Neocron Wiki:Signature

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A signature is, by default, a simple link to the user page who edited the page, followed by the date and time of the page's saving.

Signing on the wiki is important as it enables the author of a comment to be recognized.

Signatures are normally only ever added on talk pages - it is discouraged to sign on the actual articles, apart from on specific occasions.

Standard signatures

To sign your name, four tildes (~~~~) will be automatically replaced when saving your edit by your default dated signature.

Three tildes only (~~~) will add your signature without the date and time, whilst five tildes (~~~~~) will add the date and time without your signature.

Custom signatures

Instead of adding in the whole HTML code in order to add in your signature, here's a quick guide to insert signatures as a template:

  1. Create two pages, [[User:YOURNAME/Sig]] and [[User:YOURNAME/SigX]].
  2. Place your signature code in [[User:YOURNAME/Sig]].
    If you wish to add an info bar to that page, do so with the noinclude tags (see User:Delphi/Sig for an example).
  3. Place {{User:YOURNAME/Sig}} on [[User:YOURNAME/SigX]]. This inserts the signature code as a 'template'.
    Again, add an information bar if you please and check out User:Delphi/Sig2 for reference.
  4. Go to your Preferences, and look at the "User Profile" tab.
  5. In the "Nickname" edit box, put {{SUBST:User:YOURNAME/SigX}} and tick "Raw signature".
  6. Now you can use your custom signature as usual with ~~~~.
  7. Tadaa! δρDelphi (t)(c) [date]

Potential hazards

Following the method above, a template will be included on every page that you sign. After many signs and edits, your signature template may be included on hundreds of pages. This large amount of inclusion may potentially slow down the wiki, especially if you decide to edit the template. Please avoid editing your signature frequently if this is the case, and check the following suggested solutions:

Solution one

One solution for changing it is to create a new sig on [[User:YOURNAME/Sig2]] and put {{User:YOURNAME/Sig2}} on [[User:YOURNAME/SigX]]. A side effect is that should you decide to edit your signature, all signatures previously posted will remain in their old styles, since the old template link is embedded in each page.

Solution two

Another approach around this is to use the subst keyword in your nickname settings. This copies the output of your template to the edits you sign, instead of including the template itself. This method results in the same appearance as the former method, and greatly reduces the chances of affecting wiki performance. A side effect is that should you decide to edit your signature, all signatures previously posted will remain in their old styles, since the code is embedded in each page. Also, longer signatures may take up several lines of code and make the source unreadable for editors - use sparingly.

The Sig Parade!

If you wish to make your own custom template, the below are a good selection to be inspired by, but please try and make your design unique!

Add your custom signature here with ~~~ (three tildes hides the date)!

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