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(More information about how how "~~~" and "~~~~" and "~~~~~" are expanded is now in #Tildes)
 
{{wikipedia|Help:Signatures}}
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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:
 
* [[mw:Help:Signatures]] - the mediwiki.org "Help" page.
* [[wikipedia:Help:Signatures]] - the en.wikipedia.org "Help" page.
 
See [[mw:Help:Signatures]]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]]
 
== Tildes ==
{{wikipedia|Tilde}}
 
When editing [[wikitext]] on talk pages (i.e. with "Edit source"), the following rules apply for tildes.
 
* Three tildes in a row (i.e. "<code><nowiki>~~~</nowiki></code>") puts the editor's username
* 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)
* Five tildes in a row (i.e. "<code><nowiki>~~~~~</nowiki></code>") puts '''only''' the timestamp.
 
See [[mw:Help:Signatures]] for more information about how tildes work with [[wikitext]].
 
 
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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