PDA

View Full Version : All Users: Check your Signature


Caskbill
12-09-2005, 02:42 PM
Is your DISboard Signature Legal?

In order to keep the DISboards both friendly and efficient, there are guidelines users are to follow when developing their signatures. Many users are unaware of the guidelines and unknowingly create signatures that in many cases exceed the guidelines.

NOW is the time to check your signature and make certain you're legal.

While we send out notices to those users who have signatures that do not meet guidelines, this is time consuming for the moderators and Tech Support volunteers on these boards. In some cases when a user does not correct a signature, it is necessary for us to delete their signature entirely. This can be unfortunate if someone has put a lot of effort into creating their signature.

The MAIN violations we commonly find are listed below:

1. No more than three images are allowed. All of the following each count as an image: (1) A photo, (2) A Clipart, (3) A Countdown, (4) A 'sparkly' signature, (5) Any non DISboard smilie, (6) Eggs. Note also that WISH images each count toward the maximum of three images allowed.

Thus if you have a sparkly signature line, 2 photos, 3 countdowns, 2 eggs, and 1 WISH, your total image count is 9, or triple the allowed number.

Remember, if you add any type of Holiday decorations to your signature, it all counts toward 3-image maximum.
------------------------------------------------------------
2. No single image may exceed 550 pixels in width nor 200 pixels in height. The old standard was that all images combined must fit within a single 400x400 square. This was changed earlier this year to the current requirement. If you have a signature developed to the old requirements, you need to fix it to meet the current requirements.

The most common item we find are users with an image that is greater than the allowed 200 pixel maximum height requirement. Be sure you check ALL your images in your signature to be sure none of them exceeds 200 pixels tall.
------------------------------------------------------------
3. The TOTAL filespace of all your images combined must not exceed 50KB. (That's 51,200 bytes).

One item we commonly find are uses of animated gifs which can have very large filesizes. If you have an animated gif such as a sparkly signature, or other 'moving' image, be sure you add up all the filesizes for all images. If you have highly detailed photos, it's also easy to exceed the 50KB combined filespace limit.
------------------------------------------------------------
4. The TOTAL number of lines in your signature may not exceed 12. All of the following count as a line: (1) a line of text, (2) a blank line, (3) an image of any kind on it's own line (such as photo, countdown, smilie, egg, etc), (4) any type of spacer such as a dashed line.

The most common item we find here are users with a long vertical list of their WDW trips. Instead of putting all these on separate lines, one on top of the other, it's suggested you put them on one horizontal line going across the page. Many users do this and differentiate the trips by using different colors, etc.
------------------------------------------------------------


Note: The above items are not all inclusive. There are other signature requirements. You can see the full Signataure Guidelines with samples by clicking HERE (http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=947493) . This also gives you an explanation on why the guidelines are important.

If you don't know if your photo, countdown, etc meets guidelines, you can look at your signature in one of your posts, and right-click directly on the image, and from the drop-down menu, select PROPERTIES. The image's properties will show. There you can get both it's filesize and it's dimensions ( Width x Height). If the height dimension is greater than 200 your image does not meet guidelines.

If you add up the filesizes of all your images, and the total exceeds 51,200 bytes, then you do not meet guidelines.

You can see a typical Properties screen in the example below.

http://www.wdwinfo.com/photopost/data/500/18721PropertiesExample-med.jpg


Thank you for your cooperation. If anyone needs technical help, feel free to visit the Technical Support Forum (http://www.disboards.com/forumdisplay.php?f=43) .

snels
12-09-2005, 04:39 PM
Thanks. I will condense my lines alittle. :flower:

aka-mad4themouse
12-09-2005, 06:52 PM
Thanks for the reminder and explanation. I put my second egg up for adoption.

Mari annie
01-16-2006, 10:33 AM
:sunny:

I understand completly what you are saying!

