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Title: Sig Restrictions
Post by: ACE91 on June 22, 2006, 06:55:17 pm
Recently, there have been some users with excessively large sigs around GCL, so I have decided to create official signature restrictions for the forum. Below are the restrictions:

GCL Forums Signature Rules:


These rules won't necessarily be enforced by the exact numbers--if your sig image happens to be 701KB in size instead of 700 or less, we probably won't notice it or punish you for it. However, keep in mind that the staff does have the right to enforce these rules even on sigs that are over the limit by a single pixel or kilobyte, so you're better off staying well within the limit.

If your sig violates these restrictions, it will be removed and replaced with a link to this thread and a description of what rule you violated. Your Warn-O-Meter will also be increased by 10 to 30, depending on how excessively the rules were violated.

About users that had sigs violating the size limits before these rules were posted: You will have three days to change your sig to comply with these rules, and if you do not change it within three days, you will have your sig deleted and your Warn-O-Meter increased as described above.

Edit by Abwayax: Previous rules were too restrictive. Feel free to bicker about it.
Edit by Kyoukipichi: The rules may not be very restrictive since I edited them, but the pages aren't formatted in PDF.
Edit by Kyoukipichi: Even less restrictive. You can have words and images as long as you wish.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Abwayax on June 24, 2006, 11:25:43 pm
And I thought Serebii was strict... (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=60702) ::)
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Maralis on June 25, 2006, 12:31:37 am
Still, the limit on the amount of images and links on Serebii are really strict.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Abwayax on June 25, 2006, 09:41:51 am
Still, the limit on the amount of images and links on Serebii are really strict.
True, but some people there have 200x200 images in their sigs, firmly between some text and maybe a smaller image too! I'm not the kind to put several images in my sig (mine's all text), but when a sig allowed in Serebii, TRS, TCOD, etc. needs to be cut in half to be acceptable here... thats pathetic...

Actually, I kinda like TCOD's rules (http://www.dragonflycave.com/forums/rules.php). If these guys can get away with being a PG-13 forum, why can't we? XD
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: ACE91 on June 25, 2006, 08:13:11 pm
I just threw these restrictions together to put a stop to the towering sigs full of sprites that were beginning to show up. If you want to edit these rules, it's fine with me. I thought that 200px was a little generous, actually--on NSider Forums, the limit for normal members was 45px. XD
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Abwayax on June 25, 2006, 08:56:24 pm
On NSider, members can't edit their own posts until they reach a certain postcount. And I don't see anything damaging about the sprite links.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: xparasite9 on June 25, 2006, 10:11:17 pm
1000px is way too wide
800px is way too tall.
keep it good for the norm, which is 800X600
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: GoldenChaos on June 25, 2006, 11:11:07 pm
I despise the NSider fourums.  You can't have a sig or nothing until you post like a billion times.  Also, the idea of not being able to post until you read the rules (as in TOCD) is a good as well.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Abwayax on June 25, 2006, 11:29:41 pm
1000px is way too wide
800px is way too tall.
keep it good for the norm, which is 800X600
It's staying as is, unless you can prove your point to me.

Edit: Perhaps 1000px is indeed a bit too wide. I'll decrease it to 750px.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: xparasite9 on June 26, 2006, 12:24:03 am
well, 800px is still a bit too tall. nobody likes having to scroll down because of an idiot's signature.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: xparasite9 on June 26, 2006, 12:49:01 am
heck. IMO, even 300 is a bit annoying. is there a possible coding that would create a profile option whether to show the full image, or cut it off/don't show it?
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Maralis on June 26, 2006, 03:12:57 am
You could either make the code tag have scrollbars or make signatures have scrollbars. Or both. At PokeCommunity the code tags had scroll bars and they were useful sometimes.

How about a spoiler tag that makes other have to click to view hidden text and images. And the hidden images wouldn't be loaded. That is what I would use in my signature to have a big signature, but not to make others have to scroll down or have slow page loading times.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Chaos Hiruko on June 26, 2006, 01:06:42 pm
RaZoR LeAf is strict! I should know. I'm Venustoise on that forum.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Abwayax on June 26, 2006, 01:30:04 pm
Hahaha, RaZoR LeAf's sig would have broken the rules here earlier. XP

And I'll decrease the height limit to 600px.

PokemonPichu, there already is a spoiler tag. Ex:
[spoiler]All your base are belong to us. You are on the way to destruction. You have no chance to survive make your time. Ha Ha Ha Ha.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Maralis on June 29, 2006, 08:37:52 pm
I know, but instead of highlighting you click on it to unhide like at starmen.net. If the spoiler tag unhides text and images (images shouldn't be loaded when it is hidden) when clicked, then people could have a large signature.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Maralis on September 23, 2006, 10:27:38 pm
How tall a person's signature would differ from computer to computer, so I put in how to find the real tallness.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Maralis on June 04, 2007, 04:30:29 pm
I think the signature restrictions need to be rewritten.

