QuIRC:Teahouse/Teahouse talkback/doc

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This template is intended to make it easy for Teahouse hosts to let guests know that they have answered a question the guest posted on the Teahouse Q&A board. It is based on the Talkback template.


First message

This template should be placed under a new section at the bottom of the recipient user talk page. To use this template to inform your intended Wikipedian of a message on your talk page:

  1. Go to the target talk page. User talk pages start with "User talk:" prefix.
  2. On the top of the page, click on "New Section" button/link. It should look like this:
    New section small.png
  3. In the "Subject/headline" box, type "Re: [Section title]", where "[Section title]" is the name of the section in your talk page in which you have posted a reply.
  4. In the message section, paste the following template text:
{{WP:Teahouse/Teahouse_talkback|WP:Teahouse|question title goes here|ts=~~~~}}
If you wish, you can suppress the "Feel free to reply there!" text. To do so, add a third 'noreply' parameter as follows:
{{WP:Teahouse/Teahouse_talkback|WP:Teahouse|question title goes here|noreply|ts=~~~~}}
  1. Change "question title goes here" to the title of the section where the guest asked their question. Be careful not to include any leading or trailing spaces before or after the pipes.
  2. Don't change any of the other values.
  3. Save the page.

Wikipedia will notify the recipient of having a new message in her talk page. When she visits her user talk page, she may see your notice and may come back to the Teahouse to view her answer.

The example above generates:

Re: Question about templates
WP teahouse logo 3.png
Hello, Teahouse/Teahouse talkback/doc. Your question has been answered at the Teahouse Q&A board. Feel free to reply there!
Please note that all old questions are archived. Message added by 01:14, 22 February 2012 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{teahouse talkback}} template.


  • Do not substitute this template!
  • Do not insert this template in a section header; use it on a line by itself

See also

  • {{Talkback}} – the original, large "you have new messages" notice to put on other users' talk pages
  • {{subst:mytalk}} – invokes the talkback template and automatically fills in your username
  • {{Talkbacktiny}} – a somewhat smaller version of {{Talkback}}
  • {{Interwiki talkback}} – a "you have new messages" notice to put on other users' talk pages for interwiki purposes
  • {{Whisperback}} – a less obtrusive template, with more features (topic, etc.)
  • {{Response}} – another less obtrusive template
  • {{Please see}} – similar to {{Whisperback}}, but notifying others of a topic they may wish to participate in
  • {{Reply to}} – ping a user without posting on their talk page (uses the mention notification)
  • {{You've got mail}} – like {{Talkback}} but to notify of an offsite e-mail
  • {{Usertalkback}}, {{Userwhisperback}} and many variants – a notice for the top of one's own user talk page asking others to use or not use a talkback template when communicating with you
  • {{no talkback}} – opt-out of talkback messages from Twinkle.