Forum Signature

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  1. Jackson Riddle profile image47
    Jackson Riddleposted 13 years ago

    Just A thought to create a forum signature could be a nice touch.

    Any thoughts?.

    1. GmaGoldie profile image82
      GmaGoldieposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Great idea - this is common for emails - why not here?

    2. Cagsil profile image69
      Cagsilposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I personally think it is tacky and not needed. hmm

  2. sunforged profile image68
    sunforgedposted 13 years ago

    most users seem to prefer the cleaner, no promo approach here

    sigs open up the forum to flashy, sparkly images and spammy links.

    I like sigs and would be pro-sig if it was limited to one link / no images.

    But i dont think it fits the climate here

    1. kirstenblog profile image78
      kirstenblogposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Oh man but which one link should I use? lol

  3. skyfire profile image77
    skyfireposted 13 years ago


  4. Whitney05 profile image83
    Whitney05posted 13 years ago

    It gets in the way. This isn't a regular forum, and a signature would be too much. It's been asked many times, and it's always a 'no.'

  5. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    Nope not for it. I would like the HP staff to stay focused on more productive matters.

    Sometimes I think that the forums waste too much of their time as it is. Every little thing, just seems like it's there for someone to abuse or push to the limits.

  6. relache profile image73
    relacheposted 13 years ago

    Unproductive and spammy.  Besides, you have a link to your profile with every forum post (via your user name).  Other info is better off there, as there's way less clutter and nonsense that way.

  7. Ohma profile image60
    Ohmaposted 13 years ago

    Plus I think I read somewhere that signatures in the forums are a violation of HP rules.

  8. thisisoli profile image69
    thisisoliposted 13 years ago

    This has been discussed a couple of times before, and in general it is shot down pretty quickly.

  9. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    So, why do some people as the OP believe a sig would be a "nice touch?"

    Honestly I don't get sigs. We can have a picture and name. Why do we need a slogan as well?

    Is it another need for personalization? An added way to express ourselves? Or just another way to say spam.

    1. thisisoli profile image69
      thisisoliposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Spam pretty much, people like to add links to their signatures.  While it can add 'some' wealth, it is pretty much negligible.

  10. IncomePowerBoost profile image60
    IncomePowerBoostposted 13 years ago

    I was surprised this place doesn’t have forum signatures. there is nothing wrong with promoting ones interests if one in a respectable manor. Signatures themselves aren’t spammy if done in a good way.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
      Rochelle Frankposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      surpri palce osnt fourm  there ones intrests one mannor themselfs arnt ont: -- just in case you want to do some corrections to make your post easier to read.

      1. IncomePowerBoost profile image60
        IncomePowerBoostposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        yes sometimes i type to fast and forget to check before hitting submit  if you can tell me how to  edit my posts i would be grateful

        1. Cagsil profile image69
          Cagsilposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          There is an edit feature on each post you leave.

          1. IncomePowerBoost profile image60
            IncomePowerBoostposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks I neglected to click on the more button and didn’t see it

    2. Pcunix profile image92
      Pcunixposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Sure.  But too many folks would use it to over promote junk.  You get a link and a picture automatically - that's enough.

  11. Dale Mazurek profile image61
    Dale Mazurekposted 13 years ago

    Everywhere you look on almost any forum you will find a forum sig.

    Hubpages is different and I hope it stays that way.  It is nice to be a part of a nice clean forum without links all over the place.

    There are plenty of ways to promote using Hubpages so lets not messy it up with forum sigs


  12. barryrutherford profile image75
    barryrutherfordposted 13 years ago


  13. darkside profile image61
    darksideposted 13 years ago

    I've used forum sigs effectively on some sites. Though I'm thankful we don't have it here.

    Because even though I like to keep my sigs short and sweet, there will always be someone who goes too far. So that would mean extra work for the moderators.

    I've been to some forums where a sig takes up two pages worth of screen. It was absolutely ridiculous. Most of your scrolling in any given thread is because of the sigs.


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