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      Current state of vpsBoard   02/04/2017

      Dear vpsBoard members and guests:

      Over the last year or two vpsBoard activity and traffic has dwindled. I have had a change of career and interests, and as such am no longer an active member of the web hosting industry.

      Due to time constraints and new interests I no longer wish to continue to maintain vpsBoard. The web site will remain only as an archive to preserve and showcase some of the great material, guides, and industry news that has been generated by members, some of which I remain in contact to this very day and now regard as personal friends.

      I want to thank all of our members who helped make vpsBoard the fastest growing industry forum. In it's prime it was an active and ripe source of activity, news, guides and just general off-topic banter and fun.

      I wish all members and guests the very best, whether it be with your business or your personal projects.

      -MannDude
MannDude

New signature guidelines.

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Yeah. My main gripe was just signatures that tried to make eyes focus on them instead of the content of the response or thread. It's understandable, I know why people do it and not everyone is guilty of it and I don't blame them for trying. But the fact is, signature text by default is smaller and lighter in color than the default text in responses and posts. For a reason. ;)

 

There are always those few users who have to take things to an extreme...and then they get defensive when you call them on it.The new rules are appropriate for a growing, mature community.

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  • Signature can't be annoying or hurt eyes.

 

Haha this is a great rule, but who is to say whether it "hurts the eyes"?  :P

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Disable signatures, easy.

 

Sadly there are a lot of providers here that post helpful information and contribute positively, though they do it also because each helpful post they make also contains their signature. I think disabling signatures would hurt the community more than help it and would reduce postings.

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Ah, now I know why mine was messed up. I recall reading this thread but I guess I kinda slowly forgot. LOL!

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Ah, now I know why mine was messed up. I recall reading this thread but I guess I kinda slowly forgot. LOL!

 

I think I removed the additional size limit of yours since it was larger than the default text. I think the font you are using now is making it appear larger, but it's still the default text size limit so i'll let it slide. :)

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So there are signatures :) ? With my filtered life I see no signatures on vpsBoard.

 

This is funny to me.  Time to research how/what is getting blocked.

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So there are signatures :) ? With my filtered life I see no signatures on vpsBoard.

 

This is funny to me.  Time to research how/what is getting blocked.

 

It's a setting in your control panel. You probably disabled it.

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It's a setting in your control panel. You probably disabled it.

 

Oh fun!  Let me go find it and enable it. :)  I've been missing out.

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Ban everyone & their signature unless they offer us discounts!

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Right decision, because sometimes it's really annoying to see terribly huge signatures. However, I remember these 'great' times when all forums were filled with shiny image (or even gif) based signatures, it was quite funny :)

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Good rules indeed, but the "Hide all signatures" option is not very good for the community, as MannDude already mentioned a lot of providers/people are posting helpful things because they could eventually gain something out of it.... and while some of you may view this as a bad thing, really think about it, it's basically asking someone to dedicate part of their time to post a helpful and meaningful post while gaining absolutely nothing in return.

Signatures are viewed in such a bad way on these forums (VPSB, WHT, LET, etc) it's absolutely amazes me that nobody stops to think that these people posting have to spare precious time to help others, basically writing content for free for that forum... content writing is not easy and it's not free... and yeah I believe a signature at the end of a meaningful post is extremely low return for that post anyway... so allowing your forum users to disable signatures forum-wide would even further deprecate the value of the signatures on said forum, and thus would make people less and less willing to post meaningful posts.

 

... just my two cents.

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I'm New here and first to say hallo to every one...now question...are links to  own offers on own website allowed....like in my signature...Thanks

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