I saw discussion on one of the other threads about one-line or text-only signatures… IMHO even that would be beneficial for those people trying to link to their projects or social media, without adding significant visual clutter or disrupting the “flow” as you scan down over a discussion thread. Here’s a simple Shotophop as an example:
Just a horizontal rule, followed by the user’s markdown, and using the otherwise unutilized whitespace to the left of the post action icons.
Alternatively, determined users could always manually insert signatures at the end of every post (as I will demonstrate in this post), by copy/pasting their markdown manually each time, e.g.:
*** [eternalapex](https://forums.unrealengine.com/t/eternal-apex-ambient-cyberpunk-megastructure-endless-rider/112737) | [acatalept.com](https://acatalept.com) | [twitter @acatalept](https://twitter.com/acatalept)
However, this is obviously a bad idea as it will cause duplicate signatures in case a real signature function is eventually implemented, and is unmanageable long-term since users’ sigs tend to change over time.
Additionally, this just adds to the vertical real estate of a post, instead of using the existing extra whitespace (as could be done with a built-in signature function).
Sample fake signature using the above code:
eternalapex | acatalept.com | twitter @acatalept