pageoneresults - 6:15 pm on May 6, 2010 (gmt 0)
it's about being denied even a relatively small reward in the forum of nofollow signature links if only for the exposure to a resource that you know will keep visitors coming back for more.
I wouldn't allow signature links, they're black holes if you ask me, especially in a forum environment. If the forum owner were smart, they would have a profile for the user where links can then be shared, I see it done by quite a few quality resources, WebmasterWorld being one of them.
I don't mess with that nofollow. Tried it once based on suggestions here and then removed it. That one just didn't feel right to me and I spoke up about many moons ago - about a year ago. :)
Back to Signature Links. < That's an old school technique that is pretty much a waste of bandwidth. It's much more powerful to use a profile as the single point of link equity for members. You only need one link, not 1,000 links. ;)
As far as hat colors go, I'm still interested in those techniques that were considered white-hat before are being treated as undesirable.