Yes, so DO NOT THANK THEM for their edit (as the standard automated welcome message has been doing). Tell them we are pleased that they have found our Wikia site and that someone will look at their edit of {{{whatever page it was}}}. — Robin Patterson (Talk) 04:49, September 23, 2010 (UTC)

my complaint is this message encourages vandalism another moan is the points system which rewards edit vandalism or otherwise what i have learned is Wikis are communities with rules and if thay break them they are punished not rewarded --Owen1983 14:58, October 8, 2010 (UTC)

I have a concern about the "you shouldn't have categorys, templates or anything similar encouraging vandals". But Wikipedia has "Suspected Sockpuppett" category's that have the vandals name in it.

Bill9929 (talk) (contribs) 04:14, January 6, 2012 (UTC)

They might get the badges for their edits, but just remember that they will not be rewarded in the end. ;) ~ Heathstrid "Two axes are better than one!" 03:29, May 10, 2016 (UTC)