Template talk:Welcome

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what do we call ourselves[edit]

I realise this was copied directly from Wikipedia, but it's a bit of a stretch to automatically call a Commons user a Wikipedia user, don't you think? :)

But what can we call ourselves? Commonsians?

--pfctdayelise 03:26, 27 November 2005 (UTC)

A Wikimedia user, or Wikimedian perhaps? Actually this probably needs to be asked on the Village pump, because I doubt many other people are watching this page. -- Solipsist 08:50, 28 November 2005 (UTC)
I just did that.--Mac Wanter 02:59, 10 August 2006 (UTC)
We're Commoners.//Mac Wanter Talk 01:10, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
I've also heard "commonists" :) ++Lar: t/c 20:13, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
I went with "Editors" on the Editor's index to Commons, not because it's the best name, but to be consistent with the Editor's index to Wikipedia. --Teratornis (talk) 23:58, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Problem with two word usernames[edit]

Hi, when the welcom message came up on my user talk page it correctly read my username for the Hello and welcome part, but read it wrong for the gallery part. I've looked at the code to spot the problem but couldn't find it. Maybe someone else can? /Lokal Profil 21:34, 14 April 2006 (UTC)
The problem seems to be that external links don't support spaces (for good reason) and that {{PAGENAME}} brings down the name with spaces. If there is a simmilar command to {{PAGENAME}} which brings down the pagename with underscores that would solve the problem.
I realise that this problem is quickly worked around by the user (with some wikiknowledge), but since this is the welcome message for people who are potentially completly new to Wikimedia I think that its importent that it works. /Lokal Profil 23:22, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

Thanks for your note, I didn't realise that problem existed. {{{PAGENAMEE}}} will insert an underscore instead of a space in multi-word page names, so I changed it to that and it should work now. Although I think they have turned on the extra tabs for everyone now, so you should already have some tabs at the top that say "gallery", "orphans", "untagged"... right? :) pfctdayelise (translate?) 02:49, 15 April 2006 (UTC)
Thanks works now, and yes the new tags were just turned on. =) /Lokal Profil 12:24, 15 April 2006 (UTC)


OK, with our WelcomeBot implemented, I really want to reform this to maximise its usefulness and relevance. What do n00bs not know? Licensing, deletion guidelines, must categorise. They seem to be the three things I notice the most. With the welcome log (see previous link) implemented, we can start to analyse what newbies seem to know, what they need to know, and what they don't. So I'm just warning y'all... I plan to make some big changes to this template if necessary. pfctdayelise (translate?) 17:13, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

Add ...[edit]

\"and indicate your Graphics abilities\" Yug (talk) 18:46, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

I'm confused. "Precise" is not a verb. pfctdayelise (translate?) 01:55, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

I think Yug meant "préciser vos compétences graphiques" which I'd translate as "indicate your graphical abilities/ your image-editing abilities"/, préciser meaning to indicate exactly. But I'm translating from one not-native language to another, so I might be wrong. NielsF 01:59, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
Yes, I mean "Indicate". Thanks for the help, I did a mistake of translation. >.O Yug (talk) 19:37, 2 September 2006 (UTC)

Line breaks at the end break signatures[edit]

Could someone remove the extra linebreaks from the end of this template? They cause {{welcome}} ~~~~ to be rendered as the template ending with a line break, with the following line containing the signature preceded by a space, which causes the signature to be rendered in monotype in a grey box. (Please, when making changes to templates, always check the effects of your changes on pages that use them.) LX (talk, contribs) 20:44, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

CSS-Style error in line 26 of template source[edit]

I assume the solid #abd5f5 in <div style="solid #abd5f5; padding:0.4em 1em 0.3em 1em;"> should be border-bottom:1px solid #abd5f5. -- ParaDox 09:04, 14 April 2007 (UTC)

No, need remove solid #abd5f5 from this line. And add </div> tag after link on Commons talk:Licensing. --Kaganer 12:00, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
Sorry, but you make no sense to me. -- ParaDox 14:38, 16 April 2007 (UTC)


For last change: please change




Current version is incorrect markup. --Kaganer 10:01, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Not really incorrect, only annoying when viewing the template. Done. Platonides 19:34, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
Yes ;) Thanks ;) --Kaganer 15:08, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Typo in the template[edit]

Hi! As I can't edit the template myself, I'd like to report a typo here. The hyphen in the left half of the template should be a dash. Sebesta 12:30, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

Could someone please do the edit? Thank you. Sebesta 17:00, 21 June 2007 (UTC)
Still no one? OK, never mind. Sebesta 10:58, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
✓ Done Platonides 16:05, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

Grammar error[edit]

