Hello, new user! Welcome to Wiki-wordmark! This is an encyclopedia of 5,625 pages that are used to look up on primes.

Okay, so here are the things to do first:

  1. Add something to your user page. An empty user page is lame, so why add to your user page? Yes, so that everyone will get to know you. Even your close friends, so that they will recognize it's you, and not another friend of yours.
  2. Edit some pages on prime numbers. Wrong grammar, you guess? Or just wanting to add stuff that is about the prime is 100% approved. Well, just like Wikipedia, everyone can edit, even though you think it is already final. Just think that this is not yet final.
  3. Add photos. You can add some photos, like copying the number with your handwriting. You can use any paint editor, like Photoshop, Microsoft Paint, or anything that will make a good one. We also want to see some sieve of Eratosthenes photos you got from online.
  4. Add videos. What are the prime numbers from 1-100? From 901-1000? You can explain everything through a video. We mostly like videos that you made by yourself, even though it is just a simple one, as long as there is enough information in your video.
  5. Earn badges. This actually shows how are you doing in Prime Numbers Wiki. If you wonder, why is adding one photo 2 pictures, it is not literal. In Prime Language, 2 is the first prime number. The 500th is 3,571, and so on and so forth.

If you are not from the US nor UK, or know a language besides English, request one on my message wall and say what language would you like to contribute. This makes understanding prime numbers easier.

Template documentation
Note: The template above may sometimes be partially or fully invisible.
The above documentation is transcluded from Template:Welcome. Visit this page to edit this documentation. (How does this work?)
To welcome a new contributor who has a user name, add this to the user's talk page.
For an "anonymous" contributor, you may wish to use {{welcomeIP}} instead.
Type {{subst:welcome|Your user name|~~~~}} or {{subst:welcome|Your user name}} on a user's talk page.
Use the second version if you want to add a personal message after the template, but before your signature (or if you have a complex signature).
As soon as you Save, the entry will lose its link to the template and become ordinary text, which you can edit to personalise it.

Further advice

Use of "subst:" prefix

Using the prefix before any template name copies the template then cuts the connection. If you omit the "subst:" the result copies just the same but will not be editable and will always show the current version of the template - probably not a good idea for a one-off welcoming message, although it is useful for many other templates.

Edit it to make it more specific to this wiki

For example, it could say "Welcome to the XYZWV Wiki". You could add a link to a page you particularly want new users to look at. You could use the "upload file" link to add a new picture that is meaningful (or funny!) to your visitors, and change the code [[Image:Example.jpg]] to the name of your new picture.

Make another one just for you to use

On your user page you could create a link to something like [[Template:welcJG]] then make the resulting page a copy of Template:Welcome and modify it any way you like. Then you can type or paste {{subst:welcJG}} on a newcomer's page and not need further personalising.

Auto sign

You can get the template to automatically include the user's signature, but it will only work when it's substituted. If it's transcluded the four tildes will show. I guess you have to weigh up the advantages and disadvantages; you can easily include the subst: code in MediaWiki:Newarticletext, but you run the risk of experienced users just transcluding it.


A good idea is to include the {{PAGENAME}} magic word, that way the user feels like it's more of a personal welcome. This can be either directly transcluded, or substituted. There are problems with both options. For direct transclusion, the welcome will show the full pagename (e.g. User talk:Name/Archive2), if it's ever archived. For substitution, the whole template needs to be substituted for it to work. Otherwise, the pagename magic word will show. The same problem is faced as with auto signing; more experienced users are likely to just transclude it.
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