What about members signature? They have all disappear and after searching in all settings, I didn’t saw where it is?
It’s always the same with forums upgrades, some aspects are cooler BUT some basic functionalities aren’t there anymore, functionalities that are considered as basic essentials for forums, like signature, avatar, etc.
I believe the new update has a community debugging purpose. The change usually affects many, like when we move from ue4 to ue5, many will love it and others will not, and this is based on simple things like computing power of each user. Now, the signatures or the website of each user, goes in the profile and if someone is interested in that person will surely want to know more about it.
What I perceive is that they seem to be encouraging more participation in the community, each time you level up, you will have access to new privileges, among those can be uploading an avatar, put a signature, make a survey etc.
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:
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).
Strange, I’m not quite sure I see the utility of this… although no great harm, perhaps it would be better hidden behind one of the action icons below each post (Like, Link, Flag, etc… maybe a Mentions button with a number to indicate how many?)
But stranger is that this is so far below the post in question, especially with all the whitespace at the bottom of each post.
I’m not sure I believe signatures were removed in order to add this functionality – I suspect sigs were removed to reduce visual clutter, the same way signature images used to be restricted in size. But to this end, they should be able to restrict sigs to text-only (which would still provide a lot of the previous functionality, while retaining the cleaner Discourse look).
I also really don’t care about the old signature system, as long as there are options that do the work - and also I hope the newer forum does allow more flexibility in general (due to newer tech?!), compared to the old platform