What do you think, about your signatures?

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What do you think, about your signatures?

Gentlemen, a thought...

Would those of you that place a detailed listing of your collection in your signatures consider not doing that anymore?

I ask because it totally kills the search capability of this website. If you try to search for a specific flashlight post, all you get are hundreds of posts with those signatures, without being able to find the posts ABOUT those lights.

What do you think?

Thanks for your time reading this.

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parkerdude wrote:

Would those of you that place a detailed listing of your collection in your signatures consider not doing that anymore?

+1

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parkerdude wrote:

Gentlemen, a thought...

Would those of you that place a detailed listing of your collection in your signatures consider not doing that anymore?

I ask because it totally kills the search capability of this website. If you try to search for a specific flashlight post, all you get are hundreds of posts with those signatures, without being able to find the posts ABOUT those lights.

What do you think?

Thanks for your time reading this.

+1  There is always the solution of making a jpeg/png of the collection list, and putting that as a signature.

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Thanks, I like it. Wish I'd thought of it.

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+1 been trying to hunt some info and sifting takes forever
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jpeg is very good idea. or a link to a collective thread where every BLF member updates his/her post of listed possessions.

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Well, I guess I'll have to change mine to a image. :Р

 

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Shadowww wrote:

Well, I guess I'll have to change mine to a image. :Р

 

Edit: done

 

Sweet! You can't tell if it was text or image, until you hovered over it!

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kreisler wrote:

jpeg is very good idea.

png format is even better when you use text.

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HKJ wrote:
png format is even better when you use text.

cool cool cool (Abed in Community haha).

i like my own sig a lot. reminds me of my pending orders so that i wouldnt forget Wink

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Yeah, jacked-up search results due to flashlight listings inside signatures has been bugging me too. I'll have to change mine so I don't contribute to the problem.

As an alternative solution, is it possible for BLF's forum software to be set to IGNORE signature content during searches? 

My Light Collection: **Info removed in order to keep forum searches accurate.** Plz consider doing the same: BLF searches ruined by Signatures
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gvmelbrty wrote:

As an alternative solution, is it possible for BLF's forum software to be set to IGNORE signature content during searches? 

Part of the problem is probably that the forum search is done by google and not by the forum software.

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You can use the forum search instead of the google search.  Just click on the first search without any input and you will see another search to your right.  Use that one as it will ignore signatures.

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gearjunkie wrote:

You can use the forum search instead of the google search.  Just click on the first search without any input and you will see another search to your right.  Use that one as it will ignore signatures.

There is a drawback to that though,  The forum search uses up forum bandwidth but the Google search does not.  I suspect that is why the Google search is the default option here.

I am no expert, but I have heard that forum searching with your own forum software is very expensive compared to the Google search which is basically free except for some small ads on the page and whatever data mining Google gets out of it. 

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+1

 

Gonna be hard to prevent future members from doing this though. 

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taz wrote:

parkerdude wrote:

Gentlemen, a thought...

Would those of you that place a detailed listing of your collection in your signatures consider not doing that anymore?

I ask because it totally kills the search capability of this website. If you try to search for a specific flashlight post, all you get are hundreds of posts with those signatures, without being able to find the posts ABOUT those lights.

What do you think?

Thanks for your time reading this.

+1  There is always the solution of making a jpeg/png of the collection list, and putting that as a signature.

+1 Its hard for me too. Thanks for putting up possible solutions to this problem

 

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removed mine

How bright is bright enough...

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I still recommend using a separate post for your collection, and hyperlink to the post outlining your collection. That way you can include pictures, and comments, not just a list. 

This was recommended above too.

"like everyone else - I’m looking for my next “last” flashlight" -  ohnonothimagain

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okwchin wrote:

I still recommend using a separate post for your collection, and hyperlink to the post outlining your collection. That way you can include pictures, and comments, not just a list. 

This was recommended above too.

 

Let me combine 2 ideas (if feasible)... it is nice to see the collection as a signature, as long as it is not text for the reason discussed. So how about making the signature jpeg/png like Shadowww did, and additionally link the image with a hyperlink that when clicked can take you to a post with the user collection that might also have comments, photos etc... is this possible?

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okwchin wrote:

I still recommend using a separate post for your collection, and hyperlink to the post outlining your collection. That way you can include pictures, and comments, not just a list. 

This was recommended above too.

That is how mine is

 


 

My lights here and here

 

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I agree is does mess up a search. Now if we can get everyone to implement this simple solution to the problem.

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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E1320 wrote:

Now if we can get everyone to implement this simple solution to the problem.

I think it's doable. Let's start mentioning about the issue and linking to this thread when replying to persons having those lists in their signatures.

Note: Don't spam if you don't have anything else to say! Just write your "normal" reply and then "Ps. Listing your lights in signature makes searching harder. Would you please change it? See this thread for instructions."

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+1!

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+1 great idea on the picture of text rather than text itself

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Who's going to tell rikr ....?

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jacktheclipper wrote:

Who’s going to tell rikr ….?

Laughing

 

He’s going to have a 10MB jpeg file for a sig.

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Tecmo wrote:
jacktheclipper wrote:

Who’s going to tell rikr ….?

Laughing

 

He’s going to have a 10MB jpeg file for a sig.

No, problem guys I’ll just delete them..

 

 

 New Collection / Old Collection

 
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rikr wrote:
Tecmo wrote:
jacktheclipper wrote:

Who’s going to tell rikr ….?

Laughing

 

He’s going to have a 10MB jpeg file for a sig.

No, problem guys I’ll just delete them..

No no no, it’s really really nice to see someone’s collection! Smile Well that’s my view, I am sure others have the same opinion. Just make a jpeg/png if possible so that it doesn’t mess up the search results.

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