This template is designed to encourage IP editors to create an account and reap the benefits of joining the Wikibooks community.

Usage edit



on the user's discussion page (not the user page itself). Use 1=~~~~ if your signature has styles applied to it.

A short personal note is always nice. You can include it in the template:

{{subst:joinus|Your note here. --~~~~}}

This will append the note to the standard salutation.

Escaping edit

If placed on a page outside the "User talk" namespace, it will produce:

To place this on pages in other namespaces (such as Wikibooks:Templates/User messages) set the "force" variable to whatever the namespace is:


See also edit

  • {{bigwelcome}} – goes into far more detail than the terse welcome
  • {{welcome}} – shorter and more succinct than the big welcome