Sig lines


March 2, 2004, 02:14 PM
Just a pet peave.
Is there an "official" stance on the length of sig lines?
Some of these are close to a half of a page!
I think that if someone has that much to say,they should post a link!
Thanks for letting me vent.


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Mal H
March 2, 2004, 03:17 PM
You're not alone with that pet peeve! There has been considerable discussion on that subject amongst the moderators. However, we don't feel that an official stance has to taken or a limit placed on sig lines unless the message itself doesn't adhere to the general board guidelines.

You may not be aware that you don't have to view the signatures at all. You can turn them off on your options page.

Jason Demond
March 2, 2004, 06:52 PM
They should be 3 lines, or less.

March 2, 2004, 08:06 PM
I usually enjoy reading some of the lines.
Short,succinct,or humorus.
Some have 4-6 different quotes plus personal opines!
30-40 lines in small print!
I agree,1-3 lines.


March 2, 2004, 11:01 PM
I love quotes and enjoy reading sig lines when they are changed fairly often. I don't much mind longish sig lines -- as long as it is part of one quote, or one thought.

What I hate are the seven- or eight-quote sig lines, in multiple colors, that look like someone spilled a box of Crayolas on the screen.

Seems to me that if there are that many quotes you love, you could rotate 'em from one week to the next.


The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men's brains proves that he has no brains of his own. -- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

March 2, 2004, 11:17 PM
Partially guilty as charged!! Sorry!

Trouble is - I had my primary one and then ... wished to add something extra. Then ... added odd quotes I liked from other members.

Point taken ... maybe I should prune it down a bit .... and I'll turn it off for this reply ... in deference!!:p

March 2, 2004, 11:23 PM
Chris --

I know what you mean about finding quotes from other members ... :D

Here are some of my favorites:
If you're only "free" to do safe, innocuous, innoffensive, lowest common denominator things, you're not free. You're decieved. – geekwitha.45 on THR

The sad fact is that some people shouldn't have guns. Or cars. Or children. Or oxygen. – Pat Rogers on THR

Well, that must've been the signal to strike, because then they really started to move in, and some more of their buddies started to come in as well. At that point I lifted my jacket, pulled my gun, left it pointing toward the ground, and said, "if you want trouble, you've just found it." I'll never forget those words, or the reaction: everyone came to a complete stop, no moving, no talking, nothing. After a couple seconds they picked their chins off the ground, put their eyeballs back in their sockets, and they quickly backed up to the street. – bradvanhorn on THR

Yep... It's a conundrum wrapped in an enigma and smeared all over with grape jelly. No matter how you look at it, it's a confusing and sticky situation. - "Amish Bill" on the web (THR)

Bill Clinton made it illegal for me to own a 15 round magazine. George Bush made it impossible for me to get away with it. - Shootin' Buddy

I see the present (heh!) conflict between the Israeli government and the rest of the Middle East as being much like a barfight between two drunks - both sides are to some degree at fault, neither side has any claim to the moral high ground, and I don't care who wins as long as they don't spill my drink. - Chris Rhines on THR

An example of dying badly is the guy we got called out on who had drowned in his toilet. After taking a whopping dose of Ipecac to induce vomiting. After taking a bunch of barbituates and drinking a fifth of bourbon. While wearing women's underwear. THAT is dying badly, and if I must die, at least let it be with some dignity, for God's sake. The last thing I want is a couple of medics and a cop or two standing over my recently deceased body and laughing their asses off. - Elizabeth Peterson, on TFL

This happens all the time in CCW states, right? I mean, I have to dodge bullets at every traffic light on my way to work, which really leaves me drained and unready for the inevitable shootout over a parking space when I get there... -- Tamara on THR

Stand behind the rest of the Bill of Rights. That is the genius of our founding fathers. The bill of rights is not a delicate creature on life support. It is a genie that has already escaped from the bottle. The founding fathers built the monstrosity of federal government knowing what it could do when inevitably hi-jacked. Therefore, they built in a kill-switch: The bill of rights. Once enacted, the armed populace can not be disarmed effectively without abrogating NUMEROUS articles of the bill of rights. This alienates more than the 2nd amendment crowd as the privacy and state's rights clauses are violated. Can anyone say "backlash"? It is already too late to disarm us. What I'm getting at is that your sword is safe behind your shield... -- "Simonov, jr" on the web (TFL)

I have always believed that a true gentleman provides covering fire while a lady is reloading. - Tamara on TFL

You know what the difference between me and you really is? You look out there and see a horde of evil, brain eating zombies. I look out there and see a target rich environment. -- Buzz Knox on TFL

Putting up no-gun-zone signs in the expectation that it will stop a murderer is akin to hanging garlic in your window to ward off vampires. -- "Karansas" on TFL

New firing pin: $12.
New extractor: $15.
Ballistic fingerprinting: worthless. - "youngun" on TFL

Ashcroft is better than Reno. Which doesn't say much, because a monomaniacal dyslexic bipolar chimpanzee with a nasty case of the mange would have been better than Janet Reno. - "LawDog" on THR

I refuse to give up my civil liberties because you don't want to accept your personal responsibilities. - Keith on THR

If you could bottle that kind of stupidity, it'd be a toxic waste. -- Quartus on THR

The biggest problem with a bleeding heart is that it never seems to be fatal. -- Justin on THR

It's a bad idea to bite the hand that holds your leash. - Justin on THR

Air Force enlisted men (and Navy carrier crews) have figured out that the civilized way to fight a war is to sit back, sip coffee, and throw officers at the enemy. - Tamara, on The High Road

This is my life. If you don't like it, stay out of it. - Mike Irwin

This is my life. If you don't like it, go get one of your own. - me

Closed for thread veer, insults, wallowing in the bar-ditch beside the Low Road, and attempted homicide of a Moderator by way of coronary aneurysm. -- LawDog

In my experience (and this is only my experience) you should always be prepared to run like a striped-butted ape the first chance you get during an altercation. -- LawDog

"I'm not going to vote for the pro-freedom candidate because not enough people will vote for him, so he won't win." Circular logic: see "Logic, circular". -- Tamara on THR

So, uh, you vote for candidates you don't agree with because all the popular kids are doing it and you don't want to be on the losing team? Suddenly I'm starting to realize how we wound up in the mess we're in... -- Tamara on THR

Lot of smart people around here... ;)


Write a wise saying and your name will live forever. -- Anonymous

March 2, 2004, 11:38 PM
Oh my ... some real gems there Pax! :) ...... well, I guess I'll try and prune mine down a bit ... or at least compress it. Don't want to be too much of a PITA for others.:p

March 3, 2004, 02:58 PM
"You can turn them off on your options page."

Buy yourself a tall cold one on me. :) Thank you very much.


March 3, 2004, 11:03 PM
I need to come up with something clever to be quoted by pax. ;)

I too am guilty of having a loooong sig. So I started a quotes page on my website, and the sig shrunk. Its a miracle!

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