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Thought signatures had been done away with in the new version

  1. May 1, 2013 #1

    phinds

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    I thought signatures had been done away with in the new version but I just noticed that some folks have them so I checked and mine was blank in the "edit signature" place, so I put one it but it does not show up.

    Why is that? Does the forum not love me any more?

    EDIT: well, that's embarrassing. My signature just showed up, so ignore this post. Or, as they say in New Jersey, fuggedaboutdid.

    EDIT: EDIT: Even weirder --- it shows up in SOME posts (only new ones?) and not others.
     
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  3. May 1, 2013 #2

    lisab

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    {{{hug}}} In fact we adore you :smile:!

    I sent your question to the Admins, they might have some insight into this.
     
  4. May 1, 2013 #3

    phinds

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    Thanks
     
  5. May 1, 2013 #4

    Borek

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    Honestly - no idea.
     
  6. May 1, 2013 #5

    phinds

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    Apparently my signature only shows up on new posts. Does this mean that, for example, if I changed my avatar the new avatar would only show up on new posts and all my old posts would still have the old avatar?

    I mean, I assume (and it IS just an assumption) that the avatar and signature are created as the thread is displayed and are based on their current value. Are they actually stored with the old threads? This seems unlikely (VERY inefficient) but I guess it COULD be the way it works.
     
  7. May 1, 2013 #6
    Avatars are generated on each page view, signatures are stored with the post information.
     
  8. May 1, 2013 #7

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    To expand this: the setting "Show signature yes/no" is stored with the post information. If the signature is activated for a post, the post will always show your current signature.

    Avatars are always shown, if they exist (and if the user did not choose to deactivate them).
     
  9. May 1, 2013 #8

    phinds

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    Thanks, guys. That completely explains what I'm seeing.
     
  10. May 1, 2013 #9

    Borek

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    Do you know if it was always this way under vB?

    I am dealing with three forums, each using different engine, each using slightly different rules for such things. Now and then I try to apply vBulletin logic to SFM, or I am surprised by the fact vBulletin doesn't work the way phpBB does grumpy_borek.png
     
  11. May 1, 2013 #10

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    It is like that in vB2, vB3 and vB4. I did not test vB5 yet.
     
  12. May 1, 2013 #11

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    What is SFM?
     
  13. May 1, 2013 #12
    hmm, mine never shows.
    i assumed the signatures and avatars were for gold members, but as i read this it appears i must have change my settings of such.
    i'm not sure how i did this.

    edit-

    hmm. for me it's not the disable/able function, they are all check for enable,
    so for me it has to be another reason.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2013
  14. May 1, 2013 #13
    They are in indeed reserved for Gold members.
     
  15. May 1, 2013 #14
    ok thanks for confirming this.
     
  16. May 1, 2013 #15

    Borek

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    Sorry, SMF. Simple Machines Forum.
     
  17. Feb 3, 2015 #16

    epenguin

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    My sig. still appears below my posts, so I must be persona to some extent grata.:angel: But there seems to be no mechanism for modifying it. :oldfrown:
     
  18. Feb 3, 2015 #17

    phinds

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    Greg has a fondness for penguins? Watch your back.:-p
     
  19. Feb 3, 2015 #18
    The problem is you are not gold any more :(
     
  20. Feb 3, 2015 #19

    epenguin

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    If it's a matter of a slight monetary sweetener in the right hands, just say the word a nd I'll see how I am situated, though the times are hard.
     
  21. Feb 3, 2015 #20

    phinds

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    Yes, gold buys gold, that's the rule :)
     
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