Ahem ... hello? If I could have your attention for a second?
<taps the microphone, causing a squeal of feedback>
Attention everyone, please!
Thank you ... boy, it's hard to be heard with all the noise in this thread. I just wanted to thank you all on behalf of Toby and the rest of the community staff for your enthusiastic reception of our first New Feature Friday. Thank you!
To wind up the festivities, I'd like to give you an idea of what you can expect from New Feature Friday in the weeks and months ahead. And in this regard ... well, I've got some good news and some bad news. Now, I'm sure some of you will want to hear the good news first, and some would prefer the bad news ... so what the heck ... I'll just lay it out there and let you decide which is which.
Okay, here goes ... There is no such thing as New Feature Friday. Signature support isn't happening, and won't be happening anytime in the foreseeable future. Oh, and we have no plans to suspend anyone's account, no matter how small your animated GIFs may be.
The clues were there, starting with the very first line of Toby's announcement:
Toby ... starting today (April 1), we'll be announcing an upcoming feature on the forum every Friday.
Please note the bit in parentheses. And everyone should be aware of Toby's stance on signatures, which is clearly stated in the Community Guidelines as follows:
Remember, you don't need to sign your posts. We've got your profile to let us know who you are.
And just in case my link to the Guidelines wasn't enough, there was the issue I filed regarding the possibility of adding a setting to turn the display of signatures off. Please read it all the way to the bottom!
So ... to those of you who were even the slightest bit worried this was a real thing ... you can rest assured that the Signatures extension isn't going to happen. Oh, somebody may eventually create such an extension, and if that happens Toby will gladly make it available via the Marketplace ... but there are no plans to make signatures part of the default Flarum installation. With or without automatic account suspension. ?
And to those who played along with the joke, thanks for joining in the fun! Your sigs were epic! ?
... We now return you to your regularly scheduled, business-as-usual Flarum community.