Signatures are the things that show up on the bottom of your post when you post something. That's a little vague, so I'll give you an example of my signature.
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To make a signature, go to the box right below the words THE NEXUS FORUMS in the top left. It should have a picture of your profile, as well as your username. Click on your username, and then on My Settings.
Go to Signature on the left hand side, and then enter whatever you want your signature to be in the box labeled 'Edit Signature'. Then save, and you're done.
Why are signatures useful? Because you can put links to your mods there. Then, someone might click on the link, and they'd be taken to your mod page. They'd probably look at it, and you might get another endorsement. That is the power of signatures.
WIP - Work In Progress
WIP - Name
[WIP] My Mod - This is part of the reason having good mod names is important. It needs to draw people in, and make them anticipate your mod.
My Mod - Coming Soon - Only do this if it's actually coming soon. Or you could do something like:
My Mod - Coming This Winter - So the people reading know when it's going to come out.
Announcing My Mod! - It seems exciting and interesting, so people might look at it. If you're looking for some help as well, I'd recommend the [WIP] tag.
Remember that in order to change your topic name, you have to contact a moderator, so I'd recommend thinking about your name before posting. You also can't change the tags. But you can edit the original post, so don't worry about that.
WIP - Content
- Describe what your mod does. Provide a quick summary first, so people can see if it's the kind of mod they'd be interested in, and then describe the details more.
- What makes your mod unique? Imagine you're trying to sell a product. What sets your mod apart from all the others out there? Some people might not think this is important, but you can use this to illustrate what you think the coolest features of your mod are.
- A trailer. People love videos. Most mods can have trailers, though for a few it doesn't make sense, but most of them can. Mods like retextures, huge quest mods, and new lands are especially good for trailers.
- If you can't or don't want to do a trailer, then try to make a banner or icon for your mod. SkyUI's is fantastic, but it could be as simple as the Quest Compilation's (my mod). (That's me shamelessly advertising, by the way.)
Well, you could do this... [Insert answer here]. I also made a tutorial for it on my Skyrim Modding site, here.
You would add a link so when you pressed on 'here' it would take you to my quest tutorials.
Only slip in advertisements if it makes sense. If someone is asking for help finding a sword retexture mod, don't say:
Oh, there's one for an elven sword here. And by the way, I've got some tutorials for Quest Making on my site.
That sounds stupid and annoying. Don't do that. Only when it makes sense.
And remind to endorse on your mod page. Not incessantly. Just a simple: "Oh, and if you like it, endorse!"
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