Questions tagged [signatures]

A short "thank you" type of message concluding a SO post. A signature usually includes the user name or alias.

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Does Meta SE automatically remove signatures?

This is derived from finding What is the right site for asking a question about how to configure a browser, such as Firefox, Firefox ESR?. The original revision, included THX. This word looks that ...
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Can I delete statements that express thanking from questions? [duplicate]

There are many questions on many Stack Exchange sites that have paragraphs thanking people in advance which may cover a large fraction of the question area and I think it's NOT necessary to express ...
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Should we notify users when the system automatically changes their post?

I posted an answer earlier and in a fit of flagrant spontaneous salutation I started it with "Hello from 2018" which was automatically removed when I posted. I came on meta to find out more about ...
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Let's make the automatic removal of salutations language specific!

Saludos. ^^^ as you see, I just said hello in Spanish and nothing happened, despite "Saludos" means "greetings" in Spanish. In Spanish Stack Exchange we noticed that a post cannot start with ...
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Is "Hope that answered your question" considered a prohibited "signature, taglines, or greetings"

From http://$ Do not use signature, taglines, or greetings. Every post you make is already “signed” with your standard user card, which links directly back to ...
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Dealing with social syntactic sugar [duplicate]

I just stumbled upon a question starting with Hello friendly SO ppl, I am more or less a CSS noob; and for the life of me, I can't solve this issue. Hopefully this will be easy for one of you ...
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Should I digitally sign my posts?

I'd like to be able to sign my questions and comments digitally, as in an actual digital signature with, for example, GPG. Some posts I make may contain ideas that I want people to know came from me. ...
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Editing questions on Stack Overflow

From many days seen that some people edit and remove words like 'Thank you', 'Help me', 'Thanks in Advance'. But when I search in Stack Overflow there are many question with same words. Allowed to ...
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Automatically edit out TIA/Thanks In Advance [duplicate]

This is obviously heavily related to this question. From Jeff's answer, I see that it was decided not to touch "thanks" at that time, but as I have started getting into the review process and I ...
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Should this irrelevant Latin footer in this answer be removed?

On this answer, yesterday I edited to remove the Sapienti sat bit at the end. According to Wikipedia the common translation for that is 'a word to the wise is enough' or 'wise people will understand'. ...
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low-rep user rolls back a good edit

On this question, the asker initially included a signature. This was later edited out by a high-rep user. Then, the asker edited the signature back in. The asker's rep is low enough that he/she ...
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Too minor edit reason can sometimes be a little contradictory

In the sites FAQ it states "Please don’t use signatures or taglines in your posts, or they will be removed." Though these edits are sometimes rejected for being too minor. If edits are going to ...
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Give an user a warning when he tries to include a signature?

Data Explorer - People that use their name in their post. (Well, matches rob inside a word, but that's just a matter of correcting the regular expression; it's the idea that counts...) Can't we warn ...
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Why does "Hi <user>" get stripped out of my posts? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should 'Hi', 'thanks,' taglines, and salutations be removed from posts? This bug or feature I observed while answering How to call viewWillAppear delegate ...
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What are the rules for salutations on Meta?

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends! I know that salutations and variations on the phrase "thanks" are strongly discouraged on SO, but a quick search doesn't show a clear statement ...
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Is the salutation remover working properly?

I was wondering whether the automagically salutation remover (already) working properly or not? It seems like a very convenient piece of code, but I still notice a lot of salutations (which should be ...
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To remove signature from someone's post, can we suggest an edit or do we have to raise a flag?

Signature in a post is not allowed. (FAQ reference: "Please don’t use signatures or taglines in your posts, or they will be removed."). I tried removing signature from two question but my edit ...
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Can we get a tool to strip signatures from multiple posts?

The signature policy is clearly stated in the FAQ, but apparently not everyone reads it. Please don’t use signatures or taglines in your posts. Every post you make is already “signed” with your ...
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What is our policy towards posts that contain religious or spiritual references?

Lately, I have begun to stumble upon answers where the person would thank Allah for having their problem solved and assert that Allah is great and merciful. Sometimes they even talk to each other, ...
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Automatically warning when adding post containing greetings and signatures?

Related to Automatically flag posts containing a link to the same site as user's profile? FAQs clearly discourage (or actually disallow) using signatures. Meta discussions seem to encourage removing ...
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Is there a way to remove a lot of signatures or taglines of a great number of answers?

Have Moderators a "tool" to remove signatures from differents answers? EDIT: Now I'm a moderator of Electronics and Robotics (E&R). E&R was merged with Chiphacker. There is a user that put ...
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Feature request: Bounty available in signature

For all bounty hunters (or simply because you want to answer hard questions) if a user has an opened bounty, it could show in the signature, p.e.: Bounty opened (in any of his questions): Username ...
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Should 'Hi', 'thanks', taglines, and salutations be removed from posts?

I edit a lot of posts every day. I often run across posts with 'Hi' and 'Thanks' on the top and the bottom of the post respectively. I also run across things like: --User Should these items be ...
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Are taglines & signatures disallowed?

I recently had a number of my valid answers voted down because people objected to the fact that I added a tagline to the end. The answers were correct for the questions asked and the downvotes were ...
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What is the policy on signatures and links in answers? [duplicate]

This is a general policy/netiquette question for the sites? Some people like to include 'signatures' in their answers But signatures are redundant, since the poster's gravatar is already on each ...