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Here's how to create a signature:

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[edit] Basic creation

1. Create a page for your signature here.

2. Edit the page and insert this text:
[[User:Username|Username]]
(replacing "Username" with your username)

You can make many different kinds of modifications to personalize your signature, including adding links to your talk page and contributions, colors, an image, and so on. Instructions for including many of these optional features in your signature are given below.

[edit] Preparing for Usage

Once you have the signature created the way you want it, save the edit. Then go to the first tab of your preferences page, and change the text in the "Signature:" box to this:
{{User:Username/sig}}

Be sure to replace "User:Username/sig" with your signature's page name. Also, make sure the "Raw signatures (without automatic link)" option is checked, then save your preferences and empty your cache.

[edit] Usage

Now that your signature is set up, know how to work it:

Code Turns into Appears as Mainly used for
~~~ {{User:User/sig}} User (Talk | contribs) Welcoming
~~~~ {{User:User/sig}} 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC) User (Talk | contribs) 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC) Talk pages
~~~~~ 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC) 00:00, 1 January 2000 (UTC) Welcoming, recording of date and time

[edit] Customization

This section provides information about optional modifications to your signature.

Note: Be sure to follow all rules outlined in HRWiki:Signature.

[edit] Colors and fonts

If you want your name to be colored or have a different font, use this text:
[[User:Username|<span style="font-family:font; color:#hexcode;">Username</span>]]

hexcode should be replaced by a hexadecimal color code. Also be sure to remove either font-family:font; if you don't want to change your font or color:#hexcode; if you don't want to change your font color.

Be aware that other users will only see your signature in your chosen font if their computer has that same font installed. If they do not have the font, the signature will appear in their browser's default font. This may affect the resultant size of the signature on their browser, and while the signature may appear to obey all the rules on HRWiki:Signature on one browser it may not on another.

[edit] Links to user talk and user contributions pages

If you want to link to your talk page and your contributions page, insert this text after the link to your user page:

([[User talk:Username|talk]] &middot; [[Special:Contributions/Username|edits]])

[edit] Images

If you want to add a small image (must be no larger than 20 pixels in height), insert the text

[[Image:Sample.png|20px]]

either before or after the link to your user page, replacing "Sample.png" with the name of the desired image. You may upload a personal image for your signature if desired. Note that the above text |20px only guarantees that the image will be 20 pixels in width — you may need to tweak this quantity to ensure that the displayed image is no greater than 20 pixels in height.

[edit] Changing the target of images' links

If you want to make it so that clicking on an image in your signature links to, for example, your user page, follow the following instructions. Add the image the way you would like it to appear as above, and click "Show preview". Right-click (or CTRL+click for Mac users) the image and choose to open it in a new window. Copy the full URL to the image from the address bar, hereafter referred to as "IMAGELINK". Then, return to editing your signature page and replace [[Image:...]] with

{{imagelink|Link=PAGETITLE|Image=IMAGELINK}}

where "PAGETITLE" is the title of the page on the wiki that you want the image to link to (for example, "User:Username").

[edit] Preventing signature breakup

A signature with spaces in it will often be broken up when it appears near the end of a line. To prevent this, put the following code around your signature:

<span style="white-space: nowrap"> THE REST OF YOUR SIGNATURE </span>
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