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User:Nino Barbieri

OK, I try to read everithing. Tell me please if I make errors. Thank you. --Nino Barbieri 09:24, 22 January 2007 (UTC)


Hi, regarding that image, please delete it, it was a mistake and I'm a new user and couldn't eliminate it. Thank you montecarlostar


  • I put the {{welcome}} manually to some new user pages. I do not mind that you are the originator in the text.
  • I like the English layout, as it is much better than the German one.

- regards --gildemax 17:36, 4 June 2006 (UTC)


Couple ideas:

  • How about changing special:contributions column to toolserver/Gallery.php? or maybe both.
  • Should there be some marking for users with problems? For cases you see user has problems and you cant help, so you mark it to list and someone else can check it? Or maybe just skip them.

PS. Orgullobots notag markings still lack timestamp... --Tomia 22:20, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

    • Yeah, if you leave them on the list, someone else will have to check them. That's the easiest way. Thanks for your help! :) pfctdayelise (translate?) 06:05, 22 June 2006 (UTC)


  • 1. Yes, I always read welcome messages, and I was struck by how professional, neat, colourful and helpful the welcome box looked.
  • 2. The welcome box was extremely useful. It gave lots of links to helpful places, making me feel a lot more welcome.
  • 3. I think it would be useful if the box included the standard signature stamp at the end, like the bot's version of ~~~~.
  • Very well done, and thanks for the welcome! — Vanderdeckenξφ 10:51, 18 June 2006 (UTC)


Hello and thanks for the welcome message. I really felt nice, and the message had given me an isight into the Project. Yes, I always read the welcome message. In case, I feel something more to be added, I shall surely come back to you. Thanks. --Bhadani 13:39, 22 June 2006 (UTC)


  • 1. Yes, I do read the welcome messages.
  • 2. This one was useful and very helpful with all the links I needed
  • 3. Nothing comes on my mind, for now. I found just everything necessary for start. --Donatus 19:46, 25 June 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for the welcome, mate. Should help me get the know-how on the commons. --Dom0803 01:05, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

Roman 92

  • 1. I always read welcome messages.
  • 2. I think welcome messages are showing basic things on the project.
  • 3.
  • I prefer to be welcoming by user, not by bot :). Roman 92 talk 08:15, 15 July 2006 (UTC)


  • 1. I always read messages. This one wasn't an exception.
  • 2. It was very helpfull. I made a few mistakes before recieving it that I won't make now.
  • 3. For now, I think it's OK. Maybe I'll come up with something later.
  • Bot could put the message faster, or the talk page could be created with it, if it's technically possible. Venenifer 21:59, 25 July 2006 (UTC)


  • 1. I always read the messages
  • 2. It was really helpful. I especially appreciated the 'Goodies, tips and tricks' section
  • 3. —
  • I support Venenifer's idea of creating the discussion page with the included welcome message automatically. --DanielWeisser 10:30, 29 July 2006 (UTC)

Heki Tune

  • 1.多少読み流しました。
  • 2.大変役に立ちます。これから色々と参考にさせていただきたいと思っています。
  • 3.だいたい良いと思うのですが、よくある質問自体を載せてみてはいかがでしょうか?
  • I am a native speaker of japanese.なので、welcome messagesは日本語であってほしかった。プログラムなら仕方ないのかもしれませんが・・・

--Heki Tune 17:56, 1 August 2006 (UTC)


  • 1. I skimmed through the welcome message
  • 2. Found 2-3 useful things that I didnt know
  • 3. Nothing now, but would chip in if something comes later
  • Great effort, this automated welcome message... It gave me a am-part-of-this-community feeling, which was awesome.

--Hari 14:10, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

User:Mac Wanter

* 1. The first time I saw it, I read it, nowI just skim. 
* 2. It is very usefull, possibly essential for people that are completly new to wikimedia wikis.
* We should have a link to a page that shows how to customize your sig. (I had to ask in the forums at memory alpha).

--Mac Wanter Talk 00:37, 16 August 2006 (UTC)


  • 1. Something between read or skimmed. I knew wikis before.
  • 2. It was useful. I added a Bable-Box after reading :-)
  • 3. Don't know.

--1b892e9b 16:23, 16 August 2006 (UTC)


  • 1. Yes, I read it.
  • 2. Links in the Welcome message are useful.
  • 3. My natural language is French. And I mainly contribute on French Wikipedia and Wikibooks.


  • 1. Welcome messages are useful for everyone.
  • 2. This welcome message is short, but has many good information.
  • 3. Do not think so.
  • Thanks for this nice initiative!

User:Grain de sel

  • 1. Yes, thank you.
  • 2. I think it can be useful.
  • 3. No idea.


  • 1. I skimmed it because I'm somewhat familiar with Wikimedia and MediaWiki.
  • 2. I'd already read the first steps article, but the "Goodies" and "Made a mistake?" were useful.
  • 3. You expect me to know already ;) ?
  • Thanks for writing this. Welcome messages by real people are often not any more personal anyways.

dto 01:50, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

User:Joshua Chiew

  1. I read it.
  2. It's quite useful, thanks.
  3. None at this time.

Joshua Chiew 08:43, 18 September 2006 (UTC)


  1. I skimmed over it, some of the links I had already visited anyways
  2. It somehow came too late. I had already made a mistake and just posted on the Help desk, someone was nice enough to help me :)
  3. Can't think of any right now.

