Signatures. They're a big part of what we do as a blog. But if you're like me (and a number of other fellow P&T community members), you may not love seeing every user's signature every single time you read every comment of theirs. However, there's a way to turn them off—and enjoy a much cleaner comment reading experience. Read on to learn how to kick those sigs to the curb.
First, click on your username. That will take you to a screen somewhat like this one:
See that "Choose Action" pull-down menu? Click there and select "Account & Settings" under the "Edit" sub-menu. That should take you to a URL that looks like:
That page is titled "Edit Account & Settings," naturally enough, and you can change all sorts of things there. To turn off user signatures, scroll down to the "Site Preferences" section. You should see the following set of options:
To turn off signatures, simply change "Display member signatures?" from "yes" to "no" and be sure to hit the green "Update" button at the very bottom. And as you can see, you can also turn off user avatars, that annoying pop-up that appears whenever you randomly select text, or even turn off images entirely. (Do you really hate GIFs that much? Then you are probably a Nets fan. Also, is there actually a P&T email newsletter?)
Unlike most things in Knicksland (like, say, playing defense), this one is easy and simple. And when it comes to signatures, if someone tells you you gotta look at that, the answer is no—no you don't.