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Do you need a signature?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Ridemonkey, Oct 31, 2005.

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Should we keep signatures?

  1. Yes

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    31.0%
  2. No

    12 vote(s)
    16.9%
  3. Cut them back to 100 characters

    37 vote(s)
    52.1%
  1. Ridemonkey

    Ridemonkey This is not an active account

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    Would anyone actually miss their signature if it was gone?

    This new format has made it easier to see that some people have some ridiculously large signatures. Half of the text on the page are people's signatures in most cases.
     

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  2. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I think you would get better results if you just asked a magic 8ball.
     
  3. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    How about we leave the sigs and go back to the old format?

    Please?
     
  4. JRB

    JRB Guest

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    I'm cool with 100 characters.
     
  5. zahgurim

    zahgurim Underwater monkey

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    I'm not partial to my sig, but i like the old format better.
    Now all the room beside the picture is empty space, instead of a thread reply. Too mutch scrolling now...
     
  6. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Signatures are nice when you are trying to sell things. Make them an option for Premium Members.
     
  7. Barbaton

    Barbaton Turbo Monkey

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    and fix search!
     
  8. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    100 char sounds good
     
  9. Slugman

    Slugman Frankenbike

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    :stupid: AND limit the signature to 100 characters and normal sized font....
     
  10. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    i've had them on ignore for years.
     
  11. mobius

    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    Go back to the old style the new style is to big and to much empty space. especially when people post up like one sentence replies the space is bigger then what they say.
     
  12. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    Exactly. If you don't like them, turn them off.
     
  13. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    i think that large, animated GIFs should be mandatory in everyone's sig file.
     
  14. motomike

    motomike Turbo Monkey

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    alot of people use their signatures as a way to promote their sponsors, mainly DH forum guys. Cutting back on characters would be good IMO.
     
  15. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    I think you should enable images in signatures. Just limit them to something like 400px x 50px.
     
  16. Ridemonkey

    Ridemonkey This is not an active account

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    This is a poll to eliminate or pare down signatures not make them bigger!

    I don't like the idea of having so much in a sig. Every thread is 50% quotes from other threads.
     
  17. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    I likey!
     
  18. corey_rideDC

    corey_rideDC Turbo Monkey

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    i would be in favor of limited chars and size1 font
     
  19. Ridemonkey

    Ridemonkey This is not an active account

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    K, length is down to 100 characters. I'd go with 50, but I know there would be whiners.

    As for size, that's going to have to be manually enforced for now, as there's no option for that in the software yet.
     
  20. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    The 100 characters is nice for people who put links and stuff.
     
  21. Angus

    Angus Jack Ass Pen Goo Win

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    I don't mind a size restriction, but total elimination is like censorship in a way. To some the signature is a way to express themselves, and as DH Laura mentioned if they annoy you, ignore them.
     
  22. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    I guess 100 is okay. I like to show my bike w/ the parts becasue when I am talking about it, I don't have to list the parts spec each time.

    I also like to promote AMBP.
     
  23. Ridemonkey

    Ridemonkey This is not an active account

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    I don't have a problem with a little self-expression in sigs, I just find it annoying when people take it to the extreme, and have 8 lines of sig, in a huge font.
     
  24. BikeGeek

    BikeGeek BrewMonkey

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    You're kidding, right?
     
  25. johnbryanpeters

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    Limit them. If possible turn off the RTF. Don't know if 100 is the right number or not.
     
  26. Ridemonkey

    Ridemonkey This is not an active account

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    You said what I was thinking.

    I understand wanting to link to what you're selling. When I get the classifieds finished I'll see if I can work in a way to have your listings show up somehow.
     
  27. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    Hmm, I can't save my current sig as it is over the limit, but if I don't change it, it looks like it can stay.
     
  28. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    not that i really care, but does the 100 character limit include formatting code?
     
  29. corey_rideDC

    corey_rideDC Turbo Monkey

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    i'm pretty sure it doesn't. some of the links in my sig are rather long and it saved out okay.
     
  30. Ridemonkey

    Ridemonkey This is not an active account

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    Not sure to be honest...I don't think so. Try it and find out
     
  31. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    I think they should be limited to 100 and only to premium members....but why is there so much space below my sig?...I have to scroll a lot more now.....D
     
  32. berkshire_rider

    berkshire_rider Growler

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    How come the posts - especially the single line ones - are all top justified, including the sig area and there's lots of blank space at the bottom of each post using IE 6? The sigs. used to be at the bottom, regardless of post line quantity. The attached pic. shows how I am seeing the posts.
     
  33. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    I like the sigs, but maybe limit the font size cause there's a couple annoyingly big sigs out there. There's a lot of dead space in the new format. Maybe under the name, reformat it so the the P and the IM icons are next to the avitar, so that the post is vertically smaller and there's not as much dead space.
     
  34. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    I don't like it! Change it back, or fix the space.I don't care about the sig restriction, but I don't like all that room. Does Firefox eliminate it?
     
  35. berkshire_rider

    berkshire_rider Growler

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    Lets hope so. :mumble:
     
  36. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    Firefox doesn't eliminate it. I can see the big blank spaces below signatures.
     
  37. Duffle

    Duffle Chimp

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    The big space is there because of all the other info like your location, join date, avatar, etc. You'd have to scroll just as much whether it's aligned to the top or bottom.
     
  38. Roasted

    Roasted Turbo Monkey

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    I like sigs. But cut them back to a smaller size.
     
  39. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    I think a signature gives others more information about the person. or sometimes they are just good for a laugh. they make people less ordinary, and add character. but I guess limiting the length would be ok
     
  40. Slugman

    Slugman Frankenbike

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    :stosh:

    I can see Premium members getting more for their $20... but to start taking away stuff unless you become a Premium member is just not cool.