Template:WelcomeIP

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Hello, anonymous user![edit]

Greetings, IP address!

You've made some constructive edits to this wiki. We appreciate your contributions here, because as with any contributor, you are valuable! However, we do recommend you create an account. Here are some reasons why:

You gain a few extra tools and rights! Upon becoming an "auto-confirmed user" (waiting 4 days and making 10 edits after registering), you gain some basic abilities, such as being able to create pages, mark your edits as minor, or edit semi-protected pages. What's more, users can gain rollback, or even become an administrator with a lot of hard work, dedication, and responsibility. See the links for more details.
Your identity can no longer change! Editing from a different city, state, town, or just a different place makes your IP address change according to the location, and people cannot tell you are the same person. In fact, there is truly no way of proving whether you have contributed from multiple places or not. Under a registered account, however, that wouldn't happen, and people can tell who you are regardless of your current location thanks to a username that is much more easily recognizable than a series of numbers.
It will allow people to know you are online! There is a list at the top of the recent changes that shows the editors who are online. However, this bar doesn't show IPs, for both privacy and clutter reasons. Since you're an IP, people will not even know you are here unless you do something! Creating an account will solve that and people will then know when it is best to contact you.
Questions? Concerns? Don't worry about it! You can personally message me at [[User talk:|my talk page]] or visit the help desk if you are confused or on the fence about something. We will try to respond as soon as possible.
Still not convinced? See this page for more details and benefits.

When choosing a username or alias to go by, you need to keep this in mind! With that out of the way, we await to see you as a registered user here on SmashWiki!

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Using this template[edit]

This is to be used on user talk pages for IPs who have done enough on the wiki to warrant an account and username. It is ill-advised to use it on someone who has hardly contributed, but there is nothing set on stone as to when it should be used; and as such should be treated on a case-by-case basis.

There may be some cases when someone who is a user may be logged out or using a different device without logging in. Technically, this is sock-puppetry, so don't let it concern those who wish to use this template in the first place.

Add this to an IP's talkpage:

{{subst:WelcomeIP}}