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January 16, 2017, 06:15:58 PM
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Sigs used to be a way to reward posters for their contributions by helping them to kickstart their own websites, or to make a political statement or personal opinion. Unfortunately advertisers started to buy signatures, and posters saw this as a source of income. It all went downhill from there imho.

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January 16, 2017, 06:44:42 PM
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The purpose of signatures is to encourage activity by forum members through the enrollment of signature campaigns.
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January 16, 2017, 06:46:48 PM
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Sigs used to be a way to reward posters for their contributions by helping them to kickstart their own websites, or to make a political statement or personal opinion. Unfortunately advertisers started to buy signatures, and posters saw this as a source of income. It all went downhill from there imho.
That's because they wanted more visibility. Imagine what would happen if only the employees were allowed to wear clothes with a business logo. The owner would probably hire temps or pay people to pose as employees to get more visibility in the street. Paid advertising has existed before the signatures and will continue in this form or another.

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January 18, 2017, 12:17:19 AM
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It is good for the ability to customize and express yourself. Some people use it, others don't.
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January 18, 2017, 12:21:07 AM
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They are ridiculous and unnecessary,  and they're very annoying on other forums where they're not even rented out. You get someone posting just a smiley face and the post is mostly avatar and signature.   Over and over and over.   It makes threads very bloated.

However, I do support sig campaigns here IF the person is literate.   A lot aren't.
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