The polite, helpful tone in the ChiefDelphi FIRST forum is one of its main strengths. It remains a shining example that not all Web forums must degenerate into flame wars, trolling, porn, and advertising. It is truly refreshing. I would like to suggest an addition to the group posting standards.
Excessively long signature blocks make reading the forum much more difficult. I sometimes feel like I spend more time scrolling past huge sigs (nearly all of which I’ve seen before) than I do reading. This is especially painful when someone posts a one-line response that then includes a huge sig block. Here is a sample of a post with five percent signal and ninety-five percent noise:
You could just use the Skyway wheels from the KOP.
Rookie in 2002
Team Fierce Wombats!!3!
I want to work with dolphins after I graduate from college:
Stacie and Bobby 4EvuR!
Give me a hug at the Phoenix regional!*
How about a little forum rule limiting signature blocks to five or six lines of text, or graphics images no more than 150 pixels high?
My page-down finger gets sore reading this forum.