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Shadow Stu-E
Posted: Aug 12 2007, 11:49 AM
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Do the rules from HPL still apply to applications for Custom Signatures? i.e most have posted more than 50/100 times? (cant remember the actual amount blush.gif )
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wickedwitch
Posted: Aug 12 2007, 05:05 PM
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As far as I know, we on TPL have never had any rules relating to custom signatures. If you would like one, all you have to do is post your request in this forum and Hobbes will do his finest thumbsup.gif
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Norbert
Posted: Aug 12 2007, 07:35 PM
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QUOTE (wickedwitch @ Aug 12 2007, 06:05 PM)
As far as I know, we on TPL have never had any rules relating to custom signatures.

Apart from copyright and the unfortunate lack of womanly curvy bits.....

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wickedwitch
Posted: Aug 12 2007, 08:02 PM
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QUOTE (Norbert @ Aug 12 2007, 08:35 PM)
QUOTE (wickedwitch @ Aug 12 2007, 06:05 PM)
As far as I know, we on TPL have never had any rules relating to custom signatures.

Apart from copyright and the unfortunate lack of womanly curvy bits.....

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Of course! What I meant was, we've never had any rules about the number of posts you have to make before you can have one! (which of course you knew!) roflmao.gif
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The STIG
Posted: Aug 12 2007, 08:55 PM
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And keep them smallish.
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wickedwitch
Posted: Aug 12 2007, 08:57 PM
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QUOTE (The STIG @ Aug 12 2007, 09:55 PM)
And keep them smallish.

good point, which is why I suggested a request to Hobbes.

That way, he will keep them within all the guidelines.
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stradlin22
Posted: Aug 12 2007, 10:47 PM
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i used to have a sig with an moving picture

someone told me it was slowing down their browser when I had posted


it was a GIF file i believe

are they any guidelines on this??
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Hobbes
Posted: Aug 13 2007, 06:30 AM
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So to summarise peek.gif

No post restriction.

No smallish woman's curvy bits. (I guess the admin prefer the more well endowed woman, I'm saying nothing)

Signatures 500x150 or thereabouts please.


If you want a sig made Stu, just post a topic here with the details or drop me a PM.

As for the GIF Stradders, no idea, I guess it *may* affect dial-up users. Can a member of Admin clarify please....
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Norbert
Posted: Aug 13 2007, 08:48 AM
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You can choose not to see sigs though.... I'm on ADSL max at my flat, which indicates only a fraction less than the 8mb upper limit (7616K to be precise, and uncontended too smile.gif ) and it sometimes didn't display Strad's sig for a while, at my weekend home I get about 4mb (50:1 contention of thereabouts I believe), and occasionally it would time out. I measured the file at around 1mb if I recall correctly. On dialup, that's possibly a quarter to half an hour dending on the equipment and the line. I remember the joyous days of downloading stuff at 3.5kb/s. A few weeks back I did a 3.2GB disk image in an hour and quarter - it *averaged* 724kb/s!!
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Norbert
Posted: Aug 13 2007, 09:00 AM
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QUOTE (stradlin22 @ Aug 12 2007, 11:47 PM)
i used to have a sig with an moving picture

someone told me it was slowing down their browser when I had posted


it was a GIF file i believe

are they any guidelines on this??

Yup, the usual moving pics are animated gif files. While dialup is not really the norm these days, plenty of people will still be using it, maybe board members. Bearing in mind all the smilies, other people's sigs, avatars, banner etc, etc, there's a lot of stuff to download when first visiting, and if the user is a regular tidy-upper, then they may well clean their temp internet files out in which case they need to download them again. I'd suggest fixing a size limit on sigs - the site already does so for avatars. Not sure what to suggest, but a few hundred K ought to be sufficient.

I gues we could do a poll - what tyre of connection/browser/screen res etc do usuers use, and base subsequent site mods on the results?
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Red Andy
Posted: Aug 13 2007, 10:56 AM
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Alternatively we could attach a disclaimer in the "Please Read this Before You Post" section, saying that users with slower Internet connections (i.e. dialup) are advised to turn off signatures and avatars, because some users may be using animated sigs that can slow down your browser catastrophically.
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Paul_Murtagh
Posted: Aug 13 2007, 11:40 AM
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Is it just me, or have the rules on custom signatures expanded as this thread has went on? roflmao.gif
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Norbert
Posted: Aug 13 2007, 05:17 PM
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QUOTE (Red Andy @ Aug 13 2007, 11:56 AM)
some users may be using animated sigs that can slow down your browser catastrophically.

Of couse, a bigger catastrophe to have to put up with would be an animated STIG!!!

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rickyclean
Posted: Aug 14 2007, 08:30 AM
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No womanly curvy bits? This is outrageous I demand to see my lawyer!! admin.gif
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Lex
Posted: Aug 30 2008, 07:11 AM
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*wonders how Ricky got on at his Lawyer's and wonders if she is a woman too*

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