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Raindancer

Sig Re-Enable Request Thread.

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Raindancer

Rules:

 

1. This topic isn't for complaining, if you feel your sig was disabled unfairly then talk to the whoever disabled it.

 

2. Don't go off-topic, this topic is for requests on sigs, not talk on your new pink slippers (although mine are very nice).

 

If it's not re-enabled in 5 seconds, don't fret. We're probably banning something.

 

 

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Thanks to the wonder that is 'The Internet', we bring you a new era in signature size rules. And more importantly, a new era of signature size rule enforcement.

 

 

The Rules

1. No signature can be over 500 pixels wide by 150 pixels tall. That's 500x150. This is INCLUSIVE of any text you have in your signature!

 

2. The cumulative filesize of all the images in your signature must not exceed 80 kb's.

 

3. Similarly, avatars must not exceed 80kb.

 

- see update below.

 

 

How are they to be enforced?
• The 'Edit Signature' page in your control panel shows a green box around your sig. This box will display red lines if your signature is breaking the 500x150 limit. If the box is all green, that means you're ok. If it shows red however, then your sig IS breaking the limit, and no amount of crying and complaining will change that fact. Remember, If you see red, it's too big. If you don't change it, your signature rights will be revoked until you DO change it. If you persist in making oversized signatures, your account will be suspended.

 

•The server will now check the filesize of all the images in your sig. If the total filesize of your signature exceeds the 80kb limit, the server will refuse to save it. If an image appears twice, it's filesize is only counted once.

Sadly, this is not foolproof. Nor is it idiot proof. You could overwrite the image on your host to get around the filesize checker, or you could use an image rotator to 'confuse' the script. If you did something like that, then we'd have to give you one of those oh so terrible temporary bans. We're not saying rotators are illegal, we're saying you have to check the file sizes yourself.

 

•The server will now check how many images are in your signature. If there is more than 10 seperate images in your sig, your changes will not be saved. If an image appears twice, it is only counted once.

 

 

 

What if I break the rules?
•If your signature is over the limit, and we see it, your signature will be disabled. Once you have fixed your signature, make a post HERE and ask a staff member to check your signature. If it's ok, we'll re-enable it. If you continually make oversized signatures we can only assume you're doing so to annoy us and you will be suspended. Continue it and you will be banned. Forever.

 

 

 

Anything else?
All old signature rules are out the window. That means people like Moto will no longer have the privelege of wearing 150kb signature images. Official gangs will no longer have 20 pixels over everyone else either, the only official gang perks now are the Group Images. Sorry, but these are the new rules, and they must apply to everyone. Exceptions create confusion.

•We can now disable your signature whenever we want. If you're being an ass, don't be surprised if your signature rights are revoked.

ADDENDUM (8th Jan 2005): Sexual imagery is banned in signatures and avatars. Women or men in signatures is no problem, including bikinis, hotpants, the usual glamour modelling outfits, and all the other stuff we see in the everyday media. However sexually suggestive images, even if they don't technically contain nudity, are not considered appropriate for this forum.

 

 

Avatars
[Prodded 6th Oct 2006]

 

• Your avatar is the square image that appears under your username next to each post.

• The maximum size of an avatar is 64×64 pixels. Exceptions are some pre-installed avatars, which measure 80×80 pixels.

The rules regarding signature content also apply to avatars.

Maximum filesize is 80kb. Please note this is the maximum, not the target. You are recommended to keep avatar filesizes below 20kb. Use whatever filesize you like. Just don't expect anyone on 56k to see it if it's huge. And don't cry to us when your server's bandwith is raped.

 

 

In Summation
We're hoping that these new rules will finally spell the end for the Sig Size headaches we staff get everyday. It seems to us that forum members simply refuse to adhere to our very simple requests. We'd rather not have to hack iPb to pieces just to get some idiots to listen to us, but it looks like there's no other way. We also hope that everyone will be happy with these new rules. The general sig area is not bigger than usual, and you can fill it with as much text and images as you can, as long as they're within the (rather lenient, if you ask me) rules.

 

Remember, these rules are for the good of the forums. If you don't like our rules, you are more than welcome to leave.

 

These rules will come into effect immediately.

 

 

Edits:

1: Changed 'post' to 'topic'.

2: Added rule to protect against sexual content of signatures and avatars.

3: Changed 'topic' to 'post'.

4: Removed all occurences of "star", seeing as the warning stars were removed.

5: Sexual content rules added.

6: Avatar section added 10/09/05.

 

Edited by Raindancer

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PlaystationGamer266

 

is my new sig good?

Not yet, it's too big at the moment. The maximum width is 150 Pixels, your one is 160 at the moment.

 

Use this one I made for you, it's within the size limits smile.gif

 

user posted image

 

 

[img=http://i.imgur.com/6RelXTM.jpg]

 

 

Paste the code into your Signature Control Panel. icon14.gif

thank you smile.gif

 

 

Enabled

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FranklinJr.

Can fix my?

 

 

Enabled

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HudS

Working now?

 

 

 

-done-

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Luna Lovegood

is my sig fine now?

 

 

Enabled

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copperrobber

Hows mine ?

 

 

Enabled

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Murad96

My signature became disabled. It was a gif that fit so how come?

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Miro

It didn't really fit, it was over-sized. Look at the picture below to see what I mean:

 

 

 

Do you see those RED lines I surrounded with WHITE? Those show that your signature is way too high, more exactly 350x163 pixels, the limits being 500x150. To fix this, you need to re-size the picture. Luckily for you, I already re-sized the image and made it 322x150 pixels, enough to fit in the rules. All you have to do is to copy paste the code in your signature control panel.

