Adding a Signature?

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Adding a Signature?

Post by hhaefele » Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:14 pm

HI! This is my first time posting on fluteland, and I am trying to figure out how to add a signature. I read the FAQ on it, but it does not explain where in the user control panel I am supposed to go. Thanks for any help!

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Re: Adding a Signature?

Post by pied_piper » Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:27 pm

New members are moderated and are slightly restricted in forum permissions to help eliminate spammers. I believe that signatures are not allowed until you have posted several messages that are not spam. After you have met this criteria, your forum status will change to allow you to add a signature.

To add a signature, go to the user control panel, select the Profile tab, and then the Edit Signature option.
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Re: Adding a Signature?

Post by Midlife Flutist » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:49 am

I was looking for this as well.

I appreciate that you are trying to prevent spamming, but it's hard to "settle into" the community if you're met with suspicion and not allowed to make your own identiy. :(

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Re: Adding a Signature?

Post by Classitar » Wed Mar 18, 2015 5:49 am

I think its 3 posts, then you're a full member.
We had no choice, in recent years, we had hundreds of spam posts a day.
It's brought the forum to a standstill several times.
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Re: Adding a Signature?

Post by Midlife Flutist » Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:36 pm

So, how long after making three approved posts are we allowed to be accepted members of the forum? I would send a private message asking this, but, of course, . . . :|

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Re: Adding a Signature?

Post by Classitar » Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:41 am

Midlife Flutist, it happens automatically, no waiting that I'm aware of
Looks like you have 4 posts, do you have full access?

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Re: Adding a Signature?

Post by Midlife Flutist » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:55 pm

There is no "edit signature" option in my user control panel.
Also, "The avatar functionality is currently disabled." and "You are not authorised to read private messages."
And if I don't immediately edit this last line, I still have to wait for approval before my posts are added to the board.

:(

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Re: Adding a Signature?

Post by Classitar » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:57 am

Thanks for hanging in, with 5 posts you should have full access.
Moderators don't have options to change the board settings, but if you are still having problems we can get the Admin to help
Thanks for your patience

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Re: Adding a Signature?

Post by Midlife Flutist » Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:52 am

Thank you. ^_^ Things finally seem to be in order.
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Re: Adding a Signature?

Post by Flatfive » Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:34 am

Well, that probably answers something I was going to ask. I couldn't find a way of adding my location. But, I think a spam-free board is better than a bit of inconvenience for us noobs.

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Re: Adding a Signature?

Post by Classitar » Thu Apr 30, 2015 5:49 am

Thanks for joining Flatfive!

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Re: Adding a Signature?

Post by Flatfive » Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:59 am

Classitar wrote:Thanks for joining Flatfive!
Oops! Spotted this reply a bit late... Thanks, Classitar.

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Re: Adding a Signature?

Post by AdyDev » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:15 am

What is the main reason? the most of the sites are a block or remove after add signature.

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Re: Adding a Signature?

Post by pied_piper » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:53 pm

AdyDev wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:15 am
What is the main reason? the most of the sites are a block or remove after add signature.
New users are not allowed signatures because of spammers who only want to use the signature to advertise other web sites. This forum does not allow links to unrelated sites in signatures. Anyone who violates this will be deleted.

If you are a genuine flutist, you must show this by your relevant participation in the forum. If your participation shows that you are a flutist, signatures are allowed after some number of approved posts. The site moderators are very good at spotting fakes who only want to advertise and quickly removing them.

Why are you so fixated on having a signature?
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