Doucette - 3:46 pm on Jun 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
I like signatures, with links, because I don't know anybody. I like to get to know people outside of any particular forum. I'm not just a webmaster, not just a coder, not just an XNA developer, not just a video game developer, not just a shmup fan, etc., I'm all of that plus more. It's people who are everywhere, like me, who are turned off by no links and no signatures and rules and restrictions. And we are not spammers. I was actually booted out of a audio/video forum once for "spamming" because my signature, one that was accepted everywhere else on the internet, contained a link to my free and non-profit website which happened to have google ads which paid for my webhost. This type of unwelcomeness blocks new users and makes them feel unwanted and judged. To be immediately judged as a greedy spammer when I could have been a valuable member of the community, was purely insulting. Just two cents from someone with less than 20 posts.