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In talk pages, allows alerting a local user by inserting a wikilink to his user page on this wiki, so that the user will be alerted by a notification when he visits this wiki.
The notification will normally contain a link to the page (genarally a talk page or a Wikiproject page, but not directly the talk page of the refrenced user where this template is not really needed) where the wikilink was inserted.
- — to insert email addresses without insert text which is too easily parsable by content indexing bots, and then harvested by spambots.