Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM

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Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM

Postby Graham » 1 Jan 2020, 4:58pm

I propose to include this in the FORUM Rules & Guidelines.

Over the past few years, certain users have gone a bit berzerk with their signatures. One case was eight lines ( maybe more ! )

Many users are now using devices with relatively small screens and these long Sigs are taking a disproportionate amount of screen space.
Your current signature will appear on all ALL of your posts - all the historic ones as well.

And frankly, the repetition of your clever and voluminous text can get a bit . . . . . . . um, challenging.

Until now I have approached this huge and serious problem** trivia on an ad hoc basis. However, it's seems to be becoming more frequent .

Oh and Happy New Year :lol:

** A slight exaggeration :shock:

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Re: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM

Postby Syd » 1 Jan 2020, 5:25pm

Alternatively go into User Control Panel > Board Preferences > Edit display options

and turn off Display signatures.

Oh and Happy New Year to you too

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Re: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM

Postby Cyril Haearn » 1 Jan 2020, 5:46pm

I like signatures, they can be enlightening or entertaining, +1
A few members make very long posts, before I have read the whole post I have forgotten who wrote it, maybe they could sign at the bottom so one doesnae have to scroll back up
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Re: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM

Postby mjr » 1 Jan 2020, 5:51pm

Seems unnecessarily punitive when at least one line has to be used if you don't want Cycle magazine to steal your work.

And three lines on whose screen? What width?

Sounds like you're having an unhappy New Year. Hope it gets Happier!
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Re: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM

Postby Cyril Haearn » 1 Jan 2020, 5:56pm

Best default option would surely be for the Gazette editor to have to ask for permission before poaching our cleverness

Does s/he quote without so much as a by your leave?
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Re: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 1 Jan 2020, 6:08pm

Hi,
Guilty your honour :mrgreen:
I will trim mine up a bit, even reducing the text size, originally it's helped find my post when I was flipping through them.
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Re: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM

Postby Mick F » 1 Jan 2020, 6:15pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote: ................. originally it's helped find my post when I was flipping through them.
Pick an avatar that stands out.
That's why mine is simple and bright red and blue.
I use the same one on other fora too.
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Re: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 1 Jan 2020, 7:18pm

Hi,
Mick F wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote: ................. originally it's helped find my post when I was flipping through them.
Pick an avatar that stands out.
That's why mine is simple and bright red and blue.
I use the same one on other fora too.

I since added an avatar, now easy to spot :)
Two lines on a 17" and three something on iphone but its an old 4".......no ones got one of them have they :lol:
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Re: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM

Postby gaz » 1 Jan 2020, 10:19pm

Syd wrote:Alternatively go into User Control Panel > Board Preferences > Edit display options and turn off Display signatures.

Works for me.
mjr wrote:Seems unnecessarily punitive when at least one line has to be used if you don't want Cycle magazine to steal your work.

And of course if whoever it is at National Office that scours these boards for pearls of wisdom to regurgitate in Cycle has done that too, they won't see your warning.

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Re: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM

Postby horizon » 1 Jan 2020, 11:04pm

Graham wrote:I propose to include this in the FORUM Rules & Guidelines.

Over the past few years, certain users have gone a bit berzerk with their signatures. One case was eight lines ( maybe more ! )



Graham: the current limit is 255 characters (presumably plus spaces but I don't know if it includes BBcode). The designers of this forum software decided that was reasonable for the good working of the forum and were very generous on font size as well. I accept that may be too much for a smart phone but I've never come across a signature that is too long. In fact, it's time IMV that people added a bit more information without revealing their identity. Location, as in which country, might be a good start.
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Re: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM

Postby Audax67 » 2 Jan 2020, 10:44am

The less agreeable it is to read the less likely people are to blame CUK when they walk into lamp-posts.
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Re: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM

Postby Cyril Haearn » 17 Jan 2020, 7:25am

Still signatures are in use with more than three lines
That is not so bad, I think it could be tolerated, the information is often useful or interesting, but some signatures contain empty lines, or *** rows of characters, signifying nothing
Surely those could be edited to help those using small screens as noted above by Graham

Those who list their bikes should be exempt from any length restrictions, I think :wink:
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Re: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM

Postby admin » 17 Jan 2020, 9:41am

Those that don't want to see signatures can turn them off:

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Re: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM

Postby Graham » 17 Jan 2020, 3:25pm

Thanks Syd & Admin . . . . . It needs more than one person to tell me anything ( to my own benefit ) these days :?

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Re: Please restrict your User Signature to three lines MAXIMUM

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 17 Jan 2020, 3:43pm

Hi,
Cyril Haearn wrote:Still signatures are in use with more than three lines
That is not so bad, I think it could be tolerated, the information is often useful or interesting, but some signatures contain empty lines, or *** rows of characters, signifying nothing
Surely those could be edited to help those using small screens as noted above by Graham

Those who list their bikes should be exempt from any length restrictions, I think :wink:

Especially those with less than nine..............bikes :mrgreen:
Maybe I should of said more than :?
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