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Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« on: April 15 2005, 06:15 pm »
Avatar and Signature Guidelines:
  • Maximum avatar size is 100 x 100 pixels and 50 KB.
  • Each of your signature images should not be wider than 500 pixels or taller than 200 pixels.
  • Your whole signature's height should not be greater than 300 pixels so it's recommended you use only 1 large sig image.
  • Total size of signature images must not exceed 200 KB.
  • No BMP images please. Please optimize your images to JPEG and GIF formats. PNGs are allowed as long as you consider the maximum file size limits.

Please check your avatars and sigs. We're not very strict though when it comes to the file size or height of the signature so it's okay if you exceed with an extra 5 KB or 10 pixels. These are just guidelines.

There'll be no punishment but an admin or mod might warn you so I advise everyone to read and follow this. It's here to keep this forum a clean and organized place for all fans. :)
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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #1 on: July 30 2005, 09:20 pm »
isn't it that if you use a sign bigger than the given size then it will be shunk by itself according to the limit? that way we won't really have to care much about its size.
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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #2 on: July 30 2005, 10:22 pm »
Its not so much display size (as this is adjusted) - its file size, the full size image still has to be retrived.
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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #3 on: January 21 2006, 10:38 pm »
Avatar and Signature Guidelines:
  • Maximum avatar size is 100 x 100 pixels and 50 KB.
  • Each of your signature images should not be wider than 400 pixels or taller than 200 pixels.
  • Your whole signature's height should not be greater than 300 pixels so it's recommended you use only 1 large sig image.
  • Total size of signature images must not exceed 200 KB.
  • No BMP images please. Please optimize your images to JPEG and GIF formats. PNGs are allowed as long as you consider the maximum file size limits.

Please check your avatars and sigs. We're not very strict though when it comes to the file size or height of the signature so it's okay if you exceed with an extra 5 KB or 10 pixels. These are just guidelines.

There'll be no punishment but an admin or mod might warn you so I advise everyone to read and follow this. It's here to keep this forum a clean and organized place for all fans. :)

I'm bumping this up so that those new to the forum plus all existing members know about the size limits of signatures here. Most are starting to become borderline and we've been pretty easy-going with it for now. That could change soon...

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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #4 on: January 22 2006, 03:41 am »
^ It surely will with the new rules.

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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #5 on: May 21 2006, 08:34 am »
Hey, I dont understand very good, those are the rules? or it is a signatures and avatars gallery?
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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #6 on: May 28 2006, 03:12 am »
^ What gallery?

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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #7 on: July 21 2006, 09:51 am »
Avatar and Signature Guidelines:
  • Maximum avatar size is 100 x 100 pixels and 50 KB.
  • Each of your signature images should not be wider than 400 pixels or taller than 200 pixels.
  • Your whole signature's height should not be greater than 300 pixels so it's recommended you use only 1 large sig image.
  • Total size of signature images must not exceed 200 KB.
  • No BMP images please. Please optimize your images to JPEG and GIF formats. PNGs are allowed as long as you consider the maximum file size limits.

Please check your avatars and sigs. We're not very strict though when it comes to the file size or height of the signature so it's okay if you exceed with an extra 5 KB or 10 pixels. These are just guidelines.

There'll be no punishment but an admin or mod might warn you so I advise everyone to read and follow this. It's here to keep this forum a clean and organized place for all fans. :)

Bumping this thread again, as there are alot of signatures out of control recently. ^^;

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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #8 on: August 26 2006, 05:48 am »
I understand the rules but I don't know how to MAKE the signature...Can someone help me?

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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #9 on: September 06 2006, 01:57 am »
I usually just add any picture that I like on my signiture but I'll just stick with one :)

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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #10 on: June 04 2007, 04:26 am »
Avatar and Signature Guidelines:
  • Maximum avatar size is 100 x 100 pixels and 50 KB.
  • Each of your signature images should not be wider than 400 pixels or taller than 200 pixels.
  • Your whole signature's height should not be greater than 300 pixels so it's recommended you use only 1 large sig image.
  • Total size of signature images must not exceed 200 KB.
  • No BMP images please. Please optimize your images to JPEG and GIF formats. PNGs are allowed as long as you consider the maximum file size limits.

Please check your avatars and sigs. We're not very strict though when it comes to the file size or height of the signature so it's okay if you exceed with an extra 5 KB or 10 pixels. These are just guidelines.

