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post #1 of 27
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I'd like to suggest that signatures be limited to three lines. Some people are putting bloody stories in there! And do we really need to know every spec of every Mac they own every time they post? <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />

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Jamie :cool:

Edit: Typo

[ 06-15-2002: Message edited by: Jamie ]</p>
post #2 of 27
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[quote]Originally posted by Xidius:
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But I enjoy knowing who has what type of computer. </strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah, but some people go OTT.

J :cool:


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post #3 of 27
Here here.

I agree let's set a limit on signature length. Extraordinarily long sigs break up the flow of the thread. Who wants to read a thread where over half the post content is actually just signature piffle?

[ 06-15-2002: Message edited by: starfleetX ]</p>
post #4 of 27
We can't put an actual requirement, but if you point out offenders, i'll be more than happy to fix them.

post #5 of 27
Hmmm. Is mine still acceptable?
post #6 of 27
if there was a way t automatically take off the sig if its already been posted once on a page that would be coo... i always forget to do it, and i cant seem to find the pref to make the default having the sig off... how do you do that?
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post #7 of 27
Is there a way to put an option in a member's profile for what computer he/she uses? That would free that up in the signature, at least.
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post #8 of 27
Thread Starter 
[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:
<strong>We can't put an actual requirement, but if you point out offenders, i'll be more than happy to fix them.

</strong><hr></blockquote>

Ok, there's a prime example in <a href="http://forums.appleinsider.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=6&t=001411" target="_blank">this thread.</a> The poster's name is gorgonzola. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

J :cool:
post #9 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by Paul:
<strong>if there was a way t automatically take off the sig if its already been posted once on a page that would be coo... i always forget to do it, and i cant seem to find the pref to make the default having the sig off... how do you do that?</strong><hr></blockquote>

That's a good idea. I never wanna have my sig posted for a second time but I always forget to uncheck the option of having the sig.
post #10 of 27
There's now a field in your profiles for your system specs.
post #11 of 27
Thread Starter 
[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:
<strong>There's now a field in your profiles for your system specs.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Gee thanks Unca Jonathan, we loooooove you.

J :cool:
post #12 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:
<strong>There's now a field in your profiles for your system specs.</strong><hr></blockquote>

It doesn't fit enough.
post #13 of 27
speaking of long signatures:

[quote]<strong>From some guy named DanMacMan:</strong>
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HereÂs to the crazy ones.
The misfits.
The rebels.
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
TheyÂre not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you canÂt do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They invent. They imagine.Â*Â*Â*Â*They heal.
They explore.Â*Â*Â*Â*They create.Â*Â*Â*Â*They inspire.
They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song thatÂs never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
We make tools for these kinds of people.
While some see them as the crazy ones,
we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think
they can change the world, are the ones who do.
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post #14 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
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It doesn't fit enough.</strong><hr></blockquote>


That's what she said, EmAn.

Seriously, though, what do you need to put in there? iBook 500 - blah - blah -blah should fit just fine.

You are quite accustomed to short sentences... ya know...

Oh, and Starfleet, look at Mr. Dan Long Signature Man's signature now
post #15 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:
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That's what she said, EmAn.

Seriously, though, what do you need to put in there? iBook 500 - blah - blah -blah should fit just fine.

You are quite accustomed to short sentences... ya know...
</strong><hr></blockquote>

Well you're right about the short sentences but I don't know, if I'm gunna put the specs there it should have everything
post #16 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
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Well you're right about the short sentences but I don't know, if I'm gunna put the specs there it should have everything </strong><hr></blockquote>

The thing is around here you can just blurt out the type of computer and we can uaually give you the rest of the default specs for it.
post #17 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by Spart:
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The thing is around here you can just blurt out the type of computer and we can uaually give you the rest of the default specs for it. </strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah I know that but I was gunna put all the extras.
post #18 of 27
First of all, Take away long posts!

BRING BACK iMAGES
YET, only ones that follow the color scheme of the page!
post #19 of 27
My signature is the best. Except for maybe the "Apple is the closest thing to a religion that won't keep you out of hell"
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post #20 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by Nebagakid:
<strong>First of all, Take away long posts!

BRING BACK iMAGES
YET, only ones that follow the color scheme of the page!</strong><hr></blockquote>

What is wrong with long posts?
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post #21 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by NoahJ:
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What is wrong with long posts? </strong><hr></blockquote>

they are offensive against word-challengened persons like EmAn
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post #22 of 27
Is it possible to set a maximum length in vB? Because I just noticed over in Apple Outsider a signature that was actually two separate paragraphs. Bit distracting...
post #23 of 27
yeah.

post #24 of 27
Unfortunately, vB also does not have an administrative limit for signature length. \

Note what Jonathan said, though:
if you point out offenders, i'll be more than happy to fix them.

I will too. There's even a section in the Posting Guidelines that describes limits on signatures. Just post the offender and the signature here or PM me.
post #25 of 27
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Originally posted by iBrowse
Is it possible to set a maximum length in vB? Because I just noticed over in Apple Outsider a signature that was actually two separate paragraphs. Bit distracting...

That's sammi jo.

What, you think this is too big?



post #26 of 27
Taken care of.

Any others?
post #27 of 27
Here, here! Short and sweeeeet, I say
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