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Title: I don't Like Forum Signatures
Post by: Wanchope on May 29th, 2013, 09:37 PM
I don't like forum signatures and always remove the code from the display template. It always serves as a bid distraction especially the ones with big flashy images and also looks ugly on mobile templates.
Title: Re: I don't Like Forum Signatures
Post by: Arantor on May 29th, 2013, 09:53 PM
It is a good thing then that both SMF and Wedge allow you to just disable it without even having to edit anything then, isn't it?
Title: Re: I don't Like Forum Signatures
Post by: Wanchope on May 29th, 2013, 10:19 PM
^^ I haven't use Wedge admin interface,the last time I used SMF, I did it via mode. Signature permission mod or something like that, never knew SMF have it on core now... and Wedge.Great!
Title: Re: I don't Like Forum Signatures
Post by: Arantor on May 29th, 2013, 10:26 PM
It's been a core feature in SMF for years now :/
Title: Re: I don't Like Forum Signatures
Post by: icari on May 29th, 2013, 11:32 PM
it is not a permission to have a sig, it is a profile option to elect to see all or no signatures.
Title: Re: I don't Like Forum Signatures
Post by: Arantor on May 29th, 2013, 11:37 PM
SMF does not have it as a permission. Wedge does, it also has the option whereby signatures are not shown to everyone until you have x posts (e.g. minimum 10 posts to show to everyone, but moderators/admins can see it)

Out of curiosity, I looked it up when I added the permission. r151, 26 Sep 2010... Wedge was so young then!
Title: Re: I don't Like Forum Signatures
Post by: icari on May 30th, 2013, 12:01 AM
the additional profile permissions mod [i believe that is the name] has permissions for sigs etc for smf[/i]
Title: Re: I don't Like Forum Signatures
Post by: Arantor on May 30th, 2013, 12:10 AM
It does, yes.
Title: Re: I don't Like Forum Signatures
Post by: xrunner on May 30th, 2013, 12:54 AM
Quote from Wanchope on May 29th, 2013, 09:37 PM
I don't like forum signatures and always remove the code from the display template. It always serves as a bid distraction especially the ones with big flashy images and also looks ugly on mobile templates.
I like them as long as the goofy images some people use are kept to a reasonable size. As long as members can check a box if they don't want to see them I don't see removing them for everyone. If an asshat is making a sig that you don't like just remove it and send them a PM as to why.

I've used sigs to make protests at other forums too when the staff are being idiots. I know bad boy. :p

I know somebody doing exactly that right now on ... that other forum. :)[1]
 1. not me
Title: Re: I don't Like Forum Signatures
Post by: Arantor on May 30th, 2013, 12:58 AM
Well... SMF and Wedge both offer the ability to cap signature images to a reasonable size, and both offer users the ability to opt out of seeing signatures if they so choose.

Note that Wedge infractions can even handle the case of a user with an annoying signature and you can remove it from them as part of the warning ;)
Title: Re: I don't Like Forum Signatures
Post by: xrunner on May 30th, 2013, 01:07 AM
Quote from Arantor on May 30th, 2013, 12:58 AM
Well... SMF and Wedge both offer the ability to cap signature images to a reasonable size, and both offer users the ability to opt out of seeing signatures if they so choose.
And sometimes a reasonable size is zero. I've seen some ridiculous flashing bullshit that was really aggravating so ...
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Note that Wedge infractions can even handle the case of a user with an annoying signature and you can remove it from them as part of the warning ;)
This will come in very handy. :cool:
Title: Re: I don't Like Forum Signatures
Post by: Arantor on May 30th, 2013, 01:08 AM
There is also a similar option for avatars ;)
Title: Re: I don't Like Forum Signatures
Post by: Wanchope on May 30th, 2013, 10:57 PM
[quote ]I like them as long as the goofy images some people use are
kept to a reasonable size. As long as members can check a
box if they don't want to see them I don't see removing them
for everyone. If an asshat is making a sig that you don't like
just remove it and send them a PM as to why.
I've used sigs to make protests at other forums too when the
staff are being idiots. I know bad boy.
I know somebody doing exactly that right now on ... that
other forum.[/quote ]And most people uses it in spamming, drawing users attention to the image, the image may not be flashy but the text will be. I don't like drawing traffic and then losing it on members with few posts, I know about signature permission but the fact is - I don't like signatures expecially ones with images. Most places I used it was text based and it's just for back links.
Talking of 'revolution', there are other ways like starting witty threads, personal texts.
Title: Re: I don't Like Forum Signatures
Post by: Arantor on May 30th, 2013, 11:00 PM
Don't forget that SMF and Wedge offer you the ability to disable images and links and any other bbc you feel like ;)