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I don't know why you people think this is truly a good welcome page. A welcome page is supposed to make the new user feel, oh I don't know, WELCOME?!?!?! This pretty much does the exact opposite. It's unprofessional compared to what we have on Bulbapedia and will pretty much TURN DOWN members instead of bringing them in. Let's be honest, who wants to join a place where the welcome message tells them "you suck" and insults them at any given moment. I sure as hell wouldn't. >_> --[[User:Jonouchi|Jonouchi]] 13:21, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
 
I don't know why you people think this is truly a good welcome page. A welcome page is supposed to make the new user feel, oh I don't know, WELCOME?!?!?! This pretty much does the exact opposite. It's unprofessional compared to what we have on Bulbapedia and will pretty much TURN DOWN members instead of bringing them in. Let's be honest, who wants to join a place where the welcome message tells them "you suck" and insults them at any given moment. I sure as hell wouldn't. >_> --[[User:Jonouchi|Jonouchi]] 13:21, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
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:Yeah, because a big blob of green with lots of blue links and bolded text makes them feel really welcome? [[User:GlinnMgraw|'''<span style="color:#0000FF;">Glinn</span>]] [[User_talk:GlinnMgraw|<span style="color:#000000;">Mgraw</span>''']] 14:07, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
   
 
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== Um. ==

Revision as of 14:07, 1 December 2008

Archives

  • Archive 1 (discussions from January 4–November 26, 2008)

POLL

Put your name under which Welcome template you like most. The winner will be the new welcome template.

Current Welcome (2)

  1. ニョロトノ666 04:20, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  2. RexRacer -talk 02:01, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Discussion

Why, everyone...? Why? --ニョロトノ666 01:33, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, Poli. But people don't really pay attention to this one... パチリスの恋人12 01:34, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
If you're asking why you're the only user supporting the current version, it's because a lot of users like Kogoro's. Chocolate((Talk to Me|Look at My Contributions)) 01:35, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
Here's the thing; it's not the welcome template. The welcome template is fine. It's just that the users don't read it. Nothing's gonna change that, unfortunately. Except adding porno. That might get a n00b's attention. --ニョロトノ666 01:46, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
I disagree. I know I keep mentioning this, but the welcomes I get at other wikis are much smaller and easier to read than ours, and I read those. That's why I made my proposed template, to shorten things up and make it more digestible. --Martonimos 04:09, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Kogoro (21)

  1. MAGNEDETH 03:20, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  2. Force Fire 03:21, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  3. Kogoro | Talk to me - 03:21, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  4. PsychicRider 03:22, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  5. Chocolate((Talk to Me|Look at My Contributions)) 03:32, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  6. Nick., something to say? 03:37, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  7. Umbee 03:47, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  8. MaverickNate 04:29, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  9. ケンジガール 04:55, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  10. Jïörüjï Ðērākō.>.cнаt^ 05:13, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  11. The Dark Fiddler - Smarter than the average bear! 13:39, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  12. Cipher (Talk) 13:57, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  13. Jonouchi 14:07, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  14. UltimateSephiroth (user · talk · contrib) 14:18, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  15. DCM((Shut the **** upSpy on My Edits))
  16. KukiTalk 21:25, 29 November 2008 (UTC). Organized, nicer to the newbies.
  17. Darkeiya 01:25, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
  18. パチリスの恋人12 01:31, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
  19. TorchicBlaziken (talk) 20:42, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
  20. AngelSl 01:50, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
  21. Pikachugal 05:28, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Discussion

This is just so the bestestest! It's visually nice and has it all in a small package. Martonimos's is good, but it looks somehow boring. MAGNEDETH's is just plain rude and IMO should not be used. Though the problem is, does everyone like to have such box in the top of his/her talk page? That needs to be worked out, for example a possibility of hiding it somehow after reading could be useful... UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 17:06, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

It's the best apart from the fact it tells me nothing. Glinn Mgraw 04:26, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
It needs a link to the talk page policy which says no deletion; a lot of new users get blasted for removal of the Welcome and other warnings. — THE TROM — 09:17, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
Just want to add here, I have created a version that also gives a small blurb of info with the links, please check it out at the same page as the original! - Kogoro | Talk to me - 09:48, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
In addition, there is a link to the talk page policy, please check under the Miscellaneous heading. - Kogoro | Talk to me - 13:06, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Martonimos (5)

  1. Martonimos 03:30, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  2. Glinn Mgraw 03:34, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  3. Gywall(Talk)
  4. Jmath 14:05, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  5. THE TROM — 09:22, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

Discussion

I like this template for the sole reason it tells most of the things a new user needs to know and it's a much shorter version of the current template. The only thing lacking in Kogoro's is that people may not go through all the links in the template. They might check a few of them but that's probably as far as they will go. Jmath 05:23, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

MAGNEDETH (5)

  1. TTEchidna
  2. MathijsP 08:00, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
  3. DCM((Shut the **** upSpy on My Edits))
  4. Rucario64 20:42, 30 November 2008 (UTC)
  5. Θρtιmαtum♏Talk|Links 03:36, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Discussion

I doubt we'd get any respect if a welcome page would make the visitor feel like crap. --Jonouchi 21:46, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

i know! what was i thinking!?!? -- MAGNEDETH 21:52, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
HAHA awsome man that one is way to cool ha I hope this winsRucario64 20:41, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

I seriously think that this is a good idea. After all, we've been lenient with most new users so far and they've been abusing the userspace. Getting a little rough might be our answer. Θρtιmαtum♏Talk|Links 10:35, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

I don't know why you people think this is truly a good welcome page. A welcome page is supposed to make the new user feel, oh I don't know, WELCOME?!?!?! This pretty much does the exact opposite. It's unprofessional compared to what we have on Bulbapedia and will pretty much TURN DOWN members instead of bringing them in. Let's be honest, who wants to join a place where the welcome message tells them "you suck" and insults them at any given moment. I sure as hell wouldn't. >_> --Jonouchi 13:21, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, because a big blob of green with lots of blue links and bolded text makes them feel really welcome? Glinn Mgraw 14:07, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Um.

What about the old welcome template? I like that one best... No, really. --ニョロトノ666 04:20, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Theres a spot before Kogoros that shows it.--RexRacer -talk 04:21, 29 November 2008 (UTC)
Ah. Thanks. --ニョロトノ666 04:22, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

Idea

It may sound like a retarded on but why don't test thses welcomes on 4 new users and keep an eye on them like guniea pigs (rats) or whatever.--Coolピカチュウ! 02:11, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

Murphy's Law. We test MAGNEDETH's on one guy, and that guy runs off, never to return. When we travel to the future, we discover that if we didn't put MAGNEDETH's there, that guy wouldn't have become Ph34r and vandalised the shit out of Bulbapedia, thus leading Kuki into suicide, other obsessed users into drugs, and the rest of us into complete boredom. Bored to death, TTE travels to our current time and votes for MAGNEDETH's in a hope to get people to say "HEY, DON'T VOTE ON THIS". Unfortunately, this was what caused CoolPikachu to post this idea and thus sending the first guy I mentioned into a trail down Ph34r lane, causing a user called Optimatum to predict all this shit. This causes a time paradox, leading the world to ASPLODE. Θρtιmαtum♏Talk|Links 04:33, 1 December 2008 (UTC)
That was retarded and that's what I said about my idea -.-.--Coolピカチュウ! 04:37, 1 December 2008 (UTC)