 

 

user posted image

 

 


0161502001369747252.gif

 

 

I know the quality sucks, but I just made an example. I do not own the skills to do a better re-sized gif image, but I'm sure that if you as in the GFX Requests & Tutorials forum, somebody's going to do it much much better!

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Shoumaker

 

-Snip-

The thing is Miro. The one you made is over 80Kb which is why he won't be able to use it. The other thing is his current avatar is 370 KB. So can someone tell me why he was allowed to use a signature which was 370KB in the first place? When the Signature control panel is supposed to decline anything over 80KB.

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Murad96

 

It didn't really fit, it was over-sized. Look at the picture below to see what I mean:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

user posted image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you see those RED lines I surrounded with WHITE? Those show that your signature is way too high, more exactly 350x163 pixels, the limits being 500x150. To fix this, you need to re-size the picture. Luckily for you, I already re-sized the image and made it 322x150 pixels, enough to fit in the rules. All you have to do is to copy paste the code in your signature control panel.

 

 

user posted image

 

 


0161502001369747252.gif

 

 

I know the quality sucks, but I just made an example. I do not own the skills to do a better re-sized gif image, but I'm sure that if you as in the GFX Requests & Tutorials forum, somebody's going to do it much much better!

Thanks I'll try to resize it as well.

 

Wait it tells me that it's oversized. The file size is too big for some reason.

 

Ok now I edited the original one and uploaded it on imgur and it still says it's too big.

But how? It's 314064 bytes. That isn't even a kilobit! whatsthat.gif And yea I mean kilobit, not even kilobyte.

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Shoumaker

Like I said above. It's 314 KB the one Miro made for you. 314064 bytes = 314 Kilobytes. The maximum limit is 80 KB. What I don't understand is why you were allowed to use a signature 370 KB in the first place.

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Murad96

 

Like I said above. It's 314 KB the one Miro made for you. 314064 bytes = 314 Kilobytes. The maximum limit is 80 KB. What I don't understand is why you were allowed to use a signature 370 KB in the first place.

It's one of the shortest .gifs I've ever seen, how the hell can I make it 80 KB? Make it black and white?

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Shoumaker

 

how the hell can I make it 80 KB? Make it black and white?

Optimization is a way to reduce the file size of these types of images. Optimizing means to reduce colours of the image to make the size smaller.

 

user posted image

 

 


1nvYyy4.gif

 

 

This is the best I could do honestly. Reducing the frames would just kill the animation. If you don't like it could you make a topic and ask someone here. But I doubt they'll be able to help much as well but it's worth a shot.

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Murad96

 

how the hell can I make it 80 KB? Make it black and white?

Optimization is a way to reduce the file size of these types of images. Optimizing means to reduce colours of the image to make the size smaller.

 

user posted image

 

 


1nvYyy4.gif

 

 

This is the best I could do honestly. Reducing the frames would just kill the animation. If you don't like it could you make a topic and ask someone here. But I doubt they'll be able to help much as well but it's worth a shot.

I've tried reducing the colours, it just makes the file bigger for some reason.

 

Oh, now I've fixed it.

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Shoumaker

Could you try using the one I made and check if it works? This one is under 80KB.

 

Edit: Since you got rid of it, it will get enabled. You can use the one I made but it's your choice. Or anything else under 80KB. icon14.gif

Edited by shoumic

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Girish

Enabled.

 

But please keep all the GFX discussion to the GFX forum so that we can maintain this topic just for the purpose of getting sigs enabled once they're within limits.

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BillDimebag

My sig is disabled

Can you fix it ???

 

 

Enabled

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Niick99

My signature is within the green boundaries, but was still disabled?

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Miro

That's because it's over-sized. Look at the picture below (this was taken while you were editing your signature, so I suppose you're changing it. However, make sure the red lines from the below picture don't appear):

 

 

 

Do you see those RED lines I surrounded with BLACK? Those show that your signature is way too high, more exactly 500x265 pixels, the limits being 500x150. To fix this, you need to re-size the picture. Luckily for you, I already re-sized the image and made it 283x150 pixels, enough to fit in the rules. All you have to do is to copy paste the code in your signature control panel.

 

 

user posted image

 

 


oddfuture.jpg

 

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Wesser

My signature got enabled and disabled again due to known reasons. I edited it and I realized that it now fits the green corners perfectly on most of the major browsers such as Internet Explorer 10, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Could you please re-enable it?

 

Girish: Enabled.

 

EDIT: Thank you, Girish. icon14.gif

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Teh Edgiest Man on Earth

Please could someone re-enable my signature? I already fixed it.

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Niick99
That's because it's over-sized. Look at the picture below (this was taken while you were editing your signature, so I suppose you're changing it. However, make sure the red lines from the below picture don't appear):

 

 

 

Do you see those RED lines I surrounded with BLACK? Those show that your signature is way too high, more exactly 500x265 pixels, the limits being 500x150. To fix this, you need to re-size the picture. Luckily for you, I already re-sized the image and made it 283x150 pixels, enough to fit in the rules. All you have to do is to copy paste the code in your signature control panel.

 

 

user posted image

 

 


oddfuture.jpg

 

Actually I just changed it to a smaller picture, can u make it show?

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UP9390

*Rings bell for service.* yawn.gif

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Aly Zaroon

Enable my sign please

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Vedula.k95

Hey please re enable my signature!!!

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Miami-Florida.

Re-Enable my signature please! smile.gif. cookie.gif

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Exkabewbikadid

All above enabled.

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Miami-Florida.
All above enabled.

Thank You! smile.gif.

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LeFox

Can I get mine fixed? o.o

 

 

 

-done-

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Racecarlock

I'm back within the character limit. Please re-enable.

 

 

Enabled

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AIex

I limited the dimensions now to 500x150 even though 650x150 just had wasted space, ugh. Could I have it back?

 

 

Enabled

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