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more characters allowed in sigs

Post by W3~Lucario on August 19th 2007, 6:47 pm

right now, there can only be 500 characters in a sig.

should that number be increased to a custom number? (custom number chosen by admin of forum). if a custom number isn't possible, there should be at least 1500 + characters in a sig.

if you vote yes, thanks! and post telling how many characters you think there should be in a sig.

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by Caihlem on August 19th 2007, 7:07 pm

Sigs have only recently had their limit doubled though O_o

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by ConsoleElosnoc on August 20th 2007, 12:05 am

but that also includes all the url= tags and img tags and tag here and there which can take up alot of characters for very little content ^_~

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by W3~Lucario on August 20th 2007, 7:28 pm

oh they did? but if possible, more characters would be better.
like consoleelosnoc said, the characters include the url tags, etc.
those tags take up too much space in sigs. some urls are long and adding text when linking urls takes up more space.......i think there should still be more characters allowed in sigs.... Cool

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by netW on August 20th 2007, 11:16 pm

this must be improved to 1500 yea Very Happy

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by Luky on August 21st 2007, 7:23 am

I vote YES!

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by Caihlem on August 21st 2007, 7:50 am

I don't see why people insist on having the longest sig possible O_o

A sig used to be a simple picture, or a text, maybe even a linked image.
250 characters was more than enough.

Then membersgot more greey and it was doubled. I don' se how 500 characters can't be enough O_o
A sig isn't mant to take half a page Razz

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by ConsoleElosnoc on August 21st 2007, 3:04 pm

But the possibility that it could fascinates the members Wink Very Happy

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by Nessa on August 22nd 2007, 12:42 pm

@Caihlem wrote:I don't see why people insist on having the longest sig possible O_o

A sig used to be a simple picture, or a text, maybe even a linked image.
250 characters was more than enough.

Then membersgot more greey and it was doubled. I don' se how 500 characters can't be enough O_o
A sig isn't mant to take half a page Razz


Haha.. I have seen forums with members signatures taking up whole posts and I personally dont think its that appealling to see a bizillion images in every single post. Why do members want thier sigs to be a mini novel? With banners and pic's and frilly like glittery giant fluffy stuff..Ick. ha. Now if they could put all that mindless dribble into thier profile pages thats a whole different story. Wink

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by W3~Lucario on August 22nd 2007, 4:21 pm

well, some urls are LONG and there is no way to shorten those urls. we need more character space to fit those long urls as well as text.

i still thing more then 500 characters would be great Very Happy

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by ConsoleElosnoc on August 22nd 2007, 4:36 pm

I got a suggestion idea to add on to this.. let me know what you think:

If you are to have more than 500 characters in your signature, then there should be a feature that disables your signature to appear more than once in one page of the thread.. Don't understand? I'll explain:

Example:

Console Elosnoc says: <something>
Caihlem says: <something>
Console Elosnoc says: <soething>
ABCDEFGHJIK says: <something else>
--
ABCD's signature is shown here
Caihlem says <something>
---
Caihlem's signature is shown here only
Console Elosnoc says: <something>
----
Console Elosnoc's signature is shown here only

^ Like that.. If one or more people post more than once in a single page in a topic, then their signature should be shown in the Last reply in THAT page if the signature lengths go over 500+ instead of showing at every reply Wink. How bout that?

Also, if the topic gets so popular and a new page is started, their signature will reappear on the second page or any further pages.. and will also be on their last reply of the first page or any other pages before..

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by Caihlem on August 22nd 2007, 4:59 pm

Sounds fancy Razz

But I must just be too oldschool becaus a half scroll page for asig is just madness by my book

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by ConsoleElosnoc on August 22nd 2007, 5:01 pm

Yea but half the time, signatures contain links to the forums' topics.. Imagine the lengths of that...

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by W3~Lucario on August 22nd 2007, 5:05 pm

@ConsoleElosnoc wrote:I got a suggestion idea to add on to this.. let me know what you think:

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Also, if the topic gets so popular and a new page is started, their signature will reappear on the second page or any further pages.. and will also be on their last reply of the first page or any other pages before..

yeah that would be a good idea! a feature that allows you to disable and enable sigs!

oh and about the forum links, that's right. those links are LONG and take up too much space in sigs.

