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View Poll Results: Should 2+2 ban signatures?
No 35 19.55%
Yes, except 1-2 word poster's real name sigs. 27 15.08%
Yes, all sigs 98 54.75%
Bastard! 19 10.61%
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:01 PM   #201
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Re: Let's ban signatures!



Woooooow, well played sir. Awesome.


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Old 04-16-2012, 02:58 PM   #202
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Wiki, your idea is genius. Great compromise suggestion. Although I'm not personally bothered by signatures, if everyone who used them did this in order to distinguish the sig to make it easier to avoid for those who are bothered by them, I think it would negate a lot of the sig hate.
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If people could be persuaded to make any sig a muted colour they would be a great deal easier to ignore for those who don't like them.

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Even if this annoys you it's very easy to ignore.
On the contrary, I hate the signature more when it's difficult to read like this one. It kind of stands out in its non-outstandness.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:01 PM   #203
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Just no pleasing everyone.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:52 PM   #204
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signatures are tilting and i have ranted about them in the past

currently there is a wanker named bernie posting a lot in the politics forum who signs 100% of his posts "-b"

one sentence, one word, everything "-b" at the bottom.

what is wrong with you people? should be a snap ban for anyone doing it on posts that are not lengthy diatribes or 'official' type statements or letters.
currently? LOL

btw..glad to know your tilt n rant threshold is so low. Wuss.

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Old 04-16-2012, 05:07 PM   #205
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doesn't make your "-b" at the end of every post any less douche-ish
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:44 PM   #206
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Mods can decide to ban them in their forum (a la BBV) but there's no site wide rule AFAIK.

Wiki, your idea is genius. Great compromise suggestion. Although I'm not personally bothered by signatures, if everyone who used them did this in order to distinguish the sig to make it easier to avoid for those who are bothered by them, I think it would negate a lot of the sig hate.
You're kidding, right? It's a very bad idea, which is basically the opposite of "genius" or "great."

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Old 04-16-2012, 06:45 PM   #207
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I think it's a decent compromise. Obviously you can feel free to disagree.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:46 PM   #208
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Nazi.


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Old 04-16-2012, 06:49 PM   #209
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Because the Nazi's were known for their willingness to compromise.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:32 PM   #210
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It's not so much a compromise though because of all the different skins. I use the dark one with grey background and that one you said looked better earlier looked like plain text to me.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:41 PM   #211
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Re: Let's ban signatures!

I think it's still too soon to ejaculate on Whitney Houston's face, even in a graceful arc.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:44 PM   #212
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I think it's still too soon to ejaculate on Whitney Houston's face, even in a graceful arc.
What if the ejaculate is a powdered substance?
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:55 AM   #213
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What if the ejaculate is a powdered substance?
In before new photoshop.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:07 AM   #214
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I think it's still too soon to ejaculate on Whitney Houston's face, even in a graceful arc.
Agreed. Way, way too soon.
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:15 AM   #215
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It's not so much a compromise though because of all the different skins. I use the dark one with grey background and that one you said looked better earlier looked like plain text to me.
It's a good compromise because:

1) Most people use dark text on a light background. A lot of research has been done on this.

2) Most people find it easy to ignore lower contrast text. Again, a lot of research has been don on this. Many people are so good at mentally editing out things in which they have no interest that they are genuinely unaware of what adverts have repeatedly appeared on pages they view.

There is no perfect compromise but it make little sense for an entire community to reject something on the basis that it will still affect a tiny minority who use a very unusual colour scheme or who have some weird psyco-visual wiring that causes them to need to read something that is unusually low contrast.
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:52 AM   #216
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Long ago, probably before most posters on this forum were even born, there were no personal computers. Let alone an Internet, www, forums, etc.

Back then, people were taught that signing one's name to the bottom of a missive was considered mandatory courtesy. And has become an ingrained habit that just feels totally wrong to break, even though intellectually we know that the rules (on the internet at least) have changed and signatures are no longer considered necessary, and by some at least not even desirable.
Were you also not taught that it was polite to conform to the standards of the community in which you choose to 'live'.
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:56 AM   #217
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I have some difficulties to understand the hate for signatures, it's now 29-12 in favor of a ban.


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Old 04-17-2012, 06:23 AM   #218
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Actually 36 - 12. Banning all but names is close enough and is a fine compromise.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:06 AM   #219
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2p2 has a function to block users who are posting in such a way as to annoy you. I don't see the point in having a rule when there is already a solution in place.
If we can't block mods (I think I read that somewhere, never tried to block anyone yet) the solution breaks if someone with a signature becomes mod.
Not that the problem would arise often enough for a fix to be necessary and scrolling down remains very efficient.
I don't care much about signature, but found the thread interesting about forum dynamics between posters.

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Old 04-17-2012, 09:14 AM   #220
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Re: Let's ban signatures!

You are correct you can't block mods.

And, ironically enough, both MM and mods like TheEngineer use signatures, but they are the type nobody complains about (or only a small few complain about), that being their name at the end of longer posts.

A despite the vote, I say LOL sample size. It would be great if more posters popped into ATF, but alas, it is not so. They are missing out on the funniest forum on 2p2. Their loss.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:31 AM   #221
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2p2 should just enable signatures so the post signing yahoos can put it there and then people can disable them if they want. obviously ban anyone who just types them out.






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Old 04-17-2012, 12:13 PM   #222
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I agree with dkgojackets IF its possible to disable the sig's by default (in favor of the anonymous lurkers). Anyone that wants to see them creates an account or enables them on their existing account.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:21 PM   #223
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2p2 should just enable signatures so the post signing yahoos can put it there and then people can disable them if they want. obviously ban anyone who just types them out.






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In B4 Kevmode says he is entitled to just disable the signatures he doesn't like.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:52 PM   #224
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We already discussed that itt. I think the conclusion was that modding sigs for spam would be more work than this is worth.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:57 PM   #225
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Re: Let's ban signatures!

the default should obviously be to not have signatures if you go the rout of enabling/disabling (though that would be a stupid decision as well)

i think they should just be banned outright. there is literally no need to put a "-snagglechud" at the bottom of every. single. post. why? because my name is right there to the left of it.

it is narcissistic and douche behavior.

as i said it is fine and makes sense if someone is making a public statement, letter, or is speaking on behalf of some organization or in a professional context. but that is it

the people who are signing their name on very post for no real reason are generally awful posters as well. so f em

"don't sign every post with your name for no reason and don't have a stupid signature" seems like a pretty rational, airtight policy with no downsides
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