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AJ

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PostSubject: Re: user signatures   Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:19 pm

pepesdad1 wrote:

Don't like it here....carry your *ss.

My sentiments exactly!

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PostSubject: Re: user signatures   Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:38 pm

EVERYBODY"S got SOMETHING that irratate's 'em. Just gotta keep going Onward thru the Fog  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 
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PostSubject: Re: user signatures   Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:54 pm

Hermit wrote:
Thomas Tkach wrote:
No one is trying to force anything on anyone else, just voicing an opinion. The face analogy is a bad one, because you can't change your face. You can easily change your signature. We're not saying anything is completely broken, but in need of a tune-up. Some people don't know when a car needs a tune-up, but other will notice when something is a little bit off. If anything, people with overly large signatures are the ones who force others to scroll past irrelevant content when they are looking to participate. No one who have voiced this concern has demanded anything, but made recommendations that would help make the forum more usable. Please don't blatantly mis-characterize and mis-construe our intentions.

Your signature is another illustration of the concerns some of us are expressing. Your signature contains bold and colored font, which draw attention to the signature, away from your post. Furthermore, you have a graphic with large font (much larger than the standard forum font), which also screams for attention. When reading a thread with these sort of signatures interspersed, you must constantly ignore the things which are most likely to draw the eye, which creates a certain amount of mental dissonance. It's a milder form of trying to watch a television program with Richard Simmons dancing around next to the TV set dressed in bright colors. You can certainly ignore him if you wish, but it is distracting, and you might miss some of the program, and have to rewind it (like scrolling around to find the actual content of short posts between the large, flamboyant signatures).

The snarky side of me wants to make a ridiculously obnoxious signature to illustrate the problem by exaggeration. I'm not sure that is a considerate thing to do, but it would make the point. I could also add 500 lines of pipes and tobaccos to my sidebar.

Things that would help those of us who find it mildly irritating to ignore Mr. Simmons dancing around:
-limiting pipes/tobaccos listed space or moving it to the signature, profile page, or somewhere else.
-increasing standard font size of posts, but not signatures
-adding option for individual users to ignore signatures (the platform may not support this)

The snarky side: instead of forcing everyone to read this on every page I've posted in, I'll just put it here in this thread. Imagine having to read that after every one of my posts. It would get old. You signature is not nearly this bad, but it illustrates the point.

Hey everyone, look at my big signature. Have a good look at some blank space:

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More unnecessary blank space:

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 afro elephant Basketball 


 Basketball jocolor 









Cute kitty.   cat 
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Yeah baby

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PostSubject: Re: user signatures   Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:52 pm

Maybe some of us like it here, are loyal to this board, but just think it could be tweaked or slightly improved. The option (if available) for individual users to ignore signatures would limit no one's self expression, but make things more comfortable at least a few users who have mentioned things here (and maybe more that haven't seen this thread). No one is trying to demand everyone drop their signatures and completely change things. Cheers, gents!
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PostSubject: Re: user signatures   Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:57 pm

Thomas.
It IS an all or nothing proposition. And one we (the mod team) aren't going to screw with.... Sorry, but it's true. There's very little in The tweaking department allowed by Forumotion. Transfering to a straight Bb software where tweaks are allowed and easy has been discussed in the past but the risk/reward and the TIME are against such a move.
It is what it is.

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Thomas Tkach

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PostSubject: Re: user signatures   Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:07 pm

Well, thanks for letting me know that. I was unaware of the time involved--I just didn't want an easy tweak, if it existed, to go unused. Thanks to all the mods for their work!

P.S. I like your sig Wink
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PostSubject: Re: user signatures   Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:50 pm








































Can't imagine anyone's gonna even read my post now.  lol! 

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PostSubject: Re: user signatures   Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:51 pm

MisterE wrote:
Check out how many pipes I gots.

Ooh! I'm really like 5058223172 & 6274956735
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PostSubject: Re: user signatures   Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:50 pm

Cartaphilus wrote:
MisterE wrote:
Check out how many pipes I gots.

Ooh! I'm really like 5058223172 & 6274956735

My phone wants me to dial those numbers.
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PostSubject: Re: user signatures   Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:13 pm

gravel wrote:
Cartaphilus wrote:
MisterE wrote:
Check out how many pipes I gots.

