Do the guidelines of Discourse Meta apply to every discourse forums?

Ok, I’ve been noticing people signing their posts in another discourse forum


though it says this in the Discourse Meta Guidelines

Even though the discourse forum I linked has their own rules, I am confused as Someone told someone else to not do that

so does the Discourse Meta Guidelines apply to every discourse forums?

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Not really, as many Discourse-based forums are independent entities and can decide their own rules.

However it’s a good guideline because of the way the software works and the nature of the UI, so other sites would do well to consider this approach.


yes like @merefield says it’s up to the individual forums to set their own guidelines and rules.

personally i don’t like signatures for the very reason stated. but there is definitely no general rule against signatures in posts, and there is also a discourse signature plugin.


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