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Welcome to the Welcoming Committee of the Homestar Runner Wiki. If you'd like to join this committee, just put your name at the bottom of the list below!

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[edit] Who We Are

The welcoming committee is a group of people who kindly greet new users and help them get started (if needed). If you want to help out, the most obvious thing you can do is post welcome messages and be friendly and helpful with new users you meet.

Note that joining the committee confers neither responsibilities nor privileges, but members are expected to do some welcoming — we don't want to simply clutter up this page with member names.

You should also have a basic technical understanding of the wiki so that you can answer any questions an inexperienced user might have.

[edit] Don't Bite

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"Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity." -Hanlon's Razor

The Wikipedia Welcoming Committee, in their "Please do not bite the newcomers" page, wrote:

...Behavior that may appear malicious to experienced Wikipedians is more likely due to ignorance of our expectations and rules. Even if you're 100% sure that someone is a worthless, no-good, low-down scum-sucking Internet troll, vandal, or worse; comport yourself as if they're not. By being forgiving, instructive, and respectful, you come away with much more dignity, and you reflect well on our project.

Basically, just don't get frustrated if a newcomer or some IP makes a mistake- let it slide and give him a friendly note telling them what they did.

[edit] Standards for Welcoming

Users are automatically provided with helpful links and information by the bot First Time Here?, and the members of the welcoming committee are encouraged to offer a more personalized welcome and help. Be as kind and welcoming as possible and answer any questions they might have.

You might begin with a general greeting, followed by some question (to get them to actively respond and participate) regarding themselves you might have gleaned from an edit they have made. Obviously, once someone has set up a user page this is easier, but look at edit summaries or even the type of edit they have made to find a point of conversation. ("You seem pretty good with grammar. Do you take advanced language classes?") Just as you would in an in-person social environment, engage the new user in some form of interaction.

Remember, the goal of the welcoming process is to guide the new user toward active positive participation in the wiki. Suggest projects which might be a good fit for the new user. Point out pages which need cleanup and any other areas of the wiki you think the new user might be interested in. Channel their initial interest into quality participation.

[edit] Members

(Please remember only to join if you plan to do some Welcoming)

