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This page is a proposed policy, guideline, or process for A Wheel of Time Wiki

The proposal may still be in development, under discussion, or in the process of gathering consensus for adoption.

It is good Wikiquette to sign your comments on talk pages, but generally articles, help pages, policies, and other content pages should not be signed.

  • Note: On A Wheel of Time Wiki, we sometimes use inline comments in policy/content pages to facilitate understanding, but these should generally take place on talk pages.

To sign your name, type ~~~~. You can use three tildes (~~~) if you don't want a timestamp, or five (~~~~~) if you only want a timestamp.

Change your signatureEdit

Your default signature will contain a link to your user page on the wiki where you signed it:

Your Name

You can change this to point to another wiki, or to your talk page. For example, if you are signing a comment on the Central wiki, but you are most often on the Doom wiki, you may want a link to the talk page you visit most often. In this case, you want your signature to be:

--Your Name (talk)

To get this, go to your Preferences (on any Wikia) and check the Raw signatures (without automatic link) box. Then enter

--[[User:Your Name|]] ([[Doom:User talk:Your_Name|talk]])

in the Your nickname (for signatures): field.

Note: To make this work on your home wiki, you will need to redirect from [[Project:User talk:Your Name]] to [[User talk:Your Name]] on your home wiki. See bug 1991.
Note: It is recommended you link only to your user talk page on your home wiki, and leave the link to your user page pointing at the wiki where you signed a comment. This allows users to access your local user page and to view your contributions list for that wiki.

Wikipedia lists various things to avoid putting in your signature, including templates, images, and blinking text. There is no overall policy at Wikia about this. We discourage it on the central Wikia, but A Wheel of Time Wiki currently has no rules about this.

This page is a proposed policy, guideline, or process for A Wheel of Time Wiki

The proposal may still be in development, under discussion, or in the process of gathering consensus for adoption.

Signatures by anonymous usersEdit

If you chose to edit Wikia without logging in, the tildes will be converted to your IP address. In such cases, it may make more sense to manually sign your posts with a pseudonym or tag such as --anon, if there are multiple anonymouses discussing issue, --anon1 etc..

Signatures in other character setsEdit

If your signature is in a character set not in wide usage on the wiki you are signing on, it may be easier for users there to recognize you if you add a version of your name in the character set of that wiki. For example, if you use Chinese characters on an English wiki, users without these fonts will not see your signature properly. This is not a problem if you are signing on a Chinese wiki, since readers of that would be expected to have the correct fonts.

See alsoEdit

The English Wikipedia has various pages relating to signing comments, and to making comments in general. Please see:

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