Posting policy (signatures, images)

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April 10, 2003 at 12:36 pm #403
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Hi everyone (Jason in particular),

being more and more annoyed by the voluminous images and signatures appearing in the last few weeks along with other spam in the brickfilms forums I think we need clear size limits for signatures/images in these forums.

I post this, because today I realized that Bob Page’s signature is 274kB, which more than I would allow for a average website! I think we should stick to avatars of max 5kB, which can still sum up to quite a few kB in longer topics but put a clear size (points by points AND filesize) limit on banners in signatures or disable pictures in signatures at all, which I would prefer due to better readability.

Please comment on this. I think it time to take some action to keep this board a usefull source to all brickfilmers.


April 10, 2003 at 2:07 pm #404
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*Goes to check filesize on his avatar*

It’s only about 3 k!

Comeon people, my pic looks fine! And its only 3 k!

Get with the fad, here!


April 10, 2003 at 3:06 pm #406
Avatar of mdn

the problem seems to me the signature, not the avatar…

Even if you have a limit of 100 chars for it, you can theorically use a link to a bitmap image several mb big.

So let’s start to speak about images in signature!


April 10, 2003 at 7:35 pm #426
Avatar of Jason

I think 10 KB is a good size limit for signatures. I also do not want to have to load huge sigs.

Everyone, please limit your signature size, or I will disable images in signatures.


April 10, 2003 at 7:52 pm #431
Avatar of thedarksideoflego

wait so how many chars are allowed for sigs, it still says 100, or did u not up it… i would like it to be uped to about 200 chars, cuz everything i wana add is too big for 100 usually levelin at about 150-170

April 10, 2003 at 7:56 pm #433
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Bob Page

Ok, ok. I will make a new banner just for you, Brickbrock. But please stop crying!

Bob Page

April 11, 2003 at 1:42 am #462
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Lews Therin

I don’t see what’s so wrong…it pretty much downloads instantly…Far as I’m concerned, it’s pixel size rather than kb size that bugs me in sigs..

April 11, 2003 at 2:19 am #468
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Brian of Gep

And you have Broadband, no?
Think of the less fortunate souls…

April 11, 2003 at 2:46 am #474
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I have broadband and it does download quickly. The problem I face is I’m usually using a somewhat unpowerful laptop and that animated gif just kills my video. It’s easy to tell when there’s a Bob Page post in a thread because my screen scrolls verrryy slowwwly

April 11, 2003 at 2:58 am #475
Avatar of Tervuren

I like my signature, I have yet to see another one like it on the internet. :)

If I am making a short post without a lot of data, I normaly leave it off.

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