Scrolling Signatures

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Wizerzak, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Wizerzak
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    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    I have noticed recently that a lot of people have avatars taking over the 150 pixel height (and sometimes the 500 pixel width, but not really a problem) limit. As far as I was aware, this is against the rules, so either my browser has had some setting messed up, the mods have become lazier ( :P) at moderating this rule, or people are just not paying attention to it.

    I only noticed this because it's extremely annoying scrolling down a page (with the mouse wheel) then ending up over a tall signature which 'stops' you from scrolling for a while.

    Could I request that this rule to be enforced more than it is currently and to inform people that there IS actually a limit (as they obviously didn't read the rules upon registration).

    Thanks,
    Wizzerzak.

    edit: just re-read it and it sounds a little harsh, it's just this really irritates me.
     
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  2. unz

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    I agree, it is annoying. It gets really bad when trying to scroll using a laptop's touchpad, too.
     
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  3. Click This

    Click This Surgite!

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    Just click outside the edge of the forum post and you can scroll easily.
     
  4. Wizerzak
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    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    Yeah, I know that. But when browsing webpages your cursor generally tends to be somewhere in the middle of the screen. Plus it's a rule so there shouldn't be any excuses anyway.
     
  5. prowler

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    lol
    Wizzerzak, if you really wanted people to abide by the rules, you'd only have one image in your sig :wink:
     
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  6. Wizerzak
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    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    D: You must be using a netbook or something, because the total combined width is less than 500 pixels.
     
  7. Click This

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    It's all in perspective.
    Wizzerzak's signature is flush to me.
    What size screens do you guys have?
    SVGA??
     
  8. prowler

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    I know but that doesn't change the fact you have two images in your sig.
     
  9. Narayan

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    maybe you should just move the images in your sig closer wiz.
     
  10. Wizerzak
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    I don't see any rule say I shouldn't :unsure:
     
  11. Presto99

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    I actually have it set to disable all signatures, just cause usually they are usually either annoying or...annoying. Too big or just obnoxious, I can't stand them. (mostly)
     
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  12. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    27 inch iMac. Wiz you still have a scroll bar lol
     
  13. Wizerzak
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    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    Well, I can't see why :unsure:
     
  14. Narayan

    Narayan desu~

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    14.1" no scrollbars. but i got chrome maximized.
     
  15. Wizerzak
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    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    Ahh, yes that'll be why. Restoring a window messes up alignment. I'll try and fix that.
     
  16. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    oh lol im dumb. If i maximize my window it goes away lol

    Ok so i usually dont use gbatemp as a full screen window. So nevermind, but i still think its annoying to have to scroll through someones sig. Even yours.
     
  17. Wizerzak
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    OK, I've removed that image (I didn't need it anymore anyway). Now back on topic: can this rule please be enforced? At least for signatures that scroll in full screen?
     
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  18. Narayan

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    yeah. but i've got myself used to move the cursor by the avatar area or to the far left when scrolling the temp.
    but yeah, it used to be annoying.

    wait my sig?
     
  19. Rydian

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    I suggest the scroll ability be removed (via styling that area), for two reasons.

    1 - People who use overly large signatures will now have them cut off without the ability to view the rest, encouraging them to abide by the limit to make things visible.

    2 - It won't make pages stop mid-way through a scroll anymore if it won't scroll at all.

    Win-win?
     
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  20. BORTZ

    BORTZ "Another stunning Van Gogh"

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    no no not you, i dont even see you having a sig.