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Jason Klass
(jasonklass) - F

Locale: Parker, CO
Why can't we have signatures? on 01/14/2009 20:37:19 MST Print View

I'm just curious why we can't add signatures like other forums. Am I in the minority here or do other people want to as well?

Ashley Brown
(ashleyb) - F
Re: Why can't we have signatures? on 01/14/2009 20:49:07 MST Print View

Personally I'm not a fan of signatures. They clutter up the thread with the same content repeatedly, confuse search engines, and are often used by people to either show off about their latest gadgets or make a 'witty' comment which is no longer amusing after the 50th time reading it.

Basically I find they impede communication rather than help it. Avatars say plenty enough for me.

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-~ [insert ascii art pic here]
-~ >> Ashley B <<
-~ currently 0 pounds base weight because I'm not
-~ carrying my pack! Oh wait... that wasn't even witty
-~ the first time

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Edited by ashleyb on 01/14/2009 20:51:44 MST.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Sigs on 01/14/2009 20:57:02 MST Print View

too much pressure.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
signatures on 01/14/2009 22:44:17 MST Print View

No thanks, Don't want to read it over and over, and over, and over, see.

Devin Montgomery
(dsmontgomery) - MLife

Locale: one snowball away from big trouble
Re: signatures on 01/15/2009 07:20:48 MST Print View

I'm strongly against signatures - they just clutter up the threads. I've found the clean layout of BPL's forum to make it more enjoyable to read than many other forums. I think a picture and username is plenty for the threads - people can write whatever they want on their bio page.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Why can't we have signatures? on 01/15/2009 07:30:31 MST Print View

Aren't signatures only really for advertisement and dumb quotes? (like the one I have on another site)

Edited by jshann on 01/15/2009 07:48:07 MST.

Matt Lutz
(citystuckhiker) - F

Locale: Midwest
For sigs, with caveat on 01/15/2009 07:32:35 MST Print View

I am for signatures so long as the size is controlled and they do not contain pictures. It is a simple and easy method to promote blogs, Twitter accounts, and other networking methods and would promote the community that is here.

Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
Why can't we have signatures on 01/15/2009 07:52:59 MST Print View

Definitely NO !

Sigs usually contain graphics which eat up bandwidth and increase download times, especially for those on already slow dial-up connections.

Avitars are bad enough; sigs are over the top. Please, NO! If you really think your ID/avitar on the left isn't enough, just type your name at the bottom of your post ......like this.


Wandering Bob

te - wa
(mikeinfhaz) - F

Locale: Phoenix
aww dangit! on 01/15/2009 08:17:47 MST Print View

dangit Bob! you made me read Wandering Bob twice! now my whole day is over.

Jayce, you can always add a sig under "my locale" as long as its under 35 letters, including spaces.

Edited by mikeinfhaz on 01/15/2009 08:18:41 MST.

Ryan Jordan
(ryan) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
signatures on 01/15/2009 09:18:43 MST Print View

On Signatures:

Let the content of your communications speak about who you are...

Less is more.

Jonathan Boozer
(anywayoutside) - MLife

Locale: South East
Re: signatures on 01/15/2009 09:57:39 MST Print View

WOOOO...I hate signatures.

Sam Haraldson
(sharalds) - MLife

Locale: Gallatin Range
Why can't we have signatures? on 01/15/2009 10:36:06 MST Print View

Granted there are a number of things missing from the BPL forums (such is the life of using custom, legacy software) but .sigs are not one of them.

Personally I would prefer to see monies spent on Web site development go toward more practical things such as refined search-ability, a wider range of media, and richer trip reporting and gear listing capabilities.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Why can't we have signatures? on 01/15/2009 13:26:01 MST Print View

For gear listing I'd like to see us be able to add our gear and weights to a huge database.