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    Post by BLA1NE Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:56 pm

    I hate to be that guy... but people's sigs are getting huge. Wasn't so bad when it was just a few people, but now a lot of people have giant sigs and it's making thread pages significantly longer than they need to be.

    If I'm the only one who's annoyed by this, I can put up with it. If not, I'd suggest we at least start by suggesting people make use of spoiler tags more in their sigs. If they have 6 lines of different links, they could just create one:

    My User Covenants and Builds:

    Anyone else think this is becoming a problem?


    *Spoiler tags example: [.spoiler=title of the spoiler folder]Spoiler text[./spoiler] <--Just remove the periods before spoiler and /spoiler and it'll work.
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    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:58 pm

    Since I now have this giant sig courtesy of Bind's excellent work I deleted the quote that I had originally to at least somewhat shorten my sig, I'd hoped I did enough.
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    Post by BLA1NE Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:04 pm

    I wouldn't want everyone to have to get rid of their sweet new sigs! But I'd suggest the limit would be something like: that sig + 1-2 lines of text or a spoiler folder (for people who want more than 1-2 lines of text).
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    Post by fearandwhiskey Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:20 pm

    BLA1NE wrote:I wouldn't want everyone to have to get rid of their sweet new sigs! But I'd suggest the limit would be something like: that sig + 1-2 lines of text or a spoiler folder (for people who want more than 1-2 lines of text).

    I agree.
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    Post by User Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:25 pm

    Look at mine
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    Post by BLA1NE Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:27 pm

    Yes, yours is a good example.

    Btw it's purely a coincidence that I wrote 6 in my OP and you have 6 links in yous sig!


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    Post by fearandwhiskey Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:28 pm

    Acidic_Cook wrote:Look at mine

    It's very tidy. happy
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    Post by User Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:36 pm

    It was like that before you posted.

    By the way...

    I recommend you all check them all. Those links are fabulous with delicious content winking

    And I am usually a tidy man now. The old posts in the Archives were my fist posts, I mean my VERY first posts... on an old forum that was not as advanced. Later posts, no excuse, just following the trend silly
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    Post by LordRevan Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:39 pm

    Acidic_Cook wrote: The old posts in the Archives were my fist posts

    I am intrigued... silly
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    Post by User Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:40 pm

    I was gonna edit that, but I decided that it actually seems right to me silly
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    Post by Spurgun Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:09 am

    Is it better like this? My sig is still very big though sad
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    Post by Serious_Much Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:44 am

    I think they are getting too big, the massive pictures along with the load of text gets a bit too much really silly

    mine's getting pretty long too... :| Think I'll doctor it a bit
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    Post by Darkson Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:25 am

    Hey Blaine, did you know you can show a code

    using this code:

    Code:
    [code]here goes the code[/code]


    I'm actually using this code to show you the code which I'm using to show you the code... Isn't that exciting?!?!??! silly
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    Post by Emergence Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:45 pm

    Sigs are something we have taken notice of. Right now we are working with the forum permissions to set a maximum size. However, we would like to ask our members to be mindful of their thumbprint and consider trimming back excessive sigs in the meantime. Please, be a good internet citizen, and sig responsibly.
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    Post by NPCWhiteMage Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:07 pm

    Every forum I've ever been on, the max size of a sig was 150 x 500 although I've seen some smaller ones that look just as good if not better.
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    Post by BindMind Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:19 pm

    I can't help but feel like I'm partially to blame for the recent massive signatures...

    I'll try to include a guideline in my thread. Maybe that way new users will know how much is too much.
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    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:20 pm

    Emergence wrote:Sigs are something we have taken notice of. Right now we are working with the forum permissions to set a maximum size. However, we would like to ask our members to be mindful of their thumbprint and consider trimming back excessive sigs in the meantime. Please, be a good internet citizen, and sig responsibly.

    I'd feel ungrateful were I to cover up my sig. BindMind worked so hard on it, I feel it deserves to be showcased.
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    Post by BindMind Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:23 pm

    WhatDoesThePendantDo? wrote:
    Emergence wrote:Sigs are something we have taken notice of. Right now we are working with the forum permissions to set a maximum size. However, we would like to ask our members to be mindful of their thumbprint and consider trimming back excessive sigs in the meantime. Please, be a good internet citizen, and sig responsibly.

    I'd feel ungrateful were I to cover up my sig. BindMind worked so hard on it, I feel it deserves to be showcased.

    I can trim the top half of your sig if you feel it is too large. Don't feel ungrateful.

    I've tried to make it clear that I actually LIKE criticism. If you are unsatisfied with something, just let me know. Usually it only takes a few minutes of editing.
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    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:26 pm

    I'm not unsatisfied in the least, I'm in love with my sig, but if others are bothered by it, I could be persuaded to accommodate them.

    My preference, however, would be to leave it untouched.
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    Post by BindMind Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:31 pm

    Not gonna lie. Your sig is probably my favourite sig I have ever made silly

    Anyways, back on topic.

    I believe there should be a pixel limit. If a signature exceeds a certain pixel height, it should not be allowed. 250 pixels in height tends to be a good cap.


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    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:32 pm

    BindMind wrote:Not gonna lie. Your sig is probably my favourite sig I have ever made silly

    cheers
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    Post by BLA1NE Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:36 pm

    It's definitely a beautiful sig! Its height is 200 pixels which, on its own, I think is alright. But 200 pixels + lines of text would really start to be a lot.

    But the mods/ admins are already on the case (and were before I raised the issue, from the sounds of it) so it's in their hands now. I'm sure we'll all be satisfied with what they decide.
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    Post by JoeBroski09 Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:48 pm

    How's my sig? I need some feedback, but I'd like to keep the text as is haha! So I redid my picture really fast.

    Plus, the text itself is about the same size as a spoiler bracket.
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    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:50 pm

    Again, "seek" not "seak." silly
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    Post by JoeBroski09 Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:51 pm

    SON OF A MOTHER!

    *sigh*

    EDIT: Fixed. Plus, I took out text *shrug* Who needs builds in their sig anyway? I just have the link to The Followers and then the Smiles and Hugs. It wouldn't be so bad to have more of those smiles and hugs in the same line, right? big grin

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