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This welcoming template (primarily intended for users who have just registered a new account) should always be substituted on to new users' talk pages rather than just being simply transcluded. It will be signed with your user signature automagically and date your welcome too:

Optionally, you can also include the name of an article as a first variable, separated by a pipe character. You can also include an optional message as a second variable if you use another pipe character, followed by your message, using this syntax:

{{subst:118w|ARTICLE NAME|place your message text here}}

If both the optional parameters are left blank, below is what will be written on the User Talk page after substitution (your own signature with date stamp will replace the --~~ part right at the end):-

Hello, 118w !

Welcome to Wikitravel.

Thank you for your interesting contributions !

We've created a tips for new contributors page, full of helpful links about policies and guidelines and our house style as well as some important information on copyleft and basic stuff like how to edit a page.

However, even more important than following every guideline is to PLUNGE FORWARD and write something useful – someone might be along to help with the proper formatting later if we're both lucky...

Add your home town, or a place you know well or write some insider tips - but don't use first person pronouns.

It was great that you created your own user account on Wikitravel because you will now enjoy various benefits when logged on:

  1. easier communication with other writers about your edits and travel tips via your very own User Talk page
  2. choose to turn off advertising (in your user Preferences)
  3. credit for your travel writing and edits, which will now all be attributed to you rather than just an IP address
  4. your contributions will now become more trusted as you become familiar to other Wikitravellers as a frequent editor with a history they can check
  5. you'll now not need to pass a recaptcha test each time you edit

If you need help, check out Wikitravel:Help, or post a message in the travellers' pub. We're looking forward to seeing you again here on Wikitravel! --~~

Other welcoming templates in the same template family are:

  • Template:118a - encouraging anonymous IP's to register anaccount and explaining the benefits of registration
  • Template:118at - aimed at TOUTS that have either not bothered to create a User account or have not bothered to log on
  • Template:118t - aimed at TOUTS that have created a User account and a little bit brusque, since these are often some of the worst offenders!