Sorry, guys ~~ they're not going to work. There is some other code -- a crucial one -- that prevents the sig line from working. Y'all are just going to have to rely on your dazzling personalities to shine through.
There was a poster (here? somewhere else?) who had the sig line "the possums were thrilled". This gave me pleasure every single time I saw it, but we shan't be seeing it here.
I've just wandered back in to the Thorn Tree. Oh dear. I've sometimes contributed reasonably recently to the Zambia branch but decided this time to have a mooch around the other boards. Fairly typical of the current situation is Get Stuffed - where the most recent thread is started by our own K2 - but twenty seven days ago. WTF as they say. Like a Sore Thumb - last thread started three months ago. Speaking in tongues - ten days ago. USA is going strong though. India - maybe one or at the most two, threads started per day. Egypt about a week ago.
Yes, it is very sad. Nutrax should wander back here, though, since she will jump on most of the threads in the Speaking in Tongues branch, so clearly she craves a bit of interaction. But I suppose that she has plenty of other websites on which to be pedantic.
Sure, after the damage was already done. Thorn Tree had a momentum, admittedly not always nice or even healthy, but god it was often screamingly funny. BBC sent in the earnest flat-footed classroom monitors who made sure every bit of verve was permanently sucked out of the place. Whatever the new owner got was a dead husk.