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    What are tildes? Why do I have to sign them to a picture? And how do I do that any ways?
    Computer: There's an e-mail message! ... The 3 legendary bird POKéMON are ARTICUNO, ZAPDOS, and MOLTRES. Their whereabouts are unknown. We plan to explore the cavern close to CERULEAN.
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    Default Re: Tildes

    This is a tilde ~, and four of them is the wikicode for a signature: ~~~~. On the wiki, whenever you leave a comment on a talk page, it's considered proper to leave your signature with four tildes (that also leaves a timestamp.)
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    to add onto evkl's explaination;

    The tilde (~) key is located on the top-left of all standard keyboards, prior to the 1 key.

    If for some reason you don't have access to the tilde on your keyboard, the editing toolbar you see while making edits to any page on the wiki includes a signature button , which will automatically insert four tildes ~~~~ when you click it.

    Without a signature, there is no simple way for anyone to tell who said what on a discussion page; you'd need to look through the page's history to see where the comment came from. This is why it is common courtesy to sign your comments; if left unsigned, someone else will need to go through and mark your comments for you, which can be a tedious job.
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    Okay, so, this one guy says I should sign every picture I upload and this other guy says I shouldn't.
    What's the deal?
    Computer: There's an e-mail message! ... The 3 legendary bird POKéMON are ARTICUNO, ZAPDOS, and MOLTRES. Their whereabouts are unknown. We plan to explore the cavern close to CERULEAN.
    From: POKéMON RESEARCH TEAM.
    That couldn't have ended well.

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    Yes, that's really my neck The dark lord trombonator's Avatar Former Bulbanews Editor-in-Chief
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    Default Re: Tildes

    You appear to have confused a couple of things.

    1) Categorise your images using, e.g. [[Category:Charmander]]
    2) Sign your messages on talk pages using ~~~~

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