As many of you know we've had issues with signature spam recently, where (mostly) new users would post low value (or complete garbage) content so that their signature would get views. Obviously we're not keen on this type of content.
As one of a range of methods to combat signature spam, we've decided to charge a $5 fee for all new signatures. Once the fee is paid you are able to add, edit, or remove your signature freely without any costs, and this includes deleting it and adding a new one later.
If you're an existing forum member who has verified your account, then you wont need to pay the fee, and you should see absolutely no difference in what you can do with your signature. You'll still be able to add a new signature, delete it, add it again later, edit it, and so on, all for free. Please let us know if you find that this isn't the case.
We're hoping that this will lead to a reduction in spam across the forum, but we'll also be pushing a couple of other anti-spam measures in the next couple of days.