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Bug 6379 - Disable images in signatures on enwiki
Disable images in signatures on enwiki
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 17 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: 66006
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Reported: 2006-06-20 02:44 UTC by emddudley
Modified: 2014-11-04 22:49 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description emddudley 2006-06-20 02:44:05 UTC
I would like request that images in signatures be disabled on enwiki. I believe
this reflects consensus at the provided URL. We would like this implemented
technically instead of as a guideline or policy because it avoids headaches; it
has long been a guideline not to use images in signatures, yet people still use
them and are sometimes quite stubborn when asked to remove them.

If this is not a $wg variable, perhaps it should be... I can put in the
appropriate feature request if necessary.

Comment 1 Daniel Cannon (AmiDaniel) 2006-06-20 07:52:33 UTC
I would strongly support this. There is quite a strong consensus against using images in sigs, and I think the 
best way to restrict this is to disable it technically rather than this obnoxious "bullying" of other editors to 
change their sigs. If anything, it's just a waste of server space and time to have a ten page dispute about 
every individual user's signature. I'd also like to recommend that a restriction of signature length be 
implemented, although I don't believe there to be strong consensus for this on enwp. 
Comment 2 emddudley 2006-06-20 12:51:18 UTC
Anyone wishing to furthur discuss the signature issue, please do so at
Try to keep discussion here about actually implementation the image restriction.
Comment 3 ravedave 2006-06-23 02:03:31 UTC
The poll seems to have closed and it looks like there is decent support for some
Comment 4 Ligulem 2007-01-27 14:47:21 UTC
Template calls should be disabled as well. The current method which adds subst
to template calls removes just the first level of template calls and leaves
stuff like:

:: <em>[[User:Colin Keigher|Colin Keigher]]</em> ([[User talk:Colin
Keigher|Talk]]) {{#if: Canada |
}} 06:38, 19 December 2006 (UTC)

on pages (this was a user that used {{flagicon|Canada}} in his sig). See also
Comment 5 Mormegil 2008-01-03 20:07:44 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Template calls should be disabled as well. The current method which adds subst
> to template calls removes just the first level of template calls

This is another bug, so that I have created bug 12495 for this specific problem.

The rest of this report is a request for a new functionality, not a bug report, so I am changing the severity accordingly.
Comment 6 Jeff G. 2009-07-19 00:27:56 UTC
The original discussion was archived to .
Comment 7 Nemo 2012-08-23 09:26:43 UTC
I feel the consensus there is outdated, there's been more talk about signatures lately (I don't remember in what direction).
If still current, reopen or better file a new bug in Wikimedia>Site configuration with another bug, requesting this feature in MediaWiki>User preferences, as blocker.

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