A web page will look different on each computer. There is too many variables for the way a page looks. And they're different on each computer. Screen resolution, what's on the left and right side of the browser, the size of the browser, the browser itself, the font, etc.

So a person can't be really sure if their signature is too big. If you minimize the browser, then decrease the length, the page will grow longer. If you increase the length, the page will grow shorter. In fact, those with 21-inch monitors may not even think their signature is very long.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Missing? NO! on July 11, 2007, 05:23:27 pm
Is it allowed if we put a Spoiler3 tab to cover up a long signature?
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Abwayax on July 11, 2007, 05:27:46 pm
Is it allowed if we put a Spoiler3 tab to cover up a long signature?
You can do that.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Newo on July 12, 2007, 12:26:30 pm
Could we have autospoilers? for people who want a really lon sig that extends beyond a certain mark.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Missing? NO! on July 12, 2007, 05:35:06 pm
You mean like mine?
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Newo on July 13, 2007, 01:23:02 pm
Ones that work automatically. Yes, a Spoiler.

It may not be possible.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Zuko 16 on July 13, 2007, 05:46:16 pm
I actually like the idea of not allowing users to have images in their signatures. I belong to a forum that goes by this rule, and as frustrating as it seems sometimes, the forum itself looks SO much cleaner then most forums.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Abwayax on July 13, 2007, 05:51:10 pm
I belong to a forum that goes by this rule
Which forum would this be, may I ask?
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Zuko 16 on July 13, 2007, 06:03:51 pm
http://avatarfans.net/main/index.php

Neat. Clean. Orderly. You can post links and text in your signatures, but no images.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Papa Doc on July 13, 2007, 07:50:56 pm
http://avatarfans.net/main/index.php

Neat. Clean. Orderly. You can post links and text in your signatures, but no images.

That is neat, well that would be cool if we had that rule, but I also like to express myself with a signature.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: FooBot on July 13, 2007, 07:53:23 pm
But then my sig request thread would be out of bussiness
plus I like having images in my sig.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Zowayix on July 14, 2007, 02:48:07 am
I actually like the idea of not allowing users to have images in their signatures. I belong to a forum that goes by this rule, and as frustrating as it seems sometimes, the forum itself looks SO much cleaner then most forums.
And yet you have two images in your sig.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Zuko 16 on July 14, 2007, 01:03:42 pm
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And yet you have two images in your sig.

So? If I'm allowed to have images in my signature, then I'm going to images in my signature. I never said that everywhere I go I abide by that rule as if it's a law; I just stated that without them, a forum would look a lot cleaner.

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but I also like to express myself with a signature.

You can; with text. Also, icons/avatars are expressful.

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But then my sig request thread would be out of bussiness

No, actually I've been on that forum for two years, and the only times the request threads are empty is when nothing new has happened in the series; much like how this forum is dead when nothing new has been discovered, or the site hasn't been updated.

In a previous site clean up, many of the request threads were accidentally deleted from AF (avatarfans.net), so I can't really point out any threds that are longer then 70 pages; but I can tell you for a fact that even with a site abiding by the 'No Image' rule, you won't have sig request thread going out of business.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Missing? NO! on July 15, 2007, 08:29:08 pm
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And yet you have two images in your sig.

So? If I'm allowed to have images in my signature, then I'm going to images in my signature. I never said that everywhere I go I abide by that rule as if it's a law; I just stated that without them, a forum would look a lot cleaner.

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but I also like to express myself with a signature.

You can; with text. Also, icons/avatars are expressful.

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But then my sig request thread would be out of bussiness

No, actually I've been on that forum for two years, and the only times the request threads are empty is when nothing new has happened in the series; much like how this forum is dead when nothing new has been discovered, or the site hasn't been updated.

In a previous site clean up, many of the request threads were accidentally deleted from AF (avatarfans.net), so I can't really point out any threds that are longer then 70 pages; but I can tell you for a fact that even with a site abiding by the 'No Image' rule, you won't have sig request thread going out of business.

I don't agree with this. That would disable all banners, Adopted glitch pokemon, and other images that everone likes!
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Zuko 16 on July 16, 2007, 01:22:44 pm
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I don't agree with this. That would disable all banners, Adopted glitch pokemon, and other images that everone likes!

*cough* Yeah, that's the general idea.

But, if GCL forums were to follow by the 'No Image' rule, then I'm sure you're not going to die.

Yes, I'm guessing that it probably does sound like a bad idea, but once you start restricting images from signatures and get used to not having them, then it's not as a big of deal as you make it sound.

I've been on AF for awhile, and not once have I heard someone complain that they can't have an image in their signature...so it's not like the members are being deprived and forced into giving up something that in my opinion acts as access baggage.

