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DetlevCM

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Signature Character Limit
« on: March 13, 2011, 12:08:38 PM »
A little question - is there any chance the signature character limit could be expanded a bit?
300 characters are nearly useless if you wish to post a couple of links - e.g. Flickr, Youtube, maybe another forum profile...

Additionally you are in a way robbed of the ability to in any way or form format your signature as BB code eats into your character allowance.

Now I do understand that you want to limit the signature character count so that signatures do not dominate posts - but with 300 characters there really is very little you can do in your signature area.
I copied my signature over from POTN (photography on the net) and had to throw out a lot to make the parts that are important to me it into the 300 characters allowed.

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Signature Character Limit
« on: March 13, 2011, 12:08:38 PM »

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Re: Signature Character Limit
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011, 12:52:28 PM »
You should e-mail Canon Rumors, do not assume that he reads every post.  I police the forums, but do not mess with the settings.  The signature can be set longer, but I do not know the implications to the overall system.

http://www.canonrumors.com/contact-form/

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Re: Signature Character Limit
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2011, 01:01:48 PM »
You should e-mail Canon Rumors, do not assume that he reads every post.  I police the forums, but do not mess with the settings.  The signature can be set longer, but I do not know the implications to the overall system.

http://www.canonrumors.com/contact-form/


I would have thought the owner would read the site suggestions/comments section??


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Re: Signature Character Limit
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2011, 03:26:19 PM »
Detlev,

Just so you know, all your links are broken.
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Re: Signature Character Limit
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2011, 03:41:32 PM »
Detlev,

Just so you know, all your links are broken.

Thanks... I know why too... the BB code implementation in SMF is at fault... now how do I fix it... it was a simple fix.

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Re: Signature Character Limit
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2011, 12:18:21 PM »
The ability to post web links in signatures has been suspended until further notice.  We currently have a spammer posting numerous posts with spam signatures just to get their google ratings up due to the link.

I hate to do this, but we will not be used as a link farm for spammers.

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Re: Signature Character Limit
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2011, 01:14:04 PM »
The ability to post web links in signatures has been suspended until further notice.  We currently have a spammer posting numerous posts with spam signatures just to get their google ratings up due to the link.

I hate to do this, but we will not be used as a link farm for spammers.

It works for me - or at least my links still work.
-> It's just that smf uses a non-standard BB code for links in signatures, vBulleting or IP.Board are more similar in their BB code usage.

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Re: Signature Character Limit
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2011, 01:14:04 PM »