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by Caihlem on August 22nd 2007, 5:10 pm


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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by ConsoleElosnoc on August 22nd 2007, 5:15 pm

Still 50 characters at least(approximately).. that's already 10percent of the entire signature length...

And what if I want to quote Shakespeare or some other writer..

>=P

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by W3~Lucario on August 22nd 2007, 5:16 pm


how do you shorten the forum links???

and how about shortening links from other sites?

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by Caihlem on August 22nd 2007, 5:42 pm

I simply remove the extra "luff" betwen the site name and the final destination Cool

I also test the new shortened link just in case Razz

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by CBP on August 23rd 2007, 4:58 am

I don't see why it's such a big deal to argue the length of signatures when you can easly allow an infinite ammount of characters and let the admins choose the ammount for their own sites. Everyone has different taste, and in this matter in my opinion doesn't rely on efficiency, just making the members happy.

Rather, if you explain it clearly enough, Moderators and Administrators are allowed to have up to 1,000 characters in their signatures if you enter it manually through the administration panel. The bigger the site, the more of a problem to get around the system, yes.

I rather enjoy large signatures and so do most of the members of the sites I regulate. I'm just glad the system doesn't go by the size of what you have in your signatures, as opposed from how much you're allowed to fit in character wise.

There's also the spoiler option you can use in signatures which would account for smaller pages.

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by W3~Lucario on August 23rd 2007, 10:41 pm

I aggree with CBP.

there should be an infinite amount of characters per sig and admins can choose how much characters everyone can have in their sig.

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by W3~Lucario on September 1st 2007, 5:15 pm

now what happens? there are 7 votes for yes.

so will there be more characters in sigs?

(i posted the post above this last month and this post today.....hope its not an illegal double post)

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by Caihlem on September 1st 2007, 5:24 pm

As long as there's 24 hous seperating the posts it is allowed/tolerated Wink

You'll need to wit for a techie to pass by to know if it'll be accepted or not Wink

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by stuart on September 4th 2007, 4:32 pm

No - it will lead to sigs that are too big.
Can I also add look here:

http://help.forumotion.com/About-Editboard-c4/Suggestion-section-f29/Archives-f33/Sig-Space-increase-t2994.htm

This was rejected

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by W3~Lucario on September 5th 2007, 5:53 pm

okay....

one more thing, i just wanted to show this forum someone made - it allows 600 chacters per sig. somewhere_only_we_know.net i just thought, why is this 500 and that forum is 600?

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Post by Caihlem on September 6th 2007, 5:48 am

Hum...

For a start it's a different forum provider, and for a second name removed Wink

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by zinex on September 6th 2007, 5:53 am

I vote no. Tags can be shorted for example:

[URL="blahblah"][/URL]

can be shorted to:



same with html:

<a href="blahbla"><img src="blahblah"></a>

can be shortened to:

<img src="blahblah">

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by W3~Lucario on September 8th 2007, 6:10 pm

okay then....

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by CBP on September 8th 2007, 11:24 pm

@zinex wrote:I vote no. Tags can be shorted for example:

[URL="blahblah"][/URL]

can be shorted to:



same with html:

<a href="blahbla"><img src="blahblah"></a>

can be shortened to:

<img src="blahblah">

Since when have URL tags ever had anything in common with image tags? It's true, some image hosts MAY try and mess with our links, and they can be shortened, however if we want our signatures to link to something, we would still use just as much space.

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by W3~Lucario on September 9th 2007, 8:29 pm

@CBP wrote:
@zinex wrote:I vote no. Tags can be shorted for example:

[URL="blahblah"][/URL]

can be shorted to:



same with html:

<a href="blahbla"><img src="blahblah"></a>

can be shortened to:

<img src="blahblah">

Since when have URL tags ever had anything in common with image tags? It's true, some image hosts MAY try and mess with our links, and they can be shortened, however if we want our signatures to link to something, we would still use just as much space.
yeah...we would still need space....

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Re: more characters allowed in sigs

Post by zinex on September 10th 2007, 4:28 am

whilst YOU may realise that, not all the members whom use forums do, as they use imageshack or photobucket etc to add an image. when i let them know about sorting the tags from the copied codes they were more than happy with how much space they had in their sigs.

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