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Why is my signature grey w/ no links active?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by MikeMpls, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

    On 1.2 Beta 1 my first attempt to save my signature was rejected because I (administrator) hadn't set my signature options.

    I set my signature options to everything allowed/unlimited and was able to save my signature.

    The signature now appears in grey, and no links are active?

    What step did I miss? I can deal with the grey color, but I would at least like for the links to work.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There is a Style Property for signatures which determines the styling.
  3. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

    Does that kill the links, such that if you click on them, nothing happens?

    It doesn't seem reasonable to to be able to edit user permissions regarding signatures only to have any or all of that overridden by default style properties.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    No, the links are covered by permissions.

    I would suggest double checking.
  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    It doesn't, as you can see here in your own signature. Perhaps you've set 0 links to be allowed in the signature?
  6. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

    I figured out where the grey is coming from (yes, the style properties), but why don't the links work? Here on XenForo.com my signature looks vaguely similar (different subject matter for the links), but the links are functional.
  7. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

    Unlimited links are allowed for administrators' signatures.

    When I first tried to set my signature, I was blocked because there were too many links. I changed my persmissions and was able to edit my signature.

    But on posts it now shows as all grey, links not active.
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This is either permissions or an add-on.
    If you can't resolve it, send me an admin login via conversation and I will take a look.
  9. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

    No addons are installed at this point. I'll send you a logon.
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Shelley and CyclingTribe like this.
  11. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Never use Never! (Well, almost never anyway). :)
    CyclingTribe likes this.
  12. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the assist.

    XenForo's permissions system really ought to be reviewed and simplified.
  13. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It may take some nurturing and thought to understand the system, but XenForo's permissions are the best I've seen. And once you understand them, it's dead simple. Basic rule of thumb:

    Never overrules Allow which overrules Revoke which overrules Not Set / Inherit
  14. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

  15. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    OK... had to get this in for posterity's sake...
    Now, when did @Jake Bunce decide to change his..... hmmm - how can we put this... operating environment?:ROFLMAO:
  16. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Damned autocorrect!! :lol:

    I do apologise to @Jake Bunce for the slip there. :oops:
  17. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    :giggle: - at least you didn't call him Jack ... ;)
  18. MikeMpls

    MikeMpls Well-Known Member

    Great for geeks and the enthusiastic crowd here, not so great for the consumer that simply wants to buy a product & understand it & work with it out of the box.

    The KISS principle exists for a reason, and this is a good example. It's anything but intuitive to the end user.
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2013

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