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How to sign your posts on the Alpine Linux wiki

Preferred option

Standard signature

There are three ways to sign your posts manually:

  1. At the end of your comments simply type four tildes (~), like this: ~~~~.

The four tildes will be automatically replaced with your signature after you have published the changes, as follows:

Wikimarkup Resulting code Resulting display
~~~~ [[User:Example|Example]] ([[User talk:Example|talk]]) 03:09, 29 September 2023 (UTC) Example (talk) 03:09, 29 September 2023 (UTC)

Since typing four tildes adds the time and date to your resulting signature, this is the preferred option for signing your posts in discussions.

Other options

Using three tildes

Typing three tildes results in the following:

Wikimarkup Resulting code Resulting display
~~~ [[User:Example|Example]] ([[User talk:Example|talk]]) Example (talk)

However, since this does not date-stamp your signature, you may wish to sign this way only when leaving general notices on your user page or user talk page. This is also a convenient shortcut (rather than typing out the full code) when you want to provide a link to your user page.

Using five tildes

Typing five tildes will convert to a date stamp with the current date and time, without adding your signature, like this:

Wikimarkup Resulting code Resulting display
~~~~~ 03:09, 29 September 2023 (UTC) 03:09, 29 September 2023 (UTC)

In general, when communicating with others, you should use one of the previous options and not only a timestamp.

In some templates, this is the preferred way to add the date.