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(See mw:Help:Signatures (on mediawiki.org) for more about how "~~~" (3 tildes) and "~~~~" (4 tildes) and "~~~~~" (5 tildes) are expanded in wikitext)
 
(More information about how how "~~~" and "~~~~" and "~~~~~" are expanded is now in #Tildes)
 
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As an editor, it's always courteous to sign messages on any talk pages when leaving messages. There's a couple of different external help pages that may be helpful to learn more about this topic:
See [[mw:Help:Signatures]] for more about how "<code><nowiki>~~~</nowiki></code>" (3 tildes) and "<code><nowiki>~~~~</nowiki></code>" (4 tildes) and "<code><nowiki>~~~~~</nowiki></code>" (5 tildes) are expanded in [[Help:wikitext|wikitext]]
 
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* [[mw:Help:Signatures]] - the mediwiki.org "Help" page.
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* [[wikipedia:Help:Signatures]] - the en.wikipedia.org "Help" page.
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See below for more about how "<code><nowiki>~~~</nowiki></code>" (3 tildes) and "<code><nowiki>~~~~</nowiki></code>" (4 tildes) and "<code><nowiki>~~~~~</nowiki></code>" (5 tildes) are expanded in [[Help:wikitext|wikitext]]
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== Tildes ==
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When editing [[wikitext]] on talk pages (i.e. with "Edit source"), the following rules apply for tildes.
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* Three tildes in a row (i.e. "<code><nowiki>~~~</nowiki></code>") puts the editor's username
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* Four tildes in a row (i.e. "<code><nowiki>~~~~</nowiki></code>") puts the editor's username and a timestamp (whatever the time is on the server when you save your changes)
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* Five tildes in a row (i.e. "<code><nowiki>~~~~~</nowiki></code>") puts '''only''' the timestamp.
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See [[mw:Help:Signatures]] for more information about how tildes work with [[wikitext]].
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[[Category:Help]]

Latest revision as of 08:07, 4 October 2020

Wikipedia has an article on:
Parent: Help:Contents

As an editor, it's always courteous to sign messages on any talk pages when leaving messages. There's a couple of different external help pages that may be helpful to learn more about this topic:

See below for more about how "~~~" (3 tildes) and "~~~~" (4 tildes) and "~~~~~" (5 tildes) are expanded in wikitext

Tildes[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia has an article on:

When editing wikitext on talk pages (i.e. with "Edit source"), the following rules apply for tildes.

  • Three tildes in a row (i.e. "~~~") puts the editor's username
  • Four tildes in a row (i.e. "~~~~") puts the editor's username and a timestamp (whatever the time is on the server when you save your changes)
  • Five tildes in a row (i.e. "~~~~~") puts only the timestamp.

See mw:Help:Signatures for more information about how tildes work with wikitext.