Wrtlprnft 22:37, 29 September 2006 (UTC)


  • 1. Not in the beginning, because the message was in Spanish, and I have only a basic knowledge of Spanish. Then I noticed the other templates on the top, heheh.
  • 2. I read a good deal of the documentation before I uploaded a file. But all the links provided are useful.
  • 3. I don´t know...

Please don't guess people's native language. I would have rather seen a message in English than in Spanish... PatriciaR 18:26, 3 October 2006 (UTC)


I've been registered for months, and now i have a large, colorful welcome message. I don't know what to say... KillerChihuahua 01:51, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for the helpful welcome page.

Thanks for the helpful welcome page, you seem to be very warm and human. Do you drink coffee? Pedant 01:06, 21 September 2006 (UTC)

Yuval Y

One of the important things that sould be in the welcome messege, is "Please write your native language and your level of English, since it's mostly important" (or something like that). Seems that some users just don't know English, and by talking with them in their native tounge, many misunderstangings could be prevented. I've also noticed that Commons:Babel is translated to various languages, but I haven't found an Hebrew translation...
Best regards, Yuval Y 18:25, 7 October 2006 (UTC)


Thanks for welcoming me. Thebeanthebean1234567890 20:53, 7 November 2006 (UTC)

thank u

yes, I read it. thanks --Anne97432 10:32, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Late tanks

I'm really late, but thanks for the welcome! Ciao, Paolos 11:33, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

* 1. Yes, I read it.
* 2. Links in the Welcome message are useful.
* 3. No idea.

Nikola Smolenski

Well, I'm glad that I received the welcome message after so much time on Commons, but I have to say that initially, it almost scared me. Starting with the long list of languages, rest of the message also feels too crowded. I don't say that I could make a better one... Nikola Smolenski 19:31, 29 December 2006 (UTC)


  • 1. Not always because I've already red the welcome messages on fr:WP. I'm shy because they are not the same !
  • 2. Yes, I've learned about specific commons procedures like badname...
  • 3. Nothing special. Think that if you add or change something in the welcome message all those who have already red it won't read it again : the edit should be really visible.
  • Maybe to prevent omission the upload tool should not work without having choosen a license. In the case where the license is generated by a special template (like {{PD-GallicaPic|xxxxxxx}} ) an option could be given like Automatically generated license. ℍenry, encyclophile (Jaser !) 11:08, 1 January 2007 (UTC)


  • 1.It is true that I didnt read all, but I read part of them. And I like to receive the messages. On other side, in this moment a empty talk page means clear for all "this user is troublefree, goof. On other side it can give us a new information now "this user is activ here".
  • 2.Yes. And it would be better if I would read more.
  • 3.I think, it is very improtant to inform all users, that we need many files that are not so easy to get.

I take note of a good idea on Hungarian Wikipedia . If you make a new account there, you will see a welcome site automatically /without receiving the message/. But it find it very usefull to use both possibilities.

Sorry fo my english --Nolanus 04:15, 2 February 2007 (UTC)


Does the automatic welcoming work for every user, as checking the new uploads, there are many people without welcome messages, and using the nosource-script I find it rude to start off their talk pages with a warning..--Bdamokos 21:32, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

And an idea, probably you should mention the speedy delete tag next to the bad name one.--Bdamokos 21:41, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Also you should have a place in the template for the signature (the bot would use the current version, but with the user=~~~~ parameter, there could be an extra line saying if you need help, or feel lost you can always contact me. --Bdamokos 21:14, 4 February 2007 (UTC)


  • 1. I always read them.
  • 2. Yes, I found it very useful. But, telling the truth, I was a bit disappointed. I hoped it would be another warm welcome from a dear user (like on the other wikis), but this time only a bot... IMHO user generated welcomes would a little bit more encourage people.
  • 3. It is almost perfect in its current form, but I think it should be translated to the remaining 5 languages ASAP.

--JadeRoc 21:15, 4 March 2007 (UTC)


thx for the information! was a nice idea! Tczillay 21:30, 4 February 2007 (UTC)


  • 1. Read them
  • 2. Yeah it's good to have all those links to get started quickly.
  • 3. A link to a page with tips on how to go about resolving disputes might be helpful.
  • Thanks SieBot! :) --WikiSlasher 23:28, 16 February 2007 (UTC)


  • 1. (answer)日本語及び中国語の訳した文章を読みました。
  • 2. (answer)役に立ちます。特にありません。
  • 3. (answer)特にない!
  • (any other comments)俺は日本語と中国語しか分かりませんので、いきなり英語の質問はしないで下さい。迷惑です。宜しくお願いします。


  • 1. Yes - I usually read them
  • 2. The babel box tip and undoing mistakes tips were handy
  • 3. Maybe more immediate help with categorising - I always forget to sort out a category before uploading
Thanks Strider52 23:29, 28 February 2007 (UTC)


  • 1. I do read welcome message
  • 2. Did I find our welcome message useful?

