User talk:Erpert

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Please clean up your signature per WP:SIG#NT. You are transcluding {{trim}} with each signing, and this is against policy. If you are substituting a signature template, your template needs adjustment and use safesubsts. — Andy W. (talk) 01:37, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

I have no idea what you're talking about. I have never even heard of that template, much less used it. Erpert blah, blah, blah... 01:40, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
Your current signature contains {{ trim | red }}, {{ trim | Erpert }}, {{ trim | green }}, and {{ trim | [[User talk:Erpert|blah, blah, blah...]] }}. Somehow that got into your signature. May you please double-check your signature and make sure these templates are not being used? — Andy W. (talk) 01:44, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
Nowhere on the entire WP:SIG page does it mention {{trim}}. And I don't even remember how my signature was set up (I've had it for years), so if you have a better suggestion, let's hear it. Otherwise, please let me be. Erpert blah, blah, blah... 01:48, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
{{Trim}} is a template that happens to be appearing in your signature. May you please check Special:Preferences and check your signature field and make sure "trim" is not in your signature? — Andy W. (talk) 01:50, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
I said, "Nowhere on the entire WP:SIG page does it mention ." In other words, there is nothing on that guideline page that restricts the use of that template. Now, either find a guideline that explicitly prohibits the use of it, or leave me alone. Erpert blah, blah, blah... 01:53, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
Erpert, okay, would like another clarification. At Special:Preferences, do you see the code {{ trim | red }} anywhere in your signature field? If not, this could be a deeper technical issue unrelated to you. Thanks, let me know — Andy W. (talk) 02:05, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
And FYI, the guideline at WP:SIG#NT in the first sentence explicitly says: Transclusions of templates and parser functions in signatures (like those which appear as User:Name/sig, for example) are forbidden. — Andy W. (talk) 02:12, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
I don't see that in my signature at all; maybe there's something wrong on your end. At any rate, I'm done talking about this. Erpert blah, blah, blah... 02:17, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

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  • Erpert, your signature includes the transclusion of the template {{trim}}.
'''<span style="color:{{ trim | red }};">{{ trim | Erpert }}</span>''' <small><sup><span style="color:{{ trim | green }};">{{ trim | [[User talk:Erpert|blah, blah, blah...]] }}</span></sup></small>
which renders as:
This is "forbidden" by the bahavioral guideline Wikipedia:Signatures#NT, "Transclusions of templates ... in signatures ... are forbidden ..."
You could do the following:
'''<span style="color:{{subst: trim | red }};">{{subst: trim | Erpert }}</span>''' <small><sup><span style="color:{{subst: trim | green }};">{{subst: trim | [[User talk:Erpert|blah, blah, blah...]] }}</span></sup></small>
which renders as:
Alternatively, you could desist with using {{trim}} to strip the superfluous spaces. i.e. use:
'''<span style="color:red;">Erpert</span>''' <small><sup><span style="color:green;">[[User talk:Erpert|blah, blah, blah...]]</span></sup></small>
which renders as:
--SmokeyJoe (talk) 04:27, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
Before, I was told to change my signature to how it is now, and suddenly it's forbidden? It would be nice if people made up their minds. Erpert blah, blah, blah... 04:35, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
The guideline says "forbidden", but it could be archaic. The reasons include "Certain automated scripts (bots) are used ...", but I would think these bots have been improved. Your signature include a link to this talk page, and the date, as required, but as it is inside a template, albeit a trivial template, I think it could be a problem. You seem to have odd, non-productive things in you signature. Sorry, just trying to be helpful. Have you been having a bad day? --SmokeyJoe (talk) 05:28, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
@SmokeyJoe: I figured out that Erpert's substing {{font color}} in his signature. Hi Erpert, this will be the last time I ping you about this, but just an FYI. this edit inadvertently started making your signature transclude {{trim}} starting in December 2015. I've since corrected the template itself, so your signature transclusion issue is no more. You can take this whole thing as my initial misunderstanding. I'm glad at least it's resolved for now. Cheers, — Andy W. (talk) 07:02, 18 October 2016 (UTC)

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