[IMG] in signatures?

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  1. singhy44 macrumors member

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    Hi. I had a friend make me a banner for my signature, but I'm not allowed to put it in my signature. Lower down the page it says:
    Signature Permissions
    Allow Basic BBCode Yes
    Allow Color BBCode Yes
    Allow Size BBCode Yes
    Allow Font BBCode Yes
    Allow Alignment BBCode Yes
    Allow List BBCode No
    Allow Link BBCode Yes
    Allow HTML No

    Allow Code No[/U]
    Allow Code BBCode No
    Allow PHP BBCode No
    Allow HTML BBCode No
    Allow Quote BBCode No
    Allow Smilies Yes
    [U]Can Upload Images for Signature No
    Can Upload Animated GIF for Signature No
    [/U]
    Is there a way to avoid it? I think the ones I underlined are the cause of the problem. My friend took a long time making it, and all his efforts will be wasted if its not allowed! Please help!
     
  2. chilipie macrumors 6502a

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    No, there's no way round it. Even if you ask really, really nicely.
     
  3. iBlue macrumors Core

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    MR doesn't DO image signatures, thankfully.

    You'll have to pimp that badboy elsewhere, dude.
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Reason # 67 why MacRumors is great!
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Nope, and I'm afraid it won't be enabled any time soon.
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Many people find those types of banners annoying. Perhaps you could post in Comic Sans to achieve the same effect. :D
     
  7. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Just have your friend design an annoying 75x75 pixel avatar instead, then post enough times where you'll be able to have one.
     
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    +1 x infinity!
     
  9. chilipie macrumors 6502a

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    Consider yourself responsible for my new signature ;)
     
  10. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Out of curiosity, what is #37? :)
     
  11. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Blue Velvet & devilot - hottest mods on the Internet.
     
  12. sangosimo Guest

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    you could always just link the image every time you post.
     
  13. chilipie macrumors 6502a

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    I think a big flashing GIF in every post might incur the wrath of the mods.
     
  14. bartelby macrumors Core

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    That would be a very unwise thing to do.
     
  15. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    You aren't supposed to make fake signatures to get around the site limitations.

    Would be nice to be able to use this guy as a signature.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Convert to very thin but long ASCII art? hehe
     
  17. kolax macrumors G3

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    I hope never.

    I detest signatures with images. They just make the whole forum look tacky. Flashing banners and crap everywhere. I prefer a simple, elegant forum that has a consistent layout. As soon as you throw banners and other images in, the consistency drops as you have big gaps, different colours etc.
     
  18. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    I'll bet you detest buttons and bright blue lights, too! :p
     
  19. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I can think of at least one current member who does exactly this. It is extremely tastefully and thoughtfully done, and very unobtrusive.
     
  20. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I completely agree! We use Macs, which are well-designed and tasteful, so why would someone who appreciates Macs want a garish and tacky signature?
     
  21. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    So, what happens when you have signature images that are well-designed and tasteful? Wouldn't they fit right in?

    Actually, I'm just playing devil's advocate here...I really like that there are no images in signatures.
     
  22. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Because you can't depend on people to be tasteful in choosing images for signatures, it's a wise decision to forbid them completely. I would also imagine that policing signature images would be a huge PITA for the moderators.
     
  23. Josso macrumors member

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    I would love, if it was possible to have an elegant Mac-like sig.

    If you could have some very stringent requirements, I think it would be nice. :)
     
  24. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    This is just my view on the subject nothing offical but one of the reasons why I stayed a member here for so long was the clean layout of the site.

    Having pictures in signatures can lead to a very overly crowded forum with more emphasis being on the images rather than the posts themselves. Afterall we are mostly interested in what the person is saying rather than the extra fodder around. Just look at this example on how bad things can get (and I've seen worse), imagine that on a 1700+ news thread :eek:

    We have quite strict policies on signatures and I feel this is a benefit to the site.
     
  25. kolax macrumors G3

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    Exactly.
     

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