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R2D21999
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I have relized that people love to put their signatures at the bottom of their posts, so I thought about it and relized that Armorgames should let us have signatures, where we could make our own with limited space. I would say more but I'm really tired and its like 1am here.

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Salvidian
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It's midnight here and I'm tired too. I see no reason to hold back.

Anyway, signatures used to be pretty popular, but demand for them pretty much vanished into oblivion. You still see the boring, generic text signatures like "-Sal" but image sigs are gone. I don't think there's enough demand, if any, for an automatic sig-adding system.

alexandrica
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an automatic sig-adding system


good ideea!i wanted to sugest this with image signs (first i saw image signs on another forum),but then in realised that image signs aren't a good ideea for this forum.the signs like mine,jeff1999's,manlyman's and chillz's (maybe are more) are better than image signs because it makes the post to look like a "letter" that you just read than a post like thousand's other posts that are on the internet in a forum.some of the signs also describe you.

-Alexandrica the archer-
PS:it discribes me because i LOVE archers
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In my opinion automatic signatures arent a bad idea. But it could be a good idea if people could just not put signatures too. There could also be a signature character limit so the signature is not too long like:

-1999th Jeff has said his words.

If there wont be a limit, spammers who are kinda alot here will use the signatures and use them very long so they wouldnt get in trouble. So about signatures this is whats required (in my opinion):

Auromatic signature adding system as Salvidian said
Enableing and disableing the signature system
Signature character limit

-Jeff

Salvidian
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I'm not saying they aren't beneficial. I'm saying if the admins promised this, it would go at the bottom of their priorities list and we wouldn't see it for years. Plus, you never know, maybe they'll lose their priorities list and say "What are you talking about? We never promised anything new, exciting, and in the form if an update."

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Aside from the fact that I really don't see the point of having signatures... users already have their username posted with their post and it makes for an easy way to miss-use it ...I also don't see the point of allowing this, simply because the forum activity is way too low for introducing this sort of stuff for users... =/

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yeah i have't been seeing many signatures anymore now that i've stopped (since i was the one doing them most of the time) but i have decided to put my signature at the end of every post on the 6th and 19th of every even numbered month

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Well, I find signatures pretty pointless. You have a lot of other ways to identify who the person is. While it does make it look more appealing, it is not a practical thing to do. I mean it just takes up 30 seconds so it is not like it is a long drawn out process. I just think that the time it would take to make something like that and the amount of people that would use it properly would not add up. Plus it would give spammers another way to be a pain and it would be another thing to keep up to date. I don't think they are worth it



~Cole (I did this for irony)

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I would say signatures are often a prominent feature of forums, but really, like ellock said, just as much bad can come out of it as good. Really a neutral subject, you'd have to get some more opinions from users to get serious about them.

jeol
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If they do get implemented, I would like to see them as an optional feature (you can turn them on / off) so you don't have to see them in the forums.

If that were the case, then, I certainly wouldn't mind it - sometimes people can make some pretty cool sigs (referring to images that announce who they are, more or less). The only problem is that if you allow images (which is pretty much the only thing I myself would use sigs for), there may be no way to regulate how big the images are and could make for some pretty big gaps (though it could be easily moderated, I suppose). There may be a way to regulate the size of images, though. I wouldn't know.

nichodemus
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I think it's a worthy feature, but not a necessary one. It personalizes the experience more, sigs are often quirky and reflective of the person, and they get rid of Forum uniformity. I don't think vulgarity or non PG material will be a big problem; only people who post would have sigs, and since there aren't many of us, not to mention users who actively report discrepancies in behavior, it's easily solvable. It's not like the avatar problem with millions of users.

Jacen96
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Signatures will probably help people identify others, especially if they are not just plain text.

p.s. photo's stand out more than text, which is why some people are probably identified by the armatar they use (chillzmaster for example)

~~~Darth Caedus

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I don't happen to like the idea. I've been on forums that allowed sigs, and what ends up happening is that the entire forum gets clogged up with images, and then each page ends up being three times as long, making it much more difficult to read through threads. As has been mentioned, your username and armatar already appear next to your post. What good is a signature if all it does is take up space in your post?

Blackbeltr0
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for AGMOT i sign

~Commanding General*** Black

Jacen96
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unless you have a unique armatar or it is seasonal, then you can not identify with that, and as I said, text doesn't stand out as well as images.

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jeol
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I don't happen to like the idea. I've been on forums that allowed sigs, and what ends up happening is that the entire forum gets clogged up with images, and then each page ends up being three times as long, making it much more difficult to read through threads. As has been mentioned, your username and armatar already appear next to your post. What good is a signature if all it does is take up space in your post?

You could always create an option to turn off sigs. I go to a forum that does that, so if you'd rather not have sigs, you can just turn them off, and those that want sigs can have them.

In solving the problem if there is too much in the sig (and if it were a picture, where regulating the amount of text in it wouldn't help), they could always make it so that if the signature exceeds something like 120 pixels in height a scrollbar would appear and instead of the entire sig taking up the page only part of it would (and you could scroll to see the rest). That would also solve the problem if someone tries to put an image that is a few thousand pixels long just to cause users to have to scroll down a while just to see if anyone posted below them.
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