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> Signature Rules Updating
Perry
  Posted: Dec 27 2005, 03:03 AM


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Well, you haven't been on the board for awhile. So I don't blame you for not knowing what had been going on around here. Around the beginning of this month, a lot of people start putting userbars in their signature. A normal userbar is 350x19 in dimension. Everyone was putting two userbars in a row and thus exceeding the width limit by 100pixels. I removed some and left notes in their signature stressing that the width limit is 600pixels.

I guess people just don't listen or read in this case. It didn't work out the way I wanted it to. I really had no choice but to enforce this temporary border limit thing. It's a lot easier for both the members and the Moderating Team to see if the signature is exceeding the limit.

While standard text could be 15pixel in height, it still varies from browser to browser. I still haven't set the definite limit for text yet. I am thinking around 18 ~ 20 pixels per line, though.
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Posted: Dec 27 2005, 03:10 AM


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what happened to the image limit?


I saw soembody's sig just now with a shit load of those gif cars....
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  Posted: Dec 27 2005, 03:29 AM


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There was never a limit on the amount of images you can have in your signature, as long as it doesn't exceed the width and height limit.
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Posted: Dec 27 2005, 03:57 AM


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Well okay, me not being here has nothing to do with this. I got all of that from reading through this thread. And you didn't really answer all my questions, so I'll ask again. What was the original purpose of the signature requirement? Not the new one. Why is it set to 600 x 250 pixels? What's wrong with 700 pixels in width?

I don't know what it looks like on your browsers, but they show the same text size on mine (both mozilla and ie) and its 10 pixels of text plus the 5 pixels of space underneath it (a total of 15). A space between lines would add another 15 pixels.
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  Posted: Dec 27 2005, 04:07 AM


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It has always been 600pixels for the width limit. It was determined like this.. I used a 1024x768 monitor as the standard. If you open the forums in that resolution, the body of the forums content is only 90% of the width of the monitor. (90% of 1024 is about 900) Then the username and all those group/posts/join date takes up about 160pixels in width. (900 - 160 = 740) I figure I should give at least 100pixels buffer. So that's down to 640pixels. To make it even, I made 600pixels as the width limit for signature.
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Posted: Dec 27 2005, 08:24 AM


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And some people are still on 800x600 wink2.gif

Edit : I think the sig rules are rather generous, maybe we need to go w/o limits for a couple weeks to show people the nonsense that sgis can grow into? biggrin.gif

I remember looking at this message board that had a really high av limit and like no sig limit. There were people with AVs greater than the sigs here, and sigs that stretched like 2 pages long... wink2.gif

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Posted: Dec 27 2005, 02:23 PM


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Hahaha.. thats insane Apex! I wonder how long it would take for 56kbit connection users to load a single page.
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Posted: Dec 31 2005, 01:38 PM


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Oops, at first I didnt see the pixel limit thing. But then I saw my warning level went up to 33% and I was like "WTF" but then I saw my sig had exceeded the pixel limit. Sorry about that pinch2.gif
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Posted: Dec 31 2005, 01:40 PM


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QUOTE ((____(='.'=) @ Today at 4:32 PM)
Oops, at first I didnt see the pixel limit thing. But then I saw my warning level went up to 33% and I was like "WTF" but then I saw my sig had exceeded the pixel limit. Sorry about that pinch2.gif

Your sig is still too big.
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Posted: Dec 31 2005, 04:28 PM


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Where is the dash line for the height?? i don't see it
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  Posted: Dec 31 2005, 04:49 PM


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If you don't see it, then your signature is within the height limit.
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Posted: Jan 3 2006, 08:10 PM


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QUOTE (Perry @ Dec 16 2005, 07:43 PM)
What I have in mind right now is 1 line of text = 20pixels. But that's not final, I still have to discuss it with Takumi Trueno. For now, we'll let you slide even if you have text that exceed the 250 height limit.

