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This came up on IRC a few days ago - wondering if it might be a good idea to have a welcome message for vandals etc who aren't quite insta-ban, but still need to be shut up - sort of like an alternative to banning if they're more or less harmless (i.e not blanking pages etc). Alternatively, it could be a bit of explanation for those who've already been banned - might stop them doing it again, at least? Just an idea.

I like it. I like it a lot. Your CSS/tagging needs work though; I don't think this is supposed to show up inside the box. —Hinoa KUN (talk) 16:18, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
Oh gawd... how do I fix that?? Most of the stuff was just copied from Template:Welcome, I don't know anything about it really. I'll try begging on IRC. -- Paw_print.jpg 16:34, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
Fixed it for you. It seems you <noinclude>ed out the end of the wiki table, so it wouldn't show up when it was called. —Hinoa KUN (talk) 18:01, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
Yaaay :D. *potters off to Recent Changes* -- Paw_print.jpg 21:57, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
Awesome template. If I ever bother patrolling recentchanges, I might start using it. ^_^ --User:Nintendorulez 00:23, 30 November 2006 (UTC)
I might put a topic in the main forum too, cause more people look at that. Off we go... And thanks. :) -- Paw_print.jpg 20:46, 30 November 2006 (UTC)
I love it! I suggest you make that into an official template. I'll get you started: Template:Oh Dear. --General Insineratehymn 21:17, 30 November 2006 (UTC)
I need to get around & pasting it to my user page with my other shite. ^_^ SpacerSpacerPremierTomMayfairChe RedPhone Unsoc Hammer and sickle 21:19, 30 November 2006 (UTC)
Insineratehymn, see also {{Unwelcome}}. Though, to tell the truth, I prefer {{Oh Dear}} myself... —Hinoa KUN (talk) 21:22, 30 November 2006 (UTC)
Moved back. :) I just thought it might be easier to remember. -- Paw_print.jpg 21:54, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Oh Dear...

Evileye trans

Beware! The evil eye is upon thee!

Hello, Welcome for vandals?, and welcome to Uncyclopedia! Unfortunately, we've noticed that your "work so far" has not met our standards for the main encyclopedia. In other words — not to put too fine a point on it — it has been crap.

But all is not yet lost. Your edits gave someone the impression you are not a spambot but a person who might benefit from instruction. If it were clearer that you had arrived just to plant advertisements, racism, or swears on our pages, banning you from the website would have been simpler and quicker.

If you thought you were making good edits, then perhaps before you make more of them, you might click some or all of the links in the box below — because doing more of what you were doing will only prove that a warning like this wasn't enough. You might begin with the Beginner's Guide, then perhaps advance to our style guide at How To Be Funny And Not Just Stupid.

You can reply to me below, or on my own talk page (by clicking on my signature below). If you think it was unfair that you got this message, you can ask an Admin to intervene and decide. Whenever posting to a talk page, please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~) or use the "sign" button (Button sig) above the edit box. This will automatically produce your name and the date. Or you can add the following: {{help}} to this page along with a message and someone will come along and give guidance on anything you are unclear about. In the meantime, you can practice for a few days in your userspace rather than in the encyclopedia itself.

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Good luck and I'm sorry you got off to such a bad start!

I like it, but I think we should still ban vandals for at least a few hours as a stopgap. -- Tinymooose.gif » Sir Savethemooses Grand Commanding Officer ... holla atcha boy» 00:30, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

I think we should ban poor editors for at least a few weeks as a stopgap. And that template is as shitty looking as they come. The grammar is bad, the color scheme is awful, the wording is awkward....I'll either delete it or rewrite it this weekend if y'all don't put some real effort into it. Bone_F_clear.png Sir Famine, Gun Petition » 12/1 01:49
...Well, alright then. Sorry. I know the colour scheme is awful, and sorry about that, but I didn't think it needed to be particularly nice looking - these are vandals we're talking about. I just thought it mostly needed to attract attention. But I take your point, I'll change the colour scheme. Sorry. It's still only an idea... And by the way, it's moved back to my userspace. I only moved it in the first place because I'd only had positive reactions so far. -- Paw_print.jpg 10:55, 2 December 2006 (UTC)
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