Template talk:unsigned

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[edit] Usage

{{unsigned|user name|date}}

[edit] Tacky

This template just seems tacky to me for some reason I can't quite put my finger on. What if we took out the "the preceding unsigned comment is by" bit and just left the name and date? — It's dot com 05:40, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

Like this: User:It's dot com (talk • contribs) 05:43, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
I like it. It doesn't say, This person is forgetful and this is a remimder of that fact anymore. I'll change it right now, if that's all right. — Lapper (talk) 05:49, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
Cool. Yeah, that's how it was coming across to me. Or even: forgetful and stupid, which just didn't seem necessary to point out. I realize that by changing it, we lose the link to the standards page, but I personally am willing to live with that. — It's dot com 06:06, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
We all have to deal with unbearable losses sometimes. I'm glad you agree. — Lapper (talk) 06:16, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
Hey, do you guys have an example of when to use this? So does this mean we can sign for people who don't!? --Stux 18:47, 1 January 2006 (UTC)
This template was intended for when a user left a comment unsigned, this would then be added to alert others to both who left the comment and that they had left it unsigned. As it is now, it just does the former. Pehaps that task could be better left to something like a {{user}} template, thus letting this template serve it's two purposes again.. -- Tom 07:11, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

What about something like:

— [[User:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]] ([[User talk:{{{1}}}|talk]] • [[Special:Contributions/{{{1}}}|contribs]]) {{{2}}} (left unsigned)


Stux (talk • contribs) 08:59, 2 January 2006 (UTC) (left unsigned)

? --Stux 08:57, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

That works for me. I've updated the wording and I also took liberty of creating {{user}} for a single-use option. -- Tom 23:10, 2 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Standardize this a bit more?

Would anyone object if we changed this to more closely emulate what shows up on the Recent Changes page? Like so:

— [[User:{{{1}}}|{{{1}}}]] ([[User talk:{{{1}}}|Talk]] | [[Special:Contributions/{{{1}}}|ctrbs]]) {{{2}}} (left unsigned)
JoeyDay (Talk | ctrbs) 08:59, 2 January 2006 (UTC) (left unsigned)

It just seems cleaner (less tacky) and more obviously not the user's real sig this way. Another good way would be to have it display like a default sig, but then we'd lose the Talk and Contribs links, of course. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 22:14, 10 March 2006 (UTC)

I don't find it lacking style, and I don't think a pipe adds any more style than the bullet. We based the template on Wikipedia:Template:Unsigned and the {{user}} template on Wikipedia:Template:User. These are the standards used on countless Wikipedia pages (see [1] [2]). Also note that the "ctrbs" link in Recent Changes is not part of the default MediaWiki install, it's something we added ourselves. -- Tom 22:26, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
Ah, I wasn't aware it was based off the Wikipedia template of the same name. Never mind, then, the template is fine as it stands. It's going to take me a while to get used to the things that changed while I was on hiatus. Forgive me if I come up with some screwy ideas until I'm re-acclimated. :) — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 00:19, 11 March 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I just took a hiatus, as well. I had the same feeling that things went all screwy while I was gone. On a completely unrelated note, do you listen to any (non-Homestar) They Might Be Giants? I just feel like asking stupid questions today. On the topic of the unsigned template, I think it's good, but let's give them a bit of time to realize their mistake before we fix it for them. - KookykmanImage:kookysig.gif(t)(c)(r)
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