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    I'm a new user, just trying to set up a signature in my profile, and looking for a place to test it out to make sure it looks as expected on an actual post, not just on the preview.

    Many boards offer a "sandbox" forum for just such experimentation - testing board features, etc. I was rather surprised not to see such a sandbox here.

    Perhaps it would be worthwhile to add one. While I'm using this very post to test my new signature ( ), others in the future might benefit from a designated area for such testing.
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    When you change your signature, your signature on all previous postings will update to the new signature. All you need do is pull up one of your older postings to see how the changes look.
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    There is also a "Preview Signature" button at the bottom of the page that you can use before saving.

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    Sxinias, Tom, thanks for the replies.

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    When you change your signature, your signature on all previous postings will update to the new signature. All you need do is pull up one of your older postings to see how the changes look.
    I don't mean to be argumentative, but this simply is not true. All posts I made prior to the one that started this thread still do not display my new signature. I even pulled them up using a different web browser so that the cache wouldn't be a factor, and the signature simply isn't there on any posts I made prior to creating it.

    Tom: I mentioned the Preview function in my initial post. Unfortunately, it's been my experience on numerous bulletin board systems that what is shown in such previews isn't necessarily what will appear in an actual post. Hence my desire to see what happens in an actual post.

    It still seems like it might be a good idea for the board owners to consider adding a sandbox forum. At worst, it doesn't hurt anything, and it provides a nice, isolated place for folks to test out board features without clogging up other threads.
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