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moderated Option to remove formatting from auto-sigs #suggestion


 

I have a new group member whose signature comes out double-spaced, which ends up using about a half page of real estate at the bottom of each of his posts - the posts themselves are often quite short. I went into his member page to fix this, but the signature in his member page appears to be single-spaced. So this seems to be something he copied and pasted from somewhere (possibly a word doc) with formatting not visible.

This may have come up before here (if so, I couldn't find the thread(, but I would like to be able to remove formatting from signatures, just as our group removes formatting from posts. This could be done with sub-option under "Normalize HTML emails" that says "Include auto-signatures." (Since with signatures the problem is not really emails, perhaps the wording could be changed to "Normalize HTML messages," with the sub-option "Include signatures" - or something like that.)
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dave w
 

This ^,
and strip the d** annoying html advertising sigs from other sites period; as well as graphic based sigs.
Both are using space and extend (as stated above) into abuse of screen space.
Yes, some of us do continue to use 8 year old laptops- no, we don't all have unlimited wealth and 24"+ screen real estate to fawn over.
Cheers dave


 

This is somewhat related to a previous request I made for an option to limit the number of characters in the sig:
https://beta.groups.io/g/main/topic/23851783

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J

 

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J,

This could be done with sub-option under "Normalize HTML emails" that
says "Include auto-signatures."
Even simpler, I wouldn't bother with the sub-option. I can't imagine a use case for not also normalizing the signature.

(Though saying that ensures that someone will think of one.)

Shal


 

On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 09:08 PM, Shal Farley wrote:
(Though saying that ensures that someone will think of one.)
Of course they will. I'm counting down. ;p
 
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I thought I'd seen something about this before, so I did a search and found the request below, which seems related to my request to curtail the length of the signature in general, and also to this thread:

https://beta.groups.io/g/main/topic/9499672

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J

 

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.

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On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 9:08 PM, Shal Farley <shals2nd@...> wrote:

> This could be done with sub-option under "Normalize HTML emails" that
> says "Include auto-signatures."

Even simpler, I wouldn't bother with the sub-option. I can't imagine a use case for not also normalizing the signature.


Just pushed the change where if Normalize HTML Emails is set, we do that for the signatures as well (this was already done for people posting from the website, it just wasn't being done when we applied a signature to an incoming email).

(Been quiet this week because it's been infrastructure week here at Groups.io, and I've been heads down on some backend stuff that needed doing).

Thanks,
Mark 


 

Mark,

Thanks, this is great, but I checked and the person in question was actually posting via the web, and the signature came out double-spaced although it appears single-spaced in their signature. I think the problem with the double spacing was probably not HTML-related but something to do with hidden formatting (I am clueless about those issues and not really sure what I'm talking about). I'm sure stripping HTML from the sig will be an improvement overall, but there's something else afoot if the below is true. I could send you the example to support...


On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 03:18 PM, Mark Fletcher wrote:
this was already done for people posting from the website, it just wasn't being done when we applied a signature to an incoming email
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Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.

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On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 3:45 PM, J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:

Thanks, this is great, but I checked and the person in question was actually posting via the web, and the signature came out double-spaced although it appears single-spaced in their signature. I think the problem with the double spacing was probably not HTML-related but something to do with hidden formatting (I am clueless about those issues and not really sure what I'm talking about). I'm sure stripping HTML from the sig will be an improvement overall, but there's something else afoot if the below is true. I could send you the example to support...

In the email you receive, the sig is double spaced, but when you view their sig in their member page, it appears single spaced? The Normalize HTML Email setting doesn't do anything for line spacing. Please send me a pointer to their member page on support and I'll take a look.

Thanks,
Mark 


 

That's basically right. The signature is single-spaced in the member page but double spaced in the archived message. I don't know if I still have the email, so I don't know how it comes out in that, but I will send you all the info I have at support. Thanks!
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J

 

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


Michael Pavan
 

J,

BTW, your signature is double-spaced on both email and the website.

On Sep 7, 2018, at 9:54 PM, J_Catlady <@J_Catlady> wrote:

That's basically right. The signature is single-spaced in the member page but double spaced in the archived message. I don't know if I still have the email, so I don't know how it comes out in that, but I will send you all the info I have at support. Thanks!
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J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


 

Michael,

Yes, I noticed that a long time ago and was just thinking about that, too! I copied and pasted the quote from somewhere, which may explain it. There seem to be anomalies in formatting scattered around groups.io, usually having to do with having copied and pasted something. I suspect this is one of those issues.

Thanks!

On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 7:22 PM Michael Pavan <michaelpavan@...> wrote:
J,

BTW, your signature is double-spaced on both email and the website.

> On Sep 7, 2018, at 9:54 PM, J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
>
> That's basically right. The signature is single-spaced in the member page but double spaced in the archived message. I don't know if I still have the email, so I don't know how it comes out in that, but I will send you all the info I have at support. Thanks!
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> J
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> Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
>
> My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu
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>





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J

 

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


 

Michael,
I just checked my subscription page here, and my sig was double-spaced in it, for some reason (I recall that it came out that way after copy/pasting). Getting rid of the double spacing was no problem, though, and it now seems to be coming out correctly here. With my group member it's a different story. 
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J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu