Signature size??

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  1. ckeck macrumors 6502a

    ckeck

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    What is the deal with the signature size and line limitations? I don't understand...I see tons of people around here with very large signatures across 10-12 lines, but everytime I try to put just a few things in my signature I either max out the characters (150 I think??) or I have used more than 6 lines!!?? Is there any way around this?

    Thanks
     
  2. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    It hasn't been applied retrospectively though - there are still plenty of people out there whose signatures exceed the limitations (particularly the 150 characters bit). It looks like the limit only works if you try and change your signature - those that were set up before the automatic limiting was introduced have remained.
     
  3. MacEffects macrumors 6502

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    This to is a thing most mods love to take a special interest in. The best advice is "Don't make it so people can see it" :rolleyes: :p Apparently being flashy went out of style in the 90s :D
     
  4. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    Report their post and in the report say that their signature is too long.
     
  5. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Yes, quite true - this includes using BLUE, GREEN, BOLD and RED in your sigs, right? :p :cool:
     
  6. MacEffects macrumors 6502

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    :D Yeah, this is the Mod friendly Signature that I have now, I had change it like a million times to make it perfect and non-visible now :p :cool:
     
  7. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Very non-visible - well done. ;) :D
     
  8. Doctor Q Administrator

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    The size in lines, characters, and point size are the most important factors.

    If your sig has PURPLE, BROWN, or PINK, I know at least one moderator who won't mind. ;)
     
  9. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Thanks Doctor Q.
     
  10. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

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    Really!
    :rolleyes:
    That is soooo square.

    I mean, hey, if folks want to be mod-squad wanna-be's and report people for having a seven-line sig, that's their own business, I guess.

    I remember from my time in the army that not everything is fair, rules aren't evenly enforced, and pointing these things out (i) doesn't score big points with the powers that be, and (ii) will quickly attract the sharp distaste from your community.

    If you have a sig that only works logically on 7 lines, ask arn to let you use it. Maybe he'll agree that it's so cool that he'll give you a special deal. If he says no, tough. So let it drop. Complaining that "that dude uses 8" can only lead to one thing -- that other person's sig getting two lines cut off. Thanks dude -- you're a real team player.

    Let the Mods be mods. JMHO. If I'm totally off base, I'm interested to hear.
     
  11. Doctor Q Administrator

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    To date, nobody has gotten special permission for an oversized signature, and offhand I can't think of a case where we'd think it was appropriate, but that doesn't mean it couldn't happen.

    In any case, any serious requests for exceptions to the rule should be sent by Private message to me or to another moderator, not to arn.
     
  12. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Yeah, but it happens. Heck, I had a long .sig that was mostly in size 1 font, but someone complained, and now it's short.
     
  13. idea_hamster macrumors 65816

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    Ah. Thanks -- I'm not particularly fluent in the internal workings of MR, although I would say that you folks do a bang-up job.

    It's always good to know what the "chain of command" for a certain issue is.
     
  14. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    So does that mean we're supposed to report your signature? ;)
     
  15. whocares macrumors 65816

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    To whom it may concern:

    Anyone trying to conceal their sigs with smart [arse] use of colour will be receiving a letter from my lawyer.

    :p :p
     
  16. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    You got a patent on that feature with the US patent office :p :p :D

    the InvisSig feature
     
  17. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    I checked, his .sig is 133 'visible characters', and 5 lines. Within limits.
     
  18. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Wow...I've apparently gone insane. I could swear I remember reading that spaces counted in the total, but that's obviously not the case. Haul me off to the loony bin, please.
     

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