wikiHow to Become a Welcome Wagon User on wikiHow

Are you familiar with at least the basic ins and outs of wikiHow and interested in using the Welcome Wagon to welcome new users to the community? The users who are trusted to use the Welcome Wagon feature are called "Welcomers," and they need to pass a simple test to become one. This article explains the process to becoming a Welcomer.

Steps

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    Get some experience before applying. You don't need to know every policy (like an Admin or Booster does), but you do need to know how to be friendly and encouraging, and point people in the correct direction. Your account should be at least a month old, with significant editing activity, before you apply.
    • Try greeting newcomers from the new contributors page, following these guidelines. This will help you to get some experience and pass the test.
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    Be familiar with your role as a Welcome Wagon user, should you pass the test. Read up on How to Use the Welcome Wagon Tool on wikiHow.
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    Take the Welcome Wagon test. Visit this page and read the ten provided new user scenarios. Write positive, personalized responses to five of them (you can choose more if you want, but you don't have to).
    • You can write them straight into an email, and you don't have to include the original scenarios. Number each answer, and make sure the numbering matches the numbers on the test.
    • Remember to use steps in the "Writing a welcome message" section of How to Welcome New wikiHow Users.
    • Use wikiText the same way you would when posting a talk page message - weaving links, making bold text if desired, etc.
    • Be sure to include your wikiHow username in the subject line so the wikiHow staff knows who to add the Welcome Wagon rights to, if you pass the test.
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    Email your completed test. Send it to anna@wikihow.com. You should receive a reply in a week or so, letting you know if you passed the test.
    • Don't lose heart if you don't pass on your first try. You can try again a month later.

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