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Posted: 13 December 2008 03:33 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Please note that I’ve decided to disable forum signatures until I can come up with a better system. It’s become a magnet for spammers to sign up just to make a couple of posts- some seemingly legit- to spam their sig.

With sigs removed, it also helps me to identify which posts are legit and which aren’t, since without a sig, the spammer is forced to post the spam link in the post itself. Be warned, that will get you banned.

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Posted: 10 January 2009 01:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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AMEN!

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Posted: 23 April 2010 11:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Typically this is handled by requiring a minimum number of posts or a certain profile level before the signature is enabled.

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Posted: 19 June 2010 09:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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miguel - 23 April 2010 11:38 AM

Typically this is handled by requiring a minimum number of posts or a certain profile level before the signature is enabled.

I only can agree with you. I am member in other forums and this is the best solution.

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Posted: 21 June 2010 05:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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i think you cannot follow the rules.
thats the way admin removed your signature.

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Posted: 20 July 2010 02:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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miguel - 23 April 2010 11:38 AM

Typically this is handled by requiring a minimum number of posts or a certain profile level before the signature is enabled.

Requiring a minimum number of posts for the sig and rel=nofollowing links in the post until that threshold it hit would probably help.

I’ve reported tons of spam lately so going that route might help.  Even starting it at 5 or 10 would likely do the trick.

Good luck !

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Posted: 22 November 2010 04:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I like how there are two replies with back links dropped in them… they have not been banned yet though! :D

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Posted: 07 December 2010 10:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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miguel - 23 April 2010 11:38 AM

Typically this is handled by requiring a minimum number of posts or a certain profile level before the signature is enabled.

Yup, user levels work fine. Alas, manual reviewing is still necessary :(

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Posted: 09 December 2010 05:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I think its a good decision considering all the spam being tossed around the web.  You should incorporate some kind of total # of posts system for members to be able promote their sites in signatures.

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Posted: 21 December 2010 10:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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How come everyone has a sig then LOL

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Posted: 31 December 2010 01:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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beowulf - 21 December 2010 10:07 AM

How come everyone has a sig then LOL

The only sig I see is for the user Zarina, which he/she manually typed within the post :D

Anyways, this is a 2 years old thread, wondering if the site webmaster have found a solution to the signature thingie yet or not

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Posted: 31 December 2010 02:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Good idea, spam is definitely an issue on the forum, so turning of sigs for newbies (such as me) helps!

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Posted: 08 January 2011 05:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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This is right decision to tackle spammer.otherwise there will be flood of such thing.

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