Help:Signature

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See also: MarioWiki:Signatures

This tutorial will teach you how to make a signature.

Base creation

  1. Create a page for your signature here.
  2. Edit the page and insert this text:
    [[User:Username|Username]]
  3. Replace "Username" with your username. Like this:
    [[User:Porplemontage|Porple]]

Customization

If you want your name to be colored or have a different font, replace the text on the signature page with this:

[[User:Username|<span style="font-family:serif;color:#f00">Username</span>]]

If you want to link to your talk page and your contributions page, insert this text at the end of the signature page:

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

Be sure to follow all rules outlined in MarioWiki:Signatures. Once you have the signature created, click save. Then go to your preferences page.

Preparing for usage

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. You can now just click the Insert-signature.png button to enter your signature and a timestamp.

Usage

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

Code Turns into Appears as Mainly used for
~~~ {{User:Username/sig}} Username (talk · edits) Signing your name
~~~~ {{User:User/sig}} 11:47, 18 September 2017 (UTC) Username (talk · edits) 11:47, 18 September 2017 (UTC) Talk page discussion
~~~~~ 11:47, 18 September 2017 (UTC) 11:47, 18 September 2017 (UTC) Recording of date and time

The pages where you don't use signatures

Certain pages do not allow these signature codes to be used on them, a majority of them being MarioWiki namespace pages. You can tell when not to use signatures when the page mentions that it follows the "No-Signature Policy". For more information about the policy, check this page.