Template talk:Welcome

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Long Table of Contents can appear mid-template; looks very strange[edit]

When this template is used before any other section of a page, as it typically is, and that page ends up having a lot of sections, this results in the language selector box being separated from the rest of the stuff from the template by a long table of contents, which is quite confusing. See, for example, this version of User:DanelTom --SamB (talk) 21:49, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

The example link (stricken out by me) in the comment above appears to have been accidentally mis-linked by SamB, and was obviously meant to link to this version of User_talk:DanielTom. --Pipetricker (talk) 00:17, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Stopping substituting this template[edit]

Why do we do the ridiculous of substituting this template. It is of far more value to be an active template with active text, rather than static text that rots on someones talk page from a point in time. I suggest that we stop subst: ing , remove text that requires it, and stop bots wandering through and doing it.  — billinghurst sDrewth 16:56, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

Or make it Lua, so it can be kept un-subst'ed and not overloading the db with thousands of transclusions maybe. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:39, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

Protected edit request: Place all template content below the section heading[edit]

Please move the line == Welcome to Meta! == to the very top of the template code, so the template message won't be split by a table of contents or by archiving.
See also the earlier talk section #Long Table of Contents can appear mid-template; looks very strange. --Pipetricker (talk) 00:18, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Done, thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:41, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

Now when the template has been fixed, can the thousands of substs on talk pages be fixed too?[edit]

Can the more than 10,000 user talk pages where this template had already been substed be fixed by a bot? --Pipetricker (talk) 20:18, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

Protected edit request: Add the template name in a hidden comment for traceability of future substs[edit]

Please insert the string <!-- Template:Welcome --> immediately before the <noinclude> tag. --Pipetricker (talk) 20:34, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

Done. Thanks, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:26, 12 January 2018 (UTC)