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Rules here?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Adam Howard, May 23, 2011.

  1. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member


    So above is an example of someone's signature here. Should there be a limit?
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  2. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Yep there should be.
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  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  4. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Yes, it was brought up as a possible feature (or request) for XenForo software.
    My question addresses the rules here.

    I only bring it up, because when someone's signature can be mistake as a post (because its that long & noticeable)... I would think it's taking it to far. But of course this is only my opinion.
  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I agree, which is why I have signatures turned off.

    For the most annoying signatures, we usually do something about it.

    We need to know about them in order to do that though.
  6. DoctorWatsOn

    DoctorWatsOn Well-Known Member


    One forum I use has only one - don't be a ****. :D
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  7. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    There's only one signature I can think of that can be mistaken for a post - that's Forsaken's. Maybe a smaller font would help reduce the height of it?
  8. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    At least its a helpful signature :).

    I've offered to remove it in the past if staff wanted me to, but I've actually gone out of my way to organize it in a way that it shouldn't be mistaken for a post.

    I rarely see posts organized into list columns (y).
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  9. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    This is probably going to draw fire to me, but mine is a little long, hopefully it doesnt get mistaken for a post too often ;)
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  10. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    True, no disputing that. (y)

    I only picked on yours because it's the one that stands out, to me personally, as being a big one (pardon the pun). :ROFLMAO:
  11. Diana Poudel

    Diana Poudel New Member

    As from point of newcomer then these signatures are really disturbing - I guess if to browse here more then you will get used with it but currently it is so hard to understand what is content and what is not... And this all makes this page so noisy - same time as I plan to set up this forum for target group who likes bling bling then I don't complain too much about it ;)
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  12. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    The other things is - here on XF.com anyway - there isn't a great deal of space between the end of a post and the signature and the faint line separator is very faint; so it's very easy to get overlap (in a visual sense).

    I think I suggested some time ago that a bit more padding ought to be added between the two to give some whitepace and possibly make the sep. line darker.

    It's the very reason I've added the two dashes to my signature - just to push the text down a bit so it's not so close to my post text!!!
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  13. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    If you feel that is bothers you too much, you can always hide them by unchecking the appropriate action here: http://xenforo.com/community/account/preferences :)
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  14. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I can try to lower font and make it leaner, but I think I tried that and it became difficult to see.

    Main reason I still keep this signature is because so many people would continually post the -same- suggestion or request for the changes I had made, and this seemed to help cut down on that (I haven't seen a new ignore/filter request in a while for example).
  15. Lost

    Lost Well-Known Member

    It would be nice to be able to ignore signatures on a per user basis.
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  16. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Maybe you could put it in marquee tags and get it to blink, that would be cool, it would be like a Twilight site, well if everyone dropped half their IQ before posting, but otherwise just the same.

    Actually hadn't seen your sig as being anything else :)
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  17. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Your sig is just fine, don't worry about it.
  18. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I thought about that, but I figured a rave-like flash sig might do better, with full 'uhn tisk' background noise and psychedelic swirly patterns.
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  19. User

    User Well-Known Member

    Ignoring the problem doesn't solve it, in fact, admins cannot afford to ignore user sigs.
    The lack of signature control (or ability to restrict sigs, if you will) via admincp is pretty disappointing considering that it's well known and reality proven time and time again that users will abuse signatures. Sig control is a feature I expected to be in the core as one of the most fundamental features since every single board out there needs it no matter how large or small the board is.
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  20. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    li[data-author="Forsaken"] .signature {display:none;}
    (y) lets you ignore sigs on a user to user basis (y).

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