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#1 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 09:33 AM

I would add to vB new script what will cut that meaningless line from so many posts!
Is it new mania/hipe ?

If you so 'proud' of your gadget - add it to your signature.

Why need take space on the server(s) storage?

Who need to know what you bought/have in each of your post ?

Why you should advertise the company's products for free ?

It's pure product placement trick. :(

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#2 OFFLINE   SayWhat?

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 10:33 AM

Highly annoying and serves no purpose.


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Posted 25 May 2011 - 11:03 AM

You could just ignore it.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 11:07 AM

+1

That was the first thing I disabled on all my Apple products. However, it doesn't bug me if others leave it.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 01:12 PM

It doesn't bother me.

Having a signature line at all is technically unneeded on forums like this where you also have a name and avatar graphic identifying you on each post... so IF I were to argue against a signature, I would have to argue against all signatures equally as unneeded "advertising"...

Isn't advertising the "ex-member squad" arguably just as unneeded and wasteful as advertising that you post from a mobile device?

It all seems the same to me.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 02:15 PM

If it is from the dbstalk app, it shows support for the app. That line can be changed.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 02:42 PM

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 02:43 PM

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 02:56 PM

I still like...........


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#10 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 03:24 PM

It doesn't bother me.

Having a signature line at all is technically unneeded on forums like this where you also have a name and avatar graphic identifying you on each post... so IF I were to argue against a signature, I would have to argue against all signatures equally as unneeded "advertising"...

Isn't advertising the "ex-member squad" arguably just as unneeded and wasteful as advertising that you post from a mobile device?

It all seems the same to me.


Which signature ?

#11 OFFLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 04:22 PM

Which signature ?


The one you removed after I pointed out the irony of complaining about signatures being wasteful while yourself having a signature.

Note that I wasn't complaining about your signature... it just seemed ironic to complain about signatures being a waste while having one.

I have a signature... and I don't complain.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 04:40 PM

He was actually suggesting that the line be moved to the signature. That would mis-characterize those posts not made from the cherished &^%$@%^" device, but then I'm not sure how my DBSTalk experience has benefitted from knowing the difference.

It's just an extra minor annoyance like seeing

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#13 OFFLINE   P Smith

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 08:10 PM

He is getting this thread's idea upside down. :D

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 08:24 PM

It's been my experience that many with smart phones aren't smart enough to edit or turn off the signature line that so many phones have added.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 08:36 PM

Quick question, also I'm neutral on the issue.

How much space on the servers does the signatures actually take up? I would assume next to nothing due to the fact that it's just plain text. Correct me if I'm wrong though.
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Posted 25 May 2011 - 09:09 PM

It's been my experience that many with smart phones aren't smart enough to edit or turn off the signature line that so many phones have added.



Don't you hate it when the phone is smarter than the user?
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Posted 25 May 2011 - 09:47 PM

Don't you hate it when the phone is smarter than the user?


we should hate those gadgets what are outsmart their owner

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 09:48 PM

Quick question, also I'm neutral on the issue.

How much space on the servers does the signatures actually take up? I would assume next to nothing due to the fact that it's just plain text. Correct me if I'm wrong though.

For a simple line of text? Bytes. Times the number of posts made by that method it gets bigger.

It is a case of being polite. For some reason people don't see the politeness of turning OFF the advertising slug made when they post. And when they are making one line posts with a one line phone advertisement (plus the usual signature an quotes) that advertisement slug distracts from the post.

It would be nice if the user at least put a {SIZE="1"}{/SIZE} around it ... which would technically take up more server space, but would make the advertising slug less intrusive.

There is minimal value in the slug ... It helps to understand why users are not posting links back to original posts (the Posted Image after the quoted poster's name) and it might explain why a user doesn't take the time to edit better (editing on a smart phone isn't as easy on a full computer). But overall I agree with P Smith and would like to see that line NOT used.

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 09:58 PM

It also effects the Search feature.

When using search, it doesn't look at signatures, but it will look at those "slugs".

Lets say, for example, that everyone that posted in the Tablet thread was using an ipad and said so via that "slug". If someone searched the Tablet thread for ipad, every post would show up in the results instead of just posts relating to the ipad.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 25 May 2011 - 10:00 PM

Perhaps adding simple vB script to the site will cut it once forever?




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