  1. FireBird 03:08, 8 October 2004 (UTC)
  2. Kilroy 03:26, 8 October 2004 (UTC)
  3. The Paper 09:15, 8 October 2004 (UTC)
  4. AgentSeethroo 21:26, 8 October 2004 (UTC)
  5. JoeyDay 20:09, 11 October 2004 (UTC)
  6. Thunderbird L17 07:19, 22 October 2004 (UTC)
  7. fahooglewitz1077 20:36, 27 October 2004 (UTC)
  8. Homsar999 07:01, 10 November 2004 (UTC)
  9. Ooy 07:46, 14 November 2004 (UTC)
  10. Happy 14:16, 21 November 2004 (UTC)
  11. woddfellow2 21:41, 9 January 2005 (UTC)
  12. firefoxman 00:56, 15 January 2005 (UTC)
  13. evin290 17:46, 20 February 2005 (UTC)
  14. HomestarrunnerGO 02:11, 30 March 2005 (UTC)
  15. Pertmywert 04:32, 30 March 2005 (UTC)
  16. BurninatorBoombox&Markie 00:17, 23 April 2005 (UTC)
  17. DMurphy 02:31, 3 May 2005 (UTC)
  18. Rob 12:26, 6 May 2005 (UTC)
  19. mitchell00 12:29, 6 May 2005 (UTC)
  20. acekirby13 16:45, 7 May 2005 (UTC)
  21. FireCow 03:02, 13 May 2005 (UTC)
  22. kerrek slaya 16:00, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
  23. The Mu 01:22, 21 May 2005 (UTC)
  24. Cheatachu72 12:51, 13 June 2005 (UTC)
  25. single deuce 03:10, 6 July 2005 (UTC)
  26. Darklinkskywalker 21:14, 14 July 2005 (UTC)
  27. BazookaJoe 04:37, 19 July 2005 (UTC)
  28. Thecheat1234 23:13, 27 July 2005 (UTC)
  29. RJMT 21:38, 3 August 2005 (UTC)
  30. It's dot com 03:16, 7 August 2005 (UTC)
  31. Rogue Leader 15:25, 7 August 2005 (UTC)
  32. Undabite 01:42, 27 August 2005 (UTC)
  33. Bubsty 01:42, 27 August 2005 (UTC)
  34. Strong Bad57 16:40, 30 August 2005 (UTC)
  35. Homestramy20 06:15, 31 August 2005 (UTC)
  36. Nathand42 03:46, 18 September 2005 (UTC)
  37. Bkmlb 18:48, 25 September 2005 (UTC)
  38. AbdiViklas 04:13, 8 October 2005 (UTC)
  39. Lunar Jesters 09:59, 12 October 2005 (UTC)
  40. gwr2004 23:43, 12 October 2005 (UTC)
  41. The Coachsmith 15:21, 23 October 2005 (UTC)
  42. Lapper 21:59, 29 October 2005 (UTC)
  43. Stephen923 23:41, 9 November 2005 (UTC)
  44. DBK 03:51, 10 November 2005 (UTC)
  45. ACupOfCoffee 03:38, 16 November 2005 (UTC)
  46. KieferSkunk 18:43, 17 November 2005 (UTC)
  47. Teh Frossty One 22:11, 20 November 2005 (UTC)
  48. SparkPlug 03:01, 24 November 2005 (UTC)
  49. Kookykman 14:37, 25 November 2005 (UTC)
  50. The 386 22:28, 9 December 2005 (UTC)
  51. NOT Billy Bob Bob 15:45, 10 December 2005 (UTC)
  52. Salty 16:27, 10 December 2005 (UTC)
  53. Homsarroks 21:40, 17 December 2005 (UTC)
  54. Has Matt? 20:13, 23 December 2005 (UTC)
  55. Heimstern Läufer 23:44, 23 December 2005 (UTC)
  56. Tampo 15:46, 27 December 2005 (UTC)
  57. Will 19:14, 2 January 2006 (UTC)
  58. The thing 23:08, 7 January 2006 (UTC)
  59. Gnome of Fury 14:19, 16 January 2006 (UTC)
  60. Bluebry 01:50, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
  61. Thekillerdynamo 14:44, 25 January 2006 (UTC)
  62. Apology 22:43, 28 January 2006 (UTC)
  63. Riley 12:16, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
  64. LePorello 12:42, 12 February 2006 (UTC)
  65. Dacheatbot 04:37, 8 March 2006 (UTC)
  66. Ookelaylay 22:10, 11 March 2006 (UTC)
  67. Nckinfn04 01:52, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
  68. Homsar7 03:48, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
  1. Einstein runner 22:54, 18 April 2006 (UTC)
  2. Ten Ten 14:44, 27 April 2006 (UTC)
  3. Bassbone 23:52, 4 May 2006 (UTC)
  4. Whopper 22:22, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
  5. X-Spider2 07:40, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
  6. CheetSpeek 01:46, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
  7. Bleed0range 10:23, 27 July 2006 (UTC)
  8. Super Martyo Brother 08:11, 1 August 2006 (UTC)
  9. Cutepetsrus 17:02, 3 August 2006 (UTC)
  10. Unme93 14:05, 7 August 2006 (UTC)
  11. Phlip 14:57, 16 August 2006 (UTC)
  12. Stringbodhunier 16:49, 17 August 2006 (UTC)
  13. The Joe 23:20, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
  14. SamFisher1022 6:53, 9 September 2006 (UTC)
  15. Trey56 06:16, 5 October 2006 (UTC)
  16. Tom mayfair 13:12, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
  17. Makatota 15:36, 5 November 2006 (UTC)
  18. The Valentine Bros. 03:08, 21 November 2006 (UTC)
  19. Invisible Robot Fish 15:07, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
  20. Theyellowdart 03:13, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
  21. Austio888888 05:51, 26 December 2006 (UTC)
  22. Tito 17:40, 28 December 2006 (UTC)
  23. Saddy Dumpington 20:48, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
  24. LordQuackingstick 01:22, 20 January 2007 (UTC)
  25. DeFender1031 20:39, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
  26. Sam the Man 9:00, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
  27. Sysb 02:58, 29 March 2007 (UTC)
  28. Homestar-winner 11:11, 14 April 2007 (UTC)
  29. Homestarmy Commando1 9:06, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
  30. Mighty Twig16:39, 28 April 2007 (UTC)
  31. Sherlockrunner 12:22, May 20th (UTC)
  32. Slipknot6477 7:23, June 8th (UTC)
  33. Techgeekmbg 12:47, June 17th (UTC)
  34. Elkmiester 18:00, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
  35. SantanaHomerunner 16:24, 19 July 2007 (UTC)
  36. Kanjiro 19:09, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
  37. Foop 12:01, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
  38. Sevyn 10:55, 26 Sept 2007 (UTC)
  39. GuardDuck 22:32, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
  40. I'm Not Certain 22:41, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
  41. Evershiner 14:29, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
  42. The-homsarrunner 05:31, 2008 January 13. (UTC)
  43. Hooray4homestar 22:43, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
  44. Mr. Smarty Spots 22:59, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
  45. Wichesbrew82 01:31, 4 February 2008 (UTC)
  46. Meme3 06:34, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
  47. TheCoolRobot 23:54, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
  48. Mtp1997 19:13, 2 May 2008 (UTC)
  49. Raiku 5:29, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
  50. HRjcm 22:53, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
  51. F Minus 03:18, 19 November 2008
  52. ALJ123456 19:48, 2nd December 2008
  53. Record307 4:44 , 3 February 2009 (UTC)
  54. Coach z's cool
  55. T3H_CH3K7_888 22:24, 11 March 2009 (UTC)
  56. Jagger88 1:12, 30 March 2009 (UTC)
  57. Movie magic man 14:28, 29 August 2009 (UTC)
  58. Awcyendocal 14:00, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
  59. That'sBupkis 00:51, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
  60. McArbys 23:59, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
  61. Star Guy 17:22, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
  62. Jibblejibblejibble 00:49, 31 December 2009 (UTC)
  63. StrongAwesome74 22:39, 7 January 2010 (UTC)
  64. GChrome 20:42, 1 August 2010 (UTC)
  65. Doctorwho295 1:55, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
  66. Hompom 23:41, 19 August 2011 (UTC)
  67. Broncotroll 1:37, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
  68. Catjaz63 20:35, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
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