And, Missing! NO!, if it's a big deal that you couldn't have adopted glitches in your signature, you could start a thread where you can show off your adopted glitches...that way it's not a total loss  :P
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Missing? NO! on July 18, 2007, 01:38:12 pm
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I don't agree with this. That would disable all banners, Adopted glitch pokemon, and other images that everone likes!

*cough* Yeah, that's the general idea.

But, if GCL forums were to follow by the 'No Image' rule, then I'm sure you're not going to die.

Yes, I'm guessing that it probably does sound like a bad idea, but once you start restricting images from signatures and get used to not having them, then it's not as a big of deal as you make it sound.

I've been on AF for awhile, and not once have I heard someone complain that they can't have an image in their signature...so it's not like the members are being deprived and forced into giving up something that in my opinion acts as access baggage.

And, Missing! NO!, if it's a big deal that you couldn't have adopted glitches in your signature, you could start a thread where you can show off your adopted glitches...that way it's not a total loss  :P
I think that therad would take up some room on the server.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Zuko 16 on July 21, 2007, 09:53:35 pm
But wouldn't you rather have all the Adopted Glitchs in one place, rather then scattered across the forum.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: FooBot on July 23, 2007, 12:04:28 am
but all the pretty colors in the sigs make me happy!!!
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Zuko 16 on July 23, 2007, 03:46:11 pm
I can't really persuade or make you like not having sigs; don't get me wrong, I like them just as much as anyone else here, I've been making them for almost a year now, so I don't have anything against them. I'm just saying that it's worth a try if anything.

*has debate with inner-self* But, then again, I suppose that you could also disable signatures if you don't like them. Either way, they take up space on the forum even if you can't see them, so even if the members are satisfied with the look, the virtual space would decrease a lot more every time someone posts with a sig as if opposed to someone who posts without a sig....hmm..... *glomps inner-self*
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Sherkel on October 08, 2007, 10:11:49 am
Serebii not strict? This is nothing! But wait, how do I tell if mine is above 700KB?
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Maralis on October 08, 2007, 04:44:14 pm
Serebii not strict? This is nothing! But wait, how do I tell if mine is above 700KB?
Addition.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Abwayax on October 08, 2007, 04:51:42 pm
Serebii not strict? This is nothing! But wait, how do I tell if mine is above 700KB?
Your images aren't anywhere near 700kb.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Sherkel on October 09, 2007, 02:35:04 pm
Really? 700KB must really be a ton then.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Missing? NO! on October 10, 2007, 09:26:11 am
Serebii not strict? This is nothing! But wait, how do I tell if mine is above 700KB?
Your images aren't anywhere near 700kb.
Are my images 700kb?
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Sherkel on October 10, 2007, 12:44:57 pm
They're in spoiler tags, so it doesn't matter, right?
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Maralis on October 10, 2007, 06:27:49 pm
They're in spoiler tags, so it doesn't matter, right?
I think the images are preloaded in the spoiler tags.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Maralis on October 19, 2007, 02:02:04 pm
Made the signature rules even more unstrict, so you can have looooooooooooooooooooooooooong images and words if you wish.

The reason I did that was because SMF has a feature putting long signatures in a horizontal scrollbar.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: IIMarckus on October 19, 2007, 06:24:43 pm
Made the signature rules even more unstrict, so you can have looooooooooooooooooooooooooong images and words if you wish.

The reason I did that was because SMF has a feature putting long signatures in a horizontal scrollbar.
horizontal scrollbars are baaaaaad

it's better when the individual post is the only thing on the page that's stretched
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Sherkel on October 20, 2007, 04:52:05 am
Why is it good if it is stretched?
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Maralis on October 20, 2007, 07:22:12 pm
Made the signature rules even more unstrict, so you can have looooooooooooooooooooooooooong images and words if you wish.

The reason I did that was because SMF has a feature putting long signatures in a horizontal scrollbar.
horizontal scrollbars are baaaaaad

Why exactly? *uses Linux and doesn't find any problem with them while scrolling up or down*
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Brocco Guy on March 28, 2008, 06:21:49 pm
Does this just apply to GCL?  :???:
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Photon-Phoenix on March 28, 2008, 06:36:43 pm
Yes it applies to just GCL, there is no universal Forum Rules.  That, and this is the GCLF rules made by Abwayax.

Please don't bump old topics like this.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: GlitchCrusader on October 02, 2008, 08:05:24 pm
I NEED HELP HOW DO U PUT PICS THERE I NEED HELP :???:
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Yuzihax on October 02, 2008, 08:32:29 pm
Ignore, don't feel like involvement.
Title: Re: Sig Restrictions
Post by: Papa Doc on December 28, 2008, 11:39:44 am
I NEED HELP HOW DO U PUT PICS THERE I NEED HELP :???:
Please relax on the caps, when posting click
the insert image button.