DIS signature guidelines


<font color=blue>Official Head VMK Cheerleader!</f
Feb 27, 2005
Please be aware of the new DIS signature policy.

WebmasterAlex said:
Please Read- New signature rules!
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

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

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!

No Tag, No Signature.....no Need......
  • Bugdozer

    <font color=royal blue>One day at a time.<br>Yeste
    May 6, 2003
    test of my signature.
    Took 2 hours of "fixing" to get what I wanted. I noticed if it does not fit it cuts it off.



    <font color=darkorchid>When I was little I used to
    Oct 24, 2005
    Great... Now it's gonna take FOREVER to fix my signature whenever I want a new image or something.


    <font color=deeppink>Not invisible to the Tag Fair
    Sep 5, 2005

    I even tried to fix my signature and now it's worse.

    Arg! The view of the signature is affected by the size of your window. :(
    When I have the window in full screen, I can see my signature just fine. When I have it the size I usually have it, it's cut off.
  • threeboysmom

    Living the dream - near Disney!
    Feb 8, 2001
    I agree. This new signature thing is a royal PAIN! 250 pixels high is way too small for some of us to try and cram so much in. Grrr... ok rant over. I was able to fix mine but it literally took all afternoon yesterday, and I was not happy about that....

    Cteddiesgirl - you're going to have to get rid of something. I would throw out the "boo Mickey ghost" - I had to throw mine out too :( - just no way to get it in there - we're now forced to pick and choose since our size is so limited now..... Also, you have blank space under your glitter Cteddiesgirl image - can you move the text to sit right next to it instead of under it?

    If you'd like, send me your "code" and I'll see what I can do for you.


    <font color=blue>Official Head VMK Cheerleader!</f
    Feb 27, 2005
    my picture is the right size i think. tell me if it isn't.
    there really isnt a size thing to worry about, and if your out of regulation the board just wont display it correctly. If you noticed some people have cut off signatures. Thats why its that way.
  • aengus

    <font color=blue>Official Head VMK Cheerleader!</f
    Feb 27, 2005
    what exactly IS this signature thing?
    A signature is like a tagline or a graphic that will appear after every message you type.

    If you would like to try it out, try this :)

    If you look at the menu near the top of the page you will see an option for " UserCP "

    click on that and then edit signature

    type away and save it

    that text will now appear underneath all of your messages


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