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Ware Bears
10-15-2007, 03:11 AM
Our signature rules were written a few years ago. Back then a lot of our posters used dial up connections and the VBulletin software did not have the functionality it does now.
The old rules were difficult to understand and they took a lot of moderator time to enforce. We have developed all new rules that should be much simpler and much easier to enforce automatically.

1. Your signature will be limited in length. The program will do this
automatically and anything over the allowed length will be cut off

Explanation- the biggest complaint we recieve is that signatures are too long and it takes too long to scroll through threads. We are going to start with a height of 250 pixels, you'll see what that means when we roll this out. We may add an additional option so that a signature only appears once per page.

2. You will be limited to a total of 25 images and smilies The program
will handle this automatically

Explanation- That should be PLENTY considering the amount of space

3. All content and links must meet DIS board posting guidelines.
Signature have the same content rules as any post on the boards

Explanation- Pretty obvious I hope, this includes commercial link, links to innapropriate sites, etc etc

4. You may not have a signature that is so wide it causes the page to
expand

Explanation- This is something the software can't control. Basically the only way to do this is to have a really really wide picture. If your signature means people with a normal resolution monitor need to scroll from side to side you'll be told to remove the picture causing the issue

5. We reserve the right to remove or modify signatures that cause
issues with the boards or slow page loading. Please make sure any images in
your signature are hosted on a reliable site. Any signature that contains
malicious or harmful code will be removed immediately and the poster
sanctioned

Explanation- Most of this should be pretty obvious. One thing people might not realize is that when people complain about the boards being "slow" it may not be us at all. When the boards load a page, if it can't find an image, it can make the boards appear slow.

We will roll this out in a few days, probably Wednesday. You don't need to take any action now, but you probably will want to check your signature after this goes into effect to see how it was affected.
If you have any questions on this please post on this thread on the tech support board, I will monitor those.

The Webmasters believe that these new, simplified rules will make the boards a better place for our posters and moderators.
Thank you for being a DIS boards member!

Alex
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No Tag, No Signature.....no Need......

thelittlemermaid83
10-15-2007, 03:16 AM
Does the sig have to be Disney related?

Ware Bears
10-15-2007, 03:38 AM
No, for example lots of DISers have photos of their families or pets in their signature or have tickers for non-Disney events in their lives.

The most important thing is it has to be family friendly ~ no links to sites like MySpace etc. which can contain unsuitable material or commercial sites.

Cyrano
10-15-2007, 04:34 AM
Don't worry for the vast majority of posters this will mean no change.

If you are not familiar then have a look at the DIS board guideline here (http://www.wdwinfo.com/guidelines.htm)

thelittlemermaid83
10-15-2007, 05:08 AM
oh right cool, just wondering as my friend is making me a corbin siggy hehe lol

Ware Bears
10-15-2007, 05:37 AM
oh right cool, just wondering as my friend is making me a corbin siggy hehe lol

You don't happen to like him by any chance, do you?? ;) :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

thelittlemermaid83
10-15-2007, 08:08 AM
lol im OBSESSED with Corbin if u hadnt of guessed hehe lol

A Small World
10-19-2007, 05:55 AM
Just realised my tickers have gone on my signature. Assume it was too big with them.
Will have to get DH to fiddle about with the signature when he gets home (hes the technical one) as

I need my tickers - :cheer2: :cheer2:

Got another one to add as well :cheer2: :cheer2:

Bexx
10-19-2007, 07:05 AM
If you go into User CP and choose Edit Signature, you will see that all your signature is still there, but the new software just won't show it as it is more spread out than it allows. You could change the list of where you have stayed, into a continous line - like in mine and Elaine's signatures. And I've found that when I edited my signature there is no need to leave a blank line between ticker codes and links - it still looks okay and doesn't take up precious space. :)

A Small World
10-19-2007, 08:03 AM
Thanks Id thought about putting things more in a line as you say.
I'll sort it tonight to get the tickers back.

A Small World
10-19-2007, 11:58 AM
Now sorted as you can see.
I do like my tickers as I like looking at how long to go.

Keep having to hide it from DD though when she looks over my shoulder as she still doesnt know shes going at Christmas. Knows shes going at Easter though.

hildasmuriel
10-19-2007, 12:04 PM
Keep having to hide it from DD though when she looks over my shoulder as she still doesnt know shes going at Christmas. Knows shes going at Easter though.

LOL - that's what I had to do with the Halloween one (2 MORE DAYS!!!) because although my daughter knew about Christmas, she didn't know about Halloween. She does now........ oh boy, does she ever. She has had DLRP food guide open, planning not just where we will eat and when, but EXACTLY what she's having from the menu.:rolleyes:

A Small World
10-19-2007, 12:10 PM
We set off on boxing day to go down South so are wondering if we can keep it secret til Christmas Day and give her some kind of letter/puzzle about it on Christmas Day. Im not sure though I keep nearly letting it slip.

Come to think of it DSs dont know we are going yet and leaving them at home- they'll be delighted- The less notice they have the less time they have to plan parties etc.

hildasmuriel
10-19-2007, 01:12 PM
Come to think of it DSs dont know we are going yet and leaving them at home- they'll be delighted- The less notice they have the less time they have to plan parties etc.

:eek: :scared1: :eek: :scared1: :eek: :scared1: :eek: :scared1: :eek: :scared1:

I really hope they don't.
:eek: :scared1: :eek: :scared1: :eek: :scared1: :eek: :scared1: :eek: :scared1:

R.S.Winters
10-19-2007, 02:28 PM
i dont like the new sig rules :( my old sig under the old rules was perfectly ok.. now you cant c half of it so i had to change it :(
D.

Cyrano
10-19-2007, 02:39 PM
now you cant c half of it so i had to change it :(
Have a look at Bexx post above :goodvibes