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Limitless signature?

This is a discussion on Limitless signature? within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; I can disable signature to display, but I don't want to do it for all. Sometimes we see big signatures. ...

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    Limitless signature?

    I can disable signature to display, but I don't want to do it for all. Sometimes we see big signatures.

    Signature should not be more than one or two lines.

    This is my opinion, what do moderators and all my fellow members think?
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    I think it should be at our personal discression less it become a large complaint by others.

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    Some people should not be given that option, because they will copy hundreds of lines to their signature.
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    Originally posted by ammar
    Some people should not be given that option, because they will copy hundreds of lines to their signature.
    then the mods would handle that individual. If such a signature is a problem i feel we can be confident that a mod or other staff will pick it up. I don't see any real problems with the current sigs honestly.

    /* edit: I must also add that we already DO have that option, as there aren't limits, and i don't see anyone abusing it with "hundreds of lines".*/

    /* edit2: master2000's sig is too long and is obviously in appropriate in language, so ok one person.*/
    Last edited by RoD; 12-28-2002 at 11:15 PM.

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    Hmmm, there should be an option to turn off the display of signatures when you view threads, that way it is the choice of the viewer whether or not to see sigs.
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    There, uh, is...

    In your user cp.

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    I would understand if we were allowed pics in our sigs, and people were putting large images, but its just text. I dont really look at the sigs anyways. Its not much of distraction.

    As ROD said, if it gets too large, the Mods will deal with it.
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    I really like my signature. I don't see why there's any need to restrict their length. I have yet to see a signature that was unruly. As someone already pointed out, it's just a few lines of text. Signatures aren't bothering anyone, and if they are, the mods will deal with those particular persons. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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    Question

    Why on earth would someone want to have such a long signature?

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    For Attention For Example:

    Originally posted by joshdick
    I really like my signature. I don't see why there's any need to restrict their length. I have yet to see a signature that was unruly. As someone already pointed out, it's just a few lines of text. Signatures aren't bothering anyone, and if they are, the mods will deal with those particular persons. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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    I agree that some signatures are way too long. Such signatures as RoD, IMO, is too long, but I still don't think it's a distraction. I only say it's too long from personal preference, nothing else. master2000's signature is completey ridiculous and flat out annoying. I hate having to scroll the screen down just because of a signature! joshdick's signature is a bit too long and could be shortened. However, none of the signatures in this thread are that much of a distraction. But again master2000's is dumb and needs to be changed! Other than that I could careless.

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    joshdick, you said that you like your signature, but that doesn't mean that everybody does...

    Imperito, I think the option in the user cp is to turn on or off the display of your signature, not others signature which compjinx meant.
    Last edited by ammar; 12-30-2002 at 03:16 AM.
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    I think sigs should be set at 5 lines maximum. Scrolling thru large sigs just to get to the next thread is tiresome.
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    well... haha i was ordained by God (ie K&R) to oversee this board, and my sig holds our Manifesto... so to delete it would be the Grandest Sin of all the Universe.

    furthermore i don't know if we've discussed this as the administration. so if you'd like i will mention it to the others...

    oh, and also, if there are any complaints of my signature, personally, feel free to voice them...
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    Originally posted by ammar
    Imperito, I think the option in the user cp is to turn on or off the display of your signature, not others signature which compjinx meant.
    No, you're wrong. In your user cp under options there is an option to view posts without signatures. There is also one to view without avatars. Anyone who doesn't like signatures can simply choose not to see them by choosing that option in their user cp.
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