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EditCommunication

Quote

  • Use this template to quote text from an editor.
  • Click here to learn how to change its color.
  • Use this code: {{Quote|editor|text}}
  • To make:


editor said:
text

Reference Quote (RefQuote)

  • Use this template to quote text from an article.
  • Click here to learn how to change its color.
  • Use this code: {{RefQuote|[[Read|How to Read]]|text}}
  • To make:


text

EditReminders

Allcaps

  • Use this template to include another parameter.
  • Use this code: {{Allcaps}}
  • To make:


Hi there,


Thanks for your editing help! I noticed you made an edit or said something in ALL CAPS, and I wanted to let you know that is considered shouting. I could be wrong, though, or perhaps you could have done this in error? Please check your Caps Lock setting before continuing to edit or post. Thanks for understanding - and let me know if I can help at all!

Categorize

  • Use this template to include the title of an article.
  • Use this code: {{Categorize|title of an article}}
  • To make:

Hi! Thanks for starting title of an article. If you'd like the article to get additional readers, you can always categorize it! It's not that hard; just follow the steps in How to Categorize a wikiHow Article. You can even suggest another category in the 'Categories' section of our forums! I hope this helps! If you have any questions, just let me know.

Comment

  • Use this template to remind an editor to comment on an article's Discussion page.
  • Use this code: {{Comment}}

  • To make:


Hey! Thanks for contributing here. I noticed that you placed a comment on an article page. However, each article has its own Discussion page. Simply click on the Discuss tab at the top of any article to include your comments. Let me know if you need help!



Commercial

  • Use this template for editors that may push the limits of our advertising, brand name or external link policies.
  • Use this code: {{Commercial}}
  • Click here to view the template.

Copyright Violation (Copyvior)

  • Use this template to remind an editor to obtain copyright permission.
  • Include the the title of a very similar article on another website.
  • Use this code: {{Copyvior|title of similar article}}
  • To make:


Hi, thanks for publishing a new article here! I noticed that your new article is very similar to this article on another website:

{{{1}}}

Did you copy it from there? Please let me know! It's alright if you did, lots of people don't realize that copying text from other sites is against copyright law. I can just have the article deleted, or maybe you'd like to rewrite it in your own words? Or, if you're the original author of the article on the website I linked to, I'll make note of that on the page so people know it's not a copyright violation.

Hope to hear from you soon!

External Links (Exlinks)

  • Use this template for editors that violate the external link policy.
  • Use this code: {{Exlinks}}
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Nfdfix

  • Use this template to explain how to nominate an article for deletion.
  • Use this code: {{Nfdfix}}
  • To make:

Hey! Thanks for nominating for deletion. Just a heads-up: When nominating articles for deletion, feel free to use {{nfd}} and a three-letter code from the Deletion Policy. If you have any questions, please let me know :) Keep up the awesome work!



Semi-Protect (Sprotalk)

  • Use this template at the top of an Edit page.
  • Use this code: {{Sprotalk}}
  • To make:


This talk or discussion page has been targeted frequently by anonymous IP vandals/spammers, or any anonymous IP user who has left comments not related to an article. So, to prevent this, it has been semi-protected so that only registered users can post comments on it.
If you are an anonymous user, please create an account or contact someone. Thank you.

EditSafety

Age13

  • Use this code: {{Age13}}
  • To make:



Hi there,

I don't know your age, but just in case you are not an adult, I'm leaving you this message. wikiHow asks that personal information not be posted if you are under the age of 13.

It would be helpful to everyone, including yourself, if you would not post your real name, age, birthday, grade at school, home address, email address, city of residence, phone number, name of your school or any other personal identifiable information. If found, this type of information may be removed from wikiHow.

For more safety tips, please read How to Be Safe on the Internet and How to Be a Safe and Smart Kid on wikiHow. Thanks!

Emailspam


Hi! I noticed that you revealed your e-mail address on wikiHow. However, sharing personal info on websites can be risky, as automated programs often scan websites for personal information. Click here to learn how to e-mail another editor. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks!

Privacy (Safety)

  • Use this template to encourage editors to protect their privacy online.
  • Use this code: {{Safety}}
  • To make:


Hi there, just wanted to let you know that for your own safety, you may not want to reveal personal information on your user page, talk page, or to others on wikiHow such as:

  • Your real name
  • Age
  • Name of your school
  • Grade level in school
  • Birthday
  • Home address
  • Email address
  • Hometown or current city of residence
  • Phone number
  • Social security number
  • Credit card information, etc.


If you'd like to correspond with another editor privately, please click here to learn how to exchange emails with another editor. Thanks for understanding!

Under13

  • To be used by Administrators Only
  • Use this code: {{Under13}}
  • To make:

I am sorry, but I had to block your account, because I encountered an edit where you wrote that you are under the age of 13. COPPA, a United States law, prohibits wikiHow from collecting personal information from children under the age of 13.


