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Signature Suggestion

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Kongregate should allow you to have a signature only for the forum section of the website.
A little feedback please!

 
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http://www.kongregate.com/forums/1-kongregate/topics/13-suggestions

Also, signatures are obnoxious and ripe for abuse.

 
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It would probably make people happier to add a little signature.

  • A signature with an ad of their work
  • Funny pictures such as gif. files
  • Gaming signatures
 
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Originally posted by Sycopony316:

It would probably make people happier to add a little signature.

It would definitely make many people grouchier to have to put up with signatures.

Originally posted by Sycopony316:

A signature with an ad of their work

Stick it in your profile’s About Me section.

Originally posted by Sycopony316:

Funny pictures such as gif. files

Eyesores.

Originally posted by Sycopony316:

Gaming signatures

People generally don’t care about your gaming stats off-site unless they are your friends, in which case they’ll probably be playing those other games with you.

 
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Hell no, I hate forum signatures.

 
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That’s actually what I like about these forums, there’s no comment votes, no signatures, no clutter. I’d rather be reading what you have to say instead of scrolling through obnoxious .gif signatures.

 
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no signatures

 
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if you are that concerned about signatures why not just add one to every post you make, like people used to sign stuff in the olden days.

yours faithfully
-1337al

 
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if you add that kinds of signatures you’re bound to have people complain of DDOS attacks/hackings

 
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Originally posted by I_M_M_O_R_T_A_L:

if you add that kinds of signatures you’re bound to have people complain of DDOS attacks/hackings

Im in agreement with this, and every other point raised against it in this thread. thereasons why i like the kongregate forums (and why when i first joined i liked them) are
1) no signatures and stuff cluttering up the replies
2) i didnt have to sign up seperately to use them

kind regards
-A concerned parent

 
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I like signatures… not like giant 1500 pixel tall images, but a userbar or a line of text in a small font is pretty nice. Sigs with a pretty restrictive size limit, and a user option not to display them would work for everyone.

Originally posted by I_M_M_O_R_T_A_L:

if you add that kinds of signatures you’re bound to have people complain of DDOS attacks/hackings

lolwut

 
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Originally posted by saybox:

Originally posted by I_M_M_O_R_T_A_L:

if you add that kinds of signatures you’re bound to have people complain of DDOS attacks/hackings

lolwut


As ridiculous as it sounds, it’s possible, depending on the implementation. If signatures have external links, some people may complain if they click one and find themselves at something shady. If a signature image is allowed to be externally sourced (instead of internally uploaded like avatars are now), an image on a flagged host will pop up malware alerts, much the same way people swore Kongregate was infected with viruses when jiggmin.com was compromised.
 
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Ok thanks for the feedback, I totally understand!

 
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As someone stated before, we don’t need an entire feature just for signatures. Just do what you do in e-mails. Ex:

-MyGunsGoPewPew

or

(Insert a witty catchphrase here)

 
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Originally posted by adv0catus:

http://www.kongregate.com/forums/1-kongregate/topics/13-suggestions

Also, signatures are obnoxious and ripe for abuse.

Signatures are awesome and promote individuality. A site that focuses on social aspects should have options for signatures.

 
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Originally posted by AEBEATIAxSOOKIES:
Originally posted by adv0catus:

http://www.kongregate.com/forums/1-kongregate/topics/13-suggestions

Also, signatures are obnoxious and ripe for abuse.

Signatures are awesome and promote individuality. A site that focuses on social aspects should have options for signatures.

Be individual on your profile page, not on the forums by taking up space that is supposed to be taken up by posts.
There are rules on what is to be considered spam, among them being posts that are not related to the topic. Why should we introduce something that in most cases would qualify for being spam?
Signatures are inherently annoying. If a forum does not have an option to hide them, that is a reason for me not to visit that forum. Just keep it the way it is now. No signatures. No useless clutter that uses up space inside threads.

 
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Signatures are fine for small site forums with very little activity, but not on a site as active as this one.

 
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Not to mention that for people with crappy computers/laptops, it’d make rendering pages even more difficult. Or those who occasionally glance at the forums from their phone, or tablet.

 
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Originally posted by LouWeed:

Hell no, I hate forum signatures.

 
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Originally posted by bobby71983:

Signatures are fine for small site forums with very little activity, but not on a site as active as this one.

Newgrounds uses Forum Sigs. They’re are awesome. All the major porn sites use sigs. They are awesome.

Kongregate doesn’t use Forum Sigs. They are not awesome.

 
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In theory, I like the ability to use signatures. In practice, I haven’t seen them implemented anywhere that I like the outcome. They’re either not restrictive enough (massive signatures that take up more space than the average message) or too restrictive (single lines of unformatted text that may as well not be there).

 
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I don’t know why everyone hates sigs… Having a little piece of information below your post isn’t that bad.

 
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Originally posted by 1337al:

why not just add one to every post you make

yours faithfully
-1337al

Well, I’d like to know. Where’s the line? If I add an image to every post I make, as a signature, regardless of relevancy, would that be frowned upon?

 
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Someone tried that before, 1337al & hammerz. All their posts were edited/removed.

 
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Originally posted by Lordmin:

I don’t know why everyone hates sigs… Having a little piece of information below your post isn’t that bad.

It’s spam.
Spam is bad. It’s annoying, it’s unrelated to the topic and not everything will be interested in a little bit of information about you.

What’s the problem with keeping this restricted to your profile page?