Removing an auto-signature on the MSDN and TechNet forums

Back in 2008, I was awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status for Virtual Machine technology. Unfortunately I wasn’t doing enough Hyper-V work (and my employer at the time didn’t understand the value of employing an MVP) so, in 2010, the Product Group had to let me go. Disappointing as that was, I understood and I moved on to do other things.

Every time I post on the MSDN or TechNet forums though, there’s a signature appended to my posts that says “Mark Wilson (MVP Virtual Machine) – http://www.markwilson.co.uk/blog/”. I’ve been editing manually to remove the MVP text (I don’t want to make false claims about my status) but I couldn’t see how to remove the option completely – it didn’t seem to appear anywhere in my forum profile.

Only after posting on the forums to ask how I prevent this behaviour, did I find the answer in a “related thread” that was highlighted:

“Yes, you can change that setting by clicking on Quick Access, and then My Settings. You’ll then see a section where you can add your signature.

For a more detailed guide including screenshots and instructions on how to insert HTML content see this post http://blogs.technet.com/b/rmilne/archive/2013/01/31/how-to-tweak-your-technet-forum-signature.aspx

Thanks to Keith Langmaid for that gem!

My forum preferences have now been duly edited to remove the offending text!

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