Wikipedia:Tip of the day/March 12

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Please sign your name on talk pages

It is proper "Wikiquette" (WI-kee-ket) to sign your messages on talk pages. This prevents readers from confusing your posts with messages by other users.

To sign a message, move the cursor to the end of the message, and then with your mouse click on the sig icon ( or ) in the toolbar at the top of the edit box. This inserts the signature code (~~~~) where the cursor is. When you save the page, these tilde characters are converted to your signature followed by a date stamp.

You can also type this code in manually with the four tilde characters ~+~+~+~.

To sign without a date stamp, use three tildes ~~~ (~+~+~) instead.
To sign only the date stamp, use five tildes ~~~~~(~+~+~+~+~).

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