Help:Signatures

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When editing talk pages and forum posts, you should sign your edits so the author of a particular comment can be quickly identified. To sign your edit just put ~~~~ after your post. When the page is saved, Destinypedia will convert the ~~~~ to your username and the time and date you posted.

You should not sign your edits on articles as article content represents the contributions of many users.

Customizing your signature[edit]

Here's how to create a signature:

Base creation[edit]

1. Create a page for your signature here.

2. Edit the page and insert this text:
[[User:Username|Username]]
replacing "Username" with your username.

Customization[edit]

If you want your name to be colored or have a different font, insert this text instead of the text in number two:
[[User:Username|<span style="font-family:font; color:#hexcode;">Username</span>]]

If you want to link to your talk page and your contributions page, insert this text after the text in numbers two or three:

([[User talk:Username|talk]] &middot; [[Special:Contributions/Username|edits]])

Once you have the signature created the way you want it, save the edit. Then go to your preferences page. Be sure to follow all rules outlined in Destinypedia:Signature Policy.

Preparing for usage[edit]

Once you are at your preferences page, change the text in the "Signature" box to this:
{{SUBST:nosubst|User:Username/sig}}
See {{nosubst}} for more information.

Make sure the "Rawsigcheckbox.png Treat signature as wikitext (without an automatic link)" option is checked, and save your preferences.

Usage[edit]

Now that your signature is set up, know how to use it:

Code Turns into Appears as Mainly used for
~~~ {{User:User/sig}} User (Talk) welcoming
~~~~ {{User:User/sig}} 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC) User (Talk) 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC) talk pages
~~~~~ 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC) 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC) welcoming, recording of date and time

Signature Policy[edit]

Be sure to check the Signature Policy page before customizing your own signature, so you don't create a disrupting signature which may damage surrounding text formatting.

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