I really don't care either, but I voted for 1 line. I like the signatures in a forum, it is away to express yourself. Anything more than that is just goofy. We need the server space for one thing, and secondly, I really don't feel you need to express your beliefs in your signature line. I will go with whatever the ADMIN decides. But I am curious why you brought this up Wade? Problems?
I like to read everyones quote because I always put one on my labels. I rarely read all the wine that people are makig though. It really does not matter to me one way or another. Someone suggested another link for where we are all at for what we have made or making.
I really liked that you asked members what they would like/prefer. It shows the intent of the heart. I will go along w what everyone wants. I am easy to please....this is a bandwidth/versus sharing who you are in wine making issue. If the Sig lines are too small it forces people to go to everyones profile...to see what wines they are making etc....that is not going to happen so it restricts communication because who wants to be checking everyone's profile..not me...they have to stand out before i do that..on the other hand 8, 9, 10 or more lines is a space issue on the screen...and i have done that, so i know there is no need for it......i would see 4-7 lines as reasonable..it allows a user to say whats at the top of what they are doing in their wine making life...you can show plenty of the names of the wines you want others to know you make etc....and if that list is real long then they can end their sig with,,," for more wine that I make, click here(profile etc)
So i am going to vote for six lines just to put a number on it
Troy, yes there was a problem in which I and a few of us went a little overboard on a thread I deleted so as newcomers wouldnt see this petty problem, I for one was not proud of my action nor the whole post in general. The post was a petty complaint in which I over reacted to due to having a very bad day due to too much bad news over the past few days that was just building up inside of me. I didnt delete the thread which actually turned into 2, I did so to keep our site looking a little more professional like it used to! This is also the reason I deleted that "other post" awhile ago which people keep bringing up! That decision I still stand proud of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This poll will stand for 10 days, if anyone thinks it should stay up longer then please tell me so and I will adjust the time, There is no way for anyone to vote twice including me or my mods to favor it unless they have multiple IP addr's and multiple user names and email addr's.
I voted other, meaning what we had was fine with me. I for one did like to see what wines people had going. This is a wine making forum why not post what you are making if you wish? Come to think of it I have nothing listed but I do have some colassol failures in the works.
I did go back and vote for 1 line though. Signatures are just bells and whistles I could live without. Since it was there, I used it. But, my life would not be ruined without it. If anyone wants to know what I have going, they can ask.
Oh, one other suggestion. If you want to keep people abreast of your brews, create your own web page and update periodically. Then list the link in your one line signature. You will notice that Luc does this among several others. That way we save on server space and we get to show off our stuff. Cheers!
I voted other because it really doesn't matter to me. I'm just glad to see cooler heads prevailing this morning. I hope things get better at work for you soon, Wade. Actually, I hope the economy turns around soon so that many displaced people can get their lives back on track.
No politics here please, this economy sucks for just about everyone. especially everyone in the building trade and I for one agree with Tooth and hope this turns around fast for all of us but really dont see that happening for a long time if ever. I just hope it doesnt get any worse!
i voted other, because it dosent make a hill of beans to me one way are another, i do like to see what everybody has made and i beleive some body has started a thread on this http://www.winemakingtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5926 which i think should be a sticky, and i do love to see the one liners as expressions.
As mentioned before I like seeing what's being made. This past season I made 80 gallons of wine and each season I make several different wines. I love it, as does my wife and friends.
I joined to learn and contribute knowledge if I can. I have always done things different than most and have always been successful. This forum is a valuable source of knowledge from all over the world.
Thank you everybody. Let's keep learning and making wine!
I don't want people to think there is a bandwidth issue with Sig lines, it is just text. Bandwidth issues mostly come with stuff like pictures, animated avatars and stuff like that. Yes, text adds to it but not anywhere near what one would think. I personally could do without them but they do add an individuality to a forum which in reality I do like.
I don't know what our bandwidth ration are but I really doubt we come anywhere close to it. If you truly want to help keep the forums clean though, delete old private messages unless they have some importance, host your pics off site like on Photobucket, Flicker, etc. These things don't help a lot with actual bandwidth but will help with used disk space on the server which can slow a site down even more.
In all honestey to, I dodn't even know we had a "line" limit for sigs. I actually thought we had a "character" limit meaning the number of letters in the section. While I personally don't care for long detailed signatures as it is a pain reading on mobile devices which I have to do a lot due to work constraints, it isn't a big deal here at all.