your Hello template is very helpful for people looking for help. Well formulated and clear.
But on the other hand it is quite mighty, and in this way the personal message in it somehow gets lost. I would prefer a short, really personal message that takes up the little information the new user gave already about himself and poses some questions to him, and then a link to a welcome page that contains this welcome template. And not everyone needs help right from the beginning, but first wants to have a look around before "doing" something.
I remember when I came to WikiEd the first time, it was a real good experience for me to get your personal welcoming words. This long welcoming template will eventually cause some stress to the new user like “oh, I have to do a lot right now at the beginning, and they already have a lot of expectations towards me". So I would prefer to engage in some kind of asynchronous conversation with the new user were you mutually pose questions.
Günther--White Eagle 10:16, 5 June 2007 (CEST)
Raising good points; building WikiEducator culture
You raise some interesting points - some people will want the help right away, and others may prefer to get it later.
At another level, we are building WikiEducator culture here - what 'experience' people will have in the community; how they will 'feel' while in it, and what are the individual and group roles and responsibilities for each member, who in turn can be a WikiNeighbour.
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can we add a second input box to encourage folks who want a profile page, to establish it as a sub page of their user page. I'm not up enough on the inputbox syntax to make it pick up the user name/profile and merge them.
Dmccabe 22:19, 28 January 2009 (UTC)