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Information icon I noticed that a message you recently left to a newcomer may have been unduly harsh. Please remember not to bite the newcomers. If you see others making a common mistake, consider politely pointing out what they did wrong and showing them how to correct it. It takes more time, but it helps us retain new editors. Thank you.

Template documentation


{{subst:Uw-bite|User name}} references a specific user name
{{subst:Uw-bite|User name|Additional text}} adds text onto the end of the message instead of "Thank you"
{{subst:Uw-bite||Additional text}} or {{subst:Uw-bite|2=Additional text}} also adds text onto the end of the message instead of "Thank you", but doesn't link a page as specified by the user name
  • This standardized template conforms to guidelines by the user warnings project. You may discuss the visual appearance of these standardized templates (e.g. the image in the top-left corner) at the user warning talk page.
  • Please refer to the index of message templates before using any template on user talk pages to warn a user. Applying the best template available for your purpose may help reduce confusion from the message you are sending.
  • Please remember to substitute the template using {{subst:Uw-bite}} rather than {{Uw-bite}}.
  • To give greater detail to your message, you may add the user name and some additional text to the end of the template. If such user name or additional text includes a URL or anything which includes an equal sign ("="), it may break the parser's function unless you prefix the user name or the text with a named template parameter. Use "1=" if the user name contains an equals sign and use "2=" if the additional text contains an equals sign (such as a URL).