Well.. lately we've been getting more and more "signature" spammers here on the DC forum.
What happens is a spammer will create an account on the forum, then create a signature with links in their signature like "great stock tips!" that lead to their scam site. Then they just post 1 or 5 messages that are generated from a script, that "look" more or less like real posts and questions about software etc.
So in addition to this being spam, it's also likely to result in wasted efforts by helpful people trying to answer their questions.
Anyway.. I'm going to implement a quick fix that basically does not show signatures for new users until they have a few posts under their belt.. And/or does not allow links in signatures until they have been around for a while.
But, at the risk of opening up the floodgates of controversy, perhaps it's time we talked a little about signature policy on the forum and if we want to make any other changes, or just suggested guidelines, etc.
In general, I know some people love signatures, some people hate them, some people love their own and hate all others, etc. It does add a little fun to the place, though i fear sometimes they can get carried away when they are 500 pixels tall, etc..