How do I get a signature?


This might seem blatantly obvious to you but I really have no idea. On 90% of forums there’s a feature to add a signature where you can put your favourite quote on the bottom of your posts, however I do not see that option. Do you need a badge or level or something? Or is it just not a feature? Or am I just blind?



There is no built-in signature functionality within Discourse. There is a plugin which adds support, but:

there has been no large-scale demand for it so far.


Was there a poll about it that I missed?
Do you mean you will install it if there is a fat guy asking? “Large scale”? :muscle:
My English is terrible… :disappointed_relieved:


Should we have a poll?

Over on the MX forum, they really like people to have a signature showing the hardware that they are using. Which makes good sense to me.

Not that I’m saying that there should be such a “rule” for the Manjaro forum though.


Use a text module :slight_smile:

greetings m-sgs-38x16 SGS-sig-20x43 mmh, dark background? m-sgs


❯ inxi -Fz
System: Host: manjaro Kernel: 4.19.0-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: Xfce 4.13.2git-UNKNOWN Distro: Manjaro Linux
Machine: Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P8Z77-V DELUXE v: Rev 1.xx serial:
BIOS: American Megatrends v: 2104 date: 08/13/2013
CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-3770K bits: 64 type: MT MCP
L2 cache: 8192 KiB
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4: 1648 5: 1649 6: 1648 7: 1649 8: 1648
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Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.19.0-1-MANJARO
Network: Device-1: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network driver: e1000e
IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:
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Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 37.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 56 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 fan-1: 1156 fan-2: 4326 fan-3: 853 fan-4: 883 fan-5: 852
gpu: nvidia fan: 0%
Info: Processes: 244 Uptime: 48m Memory: 15.60 GiB used: 1.81 GiB (11.6%) Shell: zsh
inxi: 3.0.26


Personally I like that Manjaro forum posts have none of the signature crap at the bottom, makes it much better when skimming / scrolling through threads.

It really is unncessary and serves no purpose at all.


I do like the MX linux way of strongly encouraging its users to list the hardware that they use in their signature. For all of the reasons why…


We have the forum profiles for that. It lists the important parts, if the user has filled it out.


All it takes is a click:

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Grigor von Vandlhand

Now an MX user & OpenBSD user - NO SystemD - Suits me… :slight_smile:

Posted 2 mins ago

Joined Sep 9, '16

Read 7d (11h recently)

Branch: Other OS

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K @ 8x 4.4GHz

GPU: GeForce GTX 970

GPU driver: Open

Desktop Environment: Openbox

Kernel: 4.9.75-1-lts

I appreciate not having to endlessly scroll through repeated spam specifications.


To make it clear for the masses, we need a poll!!


Like this one … :wink:

Should we include Discourse signatures?

  • No
  • Nope
  • Nup
  • Nah

0 voters



Are you declaring a WAR??
Meet me outside, if you dare!!..:imp:


Stay calm :slight_smile:

Who wants to see something like that (although it’s good because of me :wink: )



OK, so as pointed out in the other thread, only people who enable a signature for their user will see other users’ signatures.

This mitigates the issue of people seeing rubbish they don’t want to, while still allowing people to use it.

Of course, it therefore also allows “hidden” content which only a smaller group of users will see.

I’m open to installing the plugin as a trial, I’m just not convinced it will add all too much value generally (although… how much value does the “retort” emoji plugin really add?).


It’s always how “the rest of Normal users” welcome this new feature, and you can always remove it :wink:


I’m very happy that there are NO signatures here…
They also wouldn’t quite fit into Discourse’s UI.
Hardware info and quotes can be put in the user info, inxi output in the inxi thread.


Then how can you make a point, if it’s not always visible?
inxi is quickly obsolete, noone will update it after each change, unless… with an auto-script. :sweat_smile:


I do prefer to just be able to glance at a poster’s signature & see hardware spec’s. Rather than going to another screen.

But really, I could care less whether there are signatures in Manjaro’s forum or not. Discourse irritates me whenever I use it anyway… My problem, I know. :slight_smile:


@petsam How did you get that quote by your handle? I think that would be enough for me. Very kool




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