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post #1 of Old 08-17-2015, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Signature Question

I just noticed that signatures are seen only when I'm logged in, was it always like that or is it something new?
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post #2 of Old 08-17-2015, 10:54 PM
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I haven't changed anything in regard to the signatures, but I can check on that.

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I had to check this out @Liz. You are right, my signature wasn't there either when I browsed the forum without logging in.



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It doesn't matter to me one way or the other. I think all members of the community log in and stay logged in. It's people that are not members that can't see the signatures. This doesn't bother me much, but some folks that have their web page in their signature would probably like the exposer. So if there is an option I think we should turn it on.



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I'm working on it.

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post #6 of Old 08-18-2015, 12:52 PM
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Please dont work on it Cricket. It's not good to show signatures if the person seeing them isn't logged in

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One of the reasons this is a good thing is because we want to be able to help promote our artists.

Since Google follows links it can help them with the process of building up their site.

The exposure can help with those who would like to sell their work.

We could of course make sure we have rules on what links can be in a signature.

Members have the option to only show them on their profile if they prefer.

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Well.. as I stated in my other post on this.. Spambots WILL scan the board and pick up the links.. and spam them. I have had A LOT of trouble with this in the past.. and get literally hundreds of spams on my websites and emails daily because of it. Being a public figure this is probably a cost of what I do.. but it's a PITB

If you allow signatures to be seen by the public (not logged in) I will have to remove my signature.. which I don't think is a good thing. I don't believe it promotes our artists.. as the general public doesn't come on the board and clicks on sig line links. Maybe 1 out of 1000. It's just not worth it IMO

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While there certainly shouldn't be an email address in anyone's signature, the search engines finding our sites and pages is a good thing for those who want to build their pages, sites and blogs. Helping our artists get exposure from the public, not just other artists can make a huge difference for those who would like to earn money from their artwork.
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I didn't say the searchbots.. I said the spambots.. but you are the admin.. just my suggestion. I still don't believe it will help our artists.. but perhaps I am wrong

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