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Old 03-24-2004, 09:08 PM   #1
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Default Signature and Image sizes

I'm fairly new here so please excuse me if you find this to be too forward. I visit quite a few boards - even run a couple - and one thing that really strikes me at Bonneville Club is the size of the signatures and images in them.

I have a 19" monitor and sometimes I cannot even see any lines in a thread at all - the only thing filling the screen are GIANT signatures and images. I'm wearing out my wheel mouse scrolling through threads just to find a line to read.

Also, since using a computer is part of my job, I like to brouse through during the day if I have a moment. Unfortunately that'* not necessarily a good idea with all the imagery going on in some posts.

I'm not trying to stir the pot, rather, it would be nice to have a civilised discussion on whether there should be some sort of standards as far as sizing of signatures and what can be put in them.

If we were able to have some concensus on this with a view to reducing the clutter, I'm sure everyone would have a better browsing experience at BC.

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Old 03-24-2004, 09:13 PM   #2
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Jim has said that sig images should be no larger than 300*500 before, I guess some people just need a reminder (me, mine was like 500 square...) and maybe if a few people (russel) could pull out their 20 line wishlist....

Hey admin'*, Do ya think maybe a 512b limit would help? www.txkautox.com uses 255b and that'* just too small, my mods for just the 93 barely fit...
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Your running a 19" monitor? What screen resolution (please say nothing less than 1280X1024).
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I was about to say the same thing AGAIN.

Just because they said the image size could not be bigger than said size doesn't mean you can put 2 of them in your sig.

Mine is meting the size requirements but I can reduce it no problem if the size limits change which I think they really should.

I am often on dial up while out of town now and I DO NOT VISIT BC during the week because it takes almost 5 minutes to load most posts because of it.

I know you have an option to remove the pictures from posts but I think the time has come to reduce the size once again.

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if the size is bigger than said size the admins should be allowed to go in and remove said picture from signature, they do have access as I run a forum or 2 myself.
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Old 03-24-2004, 09:27 PM   #5
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Agreed. We have repeated this many times.

Especially for our dial up friends. I will move this to the Lounge as a Sticky.

I am giving the members 3 days to read the request and revise the sig. Take the sigs that the admins and mods have as you measuring tool. 1 image of max 500x300 pixels or 2 images like mine below.

This is very important, please adhere to my request.

Thank you
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HEY FOOL !!! What you talkin bout sucka ?!?!?!?! dam bling bling should had got a drive by option bra.. dam po po'* at work will shizzle my nizzle for niffling ( <-- new word? ) tru da ghet-toe chilling here wit my homies in da crib of BC down with my brada'* and sista'* from anoder moda bra.. da hood is tough yo?? you dig rasta-fa ???



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Maybe we shoudl find a way where when we sign in we have the option to disable pics so it comes out only in text, and if we want to view something in particular we can enable it during work so our bosses that walk by won't by giving us Poopits for not working while we're post whoring here.
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Maybe we shoudl find a way where when we sign in we have the option to disable pics so it comes out only in text, and if we want to view something in particular we can enable it during work so our bosses that walk by won't by giving us Poopits for not working while we're post whoring here.
It'* built in to Explorer...

But limits are good. Hopefully some one will let me know if mine needs adjusted
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Well before ya'll go deleting said pic. We should first see if said
members are aware of the limits, knowledgeable and how to
add or if need be adjust a pic to meet the 500x300 limit.
When I first joined BC I didn't know how to add anything to a
forum, Pic or whatever. Everything I'm able to do on this or any
forum I learned from BC members. And in showing me how to add
a sig pic I was not advised of a pic limit. Now I think a limit is a
good idea but I think we can handle this in a better way. In Jan 04
a member PM me regarding my sig. Asking me to srink my sig pic due
to members using 56k. Well I still don't know how to srink a pic and
I use 56k. It'* not that bad on dial up because I love this place and
if it took an hour to load up I'll still be here, just wouldn't post much.....
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If you ever want a pic rezied let me knwo and I can do it for you.

When I am on the road though I have crappy speed at about 28,8 due to the hotel lines and if I have to wait too long for it to load I will close it or be asleep, lol.
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Originally Posted by Foghorn
I'm fairly new here so please excuse me if you find this to be too forward. I visit quite a few boards - even run a couple - and one thing that really strikes me at Bonneville Club is the size of the signatures and images in them.
Ahh! So I'm not the only one who has noticed this? Pardon the rant but this drives me nuts! Especially when people post multiple times within the same thread and we have to scroll through their crappy, pixelated pics multiple times! And while we're on the topic of sigs, I know it'* policy here to post your car info in your sig but this also seems like a waste of space to me. This kind of info can easily be stored in a profile area. Putting all of that info in each sig pretty much renders the "search" function all but useless. Each time I search for terms all I get is the term listed in 50 different sigs! My 2 pesos. Rant off.
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