Can I please ask people not to repeated signatures on their posts.
I have PM'd a few people directly with the request as I've noticed them but I guess the inevitable "explain why / show it's fair" means I need to make it publicly to all ...
Everyone's name and avatar is already displayed next to each post made so anything added at the bottom is really superfluous and just reduces readability on smaller devices where screen-real-estate is already at a premium. If the layout is redesigned for mobile devices with the poster name at the bottom then it looks kind-of stupid (e.g. "said Simon - Simon ...")
We've all seem the crappy looking forums that allow unrestricted signatures and they get out of control with bios, links, animated gifs and so on repeated over and over. It applies to all because it can't apply to just some and it's difficult to say "no" to some and not others. I'd like to focus on content and readability so appreciate the understanding and cooperation.
I am going to look at making a "signature" option available in the profile page (similar to the bio) so people who might want to have one and people who chose to see them can do so (but it is the viewers choice). Having it separate will make it possible to have it as a click-to-view feature on small screens. It will help if posts are already aligned with that approach, hence the request now.
Simon <- for ironic effect
PS. don't worry for the odd posts if you forget / do it out of habit / it makes sense for the context - it's just a minor request which is why I was originally making them directly to anyone involved.