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"This is my sig, there are many like it. But this one is mine."

Posted 09-03-2010 at 03:37 PM by xeleema
Updated 09-03-2010 at 03:39 PM by xeleema

Okay, so I've finally figured out that when I post in what could be called a "Newbie's" thread, that they don't seem to notice the URLs in my signature.

So I've gone from this;

--Did you find this post helpful? Don't forget to let me know by clicking yes or no! (Or click the "scales" icon under my name)
--Has a post solved your problem? Make sure to mark the thread as [SOLVED]!
--What do those little green boxes mean? It's the brand-spanking new Reputation system!
--Check here and here before posting for great justice!

"When I am king, you will be first against the wall."

To this:

....._____
..../____/\
.../___.\\.\....
Helpful Post? Don't forget to click yes/no! (Or "scales" icon)
../____\.\\./...
Problem Solved? Mark thread [SOLVED]!
./____/.\/././..
Fast Response? Use LQ Spy when online!
/____/./...\//\.
Posting Tips: here & here for great justice!
\____\//\..././.
What are lil green boxes? New Reputation system!
.\____/././\./..
Posi-/Nega-Rep'd by me? How I use Reputation (Feedback wanted!)
..\____/.\\.\
...\____\.\\...."When I am king, you will be first against the wall"
....\____\/


Took me a day or two to figure out how to get the formatting to stick, had to resort to a bunch of little dots. Mainly because "code" tags don't readjust the block's size if "size" tags are also used. So everything was a dozen regular-sized lines long.

Also, trying to mask the little dots via "color" tags wouldn't work for two reasons;
a) each post is going to be one of two colors.
b) Can't predict that everyone has the same color scheme
c) that many "color" tags hits the threshold pretty fast.

Hope I don't cause anyone's eyes to bleed!

P.S: The "1100 characters w/BBcode" and "550 characters w/o BBcode" limits were pretty hard to dance around.
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  1. Old Comment
    Hi,

    Your signature is not eye catching. There are seven lines in your signature.

    The senior members do not need to read that signature since they already know about the reputation system as well as the spy and about marking the thread solved.

    The newbies and very junior members IMHO will not bother to read and understand those seven lines since they are here only to ask questions and do not have the time and patience to notice other things. That is one of the main reasons you didn't get repute points in this thread though you posted great.

    All I can suggest is, write only ONE line in the signature (center aligned) which is most important for you. I guess that is the Rep points.

    e.g.



    Click "yes" on the bottom right corner of this post, if you found it to be helpful.



    Since the newbies can fetch you only 1 point so asking them to click the scales icon will be meaningless and secondly they won't be able to easily make out which scales icon are you talking about !

    That's all
    Posted 09-20-2010 at 11:19 AM by TheIndependentAquarius TheIndependentAquarius is offline
  2. Old Comment
    @anishakaul

    You make a good point. However I make it a habit of marching thru the 'Zero Reply' queue and scrolling thru the "Newbie" section. I've been using my Signature as a point-of-reference to save me from having to re-post URLs over-and-over.
    Reputation points are not as important to me as seeing threads with "Click to see the most helpful post" and "[SOLVED]" more often.

    I've been toying with a new signature, however I'm thinking I should just create a "LQ 101" blog post and link to it with one line. That way I can at least track the views.

    Thanks for the feedback!
    Posted 09-23-2010 at 01:54 AM by xeleema xeleema is offline
  3. Old Comment
    heh admit it!you just wanna put cool ASCII art
    Posted 02-11-2011 at 02:55 PM by sunnydrake sunnydrake is offline
 

  



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