Signature policy?

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Re: Signature policy?

Post by richard@imutual » Mon May 21, 2012 9:46 am

As an aside, we do have a future plan to provide imutual members with their own 'profile' page (quite a bit more advanced than the current forum profile) which allows you to create your own content on the site
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Re: Signature policy?

Post by Dream on » Mon May 21, 2012 10:07 am

richard@imutual wrote:So we could have a policy where the only links you put in your signature are to other parts of the imutual site. But such a link could be to a post that you've made yourself, which contains referral links to other sites. I don't think this would take away from the benefit of signatures and would have the following benefits:
- avoiding unnecessary repetition and clutter whilst reading posts
- deter spam
- encourage posting to the forum
That would be good for the links. But does nothing for the oversized fonts etc

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Re: Signature policy?

Post by richard@imutual » Mon May 21, 2012 10:47 am

I'd suggest that we should limit sigs to normal font size. Colour and bold can still be used for emphasis though
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Re: Signature policy?

Post by Eurovisionfan » Mon May 21, 2012 3:40 pm

I'm still confused. What exactly is a signature for? Why have them in the first place? I'm sorry, I'm a nearly silver surfer, and the etiquette in all this technological world is completely baffling! Especially with kids with these new fangled smart phones!
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Re: Signature policy?

Post by rayf » Mon May 21, 2012 4:05 pm

OK - I have only recently started to use a signature - seems like a reasonable idea provided it doesn't go over the top.

I'm happy to conform to any agreed rules but they must be very clear.

I gave a lot of thought to puttinhg my signature together because I didn't want it to be too in your face but it does need to be clear - I have two links - one for imutual in case anybody googles from outside - and the other for Superpoints which seems to be flavour of the month and not a rival to imututal.

I think my signature is reasonable but probably just about the limit - anything more is getting excessive.





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Re: Signature policy?

Post by blythburgh » Mon May 21, 2012 7:31 pm

When I said a special sig and how to do it. This is the sort of thing I mean. It is someone's in another forum and each word is a link to the site and if you join the the person has a new ref link. I cannot comment on all the sites as I do not belong to all of them.

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Re: Signature policy?

Post by Squire » Thu May 24, 2012 6:07 pm

Referral links are OK but need to be standard sized font, no garish or flashing colours, no huge banners, no foul language, no dodgy sites and so on.

If this is a headache to police, then ban having any signatures at all, and use a script to append the name of the post writer, at the end of anything that they post, automatically.

Restrict the recruiting stuff to their profile so that anyone really interested in joining up to stuff and earning referral payments for that member, can do so.

I have a couple of my sites in my signature, happy to delete them or have them removed for me if that is what is needed.

I admit I am getting fed up with some of the junk bloating up the posts and pushing interesting information further down the page than it would otherwise need to be scrolled.

If that last utterence "aint bad grammar".

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Re: Signature policy?

Post by kevinchess1 » Thu May 24, 2012 11:34 pm

I'd hate to sea yer sigs go Squire
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Re: Signature policy?

Post by annfen » Thu May 24, 2012 11:45 pm

I don't have a problem with a single line of text (reasonable size but can be larger than normal) - I don't like graphics though unless its a one-time only.

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Re: Signature policy?

Post by William Joseph1 » Fri May 25, 2012 7:03 am

kevinchess1 wrote:I'd hate to sea yer sigs go Squire
I'm V interested in Website editin :oops:
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