Just A thought to create a forum signature could be a nice touch.
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
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.'
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.
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.
Plus I think I read somewhere that signatures in the forums are a violation of HP rules.
This has been discussed a couple of times before, and in general it is shot down pretty quickly.
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.
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.
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.
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
Sure. But too many folks would use it to over promote junk. You get a link and a picture automatically - that's enough.
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
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.
by Caitlin Goodwin 4 years ago
I am an active member of several discussion boards in niche areas that I write about. I was debating putting backlinks to my hubs in some of my forum signatures. Would this increase my dofollow google backlink traffic? Or would it hurt me because they are...
by grad09 10 years ago
Hey guys, I new to hubpages and I know that a lot of sites like this get a lot of spam mail and a lot of spammy articles. Do you guys have this problem at hubpages? Because I'm getting a little tired of it!
by Danny 3 weeks ago
Hey All,I have written 2 articles and published it. First time it was not published as I got a message saying it has spammy elements but I had only put up amazon ad but it was relevant. I removed the ad, removed bold text which were not excessive and again published. now again it is unpublished...
by N. Ramius 10 years ago
I mean the answer may be obvious and I'm oblivious, but why we don't we have a signature option in our posts? Almost every other forum I've seen has the option of some form of signature.
by Erin Day 6 weeks ago
The latest article I submitted didn't pass QAP because it contained "spammy elements." I'm really struggling with what that is because the only links in my articles are the sources I used. Do they want me to not cite my sources? I'm just so confused and it's really discouraging that the...
by Tessa Schlesinger 3 years ago
There may already be a thread on this, but I can't find it. So the two reasons I can find for the Fred update (9th March) were backlinks from ureputable websites and for websites which had a lot of advertising Some sites have apparently dropped 90% in traffic.I truly doubt that HP is going around...
Copyright © 2020 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|