Did a mod resize my sig? :) Not worried about it - just curious

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by SteveC, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2003
    Can a mod tell me if any of you guys resized my signature by putting the lines of text one of top of another with no line breaks in between? I had it with spaces because it was easier to read, and I wonder how it got changed. I don't want to put the spaces back if you don't want them there. ;) I run a forum myself and know mods do things for good reasons. Please let me know.
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    Whakatane, New Zealand
    Basically we don't like the signatures being too big, because they can be distracting. I didn't personally change it, but it looks like one of the other mods did.
  3. macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    ive heard of the mod's resizing a sig because it was too long, they dont want them to dominate the threads, makes it more to scroll through as well, from what i understand at least
  4. macrumors 68040


    Apr 21, 2003
    washington dc
    seems like a user's post should always be longer than their signature... i feel guilty about my signature sometimes and it's only a couple words :cool:
  5. Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    The rules state that sigs should be no more than 6 lines in height. So yes, yours has been edited (not by me, but I can see it has) for this reason.
  6. macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    The long signatures distract from short posts, if you want to have a longer signature -- please use the [size] tags to shink the size of the text.

    Usually helps if you are going to do a one liner with a multiline sig to also turn off the signature for that post. There is a check box on the post reply page under Additional Options.

    Just makes it easier for people to read your reply.
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2003
    Thanks for the replies. Now that I know, I'm going to shrink it even more. Long sigs are annoying and I won't be one of them... Thanks again. :)
  8. macrumors regular


    Dec 10, 2003
    Aarhus, DK
    OMG! edesigns 'tar just winked at me :eek:can you make her throw kisses as well? :D :D :D

  9. macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    even though im not a mod, thank you for understanding, its good to have members that understand and are willing to learn like yourself than people who get bent out of shape over the little things
  10. Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Q Division, Los Angeles
    If a signature is too long but we can make it fit within the guidelines by removing blank lines or combining lines with semicolons (such as when people list their computer specs one line at a time), we usually don't notify the member, since there are always more pressing issues waiting for our attention.

    Otherwise, we notify members that their signature size is a problem by Private Message. If they don't have Private Messages enabled, however, we delete the signature or abbreviate it some other way without notification.
  11. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2003
    Not a problem. I want a clean, crisp forum as much as anyone, so I'm glad this was brought to my attention. Now my sig is even shorter than the mod made it, and also half the size of the limit. :) (3 lines instead of 6) Plus the text is small.

    Dr. Q - Thanks for the info.

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