Wooo! No more automatic sigs!


No longer will throngs of useless signatures be unwittingly thrust upon us. And the signal to noise ratio of all threads will now increase, providing an effective increase in bandwith. I hereby declare this “Opt-in signature day” on the SDMB!

Let’s see…

Ah, so it is! Good deal.

i say they make the sdmb plain text files.

I preferred auto on. oh well.

Eh, I deleted my sig long ago just to be rid of that nuisance. I am not sure I recall how to re-activate it now. Or even recall what it was.

Something about Cynthia…


Hmm, I guess I could have deleted my sig. That would have fixed things. :smiley:


Nice one…

Hmm, this command seems to do the trick.

lynx -dump "http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=256861" > sdmb-plain-text

Repeat for each thread as needed.

Nitpick: grimpixie, his name is spelt Gandhi.

Me too. I was beginning to think I was the only one!

How can you prefer to have it auto on when we’re not permitted to display it more than a few times in a thread?

Are you saying that only USEFUL sigs will now be unwittingly thrust upon us? :wink:

  • Jinx

I don’t usually post more then a few times to the same thread anyway.

I preferred it to be auto on, as well, but eh…

one more just checking…

I preferred auto-on as well, since signatures aren’t allowed to be unnecessarily long on the SDMB anyway.

It’s not a big deal though.