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Community teams » Welcoming Committee
This community team is still in development. As we get more members and nominate a leader, this page will be filled out with more info about what we do and how we do it.
If you would like to join, leave a note here!


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This community team welcomes new members and makes sure they know what to do and where to go when they join - works closely with the Help Team.

[top]Deciding Who to Welcome

It would be simple just to welcome every new user, but some of the new users are vandals or spam bots, so we want to be a little bit careful about screening who we welcome.
;Basic criteria for who to welcome:
  • More than one contribution with at least one significant contribution (a few lines of text).
    • More than just adding stat numbers, a few external links (sometimes these are self-serving to get traffic to their sites), or spelling and minor editing corrections.
    • Contributions to shared articles and not just player, guild or server pages.

  • No vandals or spammers.

[top]Specific Tasks

Very easy.
  • Put either the {{welcome}} or {{
    on a new user's  discussion  page.
    • You might want to take a quick scan of the known vandals list and their recent contributions to make sure you're not welcoming vandals.

  • Answer quick questions left on your  discussion  page or direct them to another community team.
  • Refer users to an admin for the really tough issues.
  • Optional: If you have time, help notify people who were welcomed by inactive WelComm members that WelComm is still around.

Don't hesitate to ask WelComm leader questions.


Tasks this team is working on:
  • Pick a new leader. --Arjan
  • Work on Welcomed list. --Arjan

  • Pinged those who want to join to make sure they're still interested. --Arjan
  • Current committee members haven't contributed recently, but have been pinged. --Arjan
  • Updated standard {{welcome}} template. --Arjan
  • Made new {{signedwelcome}} template so you can leave your user name. --Arjan
  • Got committee members to use the new templates. --Arjan

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