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==The Welcoming Committee==
==The Welcoming Committee==
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First, you might want to join the [[HRWiki:Welcoming committee|welcoming committee]] by adding ''<nowiki>#~~~</nowiki>'' to the bottom of the [[HRWiki:Welcoming committee#Members|members]] section.
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First, you may want to join the [[HRWiki:Welcoming committee|welcoming committee]] by adding ''<nowiki>#~~~~</nowiki>'' to the bottom of the [[HRWiki:Welcoming committee#Members|members]] section.
==Finding new users==
==Finding new users==
===Recent Changes===
===Recent Changes===
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[[Special:Recent changes|Recent changes]] is one way to find new users. If a new user has created an account, this will appear in Recent changes:
 
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*([[Special:Log/newusers|User creation log]]); 12:00 . . [[User:User|User]] ([[User talk:User|Talk]] | [[Special:contributions/User|ctrbs]]) ''(newusers: Created the user [[User:User|User]] ([[User talk:User|Talk]] | [[Special:contributions/User|ctrbs]]))''
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[[Special:RecentChanges|Recent changes]] is one way to find new users. If a new user has created an account, this will appear in Recent changes:
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*([[Special:Log/newusers|User creation log]]); 12:00 . . [[User:User|User]] ([[User talk:User|Talk]] | [[Special:Contributions/User|ctrbs]]) ''(newusers: Created the user [[User:User|User]] ([[User talk:User|Talk]] | [[Special:Contributions/User|ctrbs]]))''
If their talk page link is red, then this user hasn't been welcomed, or their talk page is blank (however, this is not always the case: their talk page may have been deleted). If you click on the red link, you may enter your [[Help:Welcome#Welcoming|welcome message]].
If their talk page link is red, then this user hasn't been welcomed, or their talk page is blank (however, this is not always the case: their talk page may have been deleted). If you click on the red link, you may enter your [[Help:Welcome#Welcoming|welcome message]].
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*12:00, 01 January 2006 [[User:User|User]] newusers ''(Created the user [[User:User|User]] ([[User talk:User|Talk]] | [[Special:contributions/User|contribs]]))''
*12:00, 01 January 2006 [[User:User|User]] newusers ''(Created the user [[User:User|User]] ([[User talk:User|Talk]] | [[Special:contributions/User|contribs]]))''
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You may also see this:
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The date format will vary depending on [[Special:Preferences|your preferences]] (under Date format).
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*12:00, January 1, 2006 [[User:User|User]] newusers ''(Created the user [[User:User|User]] ([[User talk:User|Talk]] | [[Special:contributions/User|contribs]]))''
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Like Recent changes, if their talk page link is red, then this user hasn't been welcomed, or their talk page is blank. If you click on the red link, you may enter your [[Help:Welcome#Welcoming|welcome message]].
Like Recent changes, if their talk page link is red, then this user hasn't been welcomed, or their talk page is blank. If you click on the red link, you may enter your [[Help:Welcome#Welcoming|welcome message]].

Current revision as of 13:33, 1 July 2009

Here's how to welcome a new user:

Contents

[edit] The Welcoming Committee

First, you may want to join the welcoming committee by adding #~~~~ to the bottom of the members section.

[edit] Finding new users

[edit] Recent Changes

Recent changes is one way to find new users. If a new user has created an account, this will appear in Recent changes:

If their talk page link is red, then this user hasn't been welcomed, or their talk page is blank (however, this is not always the case: their talk page may have been deleted). If you click on the red link, you may enter your welcome message.

[edit] User creation log

The User creation log is another way to find new users. This will appear on the log:

The date format will vary depending on your preferences (under Date format).

Like Recent changes, if their talk page link is red, then this user hasn't been welcomed, or their talk page is blank. If you click on the red link, you may enter your welcome message.

[edit] Welcoming

Before welcoming this new user, check the history of the talk page to make sure that this user hasn't been welcomed before.

Now you're ready to welcome the user. Click on his or her talk page link and type {{subst:welcome|~~~|~~~~~}} in the edit box, Welcome in the summary, and save the page.

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