Discussions—Discussions are useful for lots of things—socializing and large-scale improvements or discussions among them—but they're also a place you can ask for help.
  • Message walls of specific users—If you see an experienced user who is willing to help you or discuss a change to an article, you can try to contact them on their message wall. Not every user will want to help, but working collaboratively is one of the great things about a wiki!
  • Administrators—You can contact administrators on their message wall like any other user. They may be able to provide help with questions or edits just like any other experienced user, though they can also help with more pressing issues, like blocking users who are breaking the rules or setting up filters or protecting pages to prevent vandalism.

Remember it's okay to ask for help when you're not sure about something! We can fix it!

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More horizontal table format

Wreck-It Ralph—The rules

Ralph may be a Bad Guy, but that doesn't make him a bad guy. Join Ralph in not being a bad guy by making sure you know the following rules:

You can find more of our rules at Wreck-It Ralph Wiki:Policies, but the pages listed above are the ones new users tend to need the most help learning. Follow them, and you can be sure you won't "wreck it"!

Ralph8bit.png

Hero's Duty—What you can do for the wiki

Calhoun8bit.png Only the bravest and the best serve in our corps! A big part of editing a wiki is collaborating with other users and finding things to do that benefit the wiki. You may be able to find things to do on some of the following pages:
  • Wreck-It Ralph Wiki:Community Portal—This page is designed to notify users about projects on the wiki and places they can help the wiki.
  • Discussions—If you want to make a big change somewhere or start a new project, making a discussion thread is a good way to let people know.
  • Talk pages—For specific articles, talk pages are good ways to bring up changes to that article that you think need to be discussed first.
  • Special:Insights or Special:Specialpages—The Insights page and some special pages can give you lists of pages that need things like categories or images. If you use these page lists, please make sure the page needs the change you are making, though.

Make sure to talk and work together with other editors to best help the wiki to grow. It's make your mamas proud time!

Fix-It Felix Jr.—Need help?

Jiminy jaminy! You might be wondering where to go if you find yourself needing help. Here are a few suggestions:
  • Discussions—Discussions are useful for lots of things—socializing and large-scale improvements or discussions among them—but they're also a place you can ask for help.
  • Message walls of specific users—If you see an experienced user who is willing to help you or discuss a change to an article, you can try to contact them on their message wall. Not every user will want to help, but working collaboratively is one of the great things about a wiki!
  • Administrators—You can contact administrators on their message wall like any other user. They may be able to provide help with questions or edits just like any other experienced user, though they can also help with more pressing issues, like blocking users who are breaking the rules or setting up filters or protecting pages to prevent vandalism.

Remember it's okay to ask for help when you're not sure about something! We can fix it!

Felix8bit.png
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