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Get rid of "Do not forget to change your <wiki name> preferences."
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After creating an account, you are told:

== Welcome, <username>! ==

Your account has been created. Do not forget to change your <site name>
preferences.

Return to <some page>.

This is about the worst possible call to action - why would most users, straight after creating an account, suddenly want to visit a page containing several tabs full of settings, most of which are completely baffling to a totally new user?

If we keep it, we need to at least get rid of "do not forget". It really doesn't matter if you forget to change preferences.


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Severity: enhancement

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TTO created this task.Nov 18 2013, 11:45 PM

swalling wrote:

Agreed.

FYI: I believe that right now no Wikimedia project is delivering this message? Either [[mw:Extension:GettingStarted]] is installed or CentralAuth is redirecting them back to where they were.

TTO added a comment.Nov 19 2013, 12:16 AM

(In reply to comment #1)

FYI: I believe that right now no Wikimedia project is delivering this
message?
Either [[mw:Extension:GettingStarted]] is installed or CentralAuth is
redirecting them back to where they were.

Yes. This bug only applies to non-WMF installations of MediaWiki; I saw this message when creating an account on Minecraft Wiki yesterday.

Adding many blockers of bug 38638 to the list of "easy" bugs, to mark them as candidates for [[mw:Google Code-in]] tasks (gci2013). If you think this bug is not suitable, remove the keyword.

Change 96445 had a related patch set uploaded by Mayankmadan:
Changing the welcome message after signing up

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/96445

Change 96445 merged by jenkins-bot:
Changing the welcome message after signing up

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/96445

Fixed as part of GCI task.