Ooh! I'm really like 5058223172 & 6274956735

My phone wants me to dial those numbers.

As a joke, I had put Pi to 5000 digits, or so, in my signature. It was looooong. Cart saw it and commented, but I decided to remove it after a few minutes. Yes, I'm an ass, but my conscience wouldn't let me leave it that way.

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PostSubject: Re: user signatures   Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:30 pm

MisterE wrote:
As a joke, I had put Pi to 5000 digits, or so, in my signature. It was looooong. Cart saw it and commented, but I decided to remove it after a few minutes.

Damn, I missed it!  Mad 
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PostSubject: Re: user signatures   Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:25 am

 Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 
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PostSubject: Re: user signatures   Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:08 am

Thomas Tkach wrote:
Well, thanks for letting me know that. I was unaware of the time involved--I just didn't want an easy tweak, if it existed, to go unused. Thanks to all the mods for their work!

P.S. I like your sig Wink

The sig is in honor of one of my Pipe Mentors, a dearly missed man of great wisdom, Ken 'Pipetongue' Collins. You may look up his older post on here, it was his signature.

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PostSubject: Re: user signatures   Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:29 am

I'd like to think Ken is enjoying warm and sunny Fort Myers watching the BoSox limber up.
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PostSubject: Re: user signatures   Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:43 am

puros_bran wrote:
Thomas Tkach wrote:
Well, thanks for letting me know that. I was unaware of the time involved--I just didn't want an easy tweak, if it existed, to go unused. Thanks to all the mods for their work!

P.S. I like your sig Wink

  The sig is in honor of one of my Pipe Mentors, a dearly missed man of great wisdom, Ken 'Pipetongue' Collins.  You may look up his older post on here, it was his signature.  

I was just referring to its brevity and neatness, but now that you mention that, I think I remember it from years back. It's nice to honor those who have meant something to us.
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PostSubject: Re: user signatures   Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:07 am

Once upon a time, on another forum. I tried, well, did actually. Copy/pasted PI to a million places. The server immediately thought I was an attack upon the system and it locked me out. No way to get to the admins to let them know my joke bit me in the ass. It was over a week before I got someone's attention and they were able to fix it.

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PostSubject: Re: user signatures   Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:48 am

mark wrote:
I'd like to think Ken is enjoying warm and sunny Fort Myers watching the BoSox limber up.

Funny you should mention it. I've been going to Ft Myers as often as work has allowed. It's about 110-120 miles from Stuart (where the Mets are) but takes almost 3 hours due to the lack of decent east-west roads in Florida.

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PostSubject: Re: user signatures   Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:56 am

Carlos wrote:
Once upon a time, on another forum.  I tried, well, did actually.  Copy/pasted PI to a million places.  The server immediately thought I was an attack upon the system and it locked me out.  No way to get to the admins to let them know my joke bit me in the ass.  It was over a week before I got someone's attention and they were able to fix it.    

 lol! lol! 

I think you were the one who gave me the idea, actually. It'd be funny having to ask my way back in as a mod.... Rolling Eyes

Funnier might be being denied!  Embarassed 

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PostSubject: Re: user signatures   Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:23 am

MisterE wrote:
It'd be funny having to ask my way back in as a mod.... Rolling Eyes

Funnier might be being denied!  Embarassed 

That's it - you're Outta Here!  Twisted Evil 














 lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: user signatures   Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:15 pm

Rob_In_MO wrote:
MisterE wrote:
It'd be funny having to ask my way back in as a mod.... Rolling Eyes

Funnier might be being denied!  Embarassed 

 lol! 

That's it - you're Outta Here!   Twisted Evil
The man from Missouri has spoken !!! Via condeous amigo  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: user signatures   Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:02 am

monbla256 wrote:
Rob_In_MO wrote:
MisterE wrote:
It'd be funny having to ask my way back in as a mod.... Rolling Eyes

Funnier might be being denied!  Embarassed 

 lol! 

That's it - you're Outta Here!   Twisted Evil
The man from Missouri has spoken !!! Via condeous amigo  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil

 lol! lol! lol! lol! 

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