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    Hello,

    The Backroom is an opt-in for some months, so people who want just gaming content don't have to see this. Signatures can still contain Backroom material and are visible in every forum.

    There are two solutions for this:
    -ban Backroom content from signatures.
    -have a Backroom only signature.

    The code for a Backroom only signature already works, be it that it's still pretty basic. Not 100% sure it shows in all skins now, but the default, Guild, Dojo and RTW work already. There's room for ~500 characters (spaces count too). I do not know yet whether it can become more flexible.

    Which option do you like more? Ban Backroom content from the signature and keep displaying the classic signature in the Backroom, or a Backroom only signature that can contain Backroom material?
    Last edited by TosaInu; 05-21-2007 at 13:10.
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    I was never one for doing things with duplicity or cared to include vulgar or ethically questionable material, not that all backroom material is such. I therefore would opt for not including backroom content in my signature. A signature should reflect something of one's personality or character.

    This is just MHO of course. I am, however, in the spirit of democracy, willing to abide by the wishes of the greater whole.
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    Why complicating things?

    We have forum rules already. If a sig violates the forum rules, it has to be changed, if not, it can be shown everywhere. Why making life more difficult by having different rules for different subfora?

    Before you know it, people will ask for priviliges concerning their sig in other subfora, like for instance the MP sections where more competitive people tend to post.

    I prefer the simplicity of one set of rules being applicable on every part of these forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andres
    Why complicating things?

    We have forum rules already. If a sig violates the forum rules, it has to be changed, if not, it can be shown everywhere. Why making life more difficult by having different rules for different subfora?

    Before you know it, people will ask for priviliges concerning their sig in other subfora, like for instance the MP sections where more competitive people tend to post.

    I prefer the simplicity of one set of rules being applicable on every part of these forums.

    Just my
    I agree with andres, one set of rules for sigs for all forums.
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    Something you won't see me type often I suspect:

    I agree with Odin.

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    The full version of "The Lord of the Sigs" by request from Seamus. (blame him)


    Three sigs for the Orgah kings sundered awry
    Seven for the Dork Lords in their halls alone
    Nine for the Tavern Regs doomed to fry
    One for the Dutch Lord on his Org throne
    In the land of Forums where the Backroom lies.

    One sig to rule them all,
    One sig to find them,
    One sig to bring them all
    And in the darkness bind them
    In the land of Forums where the Backroom lies.

    Translated: I agree with doc - and so on...
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    I concur with Andres and the others.

    @ Greg':

    Put it in Mordor script you lazy oaf...

    EDIT: Well, not Mordor speak, but a sprightly full version. Good parody sir.
    Last edited by Seamus Fermanagh; 05-21-2007 at 17:35.
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    Something is wrong with me. I can't see any signatures, and I don't know why.
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    Hello Lorenzo_H,

    They are disabled for a while to show the alternative. The Backroom sig is displayed, that's empty for most people.
    Post #1 shows it.

    Thanks for the feedback so far, this topic will stay open for a bit so others can comment too.
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    See my post above for the full verions of "The Lord of the Sigs".
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    I'm going to agree with the others here - we have forum rules regarding our actions. If a sig follows those rules, even if it includes some political related stuff, than why is it bad depending on what forum it's seen in?

    I understand some people choose not to enter the backroom, but I guess I don't see the harm from having to briefly glimpse a signature that may contain politics in another forum.

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    I agree with Crazed Rabbit on his view of the signature. As long as it doesn't break the rules of decency and decorum set out plainly by the Org. than it should be allowed, wether meant for the backroom or not.

    @ Seamus: I suspect you are a Led Zeppelin Fan?
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    Tosa, I don't see your Backroom signature, nor do I see the one I created. I didn't see any options in the User CP to turn it on or off either. Is there a problem or am I doing something wrong?
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    Hello Gregoshi,

    Which skin were you using?
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    I'm using the (default?) RTW skin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TosaInu
    -have a Backroom only signature.
    My votes with that. Those that don't want to use it just could copy and paste it to the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazed Rabbit
    I understand some people choose not to enter the backroom, but I guess I don't see the harm from having to briefly glimpse a signature that may contain politics in another forum.
    Seconded.
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    When it is a sensitive time like it was during Israel's occupation in Lebanon, there were many members polarized, eventually some members had gone missing no matter what. No, no way; neither an Israeli flag nor a Palestinian/Jordan one should be that much important to create such unfortunate conflicts.

    I strongly disagree with anything political in sigs, 'cause some flag, figure or whatsoever may be within the Org's rules but its political meaning for the related time can be irritating to another.

    Seriously I don't even have an idea wtf a political attitude presented in a sig has to do with this forum.

    My burnin' two cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregoshi
    I'm using the (default?) RTW skin.
    I see.

    Edit: thanks for flagging Gregoshi, that was an odd glitch.
    Last edited by TosaInu; 05-22-2007 at 09:29.
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    Could we not just leave it to common sense and the mods? You are responsible for your sig along with your posts, and if its inappropriate for the forum in question you take the rap?
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    It works! I see the Backroom sigs...zero point for imagination though Tosa. Thank you. You da Dutchman!
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    I'm using the RTW/default skin, and I just copied my old sig into the backroom sig. Doesn't look like it processes the tags properly. Is the BR sig straight text-only at this point?

    It works in the Preview Post page, but not when viewing the thread.
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    Yes Drone,

    at this point it only understands plain text.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gregoshi
    It works! I see the Backroom sigs...zero point for imagination though Tosa. Thank you. You da Dutchman!
    I think Tosa doesn't put anything else in just to save our lives, for reference, look at that old Frontroom thread about him.


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    Hello,

    Post #20 describes a problem. While the Backroom has the same forumrules, it's quite different from the other forums.

    The choice is:
    -no Backroom content in signatures.
    -a Backroom only signature.

    At this moment, the sentiment seems to be against a Backroom only sig, and that's fine. But that means that a signature can not contain a political message (no matter how right, left or wrong). I'm sorry.

    I'll check this topic again tomorrow, night.
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    How can I have my own Backroom sig?




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    I think that I could fill another sig with my witty comments....
    Wait.
    Never mind.

    Just as long as I gotta sig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TosaInu
    Hello,

    Post #20 describes a problem. While the Backroom has the same forumrules, it's quite different from the other forums.

    The choice is:
    -no Backroom content in signatures.
    -a Backroom only signature.

    At this moment, the sentiment seems to be against a Backroom only sig, and that's fine. But that means that a signature can not contain a political message (no matter how right, left or wrong). I'm sorry.

    I'll check this topic again tomorrow, night.
    In that case I'd settle for a backromm sig. Even the EA quote in my sig could be seen as being political...
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