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Require user signatures to contain a link to their user page, talk page or contributions
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We should require user signatures to contain at least one link to their user page, talk page or contributions.

Various tools don't work correctly when such a link is missing. For example, Echo notifications are not sent, DiscussionTools will not allow replying to these comments, en.wp's SineBot treats these comments as unsigned.

Such requirement has been present for a long time in many wikis' policies, but it's not enforced my software. Hopefully this is not a controversial requirement.


Example wiki policies that require this:

(Although I also found a few wikis that don't require it:)

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matmarex created this task.Thu, Nov 7, 11:53 PM
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Change 549952 had a related patch set uploaded (by Bartosz Dziewoński; owner: Bartosz Dziewoński):
[mediawiki/core@master] [WIP] preferences: Require a link to userpage/talk/contribs in signature

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/549952

matmarex claimed this task.Sat, Nov 9, 12:36 AM