This RfC is not intended to cast a negative light on communities and
individuals who are making good-faith efforts to welcome new users by
placing welcome messages on the new users' talk pages. The emphasis on the
RfC is on whether changes should be made to the privacy of account creation
logs, which appears to affect the privacy of logged-in users who are
reading Wikimedia wikis which they have not previously visited while logged
in. I made proposals in the RfC regarding how new users may be welcomed.