There'll be no punishment but an admin or mod might warn you so I advise everyone to read and follow this. It's here to keep this forum a clean and organized place for all fans.  :keke:

BUMP! No major problems with it but want to keep you all honest  :heh:

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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #11 on: December 14 2007, 12:17 pm »
Takes note on his own signature. Well then. It looks like I need to recreate me signature and probably avatar by tonight. It exceeds the file size limit it seems.
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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #12 on: December 14 2007, 02:13 pm »
Mine is ok, I think....the picture's height is exactly 200px and the the width is 304px.

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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #13 on: December 14 2007, 02:35 pm »
That's good for you. From memory, my avatar is around 80 pixel region, size is around 80 to 100 kb. Signature is around 100x 200 to 200x400 pixels but is around 1 mb in size. Which is approxiamately 800kb above the set limit. >_> I wondering if I can get away with it.
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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #14 on: December 14 2007, 03:35 pm »
O_O That's a lot. Mine is 31kb in filesize.

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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #15 on: December 14 2007, 03:59 pm »
Yeah, it bigger depending what you make signature to be. So my Signature is based on X.a.l.t./TV series. I think or was it Tokyo Babylon. Anyway, it's a motion signature as you know and was my first so it is big when I think about it. So yeah, I need to recreate a smaller size one of make a completely different one. Otherwise I'll just leave the avatar there since it's small enough to be loaded quickly.
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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #16 on: December 14 2007, 04:02 pm »
Tokyo Babylon? So I'm assuming that's Subaru-san in the water...

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« Reply #17 on: December 14 2007, 04:14 pm »
Yep. You got that right. It's Subaru-San and he looks kind of similar to Touya in Card Captor Sakura if you think about it.
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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #18 on: January 02 2008, 06:24 pm »
bumping this topic.

Some people need to reduce the size of their signatures ASAP. If not I will personally go on a cleaning run :D
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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #19 on: January 03 2008, 07:02 am »
Also to add, though the site auto-adjusts the pictures, they are posted in their original picture size. Don't be fooled by that. One of my sites limits the sig pics to 150 pixels in height and no larger than 200 kb. Avatars are 80 x 80 and 50 kb...very similar to this place. Want a good example of this...look at mine :)

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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #20 on: February 09 2008, 12:58 am »
Notice! Max image size width increased to 500 pixels! Feel free to fatten your signature. =)

If you're wondering how much extra real estate that 100 pixels gives you, my new signature image conforms exactly to the restrictions.

I'd also like to remind everyone that the max vertical signature height (meaning, up and down) is 300 pixels, including text. There isn't much limit length-wise, so feel free to use the table command to expand your signature horizontally, but please, please make your signatures shorter, otherwise the administrators will be forced to shrink your signature for you.

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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #21 on: February 09 2008, 01:03 am »
Ok, its been brought to my attention that there is a lot of people with massive (and I mean massive) signatures
Those people should know who they are, if signatures aren't made smaller within a day, I will personally be doing something about it.

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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #22 on: February 09 2008, 01:37 am »
Way to steal my spotlight, Li. XDD

If no one knows what 300 pixels looks like, here's an example:




Remember boys and girls, this includes text. And it only restricts height-wise, up and down. If it's bigger than this, you may or may not feel the burn of Li's wrath. And if you do, rest assured I will not be treating your burns.

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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #23 on: February 09 2008, 09:06 am »
*looks at TY's signature*

Now I want a new siggy :P

Anyway, why the change in siggy size?

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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #24 on: February 09 2008, 10:05 am »
My signature is a perfect 150 pixels in height, as are all of mine that I use (TOKYOPOP rules)
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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #25 on: February 09 2008, 03:49 pm »
Your signature is also quite pixelated. It looks like it was either stretched horizontally or squeezed vertically. Now's a good time to up the resolution of your signature, if you so desire.

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« Reply #26 on: February 09 2008, 05:23 pm »
I don't know which side to choose..... *fidgets nervously*

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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #27 on: February 15 2008, 07:40 pm »
So... what happened to this?

if signatures aren't made smaller within a day, I will personally be doing something about it.
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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #28 on: August 02 2008, 05:49 am »
If signatures aren't made smaller within a day, I will personally be doing something about it.
So... what happened to this?

P.S. Yes, this is an intentional double-post. Consider the date between this post and my last post to understand why I think it's necessary.
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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #29 on: August 03 2008, 04:17 am »
Majority of people did do this; and I havent' seen any signatures that are in violation so far - if ya do find one please let me know, odd's are I probably missed a few.

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Re: Avatar and Signature Guidelines
« Reply #30 on: August 04 2008, 12:26 pm »
Both of you as moderators need to PM those who are in violation of the signature rule. If they don't, they'll lose that privilege.

See. Simple.

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