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This page or section is considered an official policy on Wookieepedia.

It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that everyone must follow. Please use the Consensus track to propose changes to this policy.

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Sign your comments using four tildes ( ~~~~ ) or by clicking the signature icon (Wikisigbutton.png) on the edit toolbar. If you use a customized signature, ensure that it follows the rules below.

This signature policy regulates the use of signatures on Wookieepedia and provides guidelines for creating customized signatures. On this wiki's discussion pages (e.g. talk pages and forum threads), user comments and votes must be signed in accordance with this policy so as to identify who posted them and when. This is particularly important on pages where voting is involved: improperly signed votes may be considered invalid.

Signing your comments

Your signature is automatically produced alongside a timestamp, so you do not have to edit your signature manually. Signatures should be added at the end of your comment.

  • To produce your signature in the Source Editor, use four tildes ( ~~~~ ).
  • To produce your signature in the Visual Editor, click the signature icon (Wikisigbutton.png) on the edit toolbar.

The Source Editor is Wookieepedia's official editor. To switch to the Source Editor, go to the "Editing" tab in your preferences.

Customized signatures

Personalization

If you have already have a customized Fandom-wide signature but it does not comply with Wookieepedia's signature policy, don't fret; you do not have to change it. Instead, create a policy-compliant signature for use on this specific wiki.

To personalize your Wookieepedia signature, follow these steps:

  1. Create a personal subpage and insert the code for your desired signature there. Examples of custom signatures can be found here.
  2. Go to the "User profile" tab in your preferences and paste the following in the "New signature" field:
    {{subst:#ifexist:User:USERNAME/sig|{{subst:User:USERNAME/sig}}|{{subst::w:User:USERNAME/defaultsig}}}}
    Be sure to replace instances of USERNAME with your actual username!
  3. Check the "Treat signature as wikitext" box immediately below your new signature and then click "save" at the bottom of the page.

Rules for customized signatures

If you choose to use a customized signature, it must:

  1. include your actual username. (Administrators are not obliged to follow this rule, but their signatures must be clearly recognizable to the community at large.)
  2. include a link to your userpage.
  3. include no more than one other link, such as to your talk page, contributions, etc. The link must be an internal link to an existing Wookieepedia page. (Fandom staff are exempt from this rule.)
  4. include no more than two font colors, excluding the timestamp, which must remain the default color.
  5. include the default timestamp, without any modifications, in the form: 01:08, 4 July 2022 (UTC)
  6. not be enlarged or decreased in font size beyond the standard wiki text size (this does not apply to natural text size changes caused by different fonts or the use of non-nested <sup> or <sub> for the talk page portion of the signature). However, you may format your signature using bold or italics, but underlining is prohibited.
  7. include no more than one image. In addition to conforming to the user image policy, the image may not be an animated .gif file or exceed 20 pixels in height.

The following are specifically prohibited:

  1. Background and/or border colors.
  2. Categories.
  3. HTML tables and/or wiki tables.
  4. Line-breaks (<br />).
  5. Magic words, such as {{PAGENAME}}.
  6. Randomization scripts for color and/or font.
  7. Superscript and/or subscript nesting likethis.
  8. Templates.
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