Signatures are provided as a way to identify or express yourself in a small, friendly way. The rules are designed to keep the area for signatures from being a distraction or annoyance to those reading the forums. By Forum Rules, signatures may be no taller than 6 lines and no longer than 150 characters and spaces. These limits have been enforced by the moderators when oversized signatures were reported. The rules have not changed, but the 150-character rule is now enforced automatically by the forum software when you use the Signature page of your User Control Panel. The 150-character limit applies only to visible and space characters, so vB Code tags do not count toward the total. For example, [b]hello there[/b] counts as 11 characters, not 18, because the text it produces is hello there. The other signature rules are unchanged as well: Signatures must not be overly distracting to those reading the forums, as judged by the moderators. Signatures must comply with all forum rules, including those against profanity, explicit sexual content, and insults against groups or individuals, and cannot be in other ways offensive. Members will be required to change signatures that are deemed too controversial or that are particularly annoying to other members. If you want other forum members to know what computer hardware you use, we suggest that you limit it to model names, without detailed system specs, so it stays under the size limits. You can put other system information in your User Profile. If you do not want to see other members' signatures at all, you can disable their display in the Thread Display Options section of your Options page. Note that six lines is a maximum, not a recommendation. Please observe the spirit of the rule and keep signatures small. And friendly! Thank you for your continued cooperation.