The sigpic feature adds a seasonal image to your signature from time to time.
Proposed signature images
SigPics should not be higher than 16 pixels. The width can be adjusted.
Existing signature images
- St. Patrick's Day
- April 1st
- Cinco de Mayo
- Wintersday in July
- Friday 13th
What it looks like
|live||Screenshot Dragon Festival 2009|
How it works
Once you have changed your signature, you'll always automatically get a seasonal image. The image goes away when the season is over, and is automatically replaced by another image when a new season begins (this happens when a GuildWiki sysop makes the central change). For example, you might see an ox on Dragon Festival 2009 and a snowflake on Wintersday. It also means you can change your signature now, and when dragon festival starts, all of the posts you signed after the change get the ox.
Your signature will behave like a tree through the seasons: a tree buds in spring, has green leaves in summer, brown leaves in autumn and bare twigs in winter; and the same transformation will be visible on a talk page with signatures of participating editors: the changes in our signatures will subtly change the appearance of the whole page as the seasons change.
To be completely clear about this: every present and past signature of yours gets updated retroactively if it has
class="sigpic" on it. You cannot turn this off, although you can change your signature again so that from that point on your new signatures don't have it any more.
For that reason, it is important that everybody likes the signature images. That's why we show off the images and decide on new ones together here on this page.
How to use
- Call up your user preferences.
- In the Custom signature box, write
yournamewith your actual user name.
- Check the Raw signature checkbox right below that.
Creating a more complicated signature is possible, but optional.
How to add sigpic to an existing signature
span tags around the link or image link that you want the sigpic image to appear on. Example:
Keep the Season alive
If you do not want the season to change, you can always display a certain unchanging picture on all sigpic pictures (everyone's, not just your own). You need to copy the displayed code that corresponds to the picture that you want to see to your monobook.css. (Of course, you can choose another picture altogether if you like!)