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Bartholomew
07-17-2008, 10:43 AM
Informational purposes only.

Jenifer
07-17-2008, 10:52 AM
Yep! Cleeking feenger not being only for cleeking.

Joe270
07-17-2008, 11:22 AM
Naw. Most of 'em only lead to porn sites anyway.

maxmordon
07-17-2008, 11:41 AM
Never, most of them are the same stuff...

nerds
07-17-2008, 12:54 PM
I never do. Most siggies I don't even tune in on if there's a lot of stuff in them because my mind automatically rejects visual clutter, so I don't really perceive the links. If there's one interesting quote or two I will read those, but that's about it. Besides, if I followed all the links I'd spend even more computer time away from the stuff I should be doing than I already am.

Max's siggie just above this post is a perfect example of the type that I will pay attention to and don't feel visually aggravated by.

JJ Cooper
07-17-2008, 12:58 PM
Naw. Most of 'em only lead to porn sites anyway.

I just spent an hour checking and you're wrong, Joe.

JJ

nerds
07-17-2008, 01:04 PM
I just spent an hour checking and you're wrong, Joe.


:D

Unique
07-17-2008, 01:52 PM
I used to more than I do now. Downgraded to dial up and it's so FREAKin' Slow. :p

JimmyB27
07-17-2008, 02:36 PM
I do sometimes.

But no-one ever clicks mine. :(

Bartholomew
07-17-2008, 02:40 PM
So far, the majority have implied that they'll click on something that catches their eye.

Logically, then, my links need to be in size 54 font, in flashing epilepsy-inducing neon shades of rainbow, with a script that makes a half-naked woman / man (based on the spyware I have installed on your computer, shamelessly mining data for me) appear and dance over it.

nerds
07-17-2008, 02:46 PM
I do sometimes.

But no-one ever clicks mine. :(


But you do have excellent quotes. :)

JimmyB27
07-17-2008, 02:49 PM
So far, the majority have implied that they'll click on something that catches their eye.

Logically, then, my links need to be in size 54 font, in flashing epilepsy-inducing neon shades of rainbow, with a script that makes a half-naked woman / man (based on the spyware I have installed on your computer, shamelessly mining data for me) appear and dance over it.
Catches my eye, not yanks it out of my head and mashes it into a pulp with a sledgehammer.

JimmyB27
07-17-2008, 02:57 PM
But you do have excellent quotes. :)
I also have excellent links. The first being to a humourous fantasy story, written by one of the best writers I have ever been.


;)

nerds
07-17-2008, 03:08 PM
I also have excellent links. The first being to a humourous fantasy story, written by one of the best writers I have ever been.



:)

Point taken, and I WILL make the time to look, it's true I've not gotten round to that.

:)

Jimmy, was that intentional or is it a typo? - "written by one of the best writers I have ever been." Intentional or not I love it. Keep it, use it.

nerds
07-17-2008, 03:43 PM
Okay, help me out here - when I click on the link I get a page asking me to set up a wordpress site/account/something, and it tells me that DestinyDeceived doesn't exist. :eek:

What should I do next?

JimmyB27
07-17-2008, 03:49 PM
Okay, help me out here - when I click on the link I get a page asking me to set up a wordpress site/account/something, and it tells me that DestinyDeceived doesn't exist. :eek:

What should I do next?
Dodgy link in my sig. Maybe *that's* why no-one's clicked on it.


That's what I'm going to keep telling myself anyway.
Should be ok now.

nerds
07-17-2008, 04:47 PM
Dodgy link in my sig. Maybe *that's* why no-one's clicked on it.


It works perfectly now. I'm totally enjoying the story, will return to finish reading a little later. Good job!

JimmyB27
07-17-2008, 05:09 PM
It works perfectly now. I'm totally enjoying the story, will return to finish reading a little later. Good job!
Thanks.

You know, I think this has to be my most successful thread derail ever. From signatures to praise of me in only 17 posts. :D

Bartholomew
07-17-2008, 05:18 PM
Thanks.

You know, I think this has to be my most successful thread derail ever. From signatures to praise of me in only 17 posts. :D

The rest of us are badmouthing you in the elite "super poster" forum. Trust me.

crazynance
07-17-2008, 05:28 PM
I also have excellent links. The first being to a humourous fantasy story, written by one of the best writers I have ever been.


;)

based on that line alone I now want to read it.

Maryn
07-17-2008, 05:37 PM
I've clicked a signature link maybe a dozen times since I arrived at AW. The more links, quotes, pleas, and graphics in the signature, the more blind I am to it. Sometimes I disable signatures or put certain users on ignore because their bloated, image-heavy, self-congratulatory signatures irk me beyond reason.

