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Please put your withdrawal history in your signature

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Altostrata

Putting a SHORT version of your recent history of reducing or discontinuing drugs in your signature, with the drugs you are currently taking, when you started taking them, and their dosages, helps people understand your context when they read your posts.

 

If your drug history is very long, the last few years will do. FOR READABILITY, SHORT LINES ARE BEST.

Your signature appears under all your posts.

 

If you edit your signature, the new one replaces any prior signature. It will appear in your signature under all your posts, even your old posts. If you want to save the information in the old signature, copy it and save it in a file on your computer or in a post in your Introductions topic.

 

(As of 12/31/13: Signatures are limited to 12 lines of text.)

How to add or edit your signature

  1. Click on this link to open the correct page in User Settings:
    Create Your Signature in "Account Settings"
    2017-June 12 update: link works on desktop, tablet and mobile phone versions
     
  2. Enter your signature in the space provided.
  3. When you are done, Click on the big black Save button at the bottom.
     

If the link isn't working, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the small downward arrow next to your name in the top right corner of any page.
  2. Select Account Settings from the list.
  3. On the left of the Account Settings page, click on the Signature tab. You will be able to add or edit your signature.
  4. Click on the big black Save button at the bottom when you are done.

 

FOR READABILITY, SHORT LINES ARE BEST.

 

(The history you entered when you registered can be read only by you and the administration team. If you wish, you can copy it to your public signature.)

 

If you are new, start a topic for yourself in the Introductions forum.

Link to Start a New Topic in the Introductions forum.

Link to Introductions Forum.

 

Thank you.

Edited by Altostrata
corrected title

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Barbarannamated

Additional suggestion: Put a link to your Introductions topic in your signature, too!

Thanks, Bar, for this suggestion.

 

I believe Shanti deserves the credit.

Thanks for posting this. I didn't know how to get a message out to everyone.

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Altostrata

As of today: Signatures are limited to 12 lines of text.

 

It seems the signature length limit got lost in last spring's site upgrade. Those very long signatures are difficult to read.

 

If you edit your signature now, you will find you cannot go beyond 12 lines. If your signature was longer, you will have to delete some of it.

 

In terms of withdrawal, your most RECENT drug and tapering history is what's most important in your signature.

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Rhiannon

Just a note about the importance of filling in your sig line:  As a moderator, I don't have time to read through everyone's thread from the start to find out their history and what's going on with their meds. So if I come to a thread that doesn't have a filled in sig line and is more than a week or two old, I will just click out and move on to another thread. I'm pretty sure other people do the same thing.

 

So if you don't fill in your sig line you may be missing out on some help and support.

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Altostrata

The 12-line limit applies to new signatures and signatures that are being revised.

 

Old signatures will not be affected by the limit until they are edited.

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SkyBlue

It seems some people are not adhering to this and have signatures that are a page in length, even though they've been recently edited. It just makes threads longer to read (and more data on the site).

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Altostrata

Yes, folks, please just give the bare bones of your last couple of years of drug use. Out of consideration for the rest of us, keep your signature short.

 

You can recount your entire history in a post in your Introductions topic.

 

Thanks.

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JLex1981

How do you see people’s signatures? Sometimes I see them and sometimes not. 

 

Thanks!

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manymoretodays
Posted (edited)

Hi JLex,

On some devices you can't see signatures.  On my desktop PC for example.......I can always see signatures.

However on my Android smarter than me phone(circa 2013) I cannot see them at all. 

 

I can get to Account Settings on my droid but it would be awkward for me to update my signature that way.  I'm not much of a dexter texter.  The link does work on most devices for writing a 12 line signature.  Unfortunately not for viewing on all devices.

 

So.......it may be a problem if you are switching devices.  The viewing of signatures as well as the updating of your own.  This may apply to other non PC devices as well.

 

To update a signature on a PC go to the top right corner of your screen and click on your user name.

>Click on Account Settings

>Click signature and from there you can update

 

No promises.......yet I will update my own rather bulky signature soon.

 

I hope that helps somewhat and Welcome aboard!

 

manymoretodays

 

 

 

 

Edited by manymoretodays
elaboration

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JLex1981

Thanks ManyMore !!!

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Altostrata

Regarding signatures on mobile devices, software support says
 

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This is not something in which is currently possible, without customisation to the product. It would also not actually be recommended, as signatures can tend to be quite large in size and deter mobile users.


 

 

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arwilliams

On mobile signatures do not display which is fine.  Is there a way to link to your specific signature maybe so people can at least view it on mobile?  Signatures seem to be more updated then about anything else especially considering posts are not editable(to my knowledge).

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Altostrata

True, adding a signature is difficult to do on mobile. You could enter your signature info in a post in your Introductions topic, and on mobile, put a link to that post.

 

Capture the link to a post by clicking on the tiny "share" icon in the top right of any post.

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arwilliams

Is there a way to force the desktop site on Safari or Chrome that will work for this site?  I have attempted such and well it doesn't seem to work on iOS.

 

edit: So I have full site desktop browsers in the App Store.  What I have is called "Full Browser."  But despite displaying the full site signatures are still hidden for some reason.

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Altostrata

The site software for mobile does not work for creating signatures. This is a known issue.

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arwilliams

So if anyone would like to see signatures on mobile you simply need to run this javascript bookmarklet on the page your are on.

 javascript:jQuery("div[data-role='memberSignature']").attr("style","display:block !important")

 

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Altostrata

Thanks, ar. Please check here to respond to any questions about the javascript bookmarklet.

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