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They should be disabled in this section IMO.

This section is about issues and development of this forum.    We don't need advertising here....

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With that logic, why should they be allowed anywhere on the forum?

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February 08, 2018, 01:37:06 AM
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They should be disabled in this section IMO.

This section is about issues and development of this forum.    We don't need advertising here....

Disabling it in only this section is technically not easy to do, and is most likely not worth the time to implement

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February 08, 2018, 02:28:26 AM
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Disabling it in only this section is technically not easy to do, and is most likely not worth the time to implement

It would take Theymos a couple seconds to implement it, since other forums here do not allow signatures.

But thanks for the ignorant comment.  Smiley


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February 08, 2018, 03:14:46 AM
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They should be disabled in this section IMO.

This section is about issues and development of this forum.    We don't need advertising here....

I know another user mentioned that this logic taken to its conclusion would wind up at "No advertisement anywhere.", although I disagree; it might be nice if the advertisements were left to specific sections, instead of it being the default that they are allowed/enabled. Although, as I think theymos put it (I'm paraphrasing) he enjoys the idea that quality, long-term members can earn some extra coin just for doing what they already do.

That being said, maybe only allow signatures in the marketplace, service discussion. gambling and sections that would be seemingly relevant and non-intrusive. I also enjoy the idea of a "Signature Ban", this obviously would put more work on moderators that may not be feasible; the idea would be, if a moderator/admin feels you are abusing or misusing their section, they may disable your signatures there (or everywhere). This also would make a campaign managers job more difficult.. I'm thinking out loud, but I have a few under-developed ideas that might be the starting point for something half-decent.

I definitely think all of the "Merit plz" threads would still exist, with or without the signatures, so I'm wondering.. Has something recently caught your attention to make you feel it necessary to bring this issue up now?

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February 08, 2018, 05:01:43 AM
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Maybe you can try install this script if you are get annoyed with signature ads :

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February 08, 2018, 05:05:28 AM
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Maybe you can try install this script if you are get annoyed with signature ads :

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https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1003570.0

I would like to see natural progression from the administration rather than forced censorship that lets everyone see something different.

Signatures are already disabled in certain sections of this forum - I believe META should be one of them. 

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They should be disabled in this section IMO.

This section is about issues and development of this forum.    We don't need advertising here....

I know another user mentioned that this logic taken to its conclusion would wind up at "No advertisement anywhere."

Might as well quote my post  Roll Eyes I'm not necessarily saying it's a bad idea, this just isn't a good argument for it.


That being said, maybe only allow signatures in the marketplace, service discussion. gambling and sections that would be seemingly relevant and non-intrusive.

This would only exacerbate the problem in my opinion. Signature campaigns will always be a thing as long as signatures are in some way enabled, and there will always be unscrupulous managers willing to pay spammers. Limiting signatures to a small corner of the forums would turn those areas into a veritable shit-hole. Perhaps there could be child boards for boards such as Bitcoin and Altcoin Discussion, as they are most inundated with crap, that mirror the same discussion guidelines without the ability to display your signature (similar to Serious Discussion).

Personally, I've just disabled signatures entirely, since even the non-advertisement ones generally aren't very important.

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February 08, 2018, 05:23:42 AM
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I do not think that signature should be disable in meta forum. Most of the discussions here are in English. These can be understood by the campaign managers and the advertisers also get the exposure required as it is one of the most frequently visited sections here. It is not allowed in sections where it is of no use to advertisers.

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Disabling them would discourage people to contribute.

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Disabling them would discourage people to contribute.

We don't need contributions in the META forum.   In fact, this site could exist just fine if no posts were made in the META forum....

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February 08, 2018, 06:18:57 AM
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Disabling them would discourage people to contribute.

If you neeed to get payed to contribute, then your contribution is not needed.
I agree with Vod. Signaturesshould be disabled in this part of the forum
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February 08, 2018, 06:27:29 AM
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Most signature campaigns don't reward Meta posts anyway. So posting here is usually pointless for sig. campaign purposes. The only people that benefit are the signature companies, not even the posters. So I agree signatures should be disabled here.

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February 08, 2018, 07:23:58 AM
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Disabling it in only this section is technically not easy to do, and is most likely not worth the time to implement

It would take Theymos a couple seconds to implement it, since other forums here do not allow signatures.

But thanks for the ignorant comment.  Smiley



Might be, who thought that personal signature space will be so monetized? It will bring fake accounts and spam posts.

Yes, It is already implemented in this forum for serious discussion.

Below are the few rules from serious discussion:

 - Signatures are not displayed.
 - You must be at least a Jr Member to post in Serious Discussion, and a Full Member to post in Ivory Tower.
 - Posts in Serious Discussion only activate a potential-activity period. They do not increase your post count.
 - Posts in Ivory Tower neither activate a potential-activity period nor increase your post count.

I think we can apply "no signature" and "no increase in post count" META too.

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Reducing the allowed character count would do a lot to clean up the board. Currently I am allowed 4,000 characters, and that is enough to create all those pseudo-banners. Reducing the count so that simple text signatures were used would improve the forum in my opinion.

Also I suggested that a BitcoinTalk shop allowed merits to be exchanged for products like buttons in signatures. I think that could clean up the boards.

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Disabling them would discourage people to contribute.
In my opinion there will be no discouragement if it is the rule is implemented, only a fool would love to accept discouragement after crossing the boundary.

