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Sigs and readability

  1. Mar 22, 2005 #1

    DaveC426913

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    They used to be "sig lines", now they're "sig life stories"... :mad:

    There's a lot to read in PF. A lot of forums, a lot of topics, a lot of threads, a lot of contributions, and a lot that's said.

    I can't imagine why users feel that they need to add textual pollution to this by having giant 10-line sigs - especially knowing they repeat in EVERY message they post, but I suppose that, as long as there is no limit on size, people will max them out.

    But how about this as a compromise: how about PF sets the sig text off in a different typeface/colour/size/whatever? That way, when busy users are scanning for real content can, at a glance recognize what's useful and what's broken record material?
     
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  3. Mar 22, 2005 #2

    Doc Al

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    I feel the same way about some of the giant sigs I've seen. But I hope you realize that you don't have to see them if you don't want to: You can set your options in the control panel to not show sigs. (It would be nice if folks kept them short and sweet, though.)
     
  4. Mar 22, 2005 #3

    Evo

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    I had once read that people were not allowed to have more than 4 lines in a signature, but I haven't seen anything else about it since.

    I enjoy reading some of the signatures, but when your signature exceeds the length of your post, it's pretty bad.
     
  5. Mar 23, 2005 #4

    Monique

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    It is written in the PF guidelines https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=5374
    You can report members using buttons like this [​IMG]. I think we need to change the signature box code so that no more than 4 lines can be entered.. chroot?
     
  6. Mar 23, 2005 #5

    Moonbear

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    Okay, I guess I better go shorten mine a bit. :biggrin: I can't decide which quotes to drop! :cry: Since there was a long time between when I signed up here and became a contributor, by the time I finally got a chance to include a signature, I definitely didn't remember reading any rules about length limits. So, I agree, changing the code box to limit the length would be much more effective. (Though, as you can see, I've fully embraced using color to set off the signature).
     
  7. Mar 23, 2005 #6

    DaveC426913

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    ...oh... :blushing: eheh
     
  8. Mar 23, 2005 #7

    Phobos

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    Amen to that.
     
  9. Mar 23, 2005 #8

    dextercioby

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    And in English...:tongue2: (voir marlon)...

    Daniel.
     
  10. Mar 23, 2005 #9
    Another board that I have frequented in the past allows you to turn off viewing sigs and avatars, and also has an ignore list.
     
  11. Mar 23, 2005 #10

    dextercioby

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    This 1 can do it,too...

    Daniel.
     
  12. Mar 23, 2005 #11
    :rofl:

    'voir marlon' : err, tu voulais t'exprimer en français ici ?

    marlon
     
  13. Mar 24, 2005 #12
    You're right - I should have looked. (And read the second message in this thread more carefully). :mad:
     
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