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Guidelines for Post Signatures

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by doug, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Hi folks. Based on feedback from the moderators and other members, we've come up with some guidelines for post signatures. We appreciate and encourage the personalization that signatures provide. However, we'd like to make sure they don't detract from the core experience of the forum by being distracting, spammy, or taking up too much space.

    So here are some guidelines the mods came up with.


    You signature may include:

    1. up to three lines of text
    2. fonts up to size 2
    3. information about you, your vehicle(s), or any other relevant information that is devoid of solicitations

    Your signature may not include:

    1. obnoxious font colors
    2. images or animations
    3. unapproved advertising messages
    4. links to commercial or competing websites
    5. e-mail address or phone numbers

    Probably most member signatures are already in compliance with these guidelines. We'll give a few weeks grace period for those that aren't. When in doubt ask me or one of the mods. :)
     
  2. Discoducky

    Discoducky Active Member

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    I imagine that shortened hyperlinks are ok?
     
  3. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Sure. You can also type in something like
    Tesla Motors Club
    then highlight the text you want and click the link icon above and paste the URL
     
  4. Jgdixon

    Jgdixon Member

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    Doug,
    Does this apply to my signature as it is now? This is just identifying our local club. We do not compete with TMC.
    The purpose of TeslaOwners is to allow local chapters to communicate privately with our own members, schedule meetings and share minutes and pics of meetings and events.
     
  5. Sundy

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    What is considered an "obnoxious" font color? Do you mean any color at all, or just certain shades of pink? :)

    i have color in my sig, but just to communicate the color of my car and interior, and the font size is very tiny. Can't imagine how it would detract from this forum.
     
  6. spleen

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    When we say no images, I'm assuming that this includes the countdown clocks that AnOutsider made?
     
  7. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    So does my root beer blog count as commercial or competing?
     
  8. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    While we're on the subject...

    Jgdixon, can you remove this from your signature? It's an obnoxious waste of screen space:
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  9. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    You're good. Competing as in competing to try and pull members to your on Tesla related forum or blog.

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    It does. You can still have a link to your club
     
  10. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Yes, we've agreed to include those since I don't really update them anymore anyway.
     
  11. Jgdixon

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    #11 Jgdixon, Sep 19, 2013
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    Not clear. We have to remove the logo but can have a link?

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  12. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Correct. They take up a lot of screen space and AO tells us he hasn't had time to keep them updated lately anyway.
     
  13. Jgdixon

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    Brian, what am I missing here? Not sure what you are referring to
     
  14. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    In your case, you need to remove the logo and then use standard size fonts on your hyperlink.

    Your signature also includes several return spaces (unless it's being caused by the graphic) and this is what Brian is referring to. It appears to the rest of us like this:

    Untitled.jpg

    Probably unbeknownst to you, but even a short one of your posts takes up almost the entire screen on my iPhone.
     
  15. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX

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    Looks like I'm saddling the forums with extra whitespace, too. What's the magic incantation to get to the sig block editor? It's been too long and I can't find it.
     
  16. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    It is under settings in upper right hand corner of web page. Then go to edit signature.
     
  17. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    My interpretation is that you must remove your logo. You can have a link to your club page here on TMC, but can't have a link to a commercial or competing website.

    Larry
     
  18. doug

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    Obnoxious is deliberately a judgement call. I'd pass your use of color, particularly since you didn't go nuts with font sizes or change colors mid word. I don't want to single anyone out, but I think we've all probably seen an example of poor use of color in a sig.:wink:
     
  19. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I'm fine being the test case. Should I change the first line of mine?

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    Can you elaborate on why this is no longer acceptable? Some people prefer to have private discussions via e-mail rather than PMs.

    Thanks.
     
  20. Jgdixon

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    A commercial or competing site? You guys just don't get it.
    No one is going to stop visiting TMC with it's wealth of knowledge.
    I certainly won't. My contribution as a Founder for TESLIVE surely indicates that.
    TeslaOwners is just that. A site for a local club to help stay organized.
    There are no forums, it is not a commercial site which I interpret to be someone trying to solicit business for profit.
    What is everyone afraid of?
    I will find out why there is a all the white space, I apologize for that.
    Why can't everyone put there egos aside and work together?
    We all want to promote the brand, we're all enthusiasts and want to help each other.
     

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