Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

SHould we turn signatures back on

Yes
40
48%
No
29
35%
I don't mind
14
17%
 
Total votes: 83
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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby wombatK » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:58 pm

Nobody wrote:I don't know why we bother having a vote.

That's democracy at work and the explanation is the same as why we'll still go
to the ballot box on 14th September, in spite of virtually every commentator
telling us its a foregone outcome.

Chris might have had a hunch about the outcome, but having a vote is much more reliable and
criticizing him for doing that is a little unwarranted.

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby coffeeandwine » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:25 pm

I am a Yes.

First came across the progress bar in the 6K Club a few years ago. Set one up for the first time last year. I have found the idea of a very public goal/measure of progress quite motivating and I don't think I am alone.

BTW a big thanks to the mods for all their work balancing some diverse and firmly held opinions. :wink:

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby darkelf921 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:34 pm

Yes from me, even though I usually use Tapatalk and can't see them.

I have found others' signatures informative.

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby MarkG » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:35 pm

Not fussed either way...

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby Aushiker » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:49 pm

Given the vote is well and truly in support of sigs I would argue that they should be turned on (default) and those that don't like them can make the choice to turn them off. The majority should not have to go to the hassle of turning them on just to please a few unhappy characters.

Andrew

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:30 pm

What are the numbers for and against?... I won't be able to get to a normal computer for a while so can't see the poll.

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby coffeeandwine » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:34 pm

toolonglegs wrote:What are the numbers for and against?... I won't be able to get to a normal computer for a while so can't see the poll.

Yes=Lib/Nat Coalition
No=Labour
Don't care=Greens

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:45 pm

I might be an Aus citizen but I have never voted in oz and honestly don't even know who the PM is there anymore...lol... I think it is still the red head no?.
Just enjoying the few moments the Internet works each day while freezing my arse off in North Africa :-) .

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby Howzat » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:51 pm

Seconding coffeeandwine - can we turn them on only in the 6K goal / 10K goal type threads?

Otherwise leave them off.

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby coffeeandwine » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:51 pm

toolonglegs wrote:I might be an Aus citizen but I have never voted in oz and honestly don't even know who the PM is there anymore...lol... I think it is still the red head no?.
Just enjoying the few moments the Internet works each day while freezing my arse off in North Africa :-) .

Yep still the redhead, but a week is a long time in politics :)
How is the cycling in N Africa? :)

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:54 pm

I'm not riding :( ... But the boys are have fun... Howling gails, freezing fog, huge pot holes and no pasta!... But we still have the number one position in the car ranks :-) ... That's all that matters!.

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby warthog1 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:56 pm

coffeeandwine wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:What are the numbers for and against?... I won't be able to get to a normal computer for a while so can't see the poll.

Yes=Lib/Nat Coalition
No=Labour
Don't care=Greens


Image

This bloke decides that poll :roll:

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby im_no_pro » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:29 am

As much as I would enjoy debating it, just a quick reminder:

Forum Rules wrote:The following topics / content does not belong in this forum:
• Religion / Sexuality / Sex / Politics / Race & Ethnicity

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby outnabike » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:48 am

Aushiker wrote:Given the vote is well and truly in support of sigs I would argue that they should be turned on (default) and those that don't like them can make the choice to turn them off. The majority should not have to go to the hassle of turning them on just to please a few unhappy characters.

Andrew


You see this is the lobbying that is implemented in a poll.
If you don't agree with some one label them "Unhappy characters"
Some sigs actually do the same thing. It can be used to push a vision, and annoying to be seen every time that person posts.

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby Aushiker » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:21 am

outnabike wrote:If you don't agree with some one label them "Unhappy characters"


I think you are reading way to much into my comment ... it simply reflected that some people do not like sigs being present. To suggest more is rather silly.

It can be used to push a vision, and annoying to be seen every time that person posts.


Anyone not happy with sigs can turn them off. It is not rocket science. Clearly the polling shows that more people prefer them ...

Andrew

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby Crittski » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:35 pm

do what you like with sigs, I just worked out how to turn them off. Feel free to discount the no vote by one, I get to win even if no loses the vote!

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby outnabike » Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:36 pm

Aushiker wrote:
outnabike wrote:If you don't agree with some one label them "Unhappy characters"


I think you are reading way to much into my comment ... it simply reflected that some people do not like sigs being present. To suggest more is rather silly.

It can be used to push a vision, and annoying to be seen every time that person posts.


Anyone not happy with sigs can turn them off. It is not rocket science. Clearly the polling shows that more people prefer them ...

Andrew


You wrote it ,I read it, I must be mistaken.
Thanks mate, you are right, Now you can call them "Silly Unhappy characters" :D , but don't forget you are talking about your fellow members here. :D

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby mikedufty » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:12 pm

I'm surprised there is so much support for the signatures (50% at the moment). Can someone explain the attraction of them? Just seems to clutter the forum to me.
I'm happy though, because I've discovered I can turn them off.

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby nescius » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:41 pm

I voted "No" but after learning that I can turn them off in the user control panel it becomes a bit of a non-issue for me so I'm happy either way.

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:05 pm

Mostly I would like to see the progress meters back under those with targets. So just for that and nothing more a "Yes" vote from me.

Other than that I do get a small giggle from the occasional wit. Amusing but I can easily do without.

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby AUbicycles » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:09 pm

49% Yes
39% No
12% Don't Mind

So Signatures are back on - it may take a while until they are visible in all threads due to caching. A strong tendency towards compact signatures and the limits are in place that won't get current signatures though will affect new signatures.

Thank you everyone for the discussion. Happy to bring this up again in the future.

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby Aushiker » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:32 pm

Cool. Thanks.

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby kukamunga » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:44 pm

I hadn't realised signatures were off, but had subconciously thought that things looked a bit more refreshing and less cluttered around here lately. It's good to not have all that meaningless egotistical crap that some people insist on putting on as 'signatures' - one line is enough already!

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Re: Should we turn signatures back on? VOTE

Postby kukamunga » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:10 pm

kukamunga wrote:.....one line is enough already!

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