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Since the upgrade, I've seen a lot of users' sigs spilling out onto the discussion pages. Here's how you fix it:

  1. Create a second subpage that references the first. For example, if your sig is at User:Me/sig, the second page would contain only {{User:Me/sig}}.
  2. Put the second page in your signature preferences instead of your real one.

The current version of MediaWiki seems to preface any template inclusion in your signature with SUBST:, but it doesn't check whether that template has any inclusions itself. By putting your signatures two layers deep, you can keep them from being exposed.--Algorithm (talk) 20:55, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Sloppy, but I'll do it... Thanks, Algo! --⇔ Sir Mon€¥$ignSTFU F@H|VFP|+S 20:59, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
This just in: "<sannse> that's not a bug - it's a feature"
Sannse will be asking Jason if this new "feature" can't be disabled... At least for us, because we're special (note: I made that last part up...) --⇔ Sir Mon€¥$ignSTFU F@H|VFP|+S 22:53, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

I haven't noticed anything different/strange... nothing is spilling over that I can see anywhere. ---- Moose2 Sir Savethemooses Grand Commanding Officer and WotM 00:41, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

A copy/paste of STM's last post, with added <nowiki>-tags:

I haven't noticed anything different/strange... nothing is spilling over that I can see anywhere. ---- [[Image:moose2.gif|20px]] [[User:Savethemooses|<span style="color:#996633;text-decoration:underline;font-family:'Georgia';font-weight:bold;"> Sir Savethemooses</span>]] <small>[[Order_of_Uncyclopedia#Knight_or_Dame_Grand_Cross_.28GUN.29|<span style="color:#996633;font-family:Georgia;">Grand</span>]] [[Order_of_Uncyclopedia#Commander_.28CUN.29|<span style="color:#996633;font-family:georgia;">Commanding</span>]] [[Order_of_Uncyclopedia#Officer_.28OUN.29|<span style="color:#996633;font-family:georgia;">Officer</span>]] and [[Uncyclopedia:Writer_of_the_Month|<span style="color:#996633;font-family:georgia;">WotM</span>]]</small> 00:41, 12 April 2006 (UTC)

I guess I just don't get what the problem is. But I did the thing anyway. -- Tinymooose.gif » Sir Savethemooses Grand Commanding Officer ... holla atcha boy» 00:47, 12 April 2006 (UTC)


An alternate function, only requiring one page on the whole site, rather than one user subpage for each user. Just edit your nickname in preferences to (for example):


which becomes


For example, mine went from --{{nosubst|User:Splaka/sig}} to --{{SUBST:nosubst|User:Splaka/sig}}. You can use it, and put any unneeded intermediary metasig on QVFD. --Splaka 05:38, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

Joy to teh World

Oh wow that is awesome! Hack the system!! --Nerd42Talk 14:35, 28 April 2006 (UTC)

I just created my Wikipedia:User:Nerd42/sigs page that points to Wikipedia:User:Nerd42/sig so now I have teh sig on WP 2! you people rock. --Nerd42Talk 14:40, 28 April 2006 (UTC)