{{Editprotected}} Would someone please correct this line:

  • To link to an image page, write this: [[:Image:Foo.jpg]], it makes this: Image:Foo.jpg

to read this:

  • To link to an image page, type: [[:Image:Foo.jpg]] to produce: Image:Foo.jpg

or something similar? At the very least change it to to. Thanks, Sarregouset (Talk) 19:35, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

✓ Done please advise of concerns. ++Lar: t/c 20:13, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, that's great. Sarregouset (Talk) 21:32, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

please clean-up the source[edit]

I copied this template to User talk:Jack Merridew/Welcome and then edited it to clean-up a few issues with the syntax; diff. I suggest that these tweaks be applied to the real template. Feel free to delete the copy in my user space afterwards. Cheers, User:Jack Merridew a.k.a. David 09:55, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank you. Done. Samulili 16:36, 19 April 2008 (UTC)
Same same ("sama sama"; Bahasa Indonesia for the same to you). Cheers, User:Jack Merridew a.k.a. David 07:29, 20 April 2008 (UTC)

Please replace a PNG with an SVG[edit]

Could someone replace Image:Nuvola filesystems trashcan full.png with Image:Nuvola gnome-fs-trash-full.svg? Thanks! It Is Me Here (talk) 08:22, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

✓ Done but please use {{editprotected}} in the future, so someone will see it.  — Mike.lifeguard | @en.wb 21:52, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Intergrate a fair use warning[edit]

Is it possible to integrate an extra line that says something like "don't upload fair-use images, the WILL get deleted". I don't really think so but maybe Special:NewImages will not be flooded with logos and copyvioimages so much.
--D-Kuru (talk) 17:15, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
edit: if it's possible the warning should be as big and as clearly visable as possible
--D-Kuru (talk) 17:18, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

soviet coat of arms of soviet union 1946[edit]

Hello, could you please realiser the embleme of the union sovietique of 1946 with the finoise language(tongue) besides the derniere version thanking you in advance good day thank you

Third version (1946-1956)

The state coat of arms of the Soviet Union, between 1946 and 1956The number of republics in the USSR became 16 shortly before the Great Patriotic War, but the coat of arms was changed to reflect this only after the war. By a Decision of Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of June 26, 1946, all 16 constituent republics were represented on the coat of arms. The USSR State Motto was inscribed on 16 ribbons in 16 languages (Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Moldavian, Finnish languages were added to the previous version). Inscriptions in Azerbaijani, Turkmen, Uzbek, Tajik, Kazakh, Kyrgyz languages were updated due to the transfer from the Latin alphabet to Cyrillic alphabet of respective republics. thank you --Dunkerqueenflandre (talk) 10:14, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

Link to "Image" page[edit]

Just a little pick about the wording on the template, but shouldn't this now by "file", using "image" may confuse users into thinking that the "image" and "file" namespaces are seperate?--ADtalk 12:40, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Autotranslate this one[edit]

Maybe it's time we should autotranslate this template too. Any objections? Multichill (talk) 01:03, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

It is used many times, it would be very helpfull to users to translate it, so they do not have to know English to read it. Romaine (talk) 01:07, 25 January 2009 (UTC)
The template now uses Autotranslate. --Slomox (talk) 00:44, 2 April 2009 (UTC)

edit request[edit]


The first line currently reads, "Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, !". The exclamation point directly after the comma is grammatically incorrect, unless I'm missing something. –Juliancolton | Talk 04:36, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

When the template is included in a user page, it reads "Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, username!". At least it should, have you seen a case where it didn't? --rimshottalk 06:07, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
See User talk:Cynwolfe for an example. –Juliancolton | Talk 15:07, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
That's weird. My interface language is Portuguese, and viewing this template the username (in this case, the page name, that is, "Welcome") does show up. However, if I try http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Welcome?uselang=en, the page title doesn't appear between the comma and the exclamation point... I have no idea what could be causing this, but I'm guessing the error must be in {{Welcome/en}} or {{autotranslate}}. --Waldir talk 16:10, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
Portuguese uses {{PAGENAME}} for the name, while English and German, which both don't work, use {{{1|{{BASEPAGENAME}}}}}. Someone more familiar with the wiki syntax might find out why this doesn't work. --rimshottalk 16:23, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, that helped to trim down the error. It stems from the fact that when you specify a parameter, even if you don't pass any value to it, it is considered as a variable that has been set, so the {{{1|}}} construct in the English and German versions doesn't use the part to the right of the pipe, which is reserved for the default value, when the parameter is not passed. A workaround is to use the {{#if:}} function, as in:
That returns false if the parameter {{{1}}} is an empty string, even if it has been set. This would fix the template, but someone more savvy might be able to simplify or minimize the above markup (or both). Meanwhile, I'll check whether there's a bug report in MediaWiki to make the construct behave like this and second it, as it would greatly simplify many templates. --Waldir talk 17:20, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
Update: I added a comment to bug 4708. --Waldir talk 17:39, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
I fixed it for en:, de:, and some others. Many of the languages don't use autotranslate at all so far, they should be updated. --Slomox (talk) 18:41, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
Looks like {{Editprotected}} is not needed anymore at the moment. Multichill (talk) 12:46, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Bullets are broken[edit]

