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#48164 - 09/09/03 06:11 AM Signatures in Posts and Other Comment
Doomstars Offline
Fjord artisan

Registered: 09/12/02
Posts: 339
There should really be a way to see what it will look like without having to actually post. But I don't know if there's anything that can be done, since it is probably out of the moderator's hands anyways. I don't know the options this UBB has.

My other comment is this. Under where it says Reged and Posts, I think O.S., RAM, Processor, and mIRC Version should be added. That way, when I post in bug reports and such, they know what operating system, how much RAM is on my computer, my process and speed, and mIRC Version I'm speaking from.

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#48165 - 09/09/03 06:19 AM Re: Signatures in Posts and Other Comment
LocutusofBorg Offline
Hoopy frood

Registered: 23/03/03
Posts: 1271
Loc: Sunnydale, CA
A preview option for a sig would be nice. Your other suggestion however I don't like. It's no one's business but my own what system I have. And if I do report bugs, the poster should just manually add this info. In all other posts, the information is irrelevant.
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#48166 - 09/09/03 07:16 AM Re: Signatures in Posts and Other Comment
Doomstars Offline
Fjord artisan

Registered: 09/12/02
Posts: 339
It would be optional for my second suggestion. And only show up in bug reports then.

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#48167 - 09/09/03 09:06 AM Re: Signatures in Posts and Other Comment
Iori Offline
Hoopy frood

Registered: 30/08/03
Posts: 1831
That has both good and bad points.
Good for people who have problems, good for people helping them because you can see the users setup, and can advise accordingly.
Bad because inevitably UserX will brag about how much better his system is, yada yada...

Overall I don't really like... smile

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#48168 - 09/09/03 09:07 AM Re: Signatures in Posts and Other Comment
Pasmal Offline
Vogon poet

Registered: 07/12/02
Posts: 103
Loc: New Zealand
You'd also have problems when people update their system, add new software, new mIRC, etc... and don't update their profile.

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#48169 - 09/09/03 09:43 AM Re: Signatures in Posts and Other Comment
Doomstars Offline
Fjord artisan

Registered: 09/12/02
Posts: 339
Well, maybe an option for operating system. Where the user can turn it on, and mIRC will just put that on the side. This can be done since most browsers I believe send that info if I'm not mistaken.

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#48170 - 09/09/03 12:08 PM Re: Signatures in Posts and Other Comment
Watchdog Offline
Hoopy frood

Registered: 09/12/02
Posts: 2984
Loc: Hill End, NSW, Australia
The big problem is that the admins refuse point-blank to make the signature function any longer. I think the max currently is around 100 characters. In a way it's good but for ideas like this it is bad.

One suggestion that will basically overcome this is that you type in Notepad what you want to use each time you use a particular forum and then just cut/paste it when needed.
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#48171 - 09/09/03 08:43 PM Re: Signatures in Posts and Other Comment
SladeKraven Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 19/12/02
Posts: 3547
Loc: Kent, England
I didn't think we could suggest new features in this forum, bu since I am here, I think an ignore users feature would be good.

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#48172 - 09/09/03 09:04 PM Re: Signatures in Posts and Other Comment
codemastr Offline
Hoopy frood

Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 2809
Having talked to Tjerk to report problems in the board, he pretty much told me, if you have a suggestion, contact the people who made the forum software, not mIRC. And, now that I have contacted them numerous times I can say they don't seem to really care. I reported 4 pretty serious bugs in the forum, I never heard back from them.

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#48173 - 09/09/03 10:02 PM Re: Signatures in Posts and Other Comment
SladeKraven Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 19/12/02
Posts: 3547
Loc: Kent, England
Ahh ok, thank you for that information.

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#48174 - 10/09/03 12:27 AM Re: Signatures in Posts and Other Comment
starbucks_mafia Offline
Hoopy frood

Registered: 09/12/02
Posts: 2962
Loc: Norwich, UK
A lot of people these days use more than one computer and may well not be posting using the same system as the one with the problem. The only foolproof way is for the poster to actually tell us their OS in any given post where it's relevant.
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#48175 - 10/09/03 03:12 AM Re: Signatures in Posts and Other Comment
KingTomato Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 3012
Loc: New Hampshire, USA
I can also sere the OS scheme being a minro security threat. If you have your OS posted on the forums, then a user from the forums visits the IRC you frequent (located in profile) they can do an nslookup to your mask and easily reolve ip. From there, its a matter of "match your favorite exploit with your os".

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#48176 - 10/09/03 03:42 AM Re: Signatures in Posts and Other Comment
Raccoon Offline
Hoopy frood

Registered: 18/02/03
Posts: 2590
As I've posted in the past, nobody tries confirming OS/ Daemon versions anymore before exploiting a system. I receive scans and probes for every exploit on the planet, from ISS exploits to BitchX exploits.. it doesn't matter anymore.

If someone wants you, they will try every push-button exploit they know.

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#48177 - 10/09/03 03:51 AM Re: Signatures in Posts and Other Comment
KingTomato Offline
Planetary brain

Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 3012
Loc: New Hampshire, USA
Im referring to a script kiddie level, where people do it for kicks, and not because they have the skill. Most beginners goto security sites, see the program that is a "proof of concept" (how i love that lae excuse for an exploit program) code, and they same "hmm.. they have xp, i have xp program--lets try it"
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#48178 - 10/09/03 09:08 AM Re: Signatures in Posts and Other Comment
Doomstars Offline
Fjord artisan

Registered: 09/12/02
Posts: 339
Not unless it updates every post via the Internet browser.

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