Talk:How to change your appearance

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Is it necessary to have the names of contributors spread across the article? It would be better to either remove them, or put them all on the bottom of the page. Timothy Dryke 10:16, 25 September 2008 (PDT)

Project:Editing Guidelines#Point of view states that "The page history will contain the complete contribution history, so there's no need to sign articles." I think the reasons for some articles beeing signed is, that they were published in the wiki by people who didn't write them. So Pathfinder Linden published an article by Eric Linden here and added him as contributor. I think that this statement should have been in the summary line of the edit instead. When other people saw the credit, they mimiced the behaviour and put theirs in here as well. I'm not sure if we step on peoples feet when we remove them... But it should be enough to have them stored in the history and maybe at the talkpage. Having them at the articlepage clutters the article and might prevent new contributors from adding content, cause they might think the article is "owned" by someone else.
Greetz, Zai signature.png Lynch (talk|contribs) 10:17, 25 September 2008 (PDT)