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    Question " rel="nofollow" gets added to my signature

    When i post on any thread in codingforums, automatically " rel="nofollow" gets added to my signature and hence becomes no do-follow but the rest of signatures of other members are do follow and website doesn't automatically add " rel="nofollow" to their signatures but it happens only with my signature. Am i doing anything wrong??.. Any help will be appreciated and i also want to know how to contact site administrator. You can also check signature of this post as it automatically becomes no-do follow.
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    I wonder if it is because your links sound spammy e.g. "skin care" or maybe it is just a new feature because too many people were putting spam links in their signatures?
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Aerospace_Eng_ View Post
    I wonder if it is because your links sound spammy e.g. "skin care" or maybe it is just a new feature because too many people were putting spam links in their signatures?
    thanks for the reply.i want to tell this issue to admin, how can i contact him and get the answer of my question because only he wil give me the appopriate answer and will solve my problem..and what do you suggest me to do.
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    I think this may be related to an issue with vB that I have already sent to a moderator here (who said it would be taken up with other moderators and, presumably, with WA). For some reason whenever an entry was made with the text target= (the word "target" immediately followed by an equal sign) vB would knock it out and replace it with rel="nofollow" without any trace of your original target= text. I'm not sure if they fixed it yet or if it still happens so I loaded my post here with [NOPARSE][/NOPARSE] tags to isolate the "=" character.

    Anyway, did your link contain that string? If not, what string was replaced by the rel="nofollow" string? There may be more than one string that triggers it...
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    That “target” issue has been fixed (as you see in your post, Rowsdower) but I’m rather wondering why it is such an issue for the OP? To me that sounds like the nofollow functionality is doing its job quite right in this case since the OP only seems to care about raising the search engine ranking, not because something is actually broken.

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    Well actually adding the rel="nofollow" to the anchor tag would be perfectly valid, I agree. I was under the impression that the rel="nofollow" was being added to the URL itself. I had assumed that different signatures were left in place until the issue was resolved.

    Perhaps I have misread the OP's post!

    And I used noparse tags around the "=" character in my post, so I still wasn't sure about that one - I put some insurance in place.
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    .........looks like you need to contact admin......
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    Try to change keyword names as your keywords sound spam-my that is why this problem might be happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VIPStephan View Post
    That “target” issue has been fixed (as you see in your post, Rowsdower) but I’m rather wondering why it is such an issue for the OP? To me that sounds like the nofollow functionality is doing its job quite right in this case since the OP only seems to care about raising the search engine ranking, not because something is actually broken.
    I am not trying to rank my page. I just want to know if other persons posts are do-follow then why only my posts gets " rel="nofollow" automatically added. Might be i am doing something wrong. Just check my post carefully. If it would have been website's fault then i would have posted that something is actually broken but it only happens with my post. I had do-follow tool installed so when i was yesterday browsing the website i noticed it was highlighting my post so i started concerning and saved the webpage, opened it with wordpad and then checked my link it looked like this <a href="http://www.skincarehelp.co.in/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skin Care</a><br> and rest links were without rel="nofollow" ..so i started concerning about it and just think of making a thread and done it.
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    shazib222, you weren't specifically singled out for having rel="nofollow" added to the sig. Up until very recently all new members' sig had that attribute added automatically (to discourage sig spamming), though that policy is currently on hold due to the bug Rowsdower! mentioned with the plugin used to realize it. This means new members up until recently will see rel="nofollow" inside links within their sig. You may try overcoming that by removing your sig then adding it back again, though I haven't tested this out to see if it works. In the long run though, the nofollow attribute probably will be re-enabled on all but non senior member sigs, as that seems to have become the primary motivator for a lot of people to post, and not to actually help others out. The result is a lot of fluff and non-sense posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WA View Post
    shazib222, you weren't specifically singled out for having rel="nofollow" added to the sig. Up until very recently all new members' sig had that attribute added automatically (to discourage sig spamming), though that policy is currently on hold due to the bug Rowsdower! mentioned with the plugin used to realize it. This means new members up until recently will see rel="nofollow" inside links within their sig. You may try overcoming that by removing your sig then adding it back again, though I haven't tested this out to see if it works. In the long run though, the nofollow attribute probably will be re-enabled on all but non senior member sigs, as that seems to have become the primary motivator for a lot of people to post, and not to actually help others out. The result is a lot of fluff and non-sense posts.
    Dear Admin today " rel="nofollow" had been added to all links of your forum even on your posts signature. To be frank to you if you do this that you add " rel="nofollow" to every signature of your forum, your forum will no longer run. Because everybody wants something in return, every member whether senior or new member is here for backlinks, you can check this by checking profile of senior members every one of them have signature in their profile. Please don't take my words wrong. You should remove " rel="nofollow" tags from each link but what you have to do is just stricken the rules of your forum for new members. If you don't agree with me, just add " rel="nofollow" to every signature and within month there will be least or no new thread or post on your forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shazib222 View Post
    Dear Admin today " rel="nofollow" had been added to all links of your forum even on your posts signature. To be frank to you if you do this that you add " rel="nofollow" to every signature of your forum, your forum will no longer run. Because everybody wants something in return, every member whether senior or new member is here for backlinks, you can check this by checking profile of senior members every one of them have signature in their profile. Please don't take my words wrong. You should remove " rel="nofollow" tags from each link but what you have to do is just stricken the rules of your forum for new members. If you don't agree with me, just add " rel="nofollow" to every signature and within month there will be least or no new thread or post on your forum.
    really? everyone from new member to senior wants something in return? note how many of us don't have links to any type of business website... mine is to a youtube... I've seen several to personal sites... a ton to w3c validator and the list goes on... the reason we help others is for that warm and fuzzy (and so others help us too lol )
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    Quote Originally Posted by shazib222 View Post
    Because everybody wants something in return, every member whether senior or new member is here for backlinks, you can check this by checking profile of senior members every one of them have signature in their profile.
    I don't have a link in my sig.
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    If you don't agree with me, just add " rel="nofollow" to every signature and within month there will be least or no new thread or post on your forum.
    Contrary to your statements, having SEO links in your sig is not why most people are here and changing whether sig links get follow will not significantly affect participation.

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    Thanks WA for the comment as it was good update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Inigoesdr View Post
    I don't have a link in my sig.

    Contrary to your statements, having SEO links in your sig is not why most people are here and changing whether sig links get follow will not significantly affect participation.
    Thanks for your post..i have seen only couple of profiles like yours. I respect you and your posts and today i got relaxed that all links had become no do-follow because before couple of days it was only mine. What i wrote above was just my suggestion what i feel. I didn't suggested anything for me but this was for this whole forum, rest it is up to admin.


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