Forum:How do I create and edit my sig?!

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I don't know haw can someone help me? Last Onion

How I was showed how to do it was to first create a subpage of your userpage to put your fancy signature on, which would be called User:Last Onion/sig. You can see mine at User:Jimbo Jambo/sig, and you can also take a look at other people's signature pages to get an idea of what to put there. Next, create another subpage called User:Last Onion/sig 2, and simply put the text {{User:Last Onion/sig}}. Lastly, go to My Preferences and in the Nickname box put {{User:Last Onion/sig2}}. It'll automatically change it to {{SUBST:user:Last Onion/sig2}}, so don't worry about that. Then make a post and sigh it with some tildes. What this all does is substitutes the tildes with the text on your sig2 page, which is {{User:Last Onion/sig}}. This allows you to display your signature without all the jumble and bumble of the raw text your signature is composed of. —Jimbo Jambo

Sorry if im wasting your time but, whats a sub page? Last Onion 03:49, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

As he just said, it's when you add a / to an article. As another example, a subpage of Red Bulborb could be called Red Bulborb/Habits. You should ignore the sig 2 thing for now, that was rather a repair of Jimbo's sig. An alternate explanation to this is here. That explanation is a bit more detailed (Not that yours was bad, though).--Prezintenden10:36, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

I thought you needed a second signature page because the Nickname field automatically substitutes text from whatever template you used in it. ...Or does mine just do that because I'm using a template within a template? —Jimbo Jambo
Substituion only occurs when you add {{subst:[...]}}. Without that, it always inserts an entire page, but not in form of coding. And now, I'll use ~~~~, which will form the code itself.--Prezintenden 17:12, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
I had thought that it substituted my sig2 page because I used a template within a template, but apparently it just automatically does it when you put a template in the Nickname field. Anyway, my point is that if you put a sig2 page in the Nickname field, the substituted text it adds to pages in the text on the sig2 page, which is {{User:User/sig}}, rather than the raw signature text, so you can sign pages quickly with tildes without adding too much text. —Jimbo Jambo
Now I get what I misunderstood. Yeah, I can see how this would save me time. I shall now test thee.--Prezintenden 17:47, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks it took me 5 hours to get it right! Last Onion