1 line signature limit ?

Discussion in 'General Computer Chat' started by jamesd1981, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. jamesd1981

    jamesd1981 Active Member

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    I tried to update my signature and for some reason I am only being allowed 1 single line.

    Is this a new rule or a glitch in the move to xenforo ?

    Also my new threads don`t seem to appear in the new posts section.
     
  2. Shane

    Shane Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have asked Ian about this. :)
     
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  3. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah, i'm finding the new posts isn't the same as it was on Vbulletin. What I'm finding is that the new posts will show the new ones since your last visit but the posts below them aren't in order. So what you have to do exactly is this.

    1. click on New posts first.
    2. Then click on recent posts on the right side to actually show recent posts in order of posting.

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  4. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    I use the new post button myself, but I've noticed the font for the forum/thread is in bold if there are new replies or posts. That's enough for me.

    I also mark forums as read once I open the new posts page, so whenever I go to the new posts page again, it's only new posts.
     
  5. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Looks like there is a 1 line limit for signatures along with only 1 link can be used.
     
  6. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    I hope that gets changed.
     
  7. ian

    ian Administrator Staff Member

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    The signature line limit was intentionally reduced, whenever you look at a page it was just like one line of content and then ten plus line of signature which had been read a thousand times before
     
  8. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Can we get at least two or three lines :p
     
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  9. Geoff

    Geoff VIP Member

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    Maybe reduce it to 2-3 lines?
     
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  10. ian

    ian Administrator Staff Member

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    I will review the decision some time this week.
     
  11. mikedeuk

    mikedeuk Member

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    Or is there some over way we can neatly post our system info on all our posts?
     
  12. ian

    ian Administrator Staff Member

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    The intention was to at some point use the profile pages to list system info rather than have it appear a million times scattered through every thread.
     
  13. StrangleHold

    StrangleHold Moderator Staff Member

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    I kinda agree. I posted system spec. at one time in my signature. After awhile its gets redundant. What kind of computer someone has doesn't really reflect their computer knowledge.
     
  14. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    I would say 3-4 lines max, maybe even 2-3 lines.
     
  15. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Although it does help in some situations such as "Oh I'm having CPU problems with X" and then you have a specific reference to the board and other components they have such as the most horrendous Hercules 500w, for reference :p

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=324
     
  16. Geoff

    Geoff VIP Member

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    It helps when you post an issue, and we know your specs.
     
  17. StrangleHold

    StrangleHold Moderator Staff Member

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    Most new members that post a questions don't even have the spec. in the signature yet anyway. End up asking.
     
  18. Geoff

    Geoff VIP Member

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    We are computer enthusiasts, part of our passion is building computers, which we like to show off as specs in our signature. I see nothing wrong with that as long as it's not 10 lines of insanely large, multi-colored text. It's the same as car enthusiasts having a photo or specs of their modded cars, or photography forums where people list their gear.
     
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  19. salvage-this

    salvage-this Active Member

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    Does our version of Xenforo have a show/hide option for signatures? I see a few posts on the idea on other forums, but didn't see a clear answer on if it was integrated already, needed a pre packaged add on, or needed to be developed separately.
     
  20. Geoff

    Geoff VIP Member

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    I see that we also have a "like" feature now. I think it would be nice if we turn this into a "thanks" button, and have a "thanks" meter next to each user like other forums have.
     

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