View Full Version : Why Canít We Have a Signature?
11-07-2007, 12:29 AM
I was just curious why we can’t have a Signature on our posts?
11-07-2007, 12:59 AM
I noticed that, too. I would assume so it doesn't become a selling/self promotion venue instead of a help each other type forum. Just a guess.
11-07-2007, 01:18 AM
It's on my list to talk to Tim about soon, sorry! From best I can tell, there is a place where the admin can disable it. Not sure if he did that intentionally or not. Stay tuned!
11-07-2007, 02:05 AM
Hay thanks for responding!
Also I was wondering about avatars also
Nothing wrong if someone wants to put a text only link to their website – just as long as it isn’t 13 lines long with pictures and 40 collors
You could limit it to one link with one line of text so things don’t get out of control
Sure it is nice to help people out – but what (other than that) is encouraging experienced people to post, even big forums allow it. In my humble opinion - if someone is spending their time making lots of good posts they why can’t they have a little text link in their sig?
Thanks’ again – and great book!
11-09-2007, 08:55 PM
Hi guys - the word from Tim is "I disabled sigs and avatars to avoid high load times and a pitch fest. If someone recommends a service, fine, but people shouldn't be making offers for their own products and offering deals."
I don't mind if you have something valuable to share and you want to paste in your link, let's just not let it get out of control. I'm taking off my sig to be fair :)
11-09-2007, 10:25 PM
Please don’t dump your sig Marcie – as a mod you put in time to work here, you should be allowed to promote your sites
As far as sigs go – even on sites with thousands of regular posters the extra server load of sigs is nothing
I can understand that he doesn’t want this to be a pitch fest – people always hustling on a forum is pretty annoying. But one way of attracting knowledgeable people to post is allowing simple unobtrusive links to their own sites.
Having rules like: text only with no more than 10 words on one line with the link underneath, no colors, no bold, no pictures and no nonsense posts (posting two word posts), you could even only allow sigs after 50 posts as a way to inshure people are here to share first and promote second
I think that you should possibly reconsider the sig policy – I believe it will only hamper this forums growth
Say… What about avatars?
Thanks for your time and I hope I’m not annoying you with my questions
11-10-2007, 01:13 AM
Please donít dump your sig Marcie Ė as a mod you put in time to work here, you should be allowed to promote your sites
I agree with James. I think you should have your signature. I am admin on another forum so I know what's involved and I think you deserve to have one.
As for sigs in general, I don't think it's an argument we're going to get very far on with Tim. I do appreciate your bringing it up, M.
01-11-2009, 12:48 AM
sorry for bumping this up again, but yea, i agree with James on small little sigs and avatars. it ads a great deal of value to the forums. makes them stickier, and all the major internet companies and forums do it.
(hopes Tim might change his mind about the avatars at least)
01-12-2009, 09:51 PM
I strongly second the suggestion to allow simple text-only signatures. I'd caveat to say it should be limited to name & an outgoing link or similar. No contact info, no quotes, no pictures, no big lists of web URLs, etc.
01-13-2009, 01:24 AM
Not going to happen guys. Tim is adamant about it.
01-13-2009, 05:20 AM
Honestly, I don't know why people are pushing this so hard.. the board is functional and serves the exact purpose it's here for. Adding signatures will just obfuscate the real conversations.
I'm all for keeping it simple. :)
01-13-2009, 05:36 AM
Indeed, this is kind of silly. Avatars and sigs are totally unnecessary. The only reason for a sig is shameless self promotion or link building.
FYI, there is already a link to the homepage you've specified in your profile in the code for pages when you post. Google is smart and realizes you've just posted on some message board so it doesn't count it and show it in your back links though.
01-13-2009, 07:14 AM
Just look who dug this post up from the depths, and you will see it is completely unnecessary to even bother explaining sigs are banned, as it will fall on deaf ears.
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