Do forums that allow signatures encourage spammers?
From my experience, forums that allow members to have a signature encourage spammers. For example, people would join, add a signature and then post very low quality posts. It doesn’t matter if your forum guidelines states that one worded posts are not allowed but people would come and post “Thanks!” on every topic. This just increases the workload for moderators and it wastes a lot of their time which could have been used to make posts to boost activity. Of course there are people who follows the rules and make quality posts in return for their link in their signature but there are always those spammers that just make extremely low quality posts.
Do you agree that forums that allow signatures encourage spammers?