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User talk:Jioruji Derako

1,682 bytes added, 17:21, 19 November 2012
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Transcluded sigs
 
Hi. So the Signature policy says that I cannot transclude a sig because in case its changed, it puts a great load on the servers. Well...what if I don't change it once created (You may sysop protect if needed)?[[User:UltimateSupreme|UltimateSupreme]]([[User talk:UltimateSupreme|[email protected]]]) 17:01, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
:There's two main reasons for the no-transclusions rule; one being the potential server strain from changing it (which isn't as big of an issue as it once was, but still something we'd like to avoid). The other reason being that transcluded signatures are often longer than our rules allow in terms of length; again, this doesn't cause nearly that much strain, but excessive code length is at the very least annoying on a talk page when not transcluded, and often overly flashy when it is (rainbow text and gradient text are usually the popular ones).
:The short answer is still a no; protecting your signature page would work in theory, so long as no sysops were to edit it either, and you were to never have a desire to change your signature at all. This would also mean then that we'd have to allow everyone to do this, and that's a lot of unnecessary protected pages in everyone's userspace, and plenty of confusion when someone does want to change their signature (and either needs to SUBST all of their existing signatures, create a new signature template and protect it, or simply make their edit and defeat the purpose of the "no transclusions" rule.
:I'd appreciate it if you could figure out a way to fit whatever signature idea you've got into the space in your preferences; there's a few little coding tricks to shorten some things, if you're not too far off from the character limit there. (I might be slow to respond, but you can post here if you need help on anything with that.) --[[user:Jioruji_Derako|<font color="#237d00"> '''J'''ïörüjï</font>]] [[user talk:Jioruji Derako|<font color="#237d00">'''Ð'''ērākō.'''>'''</font>]] 17:21, 19 November 2012 (UTC)