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    Default Let's talk about Giantitp Signatures

    so... we have this thing showing under your every post. Usually I see it being used for something silly/funny or helpful. You get 1000 (characters including BBcode markup) and that's about it. I was wondering how to make it good. Like if people look at it what they want to see? Do they even look? What do I want them to see?

    I was thing of doing something useful with it. Maybe say something about kind of player I am so that when I apply for PBP, DM could get idea what to expect from me... this quickly turned into FAQ about my life. In other words moust of thing I will tell you when doing small talk writen down, but then I started realazing it would be huge and likly some one seeing like 15 pages (including index) would porobly just skip on it.

    So what do you think? What is best use for Signatures? What other will expect in there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenflame133 View Post
    So what do you think? What is best use for Signatures?
    To curate my brilliance and wit, of course. Any other use is a waste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    To curate my brilliance and wit, of course. Any other use is a waste.
    Aaaaaaand sigged. Anyway yeah, just something funny/useful if you're doing a lot of PbP.
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    So what do you think? What is best use for Signatures?
    To curate my brilliance and wit, of course. Any other use is a waste.

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    Aaaaaaand sigged.
    This pleases me.
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    I use mine for self-aggrandizement, mostly. And to credit the creator of my avatar.
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    What this guy said.

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    Shameless promotion, both self and otherwise


    Forum signatures are such a wild concept, and a relic of a bygone internet era. Makes me nostalgic for the days before twitter
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    I just use mine to preserve silly little quotes from posts that I found funny, both with and without context.
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    "Ooh. Did you bring a biology textbook with you? No? Sorry, nothing personal." And then I dissect them.

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    If it’s super long, spoiler it.
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    Mine is a quote from the Witcher series that I find to be fairly interesting. Every now and again somebody comments on it, usually in relation to the topic of a thread, and its kind of neat to see peoples different interpretations of it, void of the original context. Personally, ive always read it as the moral equivalent of "don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good", but I see other reads on it sometimes that surprise me.
    “Evil is evil. Lesser, greater, middling, it's all the same. Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. I'm not a pious hermit, I haven't done only good in my life. But if I'm to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    This pleases me.
    Yeah I figured it would
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    So what do you think? What is best use for Signatures?
    To curate my brilliance and wit, of course. Any other use is a waste.

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    I use mine to shamelessly advertise a thread no one but me ever posts in anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Comrade View Post
    I just use mine to preserve silly little quotes from posts that I found funny, both with and without context.
    Personally I am either about all of these - or just useful and relevant ressources. I couldn't care less about avatar artists, Youtube channels and DA accounts or quotes. Good lord, how I despise quotes - meaning stuff like quoting Lincoln or some author in a semi-philosophical manner - nowadays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sporeegg View Post
    I couldn't care less about avatar artists
    I understand, but if they're nice enough to make them, I can sure as hell honor their request to be tagged as the artist.
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    I just use it to link to a longer post that is sort of everything that other people put in their actual signatures, but without the space limitations.

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    I use mine to link to a gaming community in an attempt to help bring together players for a niche game. I dunno if it actually works, I'm just too lazy to remove it. Same reason I still have the Mostly Useless Magic Items post lying around in there. In case I ever want to reference it, I guess?
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    I haven't bothered to accumulate one of my own, but I enjoy seeing some of the local-quote ones that link to quotes from other threads around the board.

    I get grumpy about the excessively long ones, particularly what seems to be a trend of posting character stats in sigs that I've been seeing lately (spoiler tags are your friend for that kind of thing).

    I basically don't use the modern "social media" internet, so sigs still seem reasonable to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danzibr View Post
    If it’s super long, spoiler it.
    If it's even longer you can use links, there is character limit
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    Eh, mine is just a hodgepodge of links of my character I like done by an artist and one colored... that one doesn't even work anymore, should really remove it one day. And a thank you to my avatar creator, because that's just common decency to me. It's the same character, just more... piratey.

    As for quotes... they are relics from the past, from my... kinda emo phase, I guess? The first one is(or was) in consideration for what to put on nuclear waste shelters, for posterity. The second one is from tvtropes... zombie apocalypse, I think. And the third one is from Sinfest. I am not nearly as moody as I used to be back when I put them in the signature, but I still like them, so they are staying there for the time being.

    And seeing as I'm mostly a remnant of a bygone era(at least as far as this forum is concerned), I don't see that changing anytime soon.
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    I use mine to title and attribute my avatar (which I assume most won't see because I still haven't migrated it off Imgur), and to host a banner I got from a co-participant in an Iron Avatarist competition way back.

