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Can we get rid of these bloody signatures?

Discussion in 'Communications' started by gezvader28, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Careful, you'll start another star war.
     
  2. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Force Ghost star 5

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    Yeah. For example, fanfic forum rules state that one of the few places we can promote our fanfics is in our signature. If we can't use BBCode, then we can't link to our fics, and that leads to sad times. So BBCode is fine.

    Emoticons are fine too. They don't do any harm, and if you disable the boards' emoticons, people will just use Unicode emoji characters anyway.
     
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  3. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    We also allow users to promote things like their eBay auctions in their signatures. If we took that away we'd probably see a rise in advertising posts.
     
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  4. Princess_Tina

    Princess_Tina Chosen One star 7

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    "You can't have a star war here, this is a Star Wars forum!"
     
  5. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I want to click a button to force everyone to see my signature.

    And yeah, I liked the old IGN limits on them.
     
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  6. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I’d be okay with URL links with no flair, and that’s it. But I’m not a fan of all those:

    :vader: Disciple of Darth_Horchata :deathstar:
    :boba:#3 in MangoDeLorean Trials:boba:
    Read my fic: What If TROS Wasn’t Garbage?[face_whistling]
     
  7. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    Fixed.
     
  8. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    I wonder if character count limits, which are basically a necessity given the exploit, would just affect that anyway by limiting BBCode.
     
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  9. EHT

    EHT Anthology Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    You could also add a lightsaber too:

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  10. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    So what you're saying is that you want people to have annoying, colorful manual sigs?

    :p
     
  11. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Please do this.
     
  12. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Force Ghost star 7

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    but your star will be gone
     
  13. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Good, it's gaudy.
     
  14. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick Game Host - SfC Part VI BOFF star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I've AdBlocked the stars on my laptop; wish there was a way to do so for my iPhone.
     
  15. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    When the boards upgraded with all the bells and whistles people loved it. It's fine as is.
     
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  16. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Imagine yourself walking home naked, and me behind you, dressed as a nun, ringing a bell, and chanting “shame”.
     
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  17. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    Where do I sign up?
     
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  18. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Force Ghost star 7

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    I'm learning in my college class that every single modifier to an HTML or CSS page makes it load longer. These stars are making the boards slow. The sigs are making the boards slow. The registered: dates under the usernames are making the boards slow. Get rid of it, get rid of THEM ALL!
     
  19. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Your signature
     
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  20. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Keep registration dates and ****-can everything else, especially stars and sigs.
     
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  21. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 ST/Anthology/Fan Films Manager and Ewok Enthusiast star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    You guys are no fun.
     
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  22. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Yeah, that half a second it takes for pages to load is an eternity.
     
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  23. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval TV Screaming Service / FFS! star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Every thread in Comms makes the boards slower. And, also, our brains slower.
     
  24. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Spokesman of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Stop, next thing you know people will be asking to delete Comms. [face_whistling][face_whistling][face_whistling]
     
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  25. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I’d go further - cancelled.