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Old July 17th, 2006, 03:40 PM   #1
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Unfortunately we've experienced a growing problem recently with commericial messages in post signatures, so it's now become neccessary to make it a policy: with the special exception of site sponsors and forum moderators, no commercial signatures are allowed. Please don't use your post signature to sell your wares. Thanks,
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Old July 18th, 2006, 07:43 AM   #2
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Also... there's a few of you guys out there, whose sig files look like a paragraph. Please chop it down to a line or two. It looks odd when your post is one line and your sig is five lines... thanks in advance,
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Old July 18th, 2006, 09:53 AM   #3
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Thanks so much, Chris. I hate sigs.
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Old July 18th, 2006, 10:35 PM   #4
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Chris, i'm on another forum (motorcycles) that also uses VBulletin, and it's somehow set up so that initial posts of the 'paragraph sigline' folks do show up, but all subsequent posts of the same user shows no user-defined sigline at all.
Just a thought, maybe there's a VBulletin admin preset that could help

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Old July 19th, 2006, 04:31 PM   #5
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Thanks Michael,

I'm aware of that hack, but I wish it would show the one-time sig in the most recent post instead of the initial post... otherwise people would say, what happened to my sig? But we might do that anyway. Thanks again,
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Old July 20th, 2006, 02:59 AM   #6
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Chris, before someone with less of a sense of humour points out the irony, note that your sig totals 6 lines!
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Old July 20th, 2006, 06:56 AM   #7
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Good point, Ian! But I'm counting four lines and two of those are in smaller fonts. Might change it though, just to set the example as suggested.
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Old July 20th, 2006, 07:33 AM   #8
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Hey Chris! I was counting the blank lines as well! (You know I was only pulling your leg, doncha?!).

With nearly 14,000 posts to your credit I figure you are entitled to at least eight lines of signature!

Cheers.

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Old July 20th, 2006, 07:37 AM   #9
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Well now that I think about it, I've decided to change from:

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My full name and location are on the left column anyway, gotta keep the Search / Sponsors thing, and most importantly, Tuesday is still Soylent Green Day.
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Old July 20th, 2006, 08:01 AM   #10
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Well in spite of the fact that moderators (presumably including Mr. Hurd, who owns DVi) and sponsors are granted leeway by...well, the owner of the site...I just think it is outrageous that some guy on a video web site is hawking his Soylent Green product. ;-)~

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Old July 20th, 2006, 08:14 AM   #11
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Chuck Heston says, Green is the Food of the People.
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Old July 20th, 2006, 08:15 AM   #12
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That's why he's called Chuck
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Old July 20th, 2006, 09:12 AM   #13
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Come on, people! Doesn't anyone like Soylent Yellow anymore--pass the margarine.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 11:43 AM   #14
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Chris, just so there is no confusion. A link to your own site is still allowed, correct?
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 12:41 PM   #15
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Sure George, but the preferable way to do this is to put the link in your profile, by going to Controls > Edit Profile > Home Page URL.
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