Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Miscellaneous/Global signatures

Global signatures

  • Problem: Users cannot set a global signature at Special:GlobalPreferences
  • Proposed solution: Just like other global preferences, allow for a global signature, with opt-outs per wiki.
  • Who would benefit: Users that edit multiple wikis
  • More comments:
  • Phabricator tickets: T188200
  • Proposer: Rschen7754 02:32, 14 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • I think it's a great solution for global patrollers and some cross-wiki; as they can use their custom signatures when talking for other people. Thingofme (talk) 08:40, 14 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • We already have global user pages that autotransclude to local wiki rights ? How much does this really add on top of that ? —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 09:21, 14 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      This is a global signature, not a global userpage. We have used a global userpage already, but no global signature (with some language variants) Thingofme (talk) 11:22, 14 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      I know, but why do they NEED it ? or do they just like it ? It doesn't seem essential for communication at least. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 15:44, 16 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      @TheDJ: seems like a nice-to-have. Many users customize their signature, and also edit on many projects; having to copy/paste their custom signature to each project can be annoying. For many, they will probably just break things with this - for example by not using the cannoical namesapce names for "User" / "User talk" in such a global signature when updating it from a local project in another language. — xaosflux Talk 20:24, 16 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]