Jan 14, 2009 at 7:37 pm #1233248
@jasonklassLocale: Parker, CO
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?Jan 14, 2009 at 7:49 pm #1470244
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.
-~ [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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Joe ClementBPL Member
too much pressure.Jan 14, 2009 at 9:44 pm #1470285
Ken T.BPL Member
No thanks, Don't want to read it over and over, and over, and over, see.Jan 15, 2009 at 6:20 am #1470318
Devin MontgomeryBPL Member
@dsmontgomeryLocale: one snowball away from big trouble
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.Jan 15, 2009 at 6:30 am #1470320
John S.BPL Member
Aren't signatures only really for advertisement and dumb quotes? (like the one I have on another site)Jan 15, 2009 at 6:32 am #1470321
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.Jan 15, 2009 at 6:52 am #1470327
Bob BankheadBPL Member
@wandering_bobLocale: Oregon, USA
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 BobJan 15, 2009 at 7:17 am #1470335
te – waBPL Member
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.Jan 15, 2009 at 8:18 am #1470350
@ryanLocale: Rocky Mountains
Let the content of your communications speak about who you are…
Less is more.Jan 15, 2009 at 8:57 am #1470360
@anywayoutsideLocale: South East
WOOOO…I hate signatures.Jan 15, 2009 at 9:36 am #1470368
Sam HaraldsonBPL Member
@sharaldsLocale: Gallatin Range
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.Jan 15, 2009 at 12:26 pm #1470406
John S.BPL Member
For gear listing I'd like to see us be able to add our gear and weights to a huge database.
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