Your signature is your linked username followed by your talk page link, today's date, and the current time. Signatures are generally only for use on discussion pages (like
Talk:, Admin noticeboard, or Community portal pages). Don't place your signature in ordinary wiki articles that display game information.
When you leave a new comment on a discussion page, always add your signature to the end of the comment by using four tildes:
These four tildes are a special code that will automatically be replaced with your username and a timestamp when you save your edit.
There are three default options. Four tildes are standard, for a 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 (replaced when saving)||Resulting wiki code||Resulting display|
|Signature plus timestamp|| |
| ||126.96.36.199 (talk) 04:52, 1 Mar 2021 (UTC)|
|Signature alone|| |
| ||188.8.131.52 (talk)|
|Timestamp alone|| |
| ||04:52, 1 Mar 2021 (UTC)|
The tildes (
~) are automatically substituted with your username (linked to the appropriate user page) and the current timestamp (time/date) when you save a signed edit. This helps other users follow the chronological order of discussions, and to identify the author of a particular comment.
- If you edit without logging in, your IP address will take the place of a username. Usernames and IP addresses are also stored in page histories as a record of who wrote what, so others can always verify signatures.
- If you can't find the tilde on your keyboard, you can use the signature button of the default edit toolbar.
- Signatures do not work in edit summaries (they do not translate from ~~~~ there).
- Timestamps are formatted according to the wiki server's default locale settings (language, script, date and time format), and not according to your personal wiki preference settings.
Registered 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.
|The maximum signature length is 255 characters. Note that striking signatures that distract from the surrounding text are often disliked by other users, and may invite complaints from others, or even administrative requests that your signature be changed. The primary purpose of a signature is user identification to facilitate communication, rather than an expression of your creativity.|
Changing your signature will not override the username that is recorded in page histories, nor change signatures placed in the past.
If you enable “Raw signatures” but don't add any customized signature string, you'll sign with your unlinked username.
One common customization example:
|Purpose||Raw signature||Resulting signature display (generated by four tildes)|
|Embedding dashes before username|| ||--184.108.40.206 04:52, 1 Mar 2021 (UTC)|
|Adding a contributions page link|| ||220.127.116.11 (talk) (contribs)|