The Public Service Announcement will be there in everyone's signature until I clarify the new signature/avatar rules again shortly after New Year's Day. Thanks for bring it up too, aftermath. smile.gif

I propose something, I recommend that height limits vary per group. The highest group gets a higher limit than a lower group. Do you agree?

Also, if members decide to use userbars, you should state the maximum amount of userbars that can be used for a signature (assuming they don't use any other images or text).
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Too much work.

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Posted: Jan 4 2006, 12:24 PM


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QUOTE (Inmate77 @ Yesterday at 12:10 PM)
I propose something, I recommend that height limits vary per group. The highest group gets a higher limit than a lower group. Do you agree?

Also, if members decide to use userbars, you should state the maximum amount of userbars that can be used for a signature (assuming they don't use any other images or text).

Avatars/Signatures aren't that important so it can be made to apply to everyone here in this forum.
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Posted: Jan 4 2006, 11:21 PM


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QUOTE (aftermath @ Yesterday at 3:24 PM)
Avatars/Signatures aren't that important so it can be made to apply to everyone here in this forum.

100% agree... wink2.gif
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Posted: Jan 10 2006, 06:12 PM


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I have a question. In this thread, it says the height limit is 250 pixels, but in my signature the bar thing ends at 200. Which is the height limit?
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  Posted: Jan 10 2006, 06:46 PM


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I'll make an announcement soon with all the details. 250 will no longer be the height limit.
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[17:37] InitialDRulz: Perry, you know the signatures, whats the height limit?
[17:37] PerryAE86: 200


its going to be smaller guys
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Posted: Jan 11 2006, 01:05 AM


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*cries sad.gif well what ever floats your boat biggrin.gif
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  Posted: Jan 11 2006, 11:33 PM


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http://idforums.net/index.php?showtopic=20032 - here are the details, please read.
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Posted: Jan 12 2006, 11:10 AM


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OK, I need some clarification after reading the details. It says here:

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Everything has to be inside that 600x200 space in your signature, with the exception of text (i.e. - quotes) You can now have 13 lines of text in the signature.


BUT, then it reads:

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So for instance, it's okay to have an image that is 120pixels in height with 5 additional lines of text. Basically, everything has to be equal or no more than 200pixels in height.


So basically, how I read it, the first quote says that everything in your signature has to be in that 600x200 pixel area, NOT including text, in which you say you can have up to 13 lines of text in the signature. But then the second quote contradicts what you said in the first quote, now saying that EVERYTHING (including the text) has to be in that pixel area.

So, my question is, which one is it?
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  Posted: Jan 12 2006, 11:23 AM


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The 13 lines of text comment was made in comparison to the previous rules for text. We used to be able to have only 12 lines of text in the signature without the presence of any images whatsoever. Many people were confused with the text rule, thinking they can have 12 lines of text in addition of having the 600x250 image space. When in fact, that was not the case. But we kind of let most people slide since the rules didn't stated clearly. Now with the new rules, we get 13 lines of text because each line of text count as 15pixels in terms of height. So 13 lines * 15 pixels/line = 195pixels < 200pixels. That's where the 13 lines of text comment came from. I stated that purely for comparison purpose only.

To put it short, you can only have 13 lines of text in your signature when there are no images presented (unless somehow you put in a 5-pixel-tall banner or whatever.)


Edit: I've changed the wording a little bit in the announcement, hopefully it's more clear now.

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OK, that makes more sense. Thank you for clearing that up happy.gif .
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Posted: Jan 14 2006, 08:24 PM


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So how do we get rid of those annoying white bars? can you turn them on and off so if your sig is larger it will come on if its not then they stay gone?
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  Posted: Jan 14 2006, 09:22 PM


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QUOTE (CrypticApathy @ Today at 8:24 PM)
So how do we get rid of those annoying white bars? can you turn them on and off so if your sig is larger it will come on if its not then they stay gone?

They'll be gone by the end of this month. Some people still don't know about the new rules.
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