Please Read - New Signature Guidelines

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WDWLVR

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From Webmaster Alex:

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
 

krdisneybound

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Great to know. you sure are going to have a lot of "irate" people.

I have seen so many siggies not in compliance and if they have been friends of mine, I have PM'd them and told them how to change their siggies so they will not get called on it.

Some people don't (don't know the numbers or stats) look at all the sites and just look at one or so threads that they are involved in. I find myself doing that also. So many people won't know the changes. Let's hope more people are getting smarter with looking at other sites and threads. :thumbsup2

Good luck w/the changes. Hoping it will go well.

Our Webmaster is doing a great job of keeping everyone up-to-date and it is very much appreciated.
 
  • yndygo

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    they sound like reasonable guidelines from here...
    I can't understand why anyone would be 'irate' - since we get to use the site free of charge, and it's nice that the admins let us have signatures at all! :)

    Can we stick this tho??
     

    m4travel

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    ...I can't understand why anyone would be 'irate' ....
    Probably because when one is reminded that one is not in compliance, all you notice are the other folks who are not in compliance and nothing seems to be done about their signatures.

    Hope everyone gets a grip and deals with the new guidelines. Since some of the changes will be implemented automatically, many of the discrepancies between signatures would seem to be handled without the need for human intervention.
     

    PoohJen

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    I think that the option of having a sig appear only once per page is a great one!:thumbsup2

    Even I get sick of seeing my own signature over and over!:rotfl:

    Truthfully, it will make scrolling from a Blackberry MUCH easier and more productive!:thumbsup2 :cool1:
     
  • yndygo

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    Probably because when one is reminded that one is not in compliance, all you notice are the other folks who are not in compliance and nothing seems to be done about their signatures.

    Hope everyone gets a grip and deals with the new guidelines. Since some of the changes will be implemented automatically, many of the discrepancies between signatures would seem to be handled without the need for human intervention.
    Ahhhh thanks. Good point!!
    I always forget about the "Me?? But Timmy's doing it too! and his is MUCH worse!!" aspect :goodvibes
     

    krdisneybound

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    the bottom line is that it will look very nice and go much faster and done in a manner that everyone will soon forget what was before :rotfl2:

    Go Webmaster Alex for implementing this feature. I am sure it took a lot of work.
     

    WDWLVR

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    We'll sticky this eventually but since it seems that often people don't read the stickies it helps to have new news like this in the regular flow of the forum with a few bumps.
     

    WDWLVR

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    The new signature guidelines have gone into effect tonight.
     
  • dutch_girl_scout

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    Dec 20, 2005
    Is there any way to set the program so that when you are editing and previewing your signature, the viewing pane is the same size at what it is on the boards? Right now, when you edit your signature it looks as if everything will fit, then when you go to the boards some things are still cut off.

    Just a suggestion to make it easier for violaters like me :-)worship: sorry, I didn't know I was a rule breaker, at least not on here) to fix their sigs.
     

    oakmanner

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    There has to be some rules. This all sounds reasonable.:thumbsup2

    Dennis-
     

    binky1

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    This may not be the right place to post this but here goes...

    I've come up with a logo for our Double Dip that I want to add to my signature and then let others on our Cruise Meets thread add it too. How do I go about this??

    Hopefully, someone can help me.... please????::yes::
     
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