I would like to put forward the suggestion of signatures. They would just be little notes under peoples posts saying a line of whatever they wanted eg a quote, something about themselves etc. It is something which happens on every other forum so why not this one?
On RHP, your "Self Proclaimed Title" text can be used for this purpose if you so wish. It is neat and keeps it brief.
On "every other forum", the endless copies of the same old bloated signatures break up the thread: lets not make the same mistake they do.