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and why can't I do {{subst:Template:ZWSig}}, for example? Or fit a small sig in the box? Any of those methods still generate timestamps when they are in the signature box and when I do ~~~~? Screw this page. --Zapwire 10:46, January 8, 2010 (UTC)

Zap, {{subst:Template:ZWSig}} is allowed, but leaving just a template instead of ~~~~ is not. --Staffan15 (talk|contribs) 12:45, January 8, 2010 (UTC)

Zapwire you obviously didn't read this page. And you went removing it from SiteNotice. Staffan is right, you can put the SUBST in as well, and if you're still that annoyed with it, add the alternative method you mentioned. But it is so much easier to edit your signature via an actual page rather than a small box. --Tigernose Tigernose ChatEdits 14:30, January 8, 2010 (UTC)

Make a subpage under your userpage clearly titled "User:YourName/Signature" or "User:YourName/Sig" (or a template in a similar fashion).
 
— Please read the page before going mad.

This wiki died when all this bureaucratic was introduced. Oh, how the great have fallen. --4th hale Dragon (talk) 14:34, January 8, 2010 (UTC)

Zapwire and 4th Hale, I made this page so people don't get blocked. I never actually added anything new to the policy when I made this, but a separate page gets the users attention more, so they don't get {{Template Warning}} and {{Big Image}} all the time. So remember, everything here follows the existing policy. --Tigernose Tigernose ChatEdits 14:36, January 8, 2010 (UTC)

Well, Zapwire isn't the only one that didn't understand correctly about templates in signatures. I didn't either understand it, so I think we should write it in a better explaining way. --Staffan15 (talk|contribs) Admin 19:04, January 11, 2010 (UTC)

It's probably because most of you skimmed it. Whenever our users are actually called upon to do this, they won't have the attention span to read the whole page, unfortunately. I understand you skimmed it, because you didn't need to read it, but our users (even if needed) will still not read it and will miss a lot. It does actually say there how to do this, and I can't imagine a different way. All we're asking is for our users to read thoroughly through every step. --Tigernose Tigernose ChatEdits 11:40, April 1, 2010 (UTC)

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