September 25, 2006 in Feedback
You used to be able to see members' signatures in their profiles. As far as I can tell, you no longer can. Is it possible to have this changed somehow? It's nice to see signatures when you search the member list for someone, but what I find more important is that I can no longer view my own signature by clicking on my name next to the "log out" option.
Yeah, I want to be able to see member's signature on profile page.
Kind of odd they took it out in the first place.
i can't believe they took it out, wot was the thinking behind this?!?!
Same here, this should definitely remain in the profile. A big +1, and I don't even see why it was removed in the first place.
And while we're on the subject of signatures in places other than forum posts.... Can we have an option to NOT include signatures in PMs please?
Matt already explained why in another topic here. I personally would rather them be there still also though.
The new profile page has no place for a signature. A signature, by definition, is a sign off on a message or posting.
True, but that's not how most people use their signature. Many have a link somewhere, a quote, or, as in mine, a piece or artwork.
I disagree, many members view others profiles to see their signature. Who searches a members posts, then view their message in order to see their sig? :whistle:
you can always change it back to classic view in the admin cp if you dont like it
So use the advanced search instead of the member search if you are trying to find a particular member's sig. Comes down to the same amount of clicks in the end.
The new Personal Portal gives a member all the space they need to display whatever they would normally put in their sig, plus much more. One users become acclimated to the Personal Portal, I think they will use it in such a way that adding their sig would be redundant.
well i dont think it be to hard to modify the new profile portal to allow the sig
i doubt it will be an ips feature added but you can always ask someone at many of the 3rd party support sites who would have no problem doing it once the un-encoded version is released
The fact that we can fix a supposed flaw in the IPB system...
It isn't a flaw in the system as much as it's member misuse of a feature. Sigs are intended to end a post, but it's fine if you want to put your favorite quotation or whatever there. Just add the same thing to your Personal Portal if you like, or if there's no proper way to add it then it can always be found via the advanced search.
Fine, it's a misuse of a forum feature. This misuse is so pervasive across so many different forum systems, though, that it really qualifies as the norm.Regardless, if I'm looking at - for example - Today's Top 20 Posters, I should be able to find out what one of those users has in their signature. Similarly, I want to be able to see my own signature with relative ease, which I have always been able to do in the past.
Fine, it's a misuse of a forum feature. This misuse is so pervasive across so many different forum systems, though, that it really qualifies as the norm.
Regardless, if I'm looking at - for example - Today's Top 20 Posters, I should be able to find out what one of those users has in their signature. Similarly, I want to be able to see my own signature with relative ease, which I have always been able to do in the past.
I think the reason the siggys are not in our personal portal is because most siggys are wide and would stretch out the portal and mess it up?
Okay, so in essence your gripe is that it now takes one extra click.
Where would you prefer to see your sig on the new Personal Portal?
Let see if I can explain this...The focus of the profile system has changed, so as a results there is no place for the signature in the new profile system. The focus of the new profile system now leans towards a "personal portal".With the old profile system it was more for information. But the profile system has evolved to be much more than that. And if you don't like the new system you could always turn it off - I believe you have the ability in AdminCP to switch back to the old profile system (but i'm not 100% sure on that).For those that want it in the new profile system, that's what mods at IPS Beyond are for :).
ACP > TOOLS & SETTINGS > User Profiles > Personal PortalUse 'classic' mode profiles?If 'yes', the new profile portal will be disabled and the classic profile mode (IPB 2.1) will be used instead.@Gogf: I wasn't taking a poke at you about the extra click mate, I was just wanting to understand if that was your main issue.
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