|I hate signatures with a passion. They are a waste of space. Put your advertisements in your profile. |
|That might be more effective then having giant font in a signature :P. |
My earlier post was a wry reference to the amount of times I seem to have to suggest those 3 things. The idea of an Ad, was a way of putting a reminder so that hopefully everyone would see it. A vague hope I know, because newbies seem so keen to ask their question, they seem to ignore everything apart from what is on their mind.
If there was going to be an ad, it could be part of the Format toolbox, both for new & existing threads.
I wasn't suggesting having an ad in my signature, or giant fonts. With the restrictions on a signature, I meant limiting it to 5 lines say, and having the formatting as is available for everything else. Mind you coloured fonts could be handy for any post.
Your idea of the regex, is way more sensible I think.
That's a good idea too, but don't limit it to the beginners page or to the number of posts they have, because newbies seem to post anywhere, including the Unix & Lounge pages and they might make any number of posts before they put up any code.
Maybe a combination of all these ideas might work?