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Modified tone[edit]

Interacting with users and the tone we use has become a concern of late, so this is an area to work the message templates and hopefully come up with something palatable. I've done a first round of modifications, so please help fix these up to be as welcoming and non-confrontational as possible while still getting the necessary information across. I also thought it would be best to only have one instance of a particular template, after which a personal message tailored to the situation could be used for any further instances, so let me know what you think about that as well. — najzereT 21:56, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

All templates have been reworded according to my rewrites, but feel free to still use this page for further modifications or discussion. Many templates have also been renamed to sound less aggressive – usually by removing "warning" from the title. I didn't change {{welcome}}, as the modifications here weren't for tone. — najzereT 00:07, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

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