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Welcome, Lost Soul! I was about to welcome you but
Johnny here got to you first, I see. Well... hello! I'm sure you'll get tied down to this place soon enough. We have enough work here for a thousand lost souls (you could even do your Purgatory here if you liked ;)) so I'm sure you'll find something to do. It seems like you've got some good sense hammered into your... brain? What do lost souls retain? And I'm sure - and sure hoping - you'll make a great contributor.
Anyway, it looks as if you're familiar with the wikiscript, so I won't bother you with that. We have some important policies here which you can find here - very important, so be sure to read through and understand. If you need any help, just drop me or John a line, and we'll be with you in a jiffy (though I regret we don't give out Horcruxes or plenary indulgences here. But I do give out flashlights.).
Re: Question Edit
Yeah, the controls for the message in the message box are at MediaWiki:Youhavenewmessages and MediaWiki:Youhavenewmessagesmulti. The commands for the background and any picture you wish to insert are at MediaWiki:Monobook.css under .usermessage. You can ask John for more details, I don't really like getting too deep in the technical stuff (though I know sooner or later I'll have to). But tinkering with the controls should get you what you want, eventually. The Chosen One (Choose me!) 09:13, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
- Hehe, how would I be credited for that? Anyway, Edittools is for the special character box under the text editing screen, so unless you plan to write something in German or Greek, you don't really need that. The Chosen One (Choose me!) 05:52, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
Hi, Lost Soul. It has been determined that you are a trusted member of this community and that we benefit from your contributions. Upon request or through my own description, I have granted you rollback privileges. This tool can be used to quickly revert vandalism and maintain the quality of this wiki. Please remember to use this tool with discretion and never in a content dispute. You should now see a "rollback" link when viewing a user's contributions. Thanks, and happy editing. John Reaves (talk) 10:23, 6 May 2007 (UTC)