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Signatures are an essential part of wiki discussions, indicating which comments are posted by which editors. While signatures should not be used on article pages, editors are required to sign off their posts on Talk pages and Forum threads. The default signature, including name and timestamp, can be generated by using -- ~~~~ or using the signature button on the edit bar.

Editors are permitted to use custom signatures. However, these are required to follow a set of guidelines. Mainly signatures must clearly state the user's name.

Images

Users are permitted to have images in their signatures, or as their signature, so long as the height does not exceed 30 pixels. This includes animated signatures, but some may stop animating below a certain pixel size. Images over 30 pixels cause the spacing between two lines of text to be disproportionate, and animated signatures can result in longer load times for discussion pages. As a general guideline, however, please do not use images or font sizes that will interfere with the lines of text.

To make an image 30px high, use [[File:Example.jpg|x30px]]

Used space

As said in the section above, signatures may not be more than 30 pixels high. This includes big font sizes, but also the length of a signature. A signature may not be so long that when viewed in the Wikia skin with the toolbar aside it, it is wider than one line. Also, signatures may not take up more than one line (any enters in the signature's code should be removed, as when it is used in an indented list (replies to others) it will break up the signature when there are enters in the code). the <noinclude> tag may be put around enters to make the code look cleaner, or <!-- and --> may be put around codes to prevent them from having such effects.

Usernames

Names used in signatures must be consistent with the Wikia username. In order to prevent confusion, users should not use alternate names when signing edits. Names should at least be recognizable (e.g. User:CplDann signing off as "Dann"), but not differ too greatly as to mistake the signature for a different user.

Templates

Templated signatures must have a prefix of 'Sig/', 'Signature/' or 'Signatures/' before the user's name (ex. {{Sig/Example}}).

If you want to use a template in your signature, you must put {{SUBST:Nosubst|Signature Template}} into the "Custom Signature" box and click the check mark. You must make use of {{Nosubst}} when using a template in the Custom Signature box or the coding required to display such a signature may take up several lines of coding in source mode.

Timestamps

Users are required to sign with timestamps to show when they contributed. Restating the above, timestamps can be placed manually by typing five tildes (~~~~~).

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