{{editprotected}} In the two right-side boxes, the first bullet renders as * <-- this rather than

  • <-- this

I'm guessing that the changes made per the section above this one aren't feeding a newline at the beginning of each box. — Vanderdeckenξφ 09:08, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

✓ Done — Mike.lifeguard 12:20, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

IRC link[edit]

{{editprotected}} I just noticed that the "direct access" link to get to the #wikimedia-commons IRC channel, leads to a 404 error page. Perhaps http://java.freenode.net//index.php?channel=wikimedia-commons should be used in its place? Killiondude (talk) 18:04, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

✓ Done — Mike.lifeguard 18:39, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Uk_ua:Translation mistakes[edit]

Wrong: Ви можете задати запитання в Довідковому бюро

Right: Ви можете поставити запитання в Довідковому бюро

Wrong: Хочете переіменувати, або перемістити файл? Просто завантажте файл знову і помітьте старий, як: {{bad name|''Вірна'' назва}}.

Right: Хочете перейменувати, або перемістити файл? Просто завантажте файл знову і помітьте старий, як: {{bad name|'''Правильна''' назва}}.

--Thez (talk) 07:08, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Bad name text[edit]

The welcome tells users upload image again if he/she uploaded file with at wrong name. Now that images can be moved should we not change the text to instruct uploaders to use {{rename}}?

If we want to make sure the rename is handled quick we could make a "speedy move" or somthing that is only allowed to use by uploaders and only if added within 24 hours. --MGA73 (talk) 12:38, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

{{edit protected}}

Category:Message templates -> Category:Internationalised message templates. Rd232 (talk) 01:18, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Not sure why I had this in my watchlist but there you go! Killiondude (talk) 06:13, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. Rd232 (talk) 07:34, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

{{edit protected}}

Change the "your gallery" link, which points at the toolserver Gallery (currently not working, and not necessarily the best place to send people, especially as the toolserver is always having load issues) to Special:MyUploads. Thanks. Rd232 (talk) 14:02, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

✓ Done Killiondude (talk) 16:52, 1 August 2011 (UTC)
Thanks. Can I interest you in any other members of Category:Commons protected edit requests? (Some of them are mine, including both in the "technical" subcategory. An appeal at COM:AN didn't seem to budge the backlog.) Rd232 (talk) 18:08, 1 August 2011 (UTC)
Heh, I didn't know we had a technical subcat. I think I cut the normal editprot requests in half, I'll look at the tech ones now. Killiondude (talk) 18:48, 1 August 2011 (UTC)
That's brilliant, thank you! The tech subcat is new. Rd232 (talk) 19:59, 1 August 2011 (UTC)
Good, that also takes care of Welcome_log#Special:MyUploads, mostly. –Be..anyone (talk) 09:51, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

Translation pl[edit]

{{edit request}} Please replace

Powodem zmiany nazwy (en:Instrumental case)


Powód zmiany nazwy (en:Nominative case)

in Template:Welcome/pl. --CiaPan (talk) 13:07, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 06:07, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

@Hedwig in Washington: Thank you. :) --CiaPan (talk) 16:10, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

Remove non-working language links[edit]

I would like to propose to remove non-working language links from this template. For many years now language links do not work, as clicking on them does not get you to that language version of the template. They were removed from majority of license templates. Unless there are some good reasons to keep them, I would like to remove them from {{Welcome}} as well. --Jarekt (talk) 13:08, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

All of the ones I tested work just fine. Which are the ones that are not working? LX (talk, contribs) 17:17, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
Not a single one works for me. For example go to User talk:Jsappe and click on any language links. For me nothing happens if I do so. --Jarekt (talk) 17:54, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
Works for me in both Firefox and Chromium, both logged in with Monobook skin and logged out with Vector, so it's probably something specific to your browser or user configuration. Make sure you have JavaScript enabled and check your console for errors. In any case: please don't remove any links. LX (talk, contribs) 21:53, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
LX You are right they do work in any browser as long as I am logged in as User:JarektBot. I will try to debug my user configuration. Thank you for checking. --Jarekt (talk) 13:11, 20 November 2015 (UTC)