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Post 1

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

Would it be possible to have an Auto Signature option under My Preferences so people would be able to have a little 'calling card' at the end of each post they make (with restrictions on the number of lines and/or characters to prevent people doing huge signatures).


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Post 2

Traveller in Time Reporting Bugs -o-o- Broken the chain of Pliny -o-o- Hired

Traveller in Time smiley - tit on his head
"I think you are referring to something called a tag.

Well, you are free to create one and paste it on every post, as many do already. smiley - biggrin"


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Post 3

Kat - From H2G2

Ah yes but I believe he wants one that he doesn't have to think about and it's just there ever time he posts.

Personally I don't understand why one would be wanted...but still...


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Post 4

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

Tag, Auto Signature... same thing, I just use old-fashioned terms.

I already know about the 'cut and paste' thing (sometimes I even remember to do it), but an AutoSig function would be very useful nonetheless. Especially for the lazy or forgetful.smiley - biggrin


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Post 5

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

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I just find them very useful, all of the other forums I use have the function. It's also optional on all these other forums so if you think it's a silly idea then you don't have to fill it in.


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Post 6

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

Bugger, I forgot it again... see why I need an AutoSig?


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Post 7

Smij - Formerly Jimster

That's kind of what the nickname function's for though, isn't it?


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Post 8

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

But the problem with the nickname function is that you can't click on 'A' numbers (again we come back to the laziness factorsmiley - biggrin).


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Post 9

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

And it's not *quite* long enough.


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Post 10

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

At least in my opinion.

*Mental note: think of ALL the things you want to say before clicking on Post Message*


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Post 11

Smij - Formerly Jimster

We're probably not going to push for development on this to be honest, as most of the functionality you get with sigs comes with the nickname function (and you can always post the A-number separately if you wish).

But just as a side note, can I just say that I *love* the Ask Mr Dreadful page - A3473435 - It's my new favourite thing. smiley - bubbly

Have you spoken to the Post about doing this as a column?


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Post 12

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

Hmmm... I hadn't really thought of that.

Who should I speak to about it?


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Post 13

Mr. Dreadful - But really I'm not actually your friend, but I am...

Done a bit of poking and found out where to submit Post ideas. This could be interesting...


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Post 14

Smij - Formerly Jimster

smiley - biggrin


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Post 15

SEF

"to prevent people doing huge signatures"

Any sort of post signature is offensive to many people. It wastes space on the page and is annoyingly repetitive. That complaint is also brought up on other message/bulletin boards.

So it should only be implemented if there is also an option in people's individual account setups which suppresses the showing of the signatures (ie keep it separate from the post contents like the nickname is separate). That way the people who want to boast to each other on every post can do so without inconveniencing the saner members or those with limited bandwidth access.


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