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So I'm not sure if this idea has come up, but on Travel.SE we have very regular comments to new users, generally along the lines of :

"Welcome to Travel.SE. Currently your question is not a great fit...."

"Welcome to Travel.SE. You've asked a question as an answer, and as such..."

"Welcome to Travel.SE. You may not have seen our [faq]...."

and so on.

I can now type "Welcome to Travel.SE" nearly as fast as I type my name, and was wondering if there might be room or feasibility for custom templates for this...

Something like "Mod Menu"->Add Comment Template->"insert custom text"

Just a thought, not sure what others do about this or whether anyone else does tend to welcome new users, but I thought I'd see what people say.

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    Would this fit your needs: AutoReviewComments - Pro-forma comments for SE? Jan 8 '13 at 19:45
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    We do this on Mi Yodeya assisted by a template and cut/paste. A little more automation would be handy (but it should allow further editing, e.g. to say something about the post). Jan 8 '13 at 19:57
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    The Pro-forma comment script is pretty useful, though I miss it when moderating from my tablet where I can't install user scripts. So there would still be some advantage to integrate it into SE. Jan 8 '13 at 20:01
  • I was thinking about this only yesterday. Great idea. Jan 8 '13 at 22:53

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