Signature policy?

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Signature policy?

Post by richard@imutual » Sat May 19, 2012 11:19 am

I've noticed a few people starting to put external links in their forum signatures. Can't blame them, as we have no rule preventing that at the moment, and it's not as if they are links to direct competitors.

But I wonder if this is a good thing, and whether we need some sort of policy to prevent the forum becoming cluttered with referral links? After all, it does mean that you have to read these same links time after time when reading posts by a particular member. And surely that value to other members (of informing them of other sites of interest) could be achieved just as well by having a discussion topic about such sites?

As a 'mutual' company, it's not for me to impose any rules. It's up to you lot! :) Thoughts, anyone? Should we have restrictions on the length, content and/or font size of signatures?

** UPDATE **
Polls on specific signature rules

Charge for signatures? RESULT: 14 in favour, 20 against
Restrict links in signatures to "imutual" ones? RESULT: 8 in favour, 4 against
Allow banners / images in signatures? RESULT: 1 in favour, 10 against
Restrict font size in signatures? RESULT: 14 in favour, 1 against
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Re: Signature policy?

Post by dorisifa » Sat May 19, 2012 11:47 am

To be honest I've not noticed them.
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Re: Signature policy?

Post by zulu17 » Sat May 19, 2012 12:36 pm

dorisisfurtheraway wrote:To be honest I've not noticed them.
there are some out there

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Re: Signature policy?

Post by Dream on » Sat May 19, 2012 1:28 pm

I do not have a problem with signatures having referral links. It maybe could be limited to one I have seen one or two with multiple links.
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Re: Signature policy?

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Sat May 19, 2012 4:17 pm

As long as they do not distract ie large font size / over the top colours etc then even referral links are fine by me.
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Re: Signature policy?

Post by Mel » Sat May 19, 2012 8:21 pm

underdog wrote:As long as they do not distract ie large font size / over the top colours etc then even referral links are fine by me.
This seems like a reasonable approach to me.
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Re: Signature policy?

Post by magnificent7 » Sat May 19, 2012 9:59 pm

Mel wrote:
underdog wrote:As long as they do not distract ie large font size / over the top colours etc then even referral links are fine by me.
This seems like a reasonable approach to me.
+1
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Re: Signature policy?

Post by kevinchess1 » Sat May 19, 2012 10:48 pm

dorisisfurtheraway wrote:To be honest I've not noticed them.

Eurovisionfan is probably the most xtreme.
Not sure I'm bothered providin they're not promtoin reval sites
Bye the bye a Q four RY, is there any point in havin a Imutual ref link in your sig?
Would you get the Ref shares if someone clcik on it?
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Re: Signature policy?

Post by Sarah » Sun May 20, 2012 3:25 am

richard@imutual wrote:Should we have restrictions on the length, content and/or font size of signatures?
There are some quite distracting signatures being used now (e.g. banners & one member has a large font link to Superpoints), so I'd vote yes! :thumbup:

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Re: Signature policy?

Post by William Joseph1 » Sun May 20, 2012 8:15 am

Why does anyone need a signature. Just disable the facility. I find zulu17's quite annoying and the Superpoints links are just over the top.

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