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Forum Signature rules

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Business Coach, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Business Coach

    Business Coach Active Member

    Just looked at realized how obnoxious I made my own signature[​IMG] (it doesn't seem so bad in the editor, but in posts this is crazy)

    whats the forum guidlines on this?
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There are no rules yet, other than common sense and respect for other members :)
     
  3. Business Coach

    Business Coach Active Member

    u think mine is too big???

    or is it just me?

    i mean I WANT it to stand out, but not be gaudy - lol
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I have signatures turned off, you can probably guess why... ;)
     
  5. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    lol how the software handles or i should say doesnt handle signatures is a definite problem atm.. I went from spending most my time fixing my vB4 forum to spending most of my time removing ridiculously over sized sigs on XF.. It really is one thing that drives me crazy.
    I wish i could do that now (on my forum).. had i known at the beginning there wasn't a way to automagically set sig limits i would have just disabled signatures to begin with..
     
  6. Business Coach

    Business Coach Active Member

    wait - you have the ability to NOT see other peoples signatures??
     
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  8. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    Yes.
    You can turn off viewing sigs as posted above.

    I think 11 lines in a sig where 4 of them is promoting a commercial business is too much.
    But it ain't my forum.
    Once we have an ignore feature, I don't think this will matter as much.
     
  9. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

    Damn, dude. Harsh. We need to find our mellow again around here.
     
  10. Business Coach

    Business Coach Active Member

    I have significantly modified my sig, it is now no higher than those that have a sig with an image
     
  11. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Personally I'd remove all the ===== stuff as it doesn't even line up anyway.

    Something like this would look a lot better imo:

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  12. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    I think it bothers me because of the repeated sigs. Maybe if sigs where limited to one a page it wouldn't be so bad [for me].
    That would help.
    And a smaller font size.
     
  13. SchmitzIT

    SchmitzIT Well-Known Member

    I have that as a template edit on my vB forum. Should be fairly trivial to also get done on XF. I'll see if I can get that done if nobody beats me to it.
     
  14. Business Coach

    Business Coach Active Member


    thanks - i will compromise with you
     
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  15. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    It's not a problem on my vB forums and won't be a problem on forums in general since the forum owner would set the rules.
    When someone has a problem with a sig on my vB3 forum other members generally let that person know and it's corrected.
    It's usually corrected before I even notice it.
    Hobby forums can get away with peer to peer monitoring.
     
  16. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    It's one of the few things that really destroy what this forum tried to achieve (focus on content) and I have to say with it's generous rules (which there aren't any) the focus is always on the signature rather than content.

    Personally I think it's ridiculous at some of the signatures allowed on here. Quite a few of them are longer than the posts themselves.
     
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  17. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    One of the problems members here have is reducing the size of their signature because of the limitations in the CMS at the moment, I tried to reduce the size of my font a few times, but when I did it was so tiny that it did not work.
     
  18. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

  19. AnthonyCea

    AnthonyCea Well-Known Member

    That's what it is.

    You can call it an interface if you wish.
     
  20. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    You're wrong but fair enough.
     

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