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Discussion in 'Suggestion Box' started by Casey, Sep 5, 2009.

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  1. PointingToChrist

    PointingToChrist Puritan Board Freshman

    I don't know if this is the place, but I would like to sound my opinion:

    I don't have a great memory, and if I am reading a thread that has many posts, it is convenient to have the signature below the members' posts in every post, because it helps to know their name, church, and perhaps points to their stance (and thus may be useful).
     
  2. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

    Mitch,

    As I noted, if you want to remember such things then click on the user name and view the Public Profile.
     
  3. PointingToChrist

    PointingToChrist Puritan Board Freshman

    I know I can do that, but it wastes extra time when I can simply scroll faster on a thread.
     
  4. Scottish Lass

    Scottish Lass Puritan Board Doctor

    Sorry, meant to quote, not thank. I think the old way takes up more server or bandwith or whatever.
     
  5. Skyler

    Skyler Puritan Board Graduate

    Semper Fidelis--could you make the signature disappearance optional? Or would that not help with performance issues? As in, a profile setting, I mean.
     
  6. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

    Thanks for the response Josh. It cannot be customized in the User CP. You can turn all signatures and images off from your UserCP but the mod I made was to the postbit template that affects all users.
     
  7. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    It seems like doing away with the avatars would save more bandwidth than doing away with a few lines of text in the sigs. At least that's my recollection from my dial-up days. Although I do recall at least one sig that had an image in it.
     
  8. PointingToChrist

    PointingToChrist Puritan Board Freshman

    Rich,

    Is this change set in stone, or subject to members' opinions?

    I can't emphasize enough how convenient and useful it is to have the signature in every post, especially for multi-page threads. Most members don't end their posts with their names, so it's nice to be able to put a real name to a username (as well as congregation) quickly while I'm scrolling through posts.

    Moreover, I was writing a reply in another thread, and I had to hit back and scroll up to remember the posters' names that I wished to address.

    If I'm in the minority, I'll shut up, but I wanted to express my opinion on it while the subject was hot. Could we have a poll on it?

    Thank you,

    Mitch
     
  9. OPC'n

    OPC'n Puritan Board Doctor

    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek: and take away my entertainment???? tie your lips! :) I'm not sure what the big deal is guys!!! Just think of it this way: more ppl will be clicking onto your site to get your name which will give you more visits and then you can start a thread/poll to see who gets the most visits! How fun is that!?!?! :)
     
  10. Skyler

    Skyler Puritan Board Graduate

    So the postbit template can't check for individual settings then?
     
  11. Brian Withnell

    Brian Withnell Puritan Board Junior

    :ditto:
     
  12. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    It's their site, they can do what they want with the sigs. Speaking of that, what happened to the image that used to be in yours prior to the most recent name change?

    And I don't keep track of visits - just my thank you ratio (given thanks to received thanks).
     
  13. OPC'n

    OPC'n Puritan Board Doctor

    It's illegal to have an image in your sig so I got rid of it. :)
     
  14. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    There is no need for a poll. And there is no need for multiple signatures. You can find all the information you need by clicking on the user's name and opening up his profile. You can do that either in a new window, or a new tab.

    This saves bandwidth, and therefore costs, and stops the need to scroll past signature after signature when browsing a thread.
     
  15. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    I was going to question the 'saving bandwidth' argument, but it appears that there are well over 1000 characters in your signature block (mostly in the various clickable links including the 4 that are automatically put at the bottom of each post). I can see how that would add up.
     
  16. Wayne

    Wayne Tempus faciendi, Domine.

    I don't know about bandwidth (probably), but it sure shortens the overall length of a thread and shortens the time it takes to scroll down through it all. I'm for it.

    [I'm also trying to post recklessly towards 500. Say anything, just get those posts up there.]
     
  17. Baptist-1689er

    Baptist-1689er Puritan Board Freshman

    Quote:
    [I'm also trying to post recklessly towards 500. Say anything, just get those posts up there.][/QUOTE]

    And I thought I was the only one employing this methodology!

    :lol:
     
  18. Scottish Lass

    Scottish Lass Puritan Board Doctor

    Just for the record, I do like the new popup system with pm's. I just received a time-sensitive one I would have missed for at least several minutes, if not entirely, since I was well into a thread and beyond the point of the traditional notification.
     
  19. Wayne

    Wayne Tempus faciendi, Domine.

    Well, since you give me the opportunity to reply, and since I've replied to about everything else that I can reply to, and since this will put me at my goal, I will reply and say "Yes, you're not the only one."

    500. How sophomoric of me.
     
  20. Baptist-1689er

    Baptist-1689er Puritan Board Freshman

    Congratulations!
     
  21. Wayne

    Wayne Tempus faciendi, Domine.

    That and $5.00 will get you (or me) a cup of coffee!!!
     
  22. OPC'n

    OPC'n Puritan Board Doctor

    I knew it! You were giving me too many "thank you's" thought I! :lol:
     
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