I smacked my keyboard when I found out my signature was too long and I had to delete it. (I have anger issues.) I didn't want to shorten it because all the words were important to the entire quote, so I had to settle for the measly quote I currently have.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. -Joseph Brodsky
I am bringing this back to everyone's attention. I myself think that there should be a very limited size available for what I can only describe as "gaming forum" signatures.
I mean seriously I'm an artist as well and in all the years here have not felt the need to put up a signature that is roughly 3"x4" on a 1024x768 monitor. I prefer to measure my online phallus here with my wit and words. Most forums that I have been on that allow the use of picture signatures usually have a 128 pixel height limitation or less. This is normally done to limit bandwidth use as well as keep the forum tidy looking.
I politely asked over a year ago if the character limit could be upped back to something a little larger like the old forum, as I did want to use my old quote. I am only again asking if there is a serious bandwidth issue with a few more characters allowed and now asking if this differs with large picture signatures?
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams. ~Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy
Loc: No Fixed Address
Honestly. I'm with ta2zz here but I'd like to go a step further. I frequently access the forum from my PSP and I'm sure others use PDA's or phones to access the forum as well. This forum is about making sure we can have reasonably intelligent conversations.
I'd rather have an extra line of text in signatures and completely do away with images in signatures. It's slow enough for people on mobile devices without them, loading anything other than a GIF file will take a good 20 seconds plus, per image.
_________________________ If you can't practice what you preach, at least have the decency to preach what you practice
#67820 - 06/26/1207:42 AMRe: Signature limit
[Re: Deep Time]
Jason KingJason King
Loc: 65?1%833Q!92A24 (It's a code)
It's a signature, not a book. It's something that has to be viewed in each and every post you submit. By everybody. Including the site memory. Fit it or forget it, that's my advice. Be short and sweet, or just hit delete.
I enjoy reading all of the distint signitures and maybe if enough people bitch about wanting over 200 charactors for a sig maybe Xear will change it, yet if not I feel the limit is very reasonable. Here's an idea, what happened to the discussion that I read about expanding the media room, a few month ago, and it never happened. If anything that I would complain about on here is wanting to get more media room books and video's to indulge in.
I prefer the sig limit as it is. Give them one finger and the next time you click a thread you think you're in Las Vegas.
Expanding the video section beyond what it is now is futile since most videos linked are constantly disappearing so in the end you're stuck with 90% dead links or you have to assign someone doing nothing but checking and updating the links.