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alsplacebartender 02-04-2006 10:59 AM

Signatures - Members please read
 
Hi everyone!

I've noticed lately that some signatures are beginning to get very large. Sometimes the signatures are longer than the actual post!

This makes things very hard to read and takes away from the experience in my opinion. Signatures are fun and they can show off your personality, but we need to keep them smaller.

In the next few days, we'll be setting a limit on how many lines of text and the number of pictures you can have in your signatures. I am thinking of 3 lines of text and 3 pictures max. The pictures will need to be no larger that 700px wide (total for all) and 120px high.

http://www.quantumleap-alsplace.com/...e/siglimit.gif

As Morgan put it, I don't want to step on anyone's creativity here, but we really need this limit to enhance the experience here. I hope you will all agree! The limit will be set on Saturday, February 11th, so there's plenty of time to resize your pictures and combine/shorten the length of the text in your signatures.

Also, we now have a spell checker available! Click the ABC mark in the top right hand corner when posting. The first time, you may be asked to download a program. It took me 20 seconds to set it up. Very helpful!

And one final note, when replying... shorten the quoted length of the post you are replying to before hitting submit please. It's a bit annoying to have to scroll through several inches of quoted text just to see that you wrote "cool!" LOL

Thanks for listening and I hope this helps everyone in many ways! Please feel free to ask questions if you're not sure what to do.

Sam Beckett Fan 02-04-2006 02:35 PM

sounds fine to me, but i was wondering something, the smilies arn't clickable anymore i have been having to hand type in the codes for them, the ones i know anyway?

alsplacebartender 02-04-2006 03:25 PM

Smilies are working for me when I click them. Anyone else having an issue with them?

feldon30 02-04-2006 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alsplacebartender
Also, we now have a spell checker available! Click the ABC mark in the top right hand corner when posting. The first time, you may be asked to download a program. It took me 20 seconds to set it up. Very helpful!

Actually, vBulletin just hooks into IESpell. You must be running Internet Explorer and have the IESpell plugin installed on your computer (which gives you a spell checker on all websites). For Firefox, either install Google Toolbar 2 with spellcheck, or wait for a Firefox spell checker.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sam Beckett Fan
sounds fine to me, but i was wondering something, the smilies arn't clickable anymore i have been having to hand type in the codes for them, the ones i know anyway?

Do you mean with the Quick Reply and Quick Editor? They don't have a Smilies view. Although there is a Plug-in I could put in that would give a popup menu for Smilies.

Or do you mean the main editor with all the font, size, color, etc. choices?

Sam Beckett Fan 02-05-2006 02:35 AM

hey thanks, i dont know if someone did something or not but my smilies are working agian :)

Al's Cigar 02-05-2006 12:07 PM

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3.../Qleapsig4.jpg

I'm having trouble with the sig function. It keeps telling me, this picture is too large?

Al's Cigar 02-05-2006 04:46 PM

How come yours is so big then? Besides which my sig is smaller than the new size limit.

QL Damsel 02-05-2006 05:07 PM

We'll figure out the problem with your picture. Let me see what I can do to put it up. What is the url for your picture?

Al's Cigar 02-05-2006 06:02 PM

Thanks, the url is:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3.../Qleapsig4.jpg

QL Damsel 02-05-2006 11:58 PM

I tried... then I turned it over to another Admin... sorry that I couldn't fix it by myself.

alsplacebartender 02-06-2006 10:51 AM

I haven't changed anything yet. Don't know why there is a problem with that image. Looks great though!

feldon30 02-06-2006 11:18 AM

Actually, there were some limits in place, but that's not how we are going to do this in the future. I've turned off ALL signature limits for now. Sorry!

Samantha Beckett 02-06-2006 05:31 PM

Would my new signature work under the new limitations? It is three lines, and i think I've got the pixel count right. Man, I hope, cuz i love my quote...i dont wanna change that, lol.

Samantha Beckett

McDuck 02-06-2006 07:57 PM

Hey Claire!!! I see you've got an egg in your sig, too!!! :) We should set up a nursery.

Al's Cigar 02-06-2006 08:42 PM

Thanks, it works now!:hurray:

feldon30 02-07-2006 11:55 AM

Brian doesn't want to squash anyone's creativity and I think he is aware that people have been using fairly large signatures for a while now. More people are using signatures and more people are becoming active in the forum. This is a good thing! But if the signatures completely drown out what people are saying, then it's almost like we're viewing a Signature Gallery insted of a discussion. I think Brian is very sensitive to what people want and that is why this is a gradual thing. Anyone who needs help getting their signature a bit smaller will get it.

The new size limit that Brian was mulling over was 700 x 120. Your sig can be wide, but not very tall.

Sam Beckett Fan, your quotes are perfect, but they are under your post, so it almost looks like part of someone else's post. What do you think of this:

http://www.feldoncentral.com/forumpi...ettfan_sig.jpg
..
"As i travel in space and time, i want to stay, i want to go, you see my face but it's not mine, what you can't see, you'll never know"

"hello baaaaaby!.......revenge is mine thus sayth the hologram, wha wha wha!"


Let me know if you like this (or if you hate it :)) and I can help set it up if you want.

ziggysego 02-11-2006 07:28 PM

Makes sense to me Brian. Other boards I use, some people have mad signatures, which takes the thread a lifetime to load. Not so bad these days, but in my days of dial up my heart was broke.

alsplacebartender 02-16-2006 01:15 AM

The signature limit is now in place. Basically, there is a 550px X 120px box that your signature will need to fit in. If your signature is "cut off" at the bottom, then remove a huge photo, shorten the amount of text, or ask me to help you fix it another way.

Morgan, can you post the table code that allows text to be placed beside photos for everyone please?

Samantha Beckett 02-16-2006 01:22 AM

Brian, I thought I had my signature within the limits, but by the looks of it, i messed up. I had an 80x80 pic plus that egg that Jennie has (of unknown pixels). I made my text into 3 lines, and I thought I had everything cool within the limits. Where'd I add wrong, haha?

Samantha Beckett

Sam Beckett Fan 02-16-2006 01:35 AM

yeah i remember Claire you had resized your pic, i saw, it was small enough, that's odd?

alsplacebartender 02-16-2006 01:52 AM

i have you both fixed now.

Samantha Beckett 02-16-2006 02:14 AM

Thanks bunches! Once again, you rock my face off!

Samantha Beckett

Sam Beckett Fan 02-16-2006 02:43 AM

aww thanks brian my pic looks much better, it was too blurry before, stupid paint, i need a better program for resizing hehe.

feldon30 02-16-2006 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alsplacebartender
Morgan, can you post the table code that allows text to be placed beside photos for everyone please?

If you want to put a picture on the left, and text on the right, or otherwise have 2, 3, or more columns, we've added some codes that let you do that. It's a little bit tricky, but if you look at my examples it shouldn't be too tough.

http://www.feldoncentral.com/forumpi...ettfan_sig.jpg
-=-
"As i travel in space and time, i want to stay, i want to go, you see my face but it's not mine, what you can't see, you'll never know"

"hello baaaaaby!.......revenge is mine thus sayth the hologram, wha wha wha!"


[table_start]http://www.feldoncentral.com/forumpi...ettfan_sig.jpg[/table_start]
[table_column]-=-=-=-=-[/table_column]
[table_end]"As i travel in space and time, i want to stay, i want to go, you see my face but it's not mine, what you can't see, you'll never know"

"hello baaaaaby!.......revenge is mine thus sayth the hologram, wha wha wha!"
[/table_end]

feldon30 02-16-2006 02:16 PM

http://www.quantumleap-alsplace.com/...e/siglimit.gif


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