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Advice on signatures in the forums

The use of “signatures” in the forums.

This note is to try and help users understand the use of “Signatures” in the new forums.

Creating a signature.

Select the “Account” button from the top right hand of the scree and then select the “Edit” pane. If you scroll down to the box marked “Personal Information” and click on the arrow to the left, the box will open and show a lot of fields into which you may, or may not (it is up to you), put details about yourself, that other users may then see. Towards the bottom and just above the box for “Biography” is one for “User Signature”. Any text entered in this box will become associated with all posts you make in the forums.

You need to be aware that it may not be seen by other users (see “Viewing Signatures” below), and that what is seen will always be the current contents of your “User Signature” box. So if you made a post last month when your signature was “I think Windows 8 is great!” that will have been what could be seen then, but if you have now changed to think that “Apple are the best!”, looking back at your old post will now say “Apple are the best!”.

Before the contents of the “User Signature” box take effect you need to click on the “Save” button at the bottom of the screen.

Viewing Signatures.

Below the “Personal Information” box (under IM screen names and Privacy) is “Preferences”. If you click on the arrow next to that, the drop down will reveal a check box for “View Signatures In Posts”. If this box is ticked you will see any signatures that users have chosen to create, at the end of their posts. If you leave this box blank then you will not see their signatures whatever they have put. Again you will need to select “Save” before any changes to this check box are implemented.

Mike
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Kudos0

Re: Advice on signatures in the forums

What's the position on using/adding picture/html signatures?
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Kudos0

Re: Advice on signatures in the forums

Viewing Signatures.

Below the “Personal Information” box (under IM screen names and Privacy) is “Preferences”. If you click on the arrow next to that, the drop down will reveal a check box for “View Signatures In Posts”. If this box is ticked you will see any signatures that users have chosen to create, at the end of their posts. If you leave this box blank then you will not see their signatures whatever they have put. Again you will need to select “Save” before any changes to this check box are implemented.

Mike, it's probably just me but I can't find the  “View Signatures In Posts” box.

Thanks,
Dave

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Re: Advice on signatures in the forums

Viewing Signatures.

Mike, it's probably just me but I can't find the  “View Signatures In Posts” box.

I see it in the "Preferences" dropdown. If you don't see it, it maybe another bug they have to fix.

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Kudos0

Re: Advice on signatures in the forums

I see it in the "Preferences" dropdown. If you don't see it, it maybe another bug they have to fix.

Hi PTD,

Thanks, that helped!  I was thinking it would of been in 'Personal Information" along with the "Signature" it self. 

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Kudos0

Re: Advice on signatures in the forums

Krusty13 said:

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Mike, it's probably just me but I can't find the  “View Signatures In Posts” box.

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Hi Dave.

Does this help?

Mike
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Re: Advice on signatures in the forums

Hi Mike,

This helped  -  https://community.norton.com/comment/5916751#comment-5916751

I found it in the end, by the way my time zone is;

I would never of found the correct time for Sydney, NSW, Australia if it hadn't of carried over from Lithium.  People have been saying this new platform is still a beta version but I'd say it is more like an Alpha (sorry Tony, a spade is a spade).  I sure hope NS and NSwB are MUCH better when they are released.

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
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Re: Advice on signatures in the forums

I sure hope NS and NSwB are MUCH better when they are released.

 I hope they fix most of the bugs in this forum before they release NS and NSwB. If they don't, it's going to be fun trying to help people with problems with NS / NSwB.

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Kudos0

Re: Advice on signatures in the forums

 I was looking for this solution ,thanks guys,My timezone had me in Antarctica...it was starting to get rather cold.

Cheers Mo Windows 7 64 bit, NIS2013
Kudos0

Re: Advice on signatures in the forums

I cannot preview my signature, in other forums I see the preview button next to saving button. How can I check my signature before I save it.

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Re: Advice on signatures in the forums

Go ahead and save it. Then create a test post in the Sandbox Thread. If you do not like what you see, you can go back and edit the signature.

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Kudos0

Re: Advice on signatures in the forums

Thanks everyone. I have customized my signature with my name. It looks good.