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How do I create my own signature? I see people in the discussion pages that put like User:Name etc that, and I want to make one myself somehow. I want to know how to add the mini-image before it, too. IconSmall Dranosh Vraul Jawrip (talk · contr) 02:01, 16 May 2009 (UTC))

See Maelstrong's talk page. IconSmall WolvarBig, furry, and insane (Have a conversation with the homocidal furry!) (Come and stalk me! ...No, wait, please don't.) 02:03, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
Also, see WoWWiki:Signature. There really is not a guide on WoWWiki for making a custom signature. The (Sadly) best advice I have it to bug people about it.--SWM2448 17:13, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

Woot. Somehow got it so that using 4 tildes auto-creates it. User:Bigstackstwo/Sig Err... somehow I re-broke it. IconSmall Dranosh Vraul Jawrip (talk · contr) 03:13, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

I told you what to do on your talk page. User:Coobra/Sig4 03:30, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Example custom signature instructions

Borrowed steps from Coobra's instructions to Bigstackstwo.

  1. Make a new subpage under your user page with a name like: User:username/Sig
  2. Put some wikicode for a signature like the following (has image, link to user page, link to talk page, and a link to contributions list):
    This is a signature: <onlyinclude>[[Image:IconSmall_Cenarian_Female.gif]]&nbsp;[[User:username|username]] ([[User talk:username|talk]] [[Special:Contributions/username|contribs]])</onlyinclude>
  3. Click "Save page" to save the new page.
  4. At the top right of the screen, click on to my preferences (you may have to click "MORE ▾" button first), go down to signature and place {{subst:User:username/Sig}} into the textbox, make sure the checkbox labeled custom signature is checked
  5. You should be able to just use the 4 tildes (~) for your signature, which will include the timestamp.

Some other tips:

  • You can get cool little icon images from the following places:
  • If you upload your own image, it's best not to make it more than about 20 to 22 pixels tall.
  • You can use a custom date/time stamp with wikicode like {{SUBST:#time:g":"i A "PST" j M Y|+0700}} using the #time parser function (if you want to figure out how that works). Put it after your sig code ({{subst:User:username/Sig}}) in preferences.
    • If you use a custom date/time stamp, you should use three tildes (~~~) instead of the standard four (~~~~).
    • The example above outputs a date/time stamp like: 11:07 AM PST 22 May 2009

--Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 11:07 AM PST 22 May 2009

I feel I should add that you do not have to use the above instructions. There are other ways of doing it. If I were a new user reading that, I would think 'oh cool, that is the way to do it', and in time it may become the new Kirkburn's sig. WoWWiki:Signature says how to use and sign with a sig, but there is no guide about signature code on WoWWiki... and there really does not need to be. This is not a 'how to wiki' wiki. Perhaps an external link to one? There is also no solid place to ask how to fix the code in one's sig, but I guess the forums work for that.--SWM2448 19:52, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
Good point. I changed the section title to "Example custom signature instructions" to be more accurate. It really is something that could be in a Help page, but as there currently isn't, the forums are a good place to start.--Gengar orange 22x22Beware the sneaky smile! Fandyllic (talk · contr) 5:35 PM PST 22 May 2009
Should also be noted that if a sig contains like 4 or more lines of code that after making that unique signature {{User:username/Sig}} should be placed on a similar place like User:username/SigX and then follow step 4 from above using {{subst:User:username/SigX}} instead. This way instead of 4+ lines of code you would have {{User:username/Sig}}. User:Coobra/Sig4 03:38, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

"it may become the new Kirkburn's sig"?!? Ahem, my signatures are timeless and unbeatable ;) Kirkburn  talk  contr 13:14, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

I was referring to the old problem immortalized in the disclaimer at the top of Ragestorm's talk page.--SWM2448 20:58, 26 May 2009 (UTC)
Oh, I know ... I just don't think anything could become the new Kirkburn's sig, unless I make it :P Kirkburn  talk  contr 16:34, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

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