Dear Forum Family Members,
As your Moderator…. I am here to help “monitor” for spammers, security when e-mail addresses are shown on postings, and following the Guidelines for Forum Rules..
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I did have a concern about #18 and presented this to the Admin… Mr. Peter Waite.
A copy of the original message sent to Mr. Waite…..is below….
I have decided to place the information here for all to see… I was not going to put this thread up after getting the response from Mr. Waite :) But a resent new thread (which had 65 views...has been graciously deleted by the member/moderator ~ who was following Rule #18)... is the only reason I forward forward with this.
To recap the informaton below….. Forum Rule #18 will not be an issue for the Prostate Cancer Forum Members….
The information back from Mr. Waite will allow us to continue doing what we have been doing.
In reference to Forum Rule #18 No lengthy signatures. Limit signatures to 10 lines or less. Moderators will edit and/or remove signatures that are too long.
Hi ~ Mr. Waite,
Some of our members (Prostate Cancer Forum) have very detailed signature lines and it really is important for “all of us” to see… because of the nature of “Our Journey”.
I would not like to edit and/or remove.
My request would be for me to contact the individual member who have more than 10 lines (count includes blank lines in-between each line) via posting a note requesting they contact me at my HW e-mail address. I would then send them the following …
Example / Sample e-mail to specific members:
In keeping with the Forum Rule 18
No lengthy signatures. Limit signatures to 10 lines or less. Moderators will edit and/or remove signatures that are too long.
Due to the length of your personal signature….
We ask that your 1st posting on each thread have your “Profile Signature” complete signature showing.
All future postings on this thread ~ please Click the check mark off in the options (Include signature)
You have the option to do the following on your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc posting
- If you wish to show a few specifics in future postings on this thread….you can copy and paste (a signature) you make on word document into your 2nd posting... 3rd posting…4th etc…. The maximum length is 10 lines or less.
- Sign your name
- No signature
Thank you for helping us to save valuable space on the forum server.
This has been going through my head for some time and thought I’d present it to you.
I will follow the directive that you set for “all forums”…..
Thanks ~ Lee
« bluebird ~ Moderator for Prostate Cancer Forum
Partial Quote from Reply from Mr. Waite:
I like your suggestion.
If you use Quick Reply, it does get automatically added.
It isn't so much the space issue that concerns me as much as all the extra scrolling involved when people have long signatures.
Reply Posting from a **Moderator…
Very interesting idea bluebird! I think not using signatures on 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc posts is a good idea and will save on scrolling down, down, down. I will try to do that myself. Although this does mean that I won't be able to use the quick reply... Or I'll have to edit my own posts... But I'll try to find a way to make it work :)
“Helpful Hint” Reply posting from *bluebird
Thank you ** for your input!
I think you’ll find it quite easy if you make a file in a word document called Backup Signature.
When you’re ready to sign-on to the forum…. Go to this file …
Highlight your backup signature and right click ~ copy. (You can close this file now)
This will allow you to have it readily available when you’re ready to post.
(It’s ready to be pasted anytime you right click ~ paste)
Click on Post Reply
Type your message
Place cursor where you want your signature to appear
Right Click ~ Paste
Your backup signature appears
Click off the check mark (include signature)
Forum Family Members….It will be left up to you as to how you sign your postings. I will give a *bluebird “Helpful Hint” above for Backup Signature and below for short version signature… as to how it can work easily for you if you choose to do this for 2nd, 3rd, 4th,..etc…postings on each thread.
Variables come into play with all rules…
As long as we continue on the path that we have set for our Prostate Cancer Forum…
We will stay at the top of the “GOLD STANDARD” for Forums.
Thank you for being here for “YOU” and for “US”..
Remember… the Most Important thing is…..You!
*bluebird’s short version signature In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy appears as you type the first few letters…. In F (a box appears letting you know you can hit enter and the rest will be automatically filled in)
Click on Format
Click on AutoFormat
Click on Options
Click on tab: AutoText
Enter AutoText entries here: In Friendship ~ Lee & Buddy
Click on Add button
Click on Close J
P.S. FreezinginAK (Moderator)…. Thank you kindly for taking your thread off.
Buddy & I will be visiting your beautiful state in September…. Cruisin’ the Alaskan Passage via Glacier Bay. Respectfully, Lee & Buddy
« bluebird ~ Moderator for Prostate Cancer Forum
edited to re-word the top section :)
Post Edited (bluebird) : 7/22/2007 5:34:37 AM (GMT-6)