Signatures & Images

By Julio Franco · 42 replies
Jun 29, 2003
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  1. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I have taken care of mine as well, I agree that things could get a little more cleaned up around here.

    I like the look of text and the avatars
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Blimey - poertner_1274's profile and mine look a lot better now. My goodness, what a difference!

    I would like a slightly bigger avatar, though....
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Oh, and please center the text under the avatar as well, that would look heaps better.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    I removed mine as well, makes things look more streamlined. But I did kind of like tossing up error messages in there.
  5. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,676   +991

    Ok, so I have made the changes effective...

    As of now, avatars can be as big as 70x70 pixels (a 2x increase) and images are no longer allowed in signatures.
    Also from now on signatures should be limited (or moderated otherwise) to 4 lines of text, links, etc. are allowed.

    Hopefully a continued development of measurements in the boards will help us to grow in the long-run, next in my list is a more detailed FAQ/Posting guidelines & new custom user titles.

    Any input is welcomed as always :).
  6. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Nice changes Julio :)

    And kudos to all of you who did the changes voluntarily!

    It really did clean up the thread a bit :grinthumb

    And really nice of you to increase the size of avatars...
    Guess I'll have to find the original again, and resize it...
    Will be nice not to look so small as I do right now ;)
  7. Goofy Newfie

    Goofy Newfie TS Rookie Posts: 199

    were signature images really that annoying?

    I guess I have been out of the loop here for quite some time, and was surprised that signature images have been deep-sixed by the TS staff. I have read through the thread where this decision was discussed, and I find it difficult to accept the reasoning behind the action. I admit that as moderators of the forums, it is necessary to lbrowse through every post, but to say that signature images made this task difficult is somewhat weak. You do have the ability to supress images when viewing the forums, do you not? I like seeing Darth Vader fighting it out with Obi-Wan, and enjoy other sig images that have relevance to that particular member. It is things like that that give each member here a unique identity. I know, your saying next, "But we can double our avtar size." While avtars are cool ways of identifying ourselves, they don't do the same job as a signature image. As a member of a forum that, so far, has had an open mind about things, I hereby end my rant. But I felt that I should voice my opinion about this. I do, very much, appreciate my ability to voice opinions here at TS. ¢¢.
  8. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    That is one thing that we also like to be able to do around here is vioce your opinion. If you couldn't say what you felt, then there wouldn't be much point in having an open forum. I know us as moderators try to moderate what is said, but we do keep an open mind and if something needs to be left, it will be(to a certain extent). Although I do miss my sig pic, I think it looks tons better now that it is gone. It brings the attention off the pics and into the content of the post.

    The only thing I can think of now is beefing up the stuff between the posts to help seperate them just a little better
  9. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,676   +991

    You will agree with me that signatures have nothing to do with your freedom in the boards that hasn't changed one bit... the absolute opposite is happening as we are trying to bring more value to the actual opinions posted, you can continue having your personalized sigs, just not images for better viewing and reading of the threads themselves.
  10. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Well, I've got my new profile in place, and I must confess I would have to agree with Julio - it looks a lot better and its easier to read the forums.
  11. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592


    now i can focus on just my valuable, julio...........i saw that the lost city of atlantis was most likely in equador...........saw the arial photography................there was a civilization of millions
  12. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    And........ I can focus on................ trying to work out........................ just what the hell you................... are talking about......................... 98% of the time! ;)
  13. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    as long as i understand

    is what the hell counts...........but, in trying to convey my thought process 2% of the time........and since, i know just enough to be dangerous........some caveat of a completely unique and skewed perspective may shed some light on the subject. I think it comes from being........first, english, with a familial coat of arms, pomp, and circumstance.........secondly, swedish, as my grandmother was FOB(fresh off boat) yaaa, pass the struedel..........and lastly, japanese (we write from right to left, top to bottom) i grew up for all of my thoroughly confused and anal constituents.......wazzzz-up:grinthumb
  14. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Wow man... you should perform that stuff on stage! ;)
  15. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    This is fine, I am quite happy with the way that this turned out and it makes the forums look a lot better.
  16. Goofy Newfie

    Goofy Newfie TS Rookie Posts: 199

    last word on this from me...

    I have to say that I agree that the forums do look much more compact and easier to follow with the new format. I guess I just hate change. Sigh..... . One more thing, though. How do I increase my avtar, and can I customize one, or do I have to stick with the ones provided here?
  17. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,676   +991

    You need a number of posts before being able to upload your own avatar... can't remember what the number was... 175? Something around that so you could give it a try and if it doesn't work now you should still be very close to the required mark.
  18. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863


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