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Edit signature permission - Origin?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by fredrikse, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. fredrikse

    fredrikse Active Member

    Hi,

    The "Edit signature" permission, does it come with xenForo or is it part of an add-on? I have it in my installation but I don't remember how it was when I did a clean install. What I'm interested in a part from being able to turn the "Edit signature" permission on and off, is to also be able to turn the visibility of the signature on and off. Anybody know if there is an add-on doing this?
     
  2. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Comes with.

    That is a user preference:

    http://xenforo.com/community/account/preferences

    You can run this query to enable that option for all current users:

    Code:
    UPDATE xf_user_option
    SET content_show_signature = 1
    
    You can set the default for new registrations in your:

    Admin CP -> Home -> Options -> User Registration -> Default Registration Values
     
  3. fredrikse

    fredrikse Active Member

    My second question is: Will the users be able to make the signature visible by changing that value by themselves? Or can I control that with a permission?
     
  4. Jake Bunce

    Jake Bunce XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yes.

    No.
     
  5. fredrikse

    fredrikse Active Member

    OK. But if I set the "edit signature" to NO the users will not be able to edit the signature and if the signatures are empty there will be no ones showing up the the forum posts, I guess.
     
  6. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Correct.

    If you set it to NO for brand new members they won't have a signature to start with and so won't be able to create one (due to this permission).

    If you set it for people who already have a signature, you'd have to manually remove the signature yourself to "disable" their signature.

    I use this usergroup permission along with the automated usergroup promotion so that new members cannot add a signature, but after 10 posts they are promoted to a usergroup that can add a signature. This is specifically aimed at human spammers and people who join just to push links out through their sigs.
     

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