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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:42 pm

The following has been in the site rules/guidelines for a long time, but hasn't been actively enforced lately:

"Signatures should follow all the guidelines and rules that apply to posts. In addition, any reference to a user on this site should be removed immediately if that user asks you to."

With the move toward an "adult" vs. "family/work-friendly" split in discussion forums (SE and GD), I wanted to re-emphasize this rule regarding signatures. Your signature appears attached to every post you make, and will therefore be held to a higher standard. As a general rule of thumb, if you can't post it in GD, don't put it in your signature.

The same applies to avatars - additionally, it has always been the policy of this site to remove avatars which are particularly attention drawing (specifically rapidly-flashing animated avatars).

If you see a problem with a user's sig or avatar, please report it to me by PM.

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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Sat May 04, 2013 9:26 am

Clarification/addendum based on moderator/administrator discussion: Blacklisting does not belong in signatures. We suggest creating a wiki blacklist or something similar so you can direct mods to that without cluttering every post.
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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:15 pm

Hi I see that no one uses images in their signatures, whereas that is the norm in many other forums.

May I ask why?

As long as it's small it should be fine right?

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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Sat Mar 21, 2015 3:45 pm

In post 2, Soren wrote:Hi I see that no one uses images in their signatures, whereas that is the norm in many other forums.

May I ask why?

As long as it's small it should be fine right?


Image tags were removed from sigs because abuse. It's better to not risk someone putting in a NSFW image in their sig,however silly that may sound, because lots of us view from work.
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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:48 am

I see.

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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Thu May 28, 2015 5:53 pm

Related to Soren's question:

Is there a reason [font] tags are disabled in signatures? It's not a big deal or anything, but I tried to use them in a sig recently and noticed they were disabled.

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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Thu May 28, 2015 7:03 pm

because they're obnoxious?
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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:38 pm

In post 6, N wrote:because they're obnoxious?


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