Images in signatures? Yes/No/Maybe?

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by Chase, Mar 29, 2005.

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How should we handle images in signatures?

  1. Do nothing - things are ok the way they are

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    13.0%
  2. Remove the option to have images in signatures

    6 vote(s)
    26.1%
  3. Limit file size and/or physical image size

    14 vote(s)
    60.9%
  4. Other - post your suggestions in this thread

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  1. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hi all,

    I've been a little concerned lately with the number of people who have been using images in their signature lines and I'd like some general feedback regarding them. There are a couple of different issues here, so comments (in addition to voting) are appreciated.

    The concerns I have are the physical size of the image (dimensions) and the file size (bytes). The physical size can be really distracting and there are some that are very close to the same size as some of the photos people are posting...that is extremely distracting. As far as file sizes go, many of use (maybe most) have high speed net access, but for those who don't, downloading a 50-100k signature image along with photos and other graphics can reallllllllllly slow things down.

    What are your thoughts on how this should be handled?

    Thanks!
    Chase
     
  2. MDowdey

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    im with chase on this.


    i think some of these pictures are ridiculously large and need to be removed or made smaller.

    my vote is to keep the option but make them tee tiny compared to what they are now.


    md
     
  3. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    I voted to limit the size. I don't mind images in the signatures but do feel they shouldn't compete with the photos.
     
  4. tempra

    tempra TPF Noob!

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    Put a 20k limit on them - on the forum that I run, if people's sig graphic is too big, they get ribbed to death, they usually end up changing it, and if they don't then admin can simply remove it.

    Normally this involves changing the avatar as well to something a bit cruel, but I wouldn't advocate that ;)
     
  5. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Isn't that half the fun though?? :D
     
  6. ferny

    ferny TPF Noob!

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    I voted to get rid of them because I don't feel it's fair on admins to have to chase people around.

    Some are getting far too big in dimensions and file size. Signatures should not be bigger or distract from posts.
     
  7. tempra

    tempra TPF Noob!

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    Shhh!! thats supposed to be a reserve weapon :lol:
     
  8. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ditto. I voted to limit the size as well.
     
  9. photogoddess

    photogoddess TPF Noob!

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    Ditto! :thumbsup:
     
  10. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    I also voted to limit the filesize, but I agree with Ferny. Unless you can phyiscally limit the dimensions and file size in the code, you'll still have to run around enforcing the rule. I would have no problem with getting rid of it altogether.
     
  11. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I would like to vote, but poll says I all already voted. ? But I have not.
    Put me down for limiting size.
     
  12. hobbes28

    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    I also believe they should be limited. It seems like they've been getting bigger and bigger every day.
     

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