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Using Pictures as Signatures...
« on: August 27, 2003, 01:02:55 PM »
Hey guys, I wanted to throw this out there for some discussion. Do we really need the huge pictures in the signatures? They are usually bigger than the post that they are attached to. I'm on a cable connection, but couldn't these things be slowing down the dial up guys? It's not just me, I've discussed this with some others, and they feel the same way. But before there was actually a "rule" made, I thought we'd bring it before the masses for discussion. I'm all for being an indavidual, but isn't having an avatar enough? Do we need the extended family portraits on the end of each post too?
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Re:Big assed signatures
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2003, 01:10:55 PM »
Amen Brother, Amen  :)
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Re:Big assed signatures
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2003, 01:21:26 PM »
if your on 56k you know what your in for besides once you download it once it should be stored in to your internet files to make things faster
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Re:Big assed signatures
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2003, 01:45:50 PM »
Yeah, but it is mildly annoying...

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Re:Big assed signatures
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2003, 02:12:46 PM »
Ya......I agree, get lose the big signatures.....not needed IMHO :)

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Re:Big assed signatures
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2003, 02:28:55 PM »
wait....is mine too big?   ???
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Re:Big assed signatures
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2003, 02:38:11 PM »
I voluntarily pulled mine.

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Re:Big assed signatures
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2003, 02:51:08 PM »
I have to agree with Justin, the pictures are kind of annoying. They do take consume bandwidth, which for me I'm on cable so I don't really care. I know about caches and it still slows things down even with them in cache. IMHO I really hate scrolling through the things all the time. Nothing personal guys but when someone relys to a thread that has a big ass signature tag is gets annoying when I seem to scroll forever to get to the last posted message.

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Re:Big assed signatures
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2003, 02:57:22 PM »
Several of the other boards that I am on have adopted a 'voluntary' signature limit size of 468w x 60h pixels (STANDARD internet banner ad size).

Just a suggestion.
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Re:Big assed signatures
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2003, 03:10:01 PM »
someday the wise forum programmers will realize they need an user-configurable option to turn off signatures ...
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Re:Big assed signatures
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2003, 09:50:18 PM »
I thought the text was ok but the big pics are alot to scroll though.
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Re:Big assed signatures
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2003, 09:57:02 PM »
Ok, I think between me and Jeff not liking it, and now having a few members who also think it's annoying, I think we can call it a "rule". Get the big pictures out of the sigs. Avatars are ok. Lets keep the sig line text only.
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Re:Big assed signatures
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2003, 10:55:35 PM »
I think maybe under the same topic we should just start a poll. It'll be easier to total yays and nays.

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Re:Big assed signatures
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2003, 10:20:00 AM »
Nah Wolfy, you're out-voted.  I will go as far as to accept a standard banner sized sig (468x60), but the filesize on it needs to be under 20k...

So yeah Pilot, "you're too big"  (and I don't say that to all the boys  :P )
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Re:Big assed signatures
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2003, 10:30:52 AM »
Yeah, all three admins including the owner of the site voted nay, I'd say the vote is pretty much decided.... I'll go along with the banner thing Jeff.
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