Tip of the Day [#1] Viewing Other Members Signatures

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  1. Randy Petersen
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    Here's a way to personalize your view of MilePoint. If you are tired of seeing the same signatures over and over and just want to see the posts, did you know that you can turn off the viewing of signatures?
    Here's how:
    1) Hover over your user name in the menu box in the upper right of this page.
    2) You'll see this image. Click on the "Preferences" listing.


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    Within the information in the "Preferences" page, you'll see the following:
    "Show people's signatures with their messages"
    Click the box to show signatures of other members, unclick the box to hide from view other members signatures when viewing threads.



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  2. milchap
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    This is a great feaure. The posts were getting cluttered.

    Too many badges of honour being shown....

    Reminded me of driving into a city and being assaulted wilth numerous signs for hotels, food etc
     
  3. Tinkerer
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    Thanks for the daily tip, Randy.

    I've also noticed that if you are not logged in, you don't see any signatures.
     
  4. Chimpy
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    Tip of the day is a great feature, I will put it in the watch list.
     
  5. sobore
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    Will definitly help to unclutter forums!
     
  6. misman
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    Thanks. Not only does it unclutter, but it also removes the issue of seeing a signature that one may find offensive (or just not like!)
     
  7. Westsox
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    What a great way to escape from all the Monkeys. I will know they are still out there but I will not see them.
     
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    Now I have the flying monkey theme song from Wizard of Oz going though my head. Thanks a lot[​IMG]
     
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    What do you have against Chimpy?
     
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  10. Westsox
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    I have nothing against Chimpy. But, everytime I see him, he reminds me of a scary neighbor who lived in our housing project when I was about five years old. Mr Glass was a nice man but he was old, ugly and ate a cigar for breakfast every morning. That can be a bit scary when you are 5.
     
  11. iloveawardtravel
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    I agree! So the assumption is that there will only be 1 "tip of the day" thread and we'll just add to it? Maybe this is something we can also add to the newbie forum or user guide when it gets created.
     
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  12. Gargoyle
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    wow. I just noticed on that screen capture- you have 55 unread messages in your inbox!

    We need a feature where, every time we give Randy a "Like" he gets another 10 minutes added onto the 24 hours he has in a day!
     
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    Noticed that as well. That is pretty crazy, I imagine the alerts are turned off; they would be as ridiculous as yours must be!
     
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    I have to set up for my alerts to go to my cell phone, and set it on vibrate.

    That will make my day much more pleasurable.
     
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  15. Randy Petersen
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    That was related to the RSVPs conversation that is going around for the upcoming weekend Content Bootcamps in Chicago, Washington DC and New York. But nonetheless, very active feature. thank you.
     
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  16. Gargoyle
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    I'm looking forward to meeting you in Chicago; it's a great job you're doing with this site.
     
  17. SC Flier
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    I'm going to add to this tip:

    If you choose to hide signatures within the threads, there is still a way to view a member's signature when you want.

    Suppose that a user posts, "See my signature for the link."

    You can see their signature on the Information tab on their profile.
    1. Click on their name or avatar.
    2. Click on Profile Page.
    3. Click on the Information tab.
     
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  18. Seat1A
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    it seems that the signature is where people put information about their key programs and status levels, along with other stuff. when reading a thread like "will UA's E+ announcement impact your loyalty to delta?", i like to see the context of a poster's answer -- what is their delta status, and what is their united status. but, i don't like having tons of big, graphic signatures in the main thread column as i read. i'm torn as to whether i want to turn off signatures, but i haven't yet...

    i would like to see a better way to get some context on a user's statuses without having to keep the signatures.. something in the left column, along with the user information. perhaps it could highlight the status relevant to the currently viewed board, and show others in simple text?
     
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  19. Gargoyle
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    Maybe a field where users can add additional info, and that displays as a hover-over bubble when you hover on the avatar?
     
  20. SC Flier
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    I was thinking something similar. Either a mouseover, or a link to expand the signature after clicking it.

    I have turned off signatures in MP for now. They are too busy for some members.
     
  21. Gargoyle
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    How about a separate option to just turn off viewing graphics in peoples signatures, and leave the text? I don't know if this is possible, but if not, perhaps ask the developers about adding it.

    Many people will be putting meaningful content in their sigs along with useless graphics. (mine being a case in point).
     
  22. kwai
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    You've got one of the most cluttered signatures!!! [​IMG]
     
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