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<br> Users can easily '''sign''' their posts at the end of a comment. Signing is normally done on [[Help:Talk pages|talk pages]] only, not on main content/pages/articles.  
 
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Users can easily '''sign''' their posts at the end of a comment. Signing is normally done on [[Help:Talk pages|talk pages]] only, not on conjointly written articles.  
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== Default signature options  ==
 
== Default signature options  ==
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There are three default options. Four tildes are standard (full signature). Typing three tildes results in a username-only signature (without timestamp). Typing five tildes results in a pure timestamp (without username).  
 
There are three default options. Four tildes are standard (full signature). Typing three tildes results in a username-only signature (without timestamp). Typing five tildes results in a pure timestamp (without username).  
  
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| Signature plus timestamp  
 
| Signature plus timestamp  
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<code><nowiki>[[</nowiki>{{ns:2}}:Username&#124;Username]] 12:34, 1 February 2008 (UTC)</code>
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<code><nowiki>[[User:Example user|Example user]]</nowiki> 12:34, 1 February 2011 (UTC)</code>  
  
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| [[User:Example user|Example user]] 12:34, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
 
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| Signature alone  
 
| Signature alone  
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<code><nowiki>[[</nowiki>{{ns:2}}:Username&#124;Username]]</code>
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<code><nowiki>[[User:Example user|Example user]]</nowiki></code>  
  
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| [[User:Example user|Example user]]
 
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| Timestamp alone  
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If you edit without logging in, your IP address will take the place of a username. Usernames and IP addresses are also stored in [[Help:Page history|page histories]] as a record of who wrote what, so others can always verify signatures.  
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Usernames are stored in [[Help:Page history|page histories]] as a record of who wrote what, so others can always verify signatures.  
  
 
The common format to type a signature – two hyphens (or a dash) followed by four tildes (<code>-- '''<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>'''</code>) – is derived from the computer network Usenet, where two hyphens mark a signature block. The actual signature string, the tildes, automatically get substituted with username (linked to the appropriate user page) and timestamp (time/date), when you save a signed edit. This helps other users to follow the chronological order of discussions, and to identify the author of a particular comment.  
 
The common format to type a signature – two hyphens (or a dash) followed by four tildes (<code>-- '''<nowiki>~~~~</nowiki>'''</code>) – is derived from the computer network Usenet, where two hyphens mark a signature block. The actual signature string, the tildes, automatically get substituted with username (linked to the appropriate user page) and timestamp (time/date), when you save a signed edit. This helps other users to follow the chronological order of discussions, and to identify the author of a particular comment.  
 
If you don't find the tilde on your keyboard, you can use the signature button [[<span class=|{{ns:image}}:Button sig.png"&gt;text-bottom|link=|signature button]] of the default [[Help:Edit toolbar|edit toolbar]] as a typing aid.
 
  
 
Signatures do not work in edit summaries (they do not translate from <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki> there).  
 
Signatures do not work in edit summaries (they do not translate from <nowiki>~~~~</nowiki> there).  
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== Customized signatures  ==
 
== Customized signatures  ==
  
Registered users can customize their signature (the part between the two hyphens and the timestamp) by changing the field "{{int:yournick}}" in their [[Help:Preferences|preferences]]. By default, anything you enter there will be wrapped with <code><nowiki>[[ ]]</nowiki></code>. To use a special linking (without this automatic link), you have to enable “Raw signatures.” Then you can add Wiki markup and also HTML (as far as allowed on the wiki) as you like, but the maximum length is 255 characters. Please note that striking signatures are often disliked by other users.  
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Users can customize their signature (the part between the two hyphens and the timestamp) by changing the field "{{int:yournick}}" in their [[Help:Preferences|preferences]]. By default, anything you enter there will be wrapped with <code><nowiki>[[ ]]</nowiki></code>. To use a special linking (without this automatic link), you have to enable “Raw signatures.” Then you can add Wiki markup and also HTML (as far as allowed on the wiki) as you like, but the maximum length is 255 characters. Please note that striking/flashy signatures are often disliked by other users.  
  
 
If you enable “Raw signatures” but don't add any customized signature string, you'll sign with your unlinked username.  
 
If you enable “Raw signatures” but don't add any customized signature string, you'll sign with your unlinked username.  
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The most common customizations are the following two:  
 
The most common customizations are the following two:  
  
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<code><nowiki>--[[User:Example user|Displayed name]]</nowiki></code>  
  
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| -- [[User:Example user|Displayed name]] 12:34, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
 
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| Adding a talk page link  
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<code><nowiki>[[</nowiki>{{ns:2}}:Username&#124;Username]] (<nowiki>[[</nowiki>{{ns:3}}:Username&#124;talk]])</code>
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<code><nowiki>--{{SUBST:User|Example user|Displayed name}}</nowiki></code>  
  
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| -- {{User|Example user|Displayed name}} 12:34, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
 
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Latest revision as of 00:57, 15 November 2013

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Users can easily sign their posts at the end of a comment. Signing is normally done on talk pages only, not on main content/pages/articles.

Default signature options

There are three default options. Four tildes are standard (full signature). Typing three tildes results in a username-only signature (without timestamp). Typing five tildes results in a pure timestamp (without username).

Function Wiki markup Resulting code Resulting display
Signature plus timestamp
~~~~

[[User:Example user|Example user]] 12:34, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Example user 12:34, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
Signature alone
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[[User:Example user|Example user]]

Example user
Timestamp alone
~~~~~
12:34, 1 February 2011 (UTC) 12:34, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Usernames are stored in page histories as a record of who wrote what, so others can always verify signatures.

The common format to type a signature – two hyphens (or a dash) followed by four tildes (-- ~~~~) – is derived from the computer network Usenet, where two hyphens mark a signature block. The actual signature string, the tildes, automatically get substituted with username (linked to the appropriate user page) and timestamp (time/date), when you save a signed edit. This helps other users to follow the chronological order of discussions, and to identify the author of a particular comment.

Signatures do not work in edit summaries (they do not translate from ~~~~ there).

Customized signatures

Users can customize their signature (the part between the two hyphens and the timestamp) by changing the field "New signature:" in their preferences. By default, anything you enter there will be wrapped with [[ ]]. To use a special linking (without this automatic link), you have to enable “Raw signatures.” Then you can add Wiki markup and also HTML (as far as allowed on the wiki) as you like, but the maximum length is 255 characters. Please note that striking/flashy signatures are often disliked by other users.

If you enable “Raw signatures” but don't add any customized signature string, you'll sign with your unlinked username.

The most common customizations are the following two:

Purpose Raw signature Resulting signature display
Adapting the displayed username

--[[User:Example user|Displayed name]]

-- Displayed name 12:34, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
Adding a talk page and contribs link

--{{SUBST:User|Example user|Displayed name}}

-- Displayed name (talk| contribs) 12:34, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
  • The second example uses the template {{User}}, review the template page for more information.


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