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MistressAlti
post Aug 21 2003, 10:57 PM
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Look, people, the sigs are obnoxiously big. The pictures plus the paragraphs of text? Yeah. Too much. Seriously. Especially since there seems to be so many one-line posts. The threads are all signature and no content.

This is way out of hand.

So since I can't force you all into quality posting, I'm starting a sig-shortening campaign.

Mata said once... or maybe I've paraphrased... I don't care...

Post Size > Avatar Size > Signature Size

Either start sig-slicing, or I'll start doing it for you.

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post Aug 21 2003, 11:05 PM
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I think people would gladly do what you ask Missy and I would like to help anyway I can. I understand what you mean about sigs being to long. I was reminded of this by Mata but I am sure people would be willing to shorten there sigs. I hope my sig is not to big and if it is just let me know.


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MistressAlti
post Aug 21 2003, 11:09 PM
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Here we go.

Test to determine whether your sig is too big.

1. Press the button on your keyboard that says "Print Screen". It should be near the right hand corner of the board.

2. Open Paint.

3. Press "Paste" in the "Edit" Menu.

4. Cut out everything but your sig in the picture.

5. Save the picture.

6. See how many pixels tall your picture is. If it's over 100, then it's too big.

Any questions?
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post Aug 21 2003, 11:20 PM
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Here's a quicker way. Right-click on your picture. Click "Properties". Look at "Dimensions". It takes the form: a x b. B is the number of pixels high.

Edit: Oh wait...whole sig...sorry. Me trying to be a smartarse again.


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MistressAlti
post Aug 21 2003, 11:25 PM
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QUOTE (CommieBastard @ Aug 21 2003, 06:20 PM)
Here's a quicker way. Right-click on your picture. Click "Properties". Look at "Dimensions". It takes the form: a x b. B is the number of pixels high.

Edit: Oh wait...whole sig...sorry. Me trying to be a smartarse again.

S'okay. That sort of thing would work if all you had was a picture. But in most cases, that's not true, therefore giving the reason for the above-stated method.
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post Aug 21 2003, 11:26 PM
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can I still keep just the sig image? just the image its self is 150 x 400 pixels.. I don't mind getting rid of the text but can I keep the image?


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MistressAlti
post Aug 21 2003, 11:27 PM
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Honestly? 150 pixels is too big for ANYTHING on this forum.

Pictures are easily resized. If you need help doing so, ask.
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post Aug 21 2003, 11:28 PM
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QUOTE (MistressAlti @ Aug 21 2003, 07:27 PM)
Honestly? 150 pixels is too big for ANYTHING on this forum.

Pictures are easily resized. If you need help doing so, ask.

I know how to do it I just don't really want too.. *sighs* but if you insist then I'll go resize it....


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post Aug 22 2003, 12:06 AM
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jus comin in ta offer a suggestion on sig length tesin:

there is a space alloted for sigs that gets bigger if yer sig/post is too long. if you've got a 1-3 line post and the space gets bigger shorten your sig

now on to some easy sig shortening tips (got me outa many a sig-slicing campaign smile.gif)

1.) make the size small. size 0 is what i use, and it's small while still bein perfectly readable. -1 is reasonable, -2 is pretty hard to read, -3 ya need to get yer face right up to yer screen ta read it, -4 ya need like 20-20 vision or really good glasses, -5 thru -7 don't even bother if ya want yer sig ta be read.
2.) don't put spaces between lines or even sections of yer sig
3.) use smaller words, or use e-speak (ex.: you=u whatever= w/e etc. etc.)
4.) get rid of all of it, put it on yer website/profile, and post a link ta that in yer sig

hope that helps biggrin.gif
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post Aug 22 2003, 12:30 AM
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.....I keep editing text down more and more but I'm afraid it's still too big...is it?


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post Aug 22 2003, 12:33 AM
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QUOTE (Goddess of Wheee @ Aug 21 2003, 08:30 PM)
.....I keep editing text down more and more but I'm afraid it's still too big...is it?

yeah.... my sig is exactly 100 pixels... use that for a comarision


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post Aug 22 2003, 01:19 AM
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I got rid of a lot of text, but I really like my Lloyd tag...and since it took a while to make for some reason, is my sig alright? *crosses fingers*

I'll slice my tag though if it is still too much... sad.gif


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post Aug 22 2003, 01:21 AM
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There.....hopefully this is good? if not well....doggonit it's close enough right?


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post Aug 22 2003, 01:27 AM
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is mine too Big ?


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post Aug 22 2003, 01:31 AM
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technically it's SLIGHTLY too big, but honestly i wouldn't worry about it
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post Aug 22 2003, 02:38 AM
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what about mine?


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post Aug 22 2003, 02:49 AM
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tis fine, notice that there's space between your sig and the end of the box
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post Aug 22 2003, 02:53 AM
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Methinks mine should be ok.


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post Aug 22 2003, 03:38 AM
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Gerbs, your signature is currently at 150 pixels.

Kidvish, you're at 110.

Reaper, 130.

Sarah, 180.

Once again, I state that 100+ pixels is probably too much for a signature.

Take steps accordingly.
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post Aug 22 2003, 03:44 AM
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am i the only one that thinks that the sig sizes are fine the way they are? i mean seriously, who is complaining about them being too big? if everyone enjoys what they have created/found that would make a good sig, why mess with it? i seriously doubt its bugging anyone all that much....


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post Aug 22 2003, 03:46 AM
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QUOTE (cheese is funny @ Aug 21 2003, 08:44 PM)
am i the only one that thinks that the sig sizes are fine the way they are? i mean seriously, who is complaining about them being too big? if everyone enjoys what they have created/found that would make a good sig, why mess with it? i seriously doubt its bugging anyone all that much....

I will definitely say that it bugs me.

When a page of posts is mostly signatures, that gets a little irritating to scroll through. I think that setting a limit at 100 px is more than enough, personally. Mine is something like 45, I think.


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post Aug 22 2003, 03:49 AM
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QUOTE (cheese is funny @ Aug 21 2003, 10:44 PM)
i seriously doubt its bugging anyone all that much....

Actually, it is. It bothers me. And it bothers other people. I'd be willing to bet that it bugs Mata a bit too.
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post Aug 22 2003, 04:22 AM
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is my sig tag too big?im sorry if it is, if it bugs anyone all that much id love for anyone to resize it. i really dont mind. ill do anything to help smile.gif . everyone seemed kinda angry today about spamming and sig sizes, so ill try to make eveyone happy again. id really like to resize my tag if anyone can help me with it id be very happy! i dont know how to do it myself, so plese... anyone? check my profile for my email if you dont already have it. it doesnt really annoy me that much, but i understand it takes up space and that bugs other people. im not taking sides, so ill just try to please both sides of this.... dont hurt me....

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post Aug 22 2003, 04:25 AM
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Your image is exactly 100 pixels tall, chester. I'd say don't worry about it. You have a line of text after it, so maybe re-size it to a smaller font? *shrug* Or, even better, just have the text put onto the image. I'll do it for you, if you want.


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post Aug 22 2003, 04:31 AM
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QUOTE (candice @ Aug 22 2003, 05:25 AM)
Your image is exactly 100 pixels tall, chester. I'd say don't worry about it. You have a line of text after it, so maybe re-size it to a smaller font? *shrug* Or, even better, just have the text put onto the image. I'll do it for you, if you want.

sure! thatd be great. i would prefer for the image to be a little smaller, though. i mean, seeing as though its already stretched upward.... tongue.gif


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