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Post Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:42 am

Signature Rules [IN EFFECT]

The following Rules are supposed to regulate the Signatures in our Forums.

These Rules have not been made to annoy or anger the community. Its about preventing overly wide or long Signatures that pull a Thread in unnessecary length or width. And also that big Pictures result in higher loading times and lower Forum performance.


Procedure:


If a Signature is denoted too long, either by a mod or by a user report - you will get a PM from the Mods or Administrators. No breaches will be tolerated - not even 1 pixel too much.
If you dont follow the request to make it smaller in 48h we will put a warning on your account and remove the excess text or image.

Rules:

  • Signatures can be max 13,5 lines high in normal Font.
  • Graphics can be max. 200 Pixel(roughly 12 lines of normal font) high. The width is limited to 850 Pixel, thereby the Filesize may not exceed maximum 200KB.
  • The maximum size of 850x230 and 200KB applies to the whole Signature, including text and graphics - one line of text ~ 17px
  • At a resolution of 1366x768 no thread is supposed to be ripped apart by a too large Signature
  • Links or texts that contain advertising for commercial purposes are not allowed.
  • Please dont hotlink graphics - uploaded them to a imagehoster/your webserver before putting them in the signature
  • Dont post links or graphics in your signature that contain adult-only content. The same takes effect for radical or political extreme Graphics or Texts.
  • Quotes or similar things that embarrass or offend other members should be ommited.


Update 10.10.2014: Fixed the measurements. ( One line of text is about 16.5-17.5px high instead of 16)


The thread will be open do discuss the topic of the rules for 7 days.
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Post Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:59 am

Re: Signature Rules [NOT IN EFFECT YET]

I like this. It is a problem when the signature takes up more space than a post that you know it is excessive.
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Post Tue Sep 30, 2014 5:50 pm

Re: Signature Rules [NOT IN EFFECT YET]

I'll add my 2 cents as a forum admin (For a fansub group), you may want to lower the size of images in signatures, 850 px is a tad large...

I've been running our site few a few years and have had more than enough time to hammer out rules and sort them out, if you want, I can PM you a link to them if you want. Won't post the link here as I don't want to be perceived as advertising.
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Post Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:03 pm

Re: Signature Rules [NOT IN EFFECT YET]

well mine is currently within the 850x200 limit but actually I was considering resizing it lower still as I was thinking it was a bit too much.

EDIT: which I have done now
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Post Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:48 am

Re: Signature Rules [Will take effect 6.Oct.2014]

@martelle: You can post the link as it refers to the sake of imformation - also stuff like Automationhub will also stay as the purpose of the page is not a commerical one. In other words - if a link leads to your shop or to a Paid-Link, its pretty much illegal.
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Post Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:53 am

Re: Signature Rules [Will take effect 6.Oct.2014]

I feel the 850 width is a good one: this seems to be the width at which the signature will no longer fit in your PM viewer (forum post images on my browser can be up to 1024px wide).

Also, the height is reasonable given that the user information that accompanies each post generally blows the post up anyway, such that there's quite a bit of blank space.
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Post Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:20 am

Re: Signature Rules [Will take effect 6.Oct.2014]

What if we are not able to fix our signature in the time limit. Maybe on vacation or something?
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Post Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:56 am

Re: Signature Rules [Will take effect 6.Oct.2014]

Well, imo there's currently nothing wrong with your sig :)

But I guess they would let it slide if there was a good reason why you can't edit your signature.
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Post Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:30 am

Re: Signature Rules [Will take effect 6.Oct.2014]

@Nivracer: The rules will take effect in 5 days - then you gave 14 days time to fix it, if you get a warning/PM from a Mod/Admin - and if its not fixed by then, you may get a temporal ban and a empty signature. By today you have like... 19days time to fix it.
But if you say "I was on Vacation" and your last forum login was before you got the PM - then its okay and a reason why you could not edit it.
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Post Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:12 am

Re: Signature Rules [Will take effect 6.Oct.2014]

No objections from my side for new signature limit :)
Honestly, I can't even figure out what to place in it larger than 1 string of plain text.
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Post Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:20 am

Re: Signature Rules [Will take effect 6.Oct.2014]

Would mine be too big?
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Post Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:38 am

Re: Signature Rules [Will take effect 6.Oct.2014]

Your signature image is 337 pixels high, that alone is 137 more than allowed. In addition to that, you have 8 lines of text in your signature (4 of those empty). Remove the empty lines in between and resize your image to a height of about 120 pixels and you should be fine.
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Post Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:55 am

Re: Signature Rules [Will take effect 6.Oct.2014]

I made some slight adjustments to mine. :)
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Post Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:01 am

Re: Signature Rules [Will take effect 6.Oct.2014]

I don't have too much text, do I?
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Post Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:09 am

Re: Signature Rules [Will take effect 6.Oct.2014]

Yours is fine Jack aswell is Plebs now

But yours Vosnox... qualifies for a Warning. Picture is way too big. By some 150pixels.
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