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[Suggestion] Signatures in Private Conversations

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by The Sandman, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

    A very small point, but repeating the signatures in PC's seems like a waste to me. How about if the signature of each particpant only shows once per conversation, or once per page?
     
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's no different to threads though is it?
    Every post has the signature repeated.

    Signatures will be switched off on my forum anyway seeing as we can't stop images from being displayed.
     
  3. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

    Kier once posted a simple mod for vB to show sigs in threads once per page. It is different in threads in a way, since usually multiple people are posting. In a PC, it's usually just 2 people, which kind of amplifies the repeating effect.
     
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  4. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Although the sigs in PC's don't really bother me, I think this suggestion is creative thinking and one indeed could wonder what the benefit is of repeating the sig over and over in the conversation? Especially when the user has one of these horrendously big image-sigs, they serve no purpose in a PC really do they? I [Like] it.
     
  5. anotheralias

    anotheralias Well-Known Member

    Why do you need them in a PC at all? Do people really need a visual reminder of who they're talking to in a PC? (Oh wait... I already griped about sigs this week. Well, put it on my tab for next week.)
     
  6. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    righto. i see no need for a signature in a PC!
     
  7. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    So, why don't you [Like] the first posting then? ;)
     
  8. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    haha. because that suggested signatures to be shown once!
     
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  9. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    I agree that it may be a bit of overkill to have them in the private conversations.
     
  10. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I agree with them being showed only once, but not with completely removing them from PC. They can still contain information that someone in the PC may be interested in.

    Actually in a long PC it may be better to have them in every post, since one of the participants may not have posted for several pages. So I'm not going to support this suggestion.
     
  11. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

     
  12. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Ok sorry, once per page, agreed.
     
  13. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys - this seems to be picking up a little steam. :)
     
  14. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    Keep it clean thats the theme!
     
  15. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

    Right! Also keep in mind, with vB the signature on each particular post and PM is optional - you can choose not to include it. With XenForo, that is not an option as far as I can tell, which is in line with the leaner and cleaner posting interface.
     
  16. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I suspect a lot of admin's will disable signatures completely considering images and smilies can't be prohibited.

    Personally I have them switched off completely which makes everything so much cleaner anyway.
     
  17. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    This is sort of off topic, but I've seen you bring this up several times. What you said is the current behavior, yes, but I have no desire to make the lack of control a long term thing. :)
     
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  18. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That's good to hear Mike.

    I know you might not want to do this for various reasons but a mini broad roadmap of what you plan to implement between the Beta and 1.0 might be useful.
    Specifically for mod writers who might be working on stuff that you plan on doing anyway.
     
  19. OperaManiac

    OperaManiac Well-Known Member

    haha. i am actually waiting to see what more is in store for the forum frontend. but then i have already seen on response from mike that what we see here is what we are probably getting in beta 1 and potentially v1. :)
     
  20. The Sandman

    The Sandman Well-Known Member

    I'll have to disagree with you here, Brogan - I hate it when forums I join don't allow signatures - if I like what someone posts, I often check their signature. And I wouldn't turn them off on the forums I admin - members who contribute content to the forum expect and deserve them. I do agree with you about the overdone sigs though. Mike is indicating that the lack of signature controls will be addressed within the standard featureset, but even if they weren't, I'm pretty sure that modifications would be available to restrict images and links.
     
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