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Frustrating (no signatures on the Paizo boards)


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Silver Crusade

No signatures for the board, that's a bit frustrating.


There was a reason for it. I'm not sure. I think it was because the threads would be a LOT longer, and it's pretty lengthy as is at 50 posts per page (unless there is a way to change it.)

Silver Crusade

Oh, I see.


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I find the prohibition on signatures quite refreshing. We all have the ability to create a profile that can contain whatever information you might want to put in your signature.

Paizo's one of the cleanest and most easily-read discussion forums on the Internet, and this is one of the many reasons why.


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Brian E. Harris wrote:
I find the prohibition on signatures quite refreshing.

Amen to that.

Silver Crusade

Please no sigs ever. Clutters up every board I go to that has them.

Silver Crusade

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Sigs and avatars lead to the same problem:

DUCKS EVERYWHERE except not ducks

That's super cool on private forums where you can appoint 20 volunteer mods who will take out their life frustrations by hounding any attempts to violate the forum rules, but on a corporate forum, where the only moderators are the people who should be rather spending their time improving website functionality than chasing ASCII penises, it doesn't quite work.


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no signatures and black text on white are the two best features about the boards.
please never change that


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Personally I'd say that black text on white is the site's most glaring feature, ;) but I agree that the lack of sigs is quite a welcome difference from other forums.

Paizo Employee Project Manager

Black text on a white background is the most readable color combo for most people.


I love signatures, but the lack of them doesn't really bother me.

Grand Lodge

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NO signatures pls.

indeed fill your profile (if you want) and keep the discussions clean.


No signatures please!

Ruyan.

Sczarni

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Jessica Price wrote:
Black text on a white background is the most readable color combo for most people.

if you are a person where this is not the case, many (chrome has it std and firefox has aplugin I think) browsers allow you to change black on white to a different color combination

Shadow Lodge

Cpt_kirstov wrote:
Jessica Price wrote:
Black text on a white background is the most readable color combo for most people.
if you are a person where this is not the case, many (chrome has it std and firefox has aplugin I think) browsers allow you to change black on white to a different color combination

Someone made a thing for this for Firefox but it was annoyingly difficult to set up unless you knew your way pretty well through the system. Trying to change it manually in Firefox's Options gets you black text on black background, sadly.

Any chance you could link to said plugin?

Sczarni

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it looks like the one I was thinking of stopped being compatible in 2008... looking to see if there is another one

Edit: in firefox: Tools > Options > content tab > colors button > background select Black > text select white > uncheck use system colors > uncheck "allow sites to choose thier own colors, overriding my options above".

This allows black background and white text on the paizo boards


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Look at Laithoron profile. He has links to things that change the colors, etc around a lot.

-- david
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Shadow Lodge

Awesome, thanks Kirstov. Dunno what I was doing wrong earlier but that fixed it.

@PapaDRB: Yep that's the one I was trying to use before, I couldn't get it to work for some reason.


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Orthos: FWIW I've found that Stylish™ is easier to setup in Chrome than in Firefox. For some reason, FF seems to disregard the code that changes the colors of multi-line text areas (e.g. such as the ones in which we compose our forum posts).


I wouldn't mind if folks were allowed a one-line text sig (especially for 3PPs advertising their store Websites and the like) but beyond that, I'm glad we don't have them (and am fine with having none at all).

Forums that allow huge pics in signatures I won't even join.

Silver Crusade

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As soon as sigs are allowed every poster with poor impulse control and an axe to grind, whatever axe it may be, is certainly going to make an obnoxious sig that will be around in every drive-by, content-free, possibly-one-word post they may make.

Wow that sounds all soomsayerish typed out like that.


I don't mind signatures as long as there's an option to turn them off (which is usually pretty common).


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I don't mind signatures as long as there's an option to turn them off, along with any random replies to trollish ones (which is theoretically impossible). So in reality, even if I turned off sigs and got a magical app to hide posts by monk_hijacker_98 (who I just made up), I'd still be seeing replies to his sig in EVERY SINGLE THREAD. So in other words, oh dear gods, please no.

Silver Crusade

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Mikaze wrote:
soomsayerish

wut


Mikaze wrote:

As soon as sigs are allowed every poster with poor impulse control and an axe to grind, whatever axe it may be, is certainly going to make an obnoxious sig that will be around in every drive-by, content-free, possibly-one-word post they may make.

Wow that sounds all soomsayerish typed out like that.

While that is a good point, I've been in forums where you could report an inappropriate sig to the mods like you could report an inappropriate post. The troll sigs were gotten rid of pretty quickly.

Given how lax the moderation is here though (compared to other places I've been) I don't know if they'd want to take that on.

Prolly is better not to have them, I was just thinking it'd be a decent compromise for people who do have legit reasons to want sigs.


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Mikaze wrote:
Mikaze wrote:
soomsayerish
wut

Mikaze is half doomsayer and half soothsayer.

Silver Crusade

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Please no signatures and keep it black text on white background.

Silver Crusade

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Well, I have to admit the new features added during the downtime have grown on me despite my misgivings.

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