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Dec 5, 2008 07:08 AM

How do I go about using a signature properly?

I've searched the board and scoured my account, but I haven't come up with the answer to properly utilizing my signature.

I know that bloggers are allowed to put links to the front pages of their blogs in their signatures, so long as they stay within the reasonable site rules regarding this.

The sksoze abides.

The problem lies in me being unclear about whether or not this signature is a forum feature, or is placed at the end of each post by the user.

Could someone clear this up for me and let me know how to properly approach this privilege?

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  1. Thanks for reviewing the guidelines. You have to include the signature yourself each time - there's no site function that allows it to be automatically included.

    5 Replies
    1. re: The Chowhound Team

      Thank you for the timely reply.

      I'm going to test it here.

      It looks like there is no hyperlinking here?

      So I assume something like the signature below will be ok?


      Vagabond à la Carte :

        1. re: The Chowhound Team

          I kind of want to double check about the whole signature thing myself. I know in the posting guidelines it says it's ok. I just haven't seen anyone else do this at all in any of the threads I've been through. So would a signature like this be ok then?

          Naturally Recommended:

          1. re: NaturallyRecommended

            Yes, a sig like that would be allowed. However, as you've noticed, sigs are used by only a handful of posters here, so you may find that you'll get a bit of flak from other posters, who help us guard this site against anything with a whiff of promotion. If you do get comments on your sig, just use the Report link and we'll contact the posters to explain that it is allowed.

            1. re: The Chowhound Team

              Yeah. Tell me about it! I got a really angry e-mail from someone at another board similar to this one who reamed me out for closing my posts with a signature, even though there's nothing that states against it and there are a few others there who actively use them.

              I promise I'm just a normal person who likes to talk about food and has a blog about organic food! I'm not trying to sell anything! Thanks for the reply, Chowhound Team.