Wikipedia:Tip of the day/November 20, 2008

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Always sign your messages

It is proper "Wikiquette" (WI-kee-ket) to sign your messages on talk pages. When you edit a message, at the top of the edit box is a row of square buttons. One of them looks like a signature (Button sig.png). When you click on it, it inserts the signature code (~~~~) wherever the blinking cursor is. When you save the page, this code is converted to your signature followed by a date stamp. You can also type in the code manually. To sign without a date stamp, use three tildes (~~~) instead.

Bonus tip: you can customize your signature in your preferences menu.

Read more: Wikipedia:Sign your posts on talk pages

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