I saw a nice idea on TeX Meta. For some common comments (e.g. welcoming users on the site, suggesting an answer to be accepted) they use previously written codes. I suppose it would be great to have the same on MY. Would you consider posting such codes here?

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    we already have a welcome template judaism.meta.stackexchange.com/q/190/759 and i think a few others scattered around. having them in one place is a reasonable idea though
    – Double AA Mod
    Commented Feb 17, 2019 at 16:35
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    @DoubleAA Sorry, I was unaware of that thread. Though, we might add other pieces of code here as you said. Commented Feb 17, 2019 at 16:42
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    BTW, the auto-comments script makes using comment templates much easier. Commented Feb 17, 2019 at 17:58

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I am happy to share some of what I am using, feel free to leverage as is or modify as needed. I believe I copied some of this from @Isaac Moses who originated the practice of welcoming new users.

Standard welcome for a new user

[Welcome to Mi Yodeya](https://judaism.meta.stackexchange.com/a/3887/11501) and thanks for this first question. Great to have you learn with us!

Welcome for a new user who could benefit from some more reading on how MY is different

Welcome to Mi Yodeya and thanks for this first question. Since MY is different from other sites you might be used to, see [here](https://judaism.meta.stackexchange.com/a/3887/11501) for a guide which might help understand the site. Great to have you learn with us!

When a new user uses the answer box for a comment and not an answer

Mi Yodeya isn't like a standard internet discussion forum – we're strictly a Q&A site, where we expect answers to answer the question at hand. As it is, this reads more like a comment. As such it might be removed or converted to a comment beneath the question. I hope you can find other questions to answer, or questions you would like to ask.

If someone can benefit from the tour (i.e., new user doesn't have any badge)

Can I recommend you take the [tour](https://judaism.stackexchange.com/tour) to get a sense of how the site works?

Hello and welcome to Mi Yodeya. MY is putting significant emphasis on sources since we don't really know you. If you haven’t done so already, you should take a look at the [tour](https://judaism.stackexchange.com/tour). I hope you'll look around and find other Q&A of interest and stay learning with us.

If a new user hasn't registered yet

[Welcome to Mi Yodeya](https://judaism.meta.stackexchange.com/a/3887/11501) Please consider [registering](//judaism.stackexchange.com/users/signup-unregistered) your account, to [enable](//meta.stackexchange.com/questions/44557/why-should-i-register-my-account) more site features, including voting. Great to have you learn with us!

Good ending for any question regarding CYLOR

Of course, [consult your rabbi](https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/9146) before implementing anything [you learn here](https://judaism.meta.stackexchange.com/q/1734).

Recommend an answer to be accepted

Have you considered [accepting this answer](https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5234/how-does-accepting-an-answer-work)?

Asking user to avoid excess use of jargon

For the sake of outsiders, we try to avoid [unnecessary jargon](https://judaism.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1606/site-policy-on-jargon) at Mi Yodeya. If possible, please try to find an English equivalent to make your post more understandable.


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