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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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zonic98
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I have nothing against signatures, just don't let them to be too big-sized.

Jacen96
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have the admins make a little thing where you would set your signature say

Set your signature, the window will be no bigger than x by y, any thing bigger will require scrolling to view.

and below have a check-box to turn on/off signatures.

~~~Darth Caedus

GhostOfMatrix
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If they decide to add signatures it should strictly be text, same size as regular text, and a short limit. Just enough to include what you want, not something that takes up a large amount of the page.

nichodemus
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No why should it just be regular text? As Jacen pointed out, making all sigs fit into a certain resolution and giving it a scroll function can solve such problems.

GhostOfMatrix
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The forum wouldn't be aesthetic anymore. The last thing we need is large text after each post. Regular text is also noticeable as a signature, we don't need anything fancy.

nichodemus
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Aesthetics don't have a clear definition, the field is nebulous and contentious. As it is, many would argue that the white based forums we have are too clinical and too monotonous.

As for large fancy pictures/doodles/texts clogging up the thread, again I beg to differ. As Jacen has stated this size is limited to a certain resolution, presumably not too large to disorientate people. From perusing multiple forums and using them for ages, no, signatures do not cause disorganization and confusion given their predetermined sizes which have worked pretty well.

GhostOfMatrix
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Why is a signature feature wanted? You are already capable of including signatures on your posts/comments as is, some users even do.

Patrick2011
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Why is a signature feature wanted? You are already capable of including signatures on your posts/comments as is, some users even do.


It's less work to create the signature once than for every post.
GhostOfMatrix
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A simple solution is to keep the signature saved in notepad then paste it at the end of your posts. All a signature feature will do is save ten seconds of your time, hardly worth implementing.

nichodemus
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More then ten seconds. It allows you to customize your font, size, colour, text effects without having to code it for yourself. It saves a huge amount of time. Currently, it requires one to constantly remember to copy and paste, or edit painstakingly, especially for new comers.

GhostOfMatrix
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Didn't they remove coloured text and effects several months ago? Why would they decide to bring those back?

I'm all for a signature feature if it's limited amount of text and same as or slightly bigger than regular text, anything other than that can be quite annoying. I've been on forums that have signatures, and seeing all those colours and effects makes the forum ugly.

Jacen96
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I thought they removed them because people were abusing it by impersonating mods/admins would colored text, and/or making galaxy size text.

If it was restricted to signatures, it would be obvious they aren't mods/admins because the rest of the post will be black, and galaxy size text will require scrolling.

~~~Darth Caedus

Patrick2011
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I thought they removed them because people were abusing it by impersonating mods/admins would colored text, and/or making galaxy size text.


That didn't seem to happen much. Instead, the problem was with inappropriate redirect links. Besides, HTML is still allowed on abouts.
nichodemus
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Given that HTML is still allowed on the about, AG's stance doesn't seem to be very and entirely clear.

Jacen or someone has already proposed a turn off function for the more queasy and epileptic. Limiting signatures to plain text that seems just an extension of a post defeats the very purposes of having a signature in the first place, which is to make each user more unique, stand out, and to gve a general sense of him or her without profile clicking.

Alexandra222
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I've been to some threads and they keep the signature space to a limited. So if someone posts the tallest tower in the world, about 70% or it gets cut off. So maybe if you are planning to use signatues, make sure there is limited characters and if the immage is too big, cut off some parts.

So this way, people will resort to image hosting sites and shrink pictures they find so they don't get cut off if it's too big.

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