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Not Planned More tools or syntax in signatures

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by MtoR, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. MtoR

    MtoR Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    I think it would be nice to have more options on the signature pages to allow for example the possibility to add the stuff we are currently adding through image generator (number of posts, like, trophies, ...).

    I dunno what would be the best way for you to do this but having the possibility to embed those information which currently aren't shown in the postbit (and I guess you don't plan on adding them due to the philisophy you are adopting for XF) would be a nicer way than having to use sig generators.

    That could be done through bbcode or replacements with buttons in the editor for example ?
     
  2. Chris M

    Chris M Active Member

    Not really sure what you are getting at...
     
  3. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    think he means signature variables or something, so being able to grab your user information to throw into the sig without using images. I don't want this if I'm interpreting what he's saying ocrrectly
     
  4. MtoR

    MtoR Well-Known Member

    Yep this is what I am talking about.

    Currently most of you do this through the sig generator (me included), so why not including this by default ? :)
     
  5. Chris M

    Chris M Active Member

    Actually this isn't a bad idea - Perhaps even include an image generator within the software to relay some of this information or user-specified information.
     
  6. MtoR

    MtoR Well-Known Member

    Well yeah this is partially what I thought. User could therefore pick among different style of generated signature.
     
  7. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member

    what other things would you include? user status updates?
     
  8. MtoR

    MtoR Well-Known Member

    Oh yes interesting one ! Including your latest status could also be nice to have.

    Anyway if not included as default this could be modded ;)
     
  9. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    the stats xml needs user status ;)
     
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  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    As long as there is the option to prohibit images in signatures then no problem.
     
  11. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I would prefer to have some API data available, but Not for signatures .. Querying cached data for widgets and cms pages, and irc commands, etc, very desirable; for irc, we currently have this for vB 3.8:

    [12:19] (floris) ??profile martin
    [12:19] (chat) Profile for User (id: 1225): martin (irc nick: Martin) joined: April 16th, 2003. And is in usergroup: Members : Premium Users and has made 476 posts. Full profile: http://wetalknation.net/members/martin
     
  12. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member

    That would be cool - and probably real easy to implement
     
  13. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    I don't think the signature is the right place for statistics data. and we have the Member Card for that which -IMO- is much better.
     
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  14. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    The last thing that's needed is another way to place images in signatures.


    Thank you. Agreed, 100%
     
  15. Chris M

    Chris M Active Member

    That all comes down to personal preference really - I like my stats being displayed in my Signature :)
     
  16. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    If I wanted to see your statistics, I'd look at your profile. 'Nuff said.
     
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  17. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    I think signatures should be plain text only, displayed in 10pt font with the "muted" class to give them less prominence. (Of course, I'm in the minority on this, I suppose).
     
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  18. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That's how I've set the css up on my forum.

    I hate it when signatures take up more space and overwhelm the actual content.
     
  19. feldon30

    feldon30 Well-Known Member

    Mod.

    When you are running your own xenForo, you can take the image-generation script that's out there and make it so it's cached locally.
     
  20. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    Exactly.
     

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