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I would disagree seeing as probably 90% of my constructive posts are in here these days Grin. I think it's a slippery slope removing signatures from certain boards and you could make your argument for the main Bitcoin sub, Tech Discussion, Politics and practically everywhere else other than Off Topic maybe. Where does it end? We might as well just get rid of them site-wide because removing them from certain boards would also have negative consequences. Sure, the people who are only motivated by money will stop posting in the specific boards signatures are prohibited in, but they will then just migrate to the other sections where they can get paid and then they'll then start polluting those boards. Then people will naturally just request more and more boards meet the same fate. I think the merit system will discourage newer users from posting half-assed rubbish now, but any other spammers should just be dealt with and more importantly the campaigns that keep paying them to do so.



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Might as well quote my post  Roll Eyes I'm not necessarily saying it's a bad idea, this just isn't a good argument for it.

Literally the next line that you cut out of my quote, was me disagreeing with you. I don't know why you would take it out of context to pretend like I was agreeing with you, and using that as logic to justify my claim...

That being said, maybe only allow signatures in the marketplace, service discussion. gambling and sections that would be seemingly relevant and non-intrusive.

This would only exacerbate the problem in my opinion. Signature campaigns will always be a thing as long as signatures are in some way enabled, and there will always be unscrupulous managers willing to pay spammers. Limiting signatures to a small corner of the forums would turn those areas into a veritable shit-hole. Perhaps there could be child boards for boards such as Bitcoin and Altcoin Discussion, as they are most inundated with crap, that mirror the same discussion guidelines without the ability to display your signature (similar to Serious Discussion).

Personally, I've just disabled signatures entirely, since even the non-advertisement ones generally aren't very important.

Limiting signatures to only certain sections of the forum would not make Meta-Spam worse, so I disagree and I hope you don't somehow think this is me agreeing with you (again). Are you suggesting that these sections aren't already terrible? Disabling the signatures for your own eyes does not help the problem; there is still endless incentive for these people to spam these boards, so they will continue to post nonsense whether you can see their signatures personally, or not.

I'm in no way suggesting that signature campaigns should not be a thing, but I think directing the nonsense away from the Meta board would be nothing except positive for Meta (unless we can stop it, entirely). Not sure how you can disagree with that.

Most of the discussions here are in English. These can be understood by the campaign managers and the advertisers also get the exposure required as it is one of the most frequently visited sections here. It is not allowed in sections where it is of no use to advertisers.

You're acting like you have a right to advertise wherever you want. Who cares? The section is in English and gets a lot of exposure, that is no argument for why it should be there, unless you are arguing from a campaign manager's perspective, which is irrelevant to the other 99.99% of forum users that would benefit from the spam being disincentived.

The argument isn't, "Campaign managers have a tough time in Meta", I fail to see your point.

Most signature campaigns don't reward Meta posts anyway. So I agree signatures should be disabled here.

This thread is hitting me in a bad place. Maybe I am misunderstanding certain people, but this reads to me as "Signature campaigns don't pay for this section, so this section should have signatures disabled.", that makes no sense to me. Maybe they should be disabled in meta, but it certainly isn't because most campaigns don't reward for it...

I suggested that a BitcoinTalk shop allowed merits to be exchanged for products like buttons in signatures. I think that could clean up the boards.

This is a nice idea, but I'm not entirely sure on the implementation of it. Would you have to buy a particular "button", or would you be spending Merit to enable PHP code in your signature? I would like to hear more about the specifics of that.

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This is a nice idea, but I'm not entirely sure on the implementation of it. Would you have to buy a particular "button", or would you be spending Merit to enable PHP code in your signature? I would like to hear more about the specifics of that.

I don't think php would be a good idea.

I've got 582 merit points at the moment, and I need 500 to stay as a Hero. That gives me 82 "spare" points. A Legendary upgrade gives me a nice title, but it doesn't give me any other advantages, so the only incentive that merits give to me is for me to gain feedback on my posting. If I could buy the right to include a small button in my sig that was hosted by me,  then that would allow me to promote some services such as domain name registrations that may be of interest to other members.

I'm not talking about trading merits here, only the possibility of spending them in one place - a BitcoinTalk shop.

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I don't think php would be a good idea.

I've got 582 merit points at the moment, and I need 500 to stay as a Hero. That gives me 82 "spare" points. A Legendary upgrade gives me a nice title, but it doesn't give me any other advantages, so the only incentive that merits give to me is for me to gain feedback on my posting. If I could buy the right to include a small button in my sig that was hosted by me,  then that would allow me to promote some services such as domain name registrations that may be of interest to other members.

I'm not talking about trading merits here, only the possibility of spending them in one place - a BitcoinTalk shop.

I only mentioned PHP, because I'm illiterate, but I meant the ability to use graphics, designs (outside of text) things like that; I also would probably suggest that this shop shouldn't take merit, but maybe it could take sMerit. This way people would not have to decide between de-ranking, signature features or keeping their progress. This way people would be encouraged to earn sMerit, instead of spending the merit they were given from the start. If people could simply spend their merit, too many people would be able to purchase from the shop undeservedly simply because they started out with 500 Merit. If we restrict it to sMerit, they would only be able to purchase from the shop with what they've earned (aside from the small amount of sMerit we got to start). We would probably need to set something special up for the Merit sources if we were to do something like this, for example they cannot use their Source merit to purchase from the shop, only the sMerit they have earned the same as everyone else.

I believe Merit is supposed to be a permanent mark of your past achievements, so it would be unfortunate to trade that away.

Would campaign managers also be able to put up their "button" in the shop, and any accepted participants would have to purchase this from the shop in order to participate? It is a neat idea, and I like the thought of being able to use Merit or sMerit is interesting and new ways that also benefit the health of the forum.

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