[PG Survey] Signatures on Pagalguy: Your Suggestions Wanted!

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Dear Puys, There has been a major change; and an equal amount of outrage over it, recently on the PG forums. Signatures were disable for all members some time back, and presently, unless you are a ranked member, like a Madcap, mod, bschool ra...
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Looks like a next gen version....I am exited about it..

Waiting!

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MrFit Says
Thanks for the info, when will you release the new version ??

i won't release the new version.
the PG HQ will do that.
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MrFit Says
Thanks for the info, when will you release the new version ??



very soon

source : http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/our-announcements-suggestions-and-feedback/8282-suggestions-feedback-and-more-235.html#post3402463


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please wait for the new version to be released.

everyone will get a signature then.


Thanks for the info, when will you release the new version ??
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MrFit Says
Hello guys, the thread starter, moderators, admins... please act! reply and tell us what will you do for this!

please wait for the new version to be released.

everyone will get a signature then.
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Hello guys, the thread starter, moderators, admins... please act! reply and tell us what will you do for this!

MA Social Entrepreneurship 2012-14, TISS :D
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1. Allow signatures to everyone who is 3 months old and posts > 300.
2. Plain text. Normal font will work for me.

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It would be awesome to get access for signatures.....Its a good way to keep points...So that only veteran puys can use them..

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Thread OP, please start replying to our suggestions!!

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Dear Puys,

There has been a major change; and an equal amount of outrage over it, recently on the PG forums. Signatures were disable for all members some time back, and presently, unless you are a ranked member, like a Madcap, mod, bschool rank holder, or so, you cannot edit your signatures.


The reason for blocking signatures were the following:

1. Bots would log in onto PG, create an account, copy text from older posts, and then add spam links in their signatures. Signature spam was at an all time high, leading to many other bot attacks thru people clicking those links inadvertantly. One click would leadmany bots to our site, creating a major problem. Most links were either porn, nsfw, or bot links dedicated to flooding the user/site/emails with more bots and spamware.

2. Another, comparatively minor reason was this: competitors, or coaching class personnel, or any other person with a product to sell to MBA aspirants would link to their website in their signature, advertising it. Obviously, this is against the rules. Copyrighted material & commercial links are strictly banned on PG.

3. Even more minor reason: Well, there is a simple format that all users had to follow wrt signatures: simple, plain text format, no images, and max four lines. Some enthusiastic people did not follow those rules, and their signatures were jazzy and loud to the extreme. Having such signatures is quite distracting an experience, trust me.


Taking these points into account, especially the first one, a call was taken to disable signatures. We realised that the spam count on PG fell like a ton of bricks the moment this change took hold.

However, we realise that signatures are basic and probably fundamental need for users, and a mandatory item for many.

Towards this end, we are now asking you: What do you want in your signatures? What do you not want in them?

We are holding a survey for you to tell us what we should be doing for signatures. What do you think, that signatures should be allowed or disallowed, or what should be done about them.


Remember, your suggestions should include the following aspects:

1. Try including as many types of members as possible, don't disallow anyone based on their number of posts or their bschool or their other status.

2. Try giving solutions that are simple, clean, elegant, and automatable. If a rule needs to be enforced, can we make it a part of the system?

3. If you are allowing links, what kind of links should be allowed or disallowed?

Present Signature related rules are linked here: http://www.pagalguy.com/forum/our-announcements-suggestions-and-feedback/1863-rules-posting-guidelines-reloaded.html#post1138033

So go on, post away. Let us know your thoughts on this.

With Regards,
Grondmaster


Okay, this forum is not a formal one, its an informal forum, where students come and interact, so whats the problem with loud signatures, atleast rather than having so many B-School's advertisements (which are very distracting) we can enjoy the signatures.

I mean look at PG's forum on each side there are advertisements, I agree you need to generate revenue to run the website, but say after 50 posts, you should allow signatures, which will not be spam.

We want signatures, as they are cool and we enjoy updating them 😃 they are fun to experiment with.

It will make your forum a fun forum!
MA Social Entrepreneurship 2012-14, TISS :D
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