Hope you’re all doing well. Just a quick reminder about signatures— I receive PMs fairly frequently from different members that are annoyed or even offended by the content of some users’ signatures. This is usually due to signatures that are oversized, or because they contain political / religious messages. So if you have a signature, please review it (your own signature please, not those of other users) and make sure it adheres to the following BLF Rules, and modify it if necessary:
That’s all. Thanks a lot for reading, and have fun!
If saying a thing once would break the rules, saying it in every post doesn’t make it any better.
It’s like, if one is told not to swear, and one reacts by wearing a hat covered in profanity, this does not improve relations with other people. It mostly just inspires eyerolls and facepalms, and acts as a warning sign to others.
I would strongly support a character or line limit for signatures. There are some prominent forum members who have obnoxiously large signatures full of images that are extremely distracting when reading threads, and I sincerely doubt they will remove them without moderator intervention. I also welcome the rules limiting political and religious topics. I don’t need bible quotes and gun ownership activism constantly in my face on a flashlight forum.
The slippery slope is real. I’m not happy with this rule. It’s too heavy handed. Perhaps a better option would be to make it possible for the ‘offended’ to simply NOT SEE signatures at all, like the button that allows members to see a home page sans commercial posts.
Of course, if a signature attacks or flames people, it’s not acceptable.
Not sure what religious signature on BLF causes some people to get their panties in a twist, i only know of 1 religious (or rather theological) signature and it attacks or flames nobody.
Don’t you mind someone calling himself satan here? There’s at least 1 account with that name.
As for the gun control signature some of you may have in mind, it does not attack or flame people either.
(It’s not untrue either and it’s part of the US Constitution (and for good reasons), but that’s not important right now. )
How do you find the time to be offended about these things when we have members who prefer 6000K tints w/ micro-usb charging built in? I can barely sleep at night knowing I share an online space with these members.