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New users are constantly joining the wiki, creating accounts, and beginning what we hope to be long and fulfilling terms as editors. The world of wikis can be a harrowing, confusing place for someone who has never contributed before, and having someone show them their first steps can be a lifesaver.

There are many editors who take it upon themselves to steer these up-and-coming contributors in the right direction. These users do so by adding {{subst:Welcome}} ~~~~ to the talk pages of new users. This automatically adds the welcome template to their page, as well as your name and the date. By helping to welcome new users, you are assisting in the growth and expansion of the RuneScape Wiki!

Note: We ask that you please use the subst: function, as this makes the welcome more personal to the new user.

Userbox[edit source]

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This user helps to
welcome new contributors!

To identify your activity in welcoming users to your userpage, simply paste this code into your userbox section:


Our welcome template[edit source]

To add our standard welcome message (shown below) to a new user's talk page, simply paste this code on their talk page:

{{subst:Welcome|(your username)|~~~~}}

Welcome![edit source]

Hello, Welcoming, and welcome to the RuneScape Wiki! We're happy to see new editors making contributions. Here are a few links you might find helpful:

Please remember to sign your messages on talk pages by typing four tildes (~~~~); this automatically inserts your username and the date. If you have any trouble, feel free to ask questions on the user help page, the RSW clan chat, or on Discord, where a lot of our editors hang out.

We hope you like it here and decide to stay!

Your own template[edit source]

If you wish, you can also create your own welcome template to use to welcome others; use of this template is only suggested, not mandatory. However, please use the {{subst: function if you choose to do so. If you'd like to view the personal welcoming templates of other users, check out this category.