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A signature is, by default, a simple link to the user page of the FFXIclopedia user 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. See FFXIclopedia:Content Control and Article Ownership.

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.

Unsigned comments

Unsigned comments can have a signature added easily using the {{unsigned}} template, and we ask that people add this whenever a comment is unsigned.

The template takes one argument - the name of the comment's author.

Example text! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by FFXI-Example (talkcontribs).

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. Be sure to add the <noinclude>[[category:User Signatures|YOURNAME]]</noinclude> to the end of the code.
  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.
  4. Go to your Preferences, and look at the "User Profile" tab.
  5. In the "Signature:" edit box, put {{SUBST:User:YOURNAME/SigX}} and tick "Raw signature".
  6. Now you can use your custom signature as usual with ~~~~.

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.

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.

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