    Come to think of it, I wonder why I never put my IA trophies in my sig. Hmm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rooster707 View Post
    I use mine for self-aggrandizement, mostly. And to credit the creator of my avatar.
    Same here.

    I think of the sig as being a quick summary of what I'm about, for the benefit of strangers/new members.
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    I sometimes use it to store links to stuff I'm workign on. But mostly, I toss in a quote or two from the last thing I read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninja_Prawn View Post
    Same here.

    I think of the sig as being a quick summary of what I'm about, for the benefit of strangers/new members.

    What she said, though in my case there's also "Documenting my descent into madness"
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    I've kept 'accolades' I've received in response to my ****posting. The quotes are responses that remind me that it is worth being who I am.
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    Signature?
    What Signature?
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    That signature!

    Mostly to stroke my ego and shamelessly put what I think is funny.
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    Thanks for reminding me. I didn't realize I hadn't put a sigline out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenflame133 View Post
    I was thing of doing something useful with it. Maybe say something about kind of player I am so that when I apply for PBP, DM could get idea what to expect from me... this quickly turned into FAQ about my life. In other words moust of thing I will tell you when doing small talk writen down, but then I started realazing it would be huge and likly some one seeing like 15 pages (including index) would porobly just skip on it.
    You're not the first person to think these thoughts. In the olden days we had a thing called "geek code" (Google it), which was designed to compress everything you might want to share with a fellow geek into one or two lines.

    I don't know if there's a variant specific to RPGing. If there is, you could adopt that. If not, we could invent it. Who knows, maybe it'll catch on.
    "None of us likes to be hated, none of us likes to be shunned. A natural result of these conditions is, that we consciously or unconsciously pay more attention to tuning our opinions to our neighbor’s pitch and preserving his approval than we do to examining the opinions searchingly and seeing to it that they are right and sound." - Mark Twain

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    To me, your signature is one of the two major identifiers that separate one forum poster from another (the second being your avatar). So it's like a virtual T-shirt with whatever pictures, slogans, etc. that helps me differentiate one user from another.

    As for my own sig: I don't have any homebrew stuff I want to show off, or a YouTube channel to link to, or anything like that so I just grabbed a random quote from this board that made me laugh. I figure it's better than having nothing.
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    Your signature can be a good place to share information that you feel will facilitate interactions with other posters. For example, based on a recent exchange, I'm seriously considering adding a note to the effect that

    1. I generally prefer conversations in which statements are taken at face value.
    2. I generally try to say what I mean, and my statements should be interpreted with that in mind.
    3. My arguing against something you said shouldn't be taken to imply that you believe it.

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    If it’s super long, spoiler it.
    Spoiler animated gifs too, as these can be annoyingly distracting. This also allows the viewer to start watching at the beginning of the animation, as it doesn't start until the spoiler box is opened. (Also, don't use animated avatars. I'm not sure whether those are possible here, but don't use them anywhere else either.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Velaryon View Post
    To me, your signature is one of the two major identifiers that separate one forum poster from another (the second being your avatar).
    I often ignore screen names myself, but I wouldn't go so far as to call one a minor identifier. They generally stay the same as signatures and even avatars change. Besides, I often ignore signatures as well.

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    Mine is a quote from the Witcher series that I find to be fairly interesting. Every now and again somebody comments on it, usually in relation to the topic of a thread, and its kind of neat to see peoples different interpretations of it, void of the original context. Personally, ive always read it as the moral equivalent of "don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good", but I see other reads on it sometimes that surprise me.
    Huh? Isn't it pretty much the exact opposite? I thought that "choosing the lesser evil" means choosing the better of two bad (i.e. evil) options, while "letting the perfect be the enemy of the good" means not choosing the better of two bad (i.e. imperfect) options. So not choosing one evil over another seems incompatible with not letting the perfect be the enemy of the good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devils_Advocate View Post
    Spoiler animated gifs too, as these can be annoyingly distracting. This also allows the viewer to start watching at the beginning of the animation, as it doesn't start until the spoiler box is opened. (Also, don't use animated avatars. I'm not sure whether those are possible here, but don't use them anywhere else either.
    Neither animated avatars nor animated signatures are permitted here - so if you see one, just report it and it'll be dealt with.

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    At present, I'm using it for self aggrandizement. Previously I've used signatures for a quote, had an offer to help with some system specific homebrew for a while, and a few other things. I'm hoping to transition to a DrivethruRPG link for my stuff, but there's still editing and layout before I have even one item to put up.
    I would really like to see a game made by Obryn, Kurald Galain, and Knaight from these forums.

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