Define: Forum Signature

Discussion in 'GBAtemp Art Studio' started by naglaro00, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. naglaro00
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    naglaro00 Mildly disturbed

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    Okay, I don't know if this is the right forum to post this... but blah.

    Most people on forums have signatures.
    Some people have others make them sigs while others make their own.

    I want you (whoever you are [​IMG]) to define what a forum signature is.
    What makes a signature good?
    Can you consider a render pasted over fancy effects a "good" signature?
    What about a single sprite over simple backgrounds?
    What if you take a picture, crop it and put a border around it? Can you consider that a signature?

    If you ask me, I think that forum signatures are there to indicate that the post is a legit post by a certain poster (blah mouthful)

    Discuss?


    Edit:
    WHICH AMONG THESE SIGS IS THE BEST?
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    So along with the original question, which among those is the best?
     
  2. KirovAir

    KirovAir Dutch Alcoholic Programmer

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    Originally, it was used just like e-mails. So you didnt't had to add "~Spanky", or "Sincerely, ~Darkmystery" under every post. Nowadays people put images stuff under it as a signature. [​IMG]
    Still, some people still write "~" under every post they make. Those people don't really understand signatures I guess. [​IMG]
     
  3. Infinite Zero

    Infinite Zero Almost!

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    I'm no expert but I'll give my 2 cents here.

    For me, gradient maps and filters on the background make a good sig. Emphasis and blending between the background and render make it look attractive, too.
    I hope it made sense.. even a little. *yawn* [​IMG]


    A definition of a signature from me is something that makes you distinctive. That's all. [​IMG]
     
  4. Wabsta

    Wabsta you fight like a dairy farmer

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    A signature should say something about you, about what you like for example.
    Take my sig.

    It says Wabsta, which is my nickname.
    It's fancy in the shape of the Nintendo logo, since I'm fond of Nintendo.
    And it has 2 characters of a game I like very much behind it.

    Note that it was my goal to change the stuff behind it every now and then, this is just the second time tho.
     
  5. naglaro00
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    naglaro00 Mildly disturbed

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    bump.

    I need more opinions [​IMG]


    more questions:

    put c4d/png in
    add effects

    is that reaaaally a good sig?
     
  6. TheDarkSeed

    TheDarkSeed I'm a pretentious sack of shit

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    I think a good signature should send a message or at least tie into your avatar.
     
  7. Splych

    Splych GBAtemp's Lurker

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    a forum signature ?
    it should be one that you enjoyed creating where it has an image of interest . one that you edited and took your time , should be simple and clean . over doing with effects isn't that great , and having a C4D/PNG in it isn't that amazing when put into a image that is 500x150 px to the max .
     
  8. Sausage Head

    Sausage Head Lord Sausage LXIX

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    alanjohn check ur pm
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    That's a signature
     
  9. Mr.Rager

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    best sig ever
     
  10. Infinite Zero

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    better, but it's not really essential... it only makes it look appealing
     
  11. The Pi

    The Pi Lurker

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    Sig should really just be
    But no one ever does that. [​IMG]
     
  12. Shockwind

    Shockwind GBATemp's Official The Last of Us Fan

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    You're right. [​IMG] Signatures are about your interest. For example, My siggy is Sora because Kingdom Hearts is my favorite. Am I right or not? [​IMG]