Yes I do... *sight* I did not realize it was translated in french o_O

  • Did it tell me something I didn't know before but might need to know?

It is a kind of wikt:pense-bête there is links to first step and FAQs so... alot !!

  • 3. What was the third question ?
  • (any other comments)

Maybe it answers the third question... in fr.wikipedia and fr.wikiquote, welcome messages are posted and signed by sysop... no matter if they use a bot or not... This is beter because

    • 1. this is warmer
    • 2. This give more weight (is it a frenchism ??) to the welcome message
    • 3. It is a way to have a model as a user and someone to talk to ...


  • 1. Finally read it :P
  • 2. yes
  • 3. no
  • Thank you


  • 1. I rarely log into commons unless I'm uploading a picture. My user page points to my user page on the english wikipedia. It's a fluke that I even saw the welcome message.
  • 2. The only thing that I found in the welcome box that I wasn't already aware of was the info about babel and graphics ability as it relates to commons.
  • 3. Information on how commons categories are organised when compared to wikipedia would be helpful. Many don't even vaguely align and it can be difficult to categorise photos.
  • This is a joke, right? I get a new user message over 4 months after my first upload! I've put about 28 photos on commons over that time. --Athol Mullen 03:54, 31 March 2007 (UTC)


  1. Skimmed through, but will definitely read it in full when I get acquainted with Commons more.
  2. The message is helpful, because it gives the basics of what one should know. It definitely contains stuff I need to know.
  3. I don't know, yet. But I surmise that the said message is pretty concise and complete already.

--Ouro 16:31, 5 April 2007 (UTC)


Maybe i'm not quiet the usual customer on this page: i was contributing to Commons since a little more then one year before i got the welcome message. But nevertheless i was pleased to get it anyway.

  1. I read it.
  2. Yes. Of course, most of the hints i learned myself over the time i already was in Commons. But i didn't knew about Commons talk:Licensing for instance.
  3. No, looks pretty comprehensive.

--Rotkraut 19:20, 5 April 2007 (UTC)


  • 1. Yes, I skimmed over them.
  • 2. Yes, it gives a good review.
  • 3. Yes, it would be far better to be welcomed by a user, not by a bot. -- Nicolas17 23:19, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

User talk:Ulrich R. 1

Thak you for the welcome message.

  1. Yes, I read the message.
  2. Yes, I found it very usefull.
  3. I don't know. I'm new here, but I don't miss anything at the moment. -- Ulrich R. 1 20:58, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

User talk:LRBurdak


  1. I am new to Commons but earlier contributed images to English Wikipedia.
  2. May I know how to move images from English Wiki to commons?--LRBurdak 17:05, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

User:Sir Intellegent

  • 1. read
  • 2. Yes, and Yes
  • 3. Can't think of any


  • 1. Yes, I read it.
  • 2. Yes; helpful and friendly
  • 3. No, that's almost perfect (with the little exception of... 3 bis).
  • 3 bis. I would like to see the version in the Lombard language as well. Of course, in a full wiki spirit, I am ready to provide the translation, but, as a matter of fact, the welcome template is protected. All in all, that's nothing urgent, even if it seems necessary.
  • 3 ter: a technicality: the banner You have new messages did not appear at my latest login, even if the welcome-bot modified the talk page. It could be guessed that some users will notice they have been welcome only later on.

Thank you. Bye.--10caart 08:29, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

CommonGuy 18:33, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

A welcome template by a bot is very impersonal. CommonGuy 18:33, 21 May 2007 (UTC)


  • Esta página es un verdadero aporte... felicitaciones!!!

--M47H 09:45, 25 May 2007 (UTC)


  • 役に立ちました。ありがとうございます。

--斎東小世 20:58, 21 June 2007 (JST)

user:Alter Mandarine

je suppose qu'il s'agissait d'un message de bienvenue gentil tout plein, avec tout plein de conseils bien utiles, alors merci beaucoup, mais à qui ? heu ... et la même chose en français, ce serait possible ? parce qu'il est un peu tard pour l'anglais ! voilà, bonne soirée (nuit ? jour ?) à qui me lira --Alter Mandarine 21:03, 28 May 2007 (UTC)


  • 1. skim
  • 2. a bit
  • 3. don't know... I am not completely new on wikipedia; have been on wikipedia before wikimedia commons
  • (any other comments)

User:Wolfgang glock

  • 1. Oh yes, I read the welcome message (in fact, I have a habit of reading everything in writing presented to me ... ;-) )
  • 2. There are indeed some useful hints although I already had some experience from Wikipedia (where I have been around since 2003) and from Commons, too (because I have been uploading image files since summer 2005 and was indeed quite astonished to find a welcome message now in February 2007 - in fact, I did not even notice it immediately but came upon it by chance!).
  • 3. I think the most important hints for newbies are the links leading to helpful pages such as First steps help file, FAQs, How to upload files and Helpdesk. --wg 21:13, 5 June 2007 (UTC)