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It seems like every new user who comes here has no idea how to sign their posts. Even though the instructions are in the welcome note that is posted on every new user's talk page AND below every edit box, nobody sees it. So we obviously need to find some way to make this more clear. Any ideas? The only thing I can think of is a separate template to post along with the welcome template, maybe with a header that says "How to sign talk pages." -- Ozzel 19:22, 12 July 2006 (UTC)

  • Sorry. :( Darth Anarcus 20:27, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
    • No, it's okay; I'm not directing this at anyone. I'm seriously saying that if this many people are having the same problem, then we need to make it clearer. -- Ozzel 21:08, 12 July 2006 (UTC)
  • A note at the top, below the discussion forums might help, but maybe not. There's already a note below the edit boxes about signing comments on talk pages. - Finlayson 00:41, 13 July 2006 (UTC)
  • I've already included it in the WP:FAQ, as well. It seems that even though it's posted in at least three different places, no one like to read. :(StarNeptuneTalk to me!
  • Another thing I've been wondering...why do we include the 3 tilde thing in the welcome template? I know some people use that at first instead of the 4 tildes. But I can't really think of any situation where just the name would be preferable. -- Ozzel 20:12, 18 July 2006 (UTC)
    • The other thing is that you don't even need to use the 4 ~. By far the easiest way is to click on the button that is second from the right on the top of the editing box. That automatically puts in your signature. --Eyrezer 23:45, 19 July 2006 (UTC)
    • You don't have to use all for if you're sticking your name into templates, awards, or other items that wouldn't need a time signature. -- Riffsyphon1024 18:41, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
  • Maybe they just don't know where the damn things are on the keyboard. Shall we include an image with a big arrow pointing to the button? -- Riffsyphon1024 18:39, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
  • Change the note while editting to "On talk pages, please sign your comment by typing four tildes (~~^~~) or click on signature icon". Maybe show an image of the signature image. Might help.. - Finlayson 14:55, 22 July 2006 (UTC)
  • Somehow I knew that Sentry would come through on this one. ;) -- Riffsyphon1024 06:43, 23 July 2006 (UTC)
    • *shrug* I couldn't resist...–SentryTalk 07:03, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

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