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#51 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 06:53 PM

Went out of his way? Once a signature is created it is easier to post WITH it than without. I actually go "out of my way" to uncheck the signature block on most of my posts, because I don't want my signature to interfere with what I'm posting. (I'd delete the signature completely but there are posts where I want it there.)


The bolded part is the point I was making, The smart phone app for DBSTalk app automatically adds it so.... You have to go out of your way to create a regular signature (which I have one) and it's a default on the app.

Something tells me you knew that though. :bang

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 11:38 PM

Except for the fact that it F's up the search function as I alluded to earlier.


That might be a valid point..

But so does people who can't spell or use proper grammar... but it has been well established that regular forum users don't want spelling and grammar police on them all the time..

It is, however, an undeniable truth that if everyone used proper grammar and correct spelling, things would be more reliable to search... also people could use better choices of words for their titles that give an accurate indication of the content of the thread.

I could go on... but to some extent the encouragement of the free exchange of ideas on forums like this comes with the necessity to overlook some things that would burden people beyond their willingness to participate in that exchange.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:14 AM

IMHO, it was and still stupidious addition to the forum last months. :(

[For me, such poster fall in category of those 'happiest strollers' who are wearing sunglasses with 'GUCCI' or 'PARDA' or other big label on it what cover 1/3 of vision. It's my mud and I'm happiest dude in a world. He he.]

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 09:52 AM

When I first got a Blackberry, the first thing i did was remove the sent from line. After 2 weeks, I put it back. I wanted the recipient to know that the reason the email was short or choppy was that it was sent from a phone (small keyboard) and not a computer with a full size keyboard.

#55 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:38 AM

IMHO, it was and still stupidious addition to the forum last months. :(


Of course it's your opinion, but humble it's not.... [Nor is mine; virtually no one else's either.]

Thanks for sharing, now be a good chap and put in your approximate location.
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 11:21 AM

When I first got a Blackberry, the first thing i did was remove the sent from line. After 2 weeks, I put it back. I wanted the recipient to know that the reason the email was short or choppy was that it was sent from a phone (small keyboard) and not a computer with a full size keyboard.


Me too, but email is a bit different.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 12:57 PM

I wanted the recipient to know that the reason the email was short or choppy was that it was sent from a phone (small keyboard)


If you can't format a message properly from those devices, don't use them.
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 03:21 PM

Of course it's your opinion, but humble it's not.... [Nor is mine; virtually no one else's either.]

Thanks for sharing, now be a good chap and put in your approximate location.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 03:56 PM

If you can't format a message properly from those devices, don't use them.


Amen to that.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 04:24 PM

In a chair, approximately two feet from a lamp.


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Heh. You make it quite possible with one half of a GPS fix, as well as other hints. ...... I once knew pretty close to where you'd be, but forgot what I used to piece it together.
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 10:16 PM

If you visit the site from a mobile device you automatically get a popup alerting you to this fact.

That's pretty slick, does it work that way on all mobile platforms?

p.s. I'm glad your dog was there to inspire you to share this. ;)
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 05:17 AM

That's pretty slick, does it work that way on all mobile platforms?

p.s. I'm glad your dog was there to inspire you to share this. ;)


Not sure which platforms it works on. It does work on iOS.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 05:33 AM

No spam for you!!!
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 05:09 PM

Not sure which platforms it works on. It does work on iOS.


Does the same thing on my Droid Incredible.

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

 
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Posted 29 May 2011 - 09:59 AM

It bothers me more that some of these apps don't seem to include the link to quoted post so you have to search for them.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 10:28 AM

This one ?
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	msg = 'This forum supports this Android device with an App!  Tap OK to read more about Forum Runner for Android OS.';
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 01:10 AM

It bothers me more that some of these apps don't seem to include the link to quoted post so you have to search for them.

Mike

The apps are a subset of the normal forum features. It was not that long ago where even web posted quotes didn't have the link.

I wish all the options were there or could be easily found. For example, on web posts the control panel signature can be turned off per post. On app posts there is no option? On the app I don't see the control panel signatures OR the ForumRunner signature. So I don't know what the post looks like to the web user until I see it on the web later. It isn't WYSIWYG.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 01:26 AM

Please be patient, and note:

OK, that didn't work either. (My Droid sig should have been there.) :sure:

The bolded part is the point I was making, The smart phone app for DBSTalk app automatically adds it so.... You have to go out of your way to create a regular signature (which I have one) and it's a default on the app.

Something tells me you knew that though. :bang

I just got the app over the weekend (late to the party) and the "annoying app sig" is off by default. :confused:

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 06:52 AM

Hi All...

I found an option on the site plugin for ForumRunner to no show those signatures and have made it so they do not show on the site. (from a few days ago on.)

More or less I agree that it really is something not for the search engine as it is part of the post body itself vs in the actual signature.

It used to be that the the app for the phone had it OFF by default and it would need to be turned ON. Not sure when that changed but the next release will have it OFF by default in the APP. (Not that it matters now that I have it off site wide.)

Thanks

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 08:30 AM

Thanks David.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 09:16 AM

What does the stripper search for?
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 09:34 AM

What does the stripper search for?


Well, that's not so important, as apparently it doesn't search for a string but the device from which it was sent.

So, may I understand: A handful of guys complain bitterly about mobile devices planting their own sig line. One or two because it creates too many hits when searching for iPad or Android. Some guys turn their sigs off on the mobile devices, some remove the key words from it so the "false hits" won't occur. Some of the complainers are ticked off as Gucci haters, or just ticked off in general.

Now, due to this handful, someone decides to ban all automatically?? Is this how this board works, really?
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 09:46 AM

...Is this how this board works, really?

Yes. DBSTalk.com is privately owned and, as such, is not a democracy. However, users' opinions and suggestions are certainly taken under consideration.

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:12 AM

Hi All...

I found an option on the site plugin for ForumRunner to no show those signatures and have made it so they do not show on the site. (from a few days ago on.)

More or less I agree that it really is something not for the search engine as it is part of the post body itself vs in the actual signature.

It used to be that the the app for the phone had it OFF by default and it would need to be turned ON. Not sure when that changed but the next release will have it OFF by default in the APP. (Not that it matters now that I have it off site wide.)

Thanks


And that explains why it no longer shows up for me.
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Posted 09 June 2011 - 11:14 AM

Of course it's your opinion, but humble it's not.... [Nor is mine; virtually no one else's either.]

Thanks for sharing, now be a good chap and put in your approximate location.


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