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Offline seedlings

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Signature makes Search tough
« on: January 28, 2011, 08:45:18 AM »
I notice that everyone has all their Flys (and gear) typed up as a signature to each post.  Would it be possible for the forum mods to keep all that juicy signature info, but have it 'underneath' the post?

As an example, a search for 'hardtail' yields 38 pages- mostly of signature hits.

Don't disable sigs, just have them separate from the post.

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Offline www_Ps_com

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Signature makes Search tough
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 09:48:29 AM »
IMHO they should be disabled. Everything that's in there should go to the profile page, that can be accessed by clicking on the username.
 

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Offline billy

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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 10:45:53 AM »
I've had the same experience.  

I wonder if there isn't a way to modify the sigs with a "tag" so that you can do a search that omits it.  eg search for "hardtail" -sig, sort of the way gmail works.

If they were disabled, then it would be great if you could hover over a user name and show the profile info there.

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Offline jd84mc884qb

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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 03:39:16 PM »
Unfortunately, there is no simple way to remove signatures from the search. Perhaps in the future, when we switch to different forum software.
 

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Offline Bill

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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011, 04:37:54 PM »
Several years ago we asked all forum members not to list their gear in their signature for this very reason. But we forget. There is a place on the members page to list gear.

I agree the forum would be better off without the signature.

The search feature is one of the most useful things about the forum.

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