Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

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SHould we turn signatures back on

Yes
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No
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35%
I don't mind
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Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:38 pm

They have been off for a while after the veloviewer service had problems that were not able to be fixed fast (and thus affecting every single veloviewer graphic built into the signatures).

It is been refreshing not to have signatures. I personally don't mind a small compact text signature however have accommodated the compact bikejournal signatures. It started getting out of hand with massive signatures that were bigger than some posts... and highly distracting and uninteresting (i.e. seeing a KOM performance the 10th time doesn't add value).

BUT.. these are my opinions and while I have tried to create a fair balance - this is a community forum and I listen to the community, so would love your voice and your vote - should we leave the signatures off... or turn them back on?
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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby wombatK » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:01 pm

Yes, but keep a limit on the size.
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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby TimW » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:07 pm

TimW Yes
RonK No

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby Jesmol » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:09 pm

wombatK wrote:Yes, but keep a limit on the size.

This.
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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby damhooligan » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:15 pm

No.

I find no sigs quite refreshing and like it.
Im happy if it stays this way.
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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby macca33 » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:16 pm

Yep, bring 'em back - size restricted.
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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby skull » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:18 pm

No

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby kb » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:21 pm

I'd say yes but rarely see them as I mostly use Tapatalk.

I was under the impression they could be turned off in a user's display preferences but I guess that's only useful for members.
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Postby im_no_pro » Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:23 pm

Yes but with restrictions
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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby RonK » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:35 pm

Yes, turn 'em on and keep 'em small.
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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby DavidS » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:45 pm

Another vote for turn them on and keep them small. One line of text and one line of progress bar.

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:57 pm

Nah, what use are they anyway ?
Bragging ?
For sale links ?

I disable them for tapatalk so don't see them anyway so really couldn't care less.
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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby RobertFrith » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:43 pm

Yep, turn them on, keep 'em small.
People that don't like them can easily switch them off.
My first intro to Bikesnob was a quote used in a sig!
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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby outnabike » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:35 am

RobertFrith wrote:Yep, turn them on, keep 'em small.
People that don't like them can easily switch them off.
My first intro to Bikesnob was a quote used in a sig!


It's always been the case to keep them small and slowly they get out out of hand. Turning them on sets you up for another round of disciplinary posts.
Just an observation.
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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby find_bruce » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:07 am

Oh no, I am agreeing with RonK, I will have to rethink my position :D

For those that prefer no signature, it is easy enough to turn them off. Alternatively you may be able to change it so that the default setting is off for new users & guests, but a registered user can turn them on in the user control panel.
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Postby Nobody » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:22 am

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby Aushiker » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:32 am

Voted yes and interestingly the yes vote is well out in front ... says something about the silent majority :)

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby Ozkaban » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:34 am

I voted yes, but I reckon max 2 standard text lines.
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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:10 pm

It is looking like a majority ruling.

A challenge is that though I can create some limits, for existing signatures these can't automatically be changed
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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:33 pm

Jesmol wrote:
wombatK wrote:Yes, but keep a limit on the size.

This.

Works for me.
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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby Jesmol » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:48 pm

AUbicycles wrote:It is looking like a majority ruling.

A challenge is that though I can create some limits, for existing signatures these can't automatically be changed

Give people some grace to change it , if they dont then the mods should be given the OK to remove non complying signatures.
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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:54 pm

There has always been grace :)
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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby MichaelB » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:53 pm

Nope, never had one, don't see a need.
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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:13 pm

Can't you just default everyone's settings to signatures off and then if we want them we can turn them on?... If they can be turned off then I really don't see the issue... If you don't want to see them turn them off!.
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