I just wish I was computer savy enough to do all this!!!LOL :flower3:

ntsammy5
07-26-2006, 07:28 PM
:sunny:

I understand completly what you are saying!

I just wish I was computer savy enough to do all this!!!LOL :flower3:


Does this work?

:grouphug:

mwalsh
07-27-2006, 10:57 PM
:cool1: :thumbsup2 :sunny: ;) :rotfl2: :happytv: :) :goodvibes :rotfl: :banana: :cheer2: :Pinkbounc :love: pirate: :cloud9: :3dglasses :bounce: :dance3: :yay: :furious: :wave2: :stir: popcorn:: :badpc:

tctcfavors
08-06-2006, 10:04 PM
Thank you for the tips!

two-plus-twins
09-03-2006, 05:26 PM
Thanks for the info.

disney peoples
09-15-2006, 03:31 PM
kjggjbdjbjbjkcjbocjbdjgdojhoidj oijdbijoijgdojgdoijgodjkgojdgodfjgdjodgopdjgoidjg

Carrie Ellis
10-11-2006, 01:23 PM
hjfjhg

DaisyD
11-29-2006, 06:46 PM
Well what am I doing wrong. I have a Santa smilie and 3 countdowns. I did the property thing and added them all up. I only got 13507. That is well below the 51,000 bytes you speak of but it also 4 seperate things. So am I legal since I am well under the 51,000 or illegal because I have 3 countdowns and a smilie?

BethR
11-29-2006, 07:20 PM
So am I legal since I am well under the 51,000 or illegal because I have 3 countdowns and a smilie?

Sorry to say that you are "illegal" because of the 3 countdowns and the smilie. :( That is four images and is not allowed... (Now if the bouncing green Mickey Santa was a DIS smilie you would be fine.)

DaisyD
11-29-2006, 09:13 PM
Sorry to say that you are "illegal" because of the 3 countdowns and the smilie. :( That is four images and is not allowed... (Now if the bouncing green Mickey Santa was a DIS smilie you would be fine.)
sniff. I have to remove something? Bah humbug! Maybe the DIS can give us some Christmas Mickey smilies? Please?

lori1043
12-26-2006, 04:59 PM
is mine okay??

Blondiex46
01-09-2007, 01:46 PM
let me know if mine is ok

BethR
01-09-2007, 02:07 PM
lori and blondie - you are both fine! :thumbsup2

CaroleD
01-15-2007, 11:56 AM
Carole

bibbity bobbity boo
02-04-2007, 09:55 PM
new here:wave2:

aottmers
05-10-2007, 01:15 PM
test

aottmers
05-10-2007, 01:23 PM
test

dramaticmissy
05-29-2007, 12:30 PM
thanks

kittymarcy
05-31-2007, 12:27 PM
Just checking this out...

jpf
06-01-2007, 02:26 PM
How do you get that sparkly font for your name?

disneyanimal
06-12-2007, 08:36 PM
Just checking signature

disbugsmomma
06-13-2007, 06:53 PM
Just testing my siggy.

Mickeyorbust
07-07-2007, 07:46 PM
Got it, Thanks.

TINKTWINS
08-04-2007, 02:04 PM
:thumbsup2

dlmaranich
08-21-2007, 09:04 PM
just checking to see if my pictures are showing up or not...

http://picasaweb.google.com/JDMaranich/JayceS1stBirthday/photo#5098995715905468594

JJ's Laughing Place
08-22-2007, 05:47 PM
just checking

hhockman
08-28-2007, 07:51 PM
Just checking. It's the first time I've had a signature, but I think it's okay. I hope. :)

Mau Loa Disney
09-30-2007, 11:16 AM
Testing sig- new to the board

annzinnia
10-09-2007, 01:39 PM
Important to know about signature requirements before I start one.
I did notice that signatures can take a large space. I think it can be difficult for the recipient when you bloat your post.
Glad to be here. DIS looks like a great place to share. The forums are very active, and I hope to become a part of that.:thumbsup2