I'll read a two-line quote, but that's about it.

Maryn, sourpuss

JimmyB27
07-17-2008, 05:37 PM
The rest of us are badmouthing you in the elite "super poster" forum. Trust me.
Meh. Out of sight, out of mind.

JimmyB27
07-17-2008, 05:38 PM
Sometimes I disable signatures or put certain users on ignore because their bloated, image-heavy, self-congratulatory signatures irk me beyond reason.
Oh-oh.

Maryn
07-17-2008, 05:40 PM
Nah. What do you care what a grump thinks?

Maryn, admitting she's blind to (but not irked by) Jimmy's

underthecity
07-17-2008, 06:58 PM
Sometimes, but I skim past the signatures that contain more words than those in the entire thread. The ones that really irritate me are the ones with a gigantic graphic of the person's screen name or some other crazy thing.

allen

Shadow_Ferret
07-17-2008, 07:04 PM
I'm ADD. I click. But then I quickly forget why I clicked and leave.

(And if you're wondering why I clicked "Never" it's because by the time I got to that answer, I'd forgotten the question and just thought that one looked neat.)

JLCwrites
07-17-2008, 08:03 PM
Notices shiny glasses on ferret... "ohhh pretty! Im sorry, I forgot what this thread was about."

dpaterso
07-17-2008, 08:21 PM
I'm a frequent clicker, tho' usually it depends whose link it is and whether I (dis)like 'em or not.

-Derek

Pagey's_Girl
07-17-2008, 09:25 PM
If one looks interesting, I will - provided it's not in one of those forums where it might not be such a great idea.

And no, mine's nothing naughty - just my totally boring blog about my adventures making dolls.

Clair Dickson
07-17-2008, 09:41 PM
I'll click, but I'm in the category who gets twitchy when there's more than a line or two in the sig line.

Quotes are cool.

Personally, I think what the book/story/site is like is more enticing. I don't read fantasy, so if the pix, title, etc. look fantasy-like, I'm not very clicky. I could be missing stuff...

And big ol' pix in the sig line make my quills stand up. Yech.

One last thing-- I refuse to go to MySpace, Facebook, or other freinding places. It's an antisocial thing.

Perks
07-17-2008, 10:02 PM
The likelihood of my clicking is directly proportional to my estimation of the poster.

And after reading this thread, I hope I haven't contributed to anyone's eyeball cramps with my sig lines. Oh dear.

Perks
07-17-2008, 10:07 PM
But, of course, now I'm clicking on the links willy nilly from this thread just because I can't seem to help myself. Thanks a lot, Bart.

BardSkye
07-18-2008, 12:45 AM
I have signatures turned off.

Perks
07-18-2008, 12:55 AM
I have signatures turned off.Lol! But you have one! Hardly seems fair...

BardSkye
07-18-2008, 07:44 AM
True, but I don't have to look at it.

I just found the pictures and links and sayings and whatnot took a fair amount of time to scroll through, especially when popping in during lunch at work. No time for a leisurely read any more; I've got the boss staring over my shoulder now.

dpaterso
07-18-2008, 11:27 AM
"Ph-ngliu mglw'nafh Chtulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn."
Gaaaah! Typos in siglines infuriate me! If you can't get this simple phrase right (Ph-nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn) what must your links be like?

-Derek

nerds
07-18-2008, 11:41 AM
I have signatures turned off.


I'm most tempted to do this; in fact I think I will try it out for a while, my eyes will probably thank me.


I just shut them off, omg, this is fabulous. Much easier on the brain.

maxmordon
07-18-2008, 12:05 PM
Didn't know you could shut them off

nerds
07-18-2008, 12:48 PM
Didn't know you could shut them off


Good morning max (it's very early here) :) - go to UserCP, choose Edit Options, and scroll down to Thread Display Options, "Visible Post Elements". The first one will be "Show Signatures". To shut them off just click on the blue checked box, which will go white, then they're off. Just click it again to turn them back on.

I plan to turn mine on every few months or so just to see if I'm missing anything good in anyone's siggie, then shut them off again.

Maryn
07-18-2008, 04:57 PM
Back when I had a dial-up, sigs off was the only way to fly. When we finally got broadband, I turned signatures back on during my first visit here. It was horrific. I won't name names, but there were graphics and animation so large and busy that those people went on my ignore list. I don't want to get to know better anybody who thinks it's perfectly all right to demand you pay them attention.

Maryn, sourpuss