However, if you would like to continue to participate here, please have your parent or legal guardian fill out our form and return a copy to us. Click here to learn more about how to comply with COPPA and keep your personal information safe on wikiHow.


Once again, I am sorry to have to do this, but it is important for us to comply with the law to protect children. Thanks for your understanding. Hope to see you participate soon!

EditWarnings

Blank

  • Use this code: {{Blank}}
  • To make:


Oops! Looks like you accidentally removed a section or all of a wikiHow page. I noticed and put it back. Fortunately, everything's reversible on a wiki! If you are just experimenting, give the Sandbox a try. If you have any questions about editing, feel free to let me know, or post a question for the Help Team.

Blocked

  • This template is used by Admins to block disruptive editors or spam.
  • Use this template to include a reason.
  • Use this code: {{Blocked|reason}}
  • To make:

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You have been blocked from contributing to wikiHow for the following reason(s):

A recent edit of yours has not been conducive to the best interests of wikiHow. Unfortunately, people frequently place spam, vandalism, irrelevant, or abusive information on wikiHow, which detracts from our goal of creating a useful and free how-to manual.


If you wish to make constructive contributions, you may come back after this block expires.


If you believe that this block has been made in error, you may appeal it by emailing blocked@wikihow.com (include your user name in the email). Please understand that unless you can show us that you were editing in good faith, your appeal will not receive a reply.


Kind

  • Use this template to remind an editor to be kind to others.
  • Use this code: {{Kind}}
  • To make:

At wikiHow, we like to maintain a friendly atmosphere for our millions of visitors. However, I noticed a few of your comments were not very positive. While constructive criticism is highly encouraged, please remember to be kind. Thanks for listening!

Mean

  • Use this template to remind an editor to be kind to others.
  • Use this code: {{Mean}}
  • To make:

Hi there! Thank you for your contributions to wikiHow. However, I noticed that a few of your comments were not very kind. Please remember to be civil to other editors; this makes wikiHow a better place to be. Thank you for your understanding!

Nfdtag

  • Use this template for editors that remove Nfd tags.
  • Use this code: {{Nfdtag}}
  • To make:


Thanks for contributing to wikiHow. Just wanted to remind you that only Admins and New Article Boosters are allowed to remove {{Nfd}} templates. We like to give everyone time to participate on the discussion page of an article that has been nominated for deletion. Please leave your comments there as well. For questions, feel free to contact me, an Admin or the Help Team. Thanks.

Profane

  • Use this code: {{Profane}}
  • To make:


Hello, I was wondering if you could please stop using profanity. Clean language helps us maintain an attitude of civility, which is really important for a wiki. Thanks for listening!

Proxy

  • Use this code: {{Proxy}}
  • To make:


This IP address appears to originate from a proxy service.

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It may be prone to malicious or abusive edits, such as spam or vandalism. If this address exhibits persistent abuse, report it to the Administrator Notice Board.

Realname

  • Use this template for editors that violate policy.
  • Use this code: {{Realname}}
  • To make:


We're so glad you joined us! I noticed, however, that your "real name" is in violation of our Username policy. We don't allow "real names" that imply Admin status, are too similar to the name of an existing editor, are too similar to a living or recently deceased public figure, are offensive or inflammatory, lengthy or nonsensical, contain non-Latin characters, are mostly numbers and/or symbols, or are otherwise inappropriate.

So, before making any further edits, can you please change your name? Just follow these simple instructions. If you continue to edit with an inappropriate Realname, your account may be blocked. For questions, feel free to contact me, an Admin or the Help Team. Thanks!

Username

  • Use this template for editors that violate policy.
  • Use this code: {{Username|reason}}
  • Give a reason for the username violation. The template accepts the following three-letter codes:
    • off for offensive, profane, or hateful usernames.
    • bot for names that claim to be bots.
    • pub for users claiming to be a public figure. Use {{username2|pub|Other person}}
    • num for usernames made of mostly numbers and symbols.
    • adm for users claiming adminship or other user rights.
    • ema for usernames made of an e-mail address.
    • sim for usernames confusingly similar to another active user. Use {{username2|sim|othername}}
    • non for usernames that are unreasonably long or nonsensical. This does not apply to otherwise acceptable names written in a non-English language.
  • To make:



We're so glad you joined us! I noticed, however, that your username is in violation of our username policy.


If you're not sure how your username violates our policy, just ask me by replying to this message!


To have your username changed, just fill out this form. If you continue to edit with an inappropriate username, however, your account may be blocked. For questions, feel free to contact me, an Admin or the Help Team. Thanks!


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Categories: Coaching Templates | Patrolling | Users with blocked notices | Tag removers

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