Uncyclopedia talk:Signatures

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Xes are used to assess height, Ms are used to assess width. I want the maximum length demonstrated in ems. The current version makes us look amateurish and I feel ashamed. SmackBot 18:18, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Random length sigs[edit]

What if a user puts something like {{n00blet}} in their sig and it occasionally exceeds length? (I can guess that it is not allowed, but I had to ask.) VGD >=3 18:11, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Avoid whoring articles in your signature???[edit]

What is this, Fascismpedia? No, it isn't!   Le Cejak <23:55, 31 May 2008>

Hmmm....a lot of this seems a bit bullshitty. Apart from avoid whoring articles it also says the sub and sup tags aren't allowed - but people use them anyway. ANARCHY my friends! - [20:58 10 July] Sir FSt Don MafiaHatBlack.gif Yettie
Only because famine has been gone for a while. Would you like someone else to start enforcing the sig rules? You would? Ok then! Spang talk 21:12, 10 Jul 2008
Oh yes please, do enforce these rules! Ha! None of my sigs break the rules! Ha ha! Ahhhh....don't ban me, please don't ban me! - [21:16 10 July] Sir FSt Don MafiaHatBlack.gif Yettie

Do we really need to enforce these things so strongly?[edit]

15px height is like really really small and 55 Xs is actually pretty short, considering that this site is supposedly trying to uphold the image of a humour wiki. I'm not saying I'd like everyone to have a huge sig with huge images, but I certainly wouldn't mind seeing a sig with small images which are still large enough to actually see what's on them or maybe some clever phrase in it that's slightly longer than 55Xs once in a while. Sir SockySexy girls.jpg Mermaid with dolphin.jpg Tired Marilyn Monroe.jpg (talk) (stalk)Magnemite.gif Icons-flag-be.png GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 22:37, 28 September 2011

The maximum image height was 12px. We already increased it to 15px to oblige the masses, but even this causes line-height issues when one winds up immediately above another, thus making it even more important that folks don't go over this. But you of all people should know this; you were one of those who helped decide the current maximum.

1234 ~ 16px-Pointy.png 22:59, 28 September 2011

Well, yes it can cause line-height issues, but even with images like 30px high, I've observed said issues to be rather minor. The severity of line-height issues might differ from browser to browser, though. Sir SockySexy girls.jpg Mermaid with dolphin.jpg Tired Marilyn Monroe.jpg (talk) (stalk)Magnemite.gif Icons-flag-be.png GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotY PotM WotM 23:41, 28 September 2011

Signature colour problems[edit]

Why isn't my signature coloured the way I want it to be? The "Bp" part of it should be blue (0000FF), and the "2611" should be gold (FFD700).--Bp2611 14:46, July 1, 2012 (UTC)

October 2013 rewrite[edit]

This rewrite, discussed at Forum:Rewrite of UN:SIG, dropped most of the humor (except for the crack about Uncyclopedians' egos). It states policy that was not written down before:

  • Our interpretation of the Wikia Terms of Use, that signatures are not to be used for links off-site.
  • The need to have the code in a signature file rather than in My preferences.
  • Two cases that are governed by common sense as well as rule (similarity to other users, and excessive signature length).

It states the following new policy:

  • A prohibition on parody signatures and signatures that name other Uncyclopedians.

The following material is also new:

  • The introduction on when we do and don't sign contributions.
  • The suggestion in passing to indent posts to set them off from other users' posts.
  • The note in passing on the effect of not having a user page and/or a talk page.
  • Multiple signature files per user.
  • Technical information on custom timestamps, and a caution against coding timestamps that are ambiguous between the UK and the US.

Examples of bad practices are deleted, as is the large amount of text that was apologetic for having rules at all. Spıke Ѧ 10:51 18-Oct-13