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Crackdown on Sigs.

Discussion in 'All other topics' started by Nephilim, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey fellas. Sigs have been getting way out of hand so I'm giving fair notice that I'm going to be sending pm's to any and all whose sigs are beyond the guidelines no matter the rank (so don't anyone cry favoritism). Large sigs are a big pet peeve of mine and many others here so there's some work to be done catching up from my recent absence.


    Ours is a tech forum not an art gallery so let's have some courtesy for those who'd like to actually read threads without having to wade through a wall of pictures to find text. We now have our personal page thingy where you can post all the pictures you want so I'm not going to stand for any ridiculous whining about me curtailing expression as I've heard in the past.

    Nothing personal folks - just making our forums more enjoyable for all.


    Here's a recap of the rules for those who see this and would like to save me some trouble:




    These rules are far more generous than I'd care for so don't expect any flexibility from me :)
     
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  2. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    nice one Neph, i've been on this for a while, some ppl unsurprisingly take the mickey and i've been lurking on userbars threads and pouncing where necessary; more importantly i've been advising ppl to conform as i knew the userbars craze would tip the sigs over the edge
     
  3. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh yeah, some folks are going nuts with the userbars!
     
  4. borhan9

    borhan9 Active member

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    Nice to see the crackdown happening :) Some of them take up whole pages if i remember correctly :) Guys im wondering is there any program that can shrink the sigs soo that they can meet the requied sizes.

    Which I don't know if my signiture is ok or does it have to be shrunk??
     
  5. Lethal_B

    Lethal_B Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice call neph, this crackdown isn't before time. The userbars are getting a little blinky in some cases and make my eyes sore!

    @ Borhan- Mihov image resizer is a great tool that resizes without distortion. I may even write a mini tut on it if need be..

    http://www.mihov.com/eng/ir.html
     
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  6. ireland

    ireland Active member

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    in my opinion,a sig should take this amount of space

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    not like this or more
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  7. boxwrench

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    Ireland,If that were the case and I wish it were, mine would have been within specs. Unfortunately I was one of the people on the "hit list."

    I personally did not think it was any where near as big as some members,nevertheless...I have conformed,I think!
     
  8. ireland

    ireland Active member

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    Drd should go to avatar’s and limit the Signature: to 5 lines of type
    Its getting to dam hard to read what’s posted with the Signature: distractions it got out of hand.. Nephilim is 100% right..Crackdown on Signature's
     
  9. boxwrench

    boxwrench Guest

    I too agree that it has gotten out of hand,some sigs. bigger and more annoying than the ads,but will other "offenders" be so quick to respond? I have not seen many if any changes yet.
     
  10. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    i'm endlessly on sig patrol, amongst other things around some of the console forums, let's just say it's an ongoing task :)
     
  11. boxwrench

    boxwrench Guest

    Yeah! I see Neph's having a very busy day too!

    You know that you will no longer be referred to as the prize patrol...don't you! lol!
     
  12. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    The biggest offence I've noticed is too many lines of text with a gif - three lines max and I totally agree with your idea of sig size ireland.
     
  13. LOCOENG

    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like Creaky will have to revamp his sig...please don't ban him Neph.

    LOL j/k
     
  14. Lethal_B

    Lethal_B Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll ditch the pic for now then. It's no use you guys trying to enforce the rules if seniors/addicts have large sigs too :)

    Lol LOCO :)
     
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  15. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    LOL guys, i just fixed mine, one of the lines was going over 2 lines , was bugging me for ages
     
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    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice Creaky...only picking...pinch,pinch.


    @Lethal

    Got skype hooked up yet?
     
  17. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Aww hell no, creaky's an alright feller and I couldn't even if I wanted to. Plus he has a boat so if I ever visit the UK I'll have a floating shag wagon he'll let me borrow - isn't that right creaky? ;P


    You guys know what's funny is one of the guys I pm'd about his sig pointed out that mine was out of spec - I had four lines of text. Can we say hypocrite?
     
  18. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    I have Skype :)
     
  19. LOCOENG

    LOCOENG Moderator Staff Member

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    Phantom gave me your nick this morning Neph...we'll talk soon.

    Trying to get lethal hooked up.

    EDIT: I ditched my sig a month or so ago so noone would have to point me out...for now I remain sigless.
     
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  20. creaky

    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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    Loco, i have Neph's, maybe you can pass mine to Lethal.

    Neph, i just got back from 3 days on the boat, but 'fraid i'm stuck on dry land most of the time now :(.

    as to sigs, yer it would make me larf if someone with a page-sized sig moaned at mine :)
     

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