A reminder about signatures

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  1. p1ngpong
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    Lately we have been getting tons of people who have absolutely massive images as their sigs. It seems many people are unaware that we do have rules regarding how large an image you are allowed to have as a signature.

    Signatures should not be larger than 500 x 150 pixels in dimension.

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    And they should not be larger than 80kb in size.

    If your sig breaks either of these size restrictions please do the staff a favor and change it so that we don't have to remove it for you.

    As always if you are unsure about anything please refer to our forum rules which can be found here http://gbatemp.net/help/terms or PM a member of staff.
     
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  2. ComeTurismO

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    I am so sorry, Pingy. I've made a mistake, I won't do it again. I have done this. I have hurt you! I apologize :(
     
  3. p1ngpong
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    No more tears just bans now.
     
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  4. Jayro

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    Mine is just text, so it should be ok, right?
     
  5. p1ngpong
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    p1ngpong Irish ex captain

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    Yep!
     
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  6. pwsincd

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    Cant xonoforos admin section control this ? most other forum software i have used has had filesize and image dimension restriction facilities .
     
  7. Jayro

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    Okay, good. I tried using the smallest possible font, and a good non-distracting grey color, so it's easy on the eyes, and small enough not to be very annoying. Yet it's there for people if they are interested. :)
     
  8. Yepi69

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    I got warned about the sigs 6 times now, but it looks this time I finally settled it (had to reduce the quality of this awesome image to put it on my sig tho -_-)
     
  9. Jayro

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    Still looks good bro. :)
     
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  10. Yepi69

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    Awww thanks bro :lol:
     
  11. pasc

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    pingpong and a sane thread ? WOW ! kudos.
     
  12. Riyaz

    Riyaz Black Ace/Red Joker

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    hmm okay...
     
  13. iFish

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    I like this idea.
     
  14. Satangel

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    I've got a question, about my avatar.
    Can I have a .gif avatar?
    Can I put something in it like 'Need a Steam game? Contact me for the best prices!' in my avatar?

    OT: I've always tried to make my sig not too big, especially for GBAtemp use. Sometimes a bit of a hassle, especially the filesize! That's annoying IMHO
     
  15. p1ngpong
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    p1ngpong Irish ex captain

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    Wow that is a lot of information to fit in an avatar! :O

    I guess you mean your sig right? Just to clarify the rules on advertising are more relaxed for your sigs than they are for the rest of the forum. As many of you know we do not allow threads and posts dedicated to advertising things like referral links, your own forums, twitter, facebook etc but you can do so in a sig. That doesn't mean you can link to ROM/porn/etc sites though, your advertisements still have to adhere to the rest of the rules.

    Can you have a gif for a sig? Yes you can if it is withing the 80kb size limit. Will we increase the 80kb limit any time soon? Maybe in the future but for now it remains 80kb.
     
  16. Satangel

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    Well I'd make it a .gif to fit all that information in of course ;)
    But, are there avatar rules? I thought there were, 30kb size limit or so?
     
  17. tj_cool

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    The limit is 80kb avatars and sigs combined. 30kb ava + 50kb sig is just an example.

    Also animated (gif) avatars are not possible. We don't have the correct PHP extensions installed apparently.
     
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  18. Rydian

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    That depends on what you mean, because there's three ways to go about it.

    1 - Use CSS to limit a user's signature to the specific dimensions.
    This makes sure that a user's sig will never stretch the page, but does nothing against large-filesize sigs and doesn't actually stop users from putting them in. This is the least bandwidth-intensive, so it's the most common.

    2 - Use cURL or something else when the user changes their sig to grab the headers of any image and make sure it's below a certain filesize and dimensions. This is bandwidth and CPU-intensive per-change, and users can bypass it by simply uploading a different file to the same URL.

    3 - Use cURL or something else to check sig images on every load. This stops users from bypassing the limits by changing the file at a specific URL, but is way too bandwidth and CPU intensive for anybody to even consider using.
     
  19. Rydian

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    Well since GD's been bundled since the dark ages I assume it wants imagemagick+gifsicle or whatever for the resize?
     
  20. TyBlood13

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    I know the feeling p1ng, noticed this too