Author Topic: New Avatar and Signature Policy ~ Please read immediately  (Read 54747 times)

Offline MissSlash

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oh no! i have to chose between my beloved four! o this is like sophies choice.... :(

They might all be too big.  The byte size allowed now is very, very small, so you might not be able to use any.  Mine wasn't even that big or long and it was too big.

Are you sure it's not your old signatures and avatars that were EXTREMELY big? :roll:

Was it really necessary to put the eye rolling smiley in?  My avatar was just barely over the newly set limits, so no mine wasn't all that big.  I'm not complaining about the new changes.  I welcome them.  I wanted them.  I was having problems loading the forum and I have a fast connection speed.  You don't need to convince me.  Really. :roll:

No, it wasn't really necessary, but I did it anyway :lol: I'm not sure why you're so defensive though, if I had been speaking specifically about your old avatar and signature, I wouldn't have used the plural s's... In fact, I have no idea how big your old avatar and signature were.

I wasn't being defensive, I was being sleep deprived. :lol: It's best to ignore whatever I say when I post at that time of night for me (5 am-ish).  I saw the rolling smiley and thought "Hey!  That's not nice!" and then my sleep-deprived brain thought the rest.  So... :roll: at myself.

Offline *~Slither~*

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Your sig pic can be 500x100.  Yours is too big Kathy, and Slither yours is too.  They are too high, but not by much, so it shouldn't be too hard to fix! 



thanks.....so do u just need 2 make it smaller?

Offline WomanoftheWorld

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Your sig pic can be 500x100.  Yours is too big Kathy, and Slither yours is too.  They are too high, but not by much, so it shouldn't be too hard to fix! 



thanks.....so do u just need 2 make it smaller?

Yes, if your pic looks nice when you shrink it, it should be okay.   :D


Offline Cbomb

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40 minutes?! wow i didnt realise i was slowing people down so much!! :lol: good job the rules have changed....i feel so ashamed

Offline WomanoftheWorld

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is that still 2 big?

You're good darling.  It's even a bit small!  Good job changing it!

Cherry - don't be ashamed!  We were all doing it and didn't know the effect it was having.   :D

Offline *~Slither~*

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yey go me lol

thanks 4 ur help :D

Offline .Vans™

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Yes and I had pm'd you a request to remove it and it went unanswered.

I did not get an PM.  :?

Offline WomanoftheWorld

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Anytime!  Now you can go off and help someone so we can get our board all running nicely for everyone!  :D

Offline Sverre

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isnt there an option in your profile that lets you choose if you see peoples sigs or not?

Yes, but that only works as long as you are logged in. People browsing the board as guests will still have to wait for all the signatures to load, so that won't help much. There is of course an option for us to remove signatures completely, but we'll try to solve the problem this way first :)

What if i made the banner smaller?

You can only have one picture file in your signature, so one of them has to go. If you choose to keep the jpg banner you'll have to reduce the height slightly (the maximum limit is 500 x 100 pixels). If you choose to go with the gif movie, the file size has to be reduced according to the 500000 byte limit.

damn my banner is 2 big then

Only by 4 pixels, but that should be easy to crop off the width :D


Also, if your signature currently consists of more than one picture and the total size is within the set limits, please combine the pictures into one single file so it will be easier to control.

Offline Sverre

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40 minutes?! wow i didnt realise i was slowing people down so much!! :lol: good job the rules have changed....i feel so ashamed

Due to latency, overhead, error checking, etc, it would probably be more if we calculated actual loading time :P It's history now though, so just forget about it... and it's not like you were the only one sporting a monster sig ;)

Offline scottyh

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If you guys are unsure whether your sig is too large, you can right click the banner or picture and go to properties. That will give you the dimensions of the sig and show you how much you need to edit it.

Offline MissSlash

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Hmm...it seems Michelle and scottyh need to set a better example with their banner sizes. :wink: Tisk..tisk.

Offline WomanoftheWorld

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Hmm...it seems Michelle and scottyh need to set a better example with their banner sizes. :wink: Tisk..tisk.

Yeah we changed ours right away!  We are so good!  By the way, do we have a time limit to change them?

Offline scottyh

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Damn, someone noticed. :lol:

I'll be sure to change it once I get home from school (damn night classes). I wouldn't want to set a bad example.  8)

As to your question WOTW, we're giving everyone an opportunity to make changes without us having to send PM's. We probably won't actively look for violators for a few days to give everyone an opportunity to see the rule change.

Offline Velvet Revolver

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Hmm...it seems Michelle and scottyh need to set a better example with their banner sizes. :wink: Tisk..tisk.

Mine is showing up as 500 x 100...what is it on your screen?

Offline WomanoftheWorld

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Offline moosie1973

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Your sig pic can be 500x100.  Yours is too big Kathy, and Slither yours is too.  They are too high, but not by much, so it shouldn't be too hard to fix! 



So I gather mine must be too big aswell  :shock:....Arghhhhhhhhhhh  I will have a word with my Official Sig Maker ~ Pedroscot  :D



Offline MissSlash

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how is this one?

Your sig is fine, but your avatar is too many bytes.  Your avatar has to be 100,000 bytes or less and yours is over 200,000.  You could but your avatar gif in your sig though, because your sig can be 500,000 bytes.

Offline xoxSlashxoxGirlxox

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is it possible to make my avatar smaller?..or something?

Offline scottyh

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Most likely, you're going to have to get a new avatar. Most avatars that have videos or animations are going to be too large under the new guidelines.

Offline smiles

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I think i need to shrink my sig don't i???? I'll have to do it tomorrow!

Offline shirleythetatoo

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I think i need to shrink my sig don't i???? I'll have to do it tomorrow!

yes I think so smiles looks too big to me.
Must say things are moving a bit quicker for me already on my crappy home puter with dial-up connection - I can usually go away make a coffee and come back and page still not displayed but quicker already - only get the jug boiled now!

Offline Born 2 b Wild

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i can understand the porn bit, but not the violence