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22nd November 2012, 05:39 AM   |  #1  
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I know this board is HUGE and I'm just one voice, but I wanted to get this out there.

Signature images should be disallowed.
That, or sig image sizes need to be heavily restricted.
It has gotten really out of hand as of late and makes the forum a scroll-fest. It is unnecessary and downright frustrating when surfing via a phone or tablet.

Case and point... 2 posts. One with one word, one with a very short sentence. 2 posts take up the ENTIRE screen. Come on...



Neither image adds anything useful to either poster's content and neither image is really useful for anything else.
Even more annoying is some user's sig images eat up an entire page by themselves. When half a thread's space is eaten up with worthless sig images, it just makes the board look like a cluttered mess.

Venting over.
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22nd November 2012, 06:47 AM   |  #2  
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you are right about images being a bit large in some cases which annoys me too when i am on PC.. but you mentioned its hard to navigate in site due to this at mobile and tablet.. there are apps for mobiles and tablets for that reason.. so why use site through browser when you have app which doesnt show these signatures?

there are some images which are too large which makes it hard.. but the above 2 doesnt seems to be that big.. but nice suggestion.. may be you should say this here to get mods/admins attention better..
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1987254
22nd November 2012, 07:51 AM   |  #3  
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You should report it to your fsm, with a link to the user profiles...
Do not engage yourself, as people may not always agree with you...

Just report to a mod, works everytime for me :thumbup:


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22nd November 2012, 02:22 PM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GldRush98

I know this board is HUGE and I'm just one voice, but I wanted to get this out there.

Signature images should be disallowed.
That, or sig image sizes need to be heavily restricted.
It has gotten really out of hand as of late and makes the forum a scroll-fest. It is unnecessary and downright frustrating when surfing via a phone or tablet.

Case and point... 2 posts. One with one word, one with a very short sentence. 2 posts take up the ENTIRE screen. Come on...
...
Neither image adds anything useful to either poster's content and neither image is really useful for anything else.
Even more annoying is some user's sig images eat up an entire page by themselves. When half a thread's space is eaten up with worthless sig images, it just makes the board look like a cluttered mess.

Venting over.

The first signature doesn't look too big IMO.
The post would be of same length without the signature.
Can't really say something about the second signature, as it does not end at the end of your screenshot.
So that could in deed be too big.

Extremely big signature should be reported to the forum specific maoderator (FSM), but if you feel that it is only "a little bit" too big, than you can PM the user in a friendly way.
I have done this several times like: "You have a very nice signature and a really good looking picture in there. Maybe you can even improve your signature by using a smaller picture or optimizing the arrangement of the parts in your signature so that your post can be read better. And this could also save some space in the threads as well."

All users that I PMed like this answered very pleased that they feel thankful for my tips and changed their signatures.
Maybe I was lucky ... but if you provide your help to optimize their sigantures, most people will at least tolerate it IMO.
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22nd November 2012, 03:34 PM   |  #5  
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All users that I PMed like this answered very pleased that they feel thankful for my tips and changed their signatures.
Maybe I was lucky ... but if you provide your help to optimize their sigantures, most people will at least tolerate it IMO.

You are right.. this has worked for me too.. told 2 guys.. they both happily did it..

I did tell they might get into trouble for having such large signature though

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22nd November 2012, 05:48 PM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by GldRush98

Signature images should be disallowed.
That, or sig image sizes need to be heavily restricted.

Here's the same shot on my 1920x1080 screen...



...so what you have to complain about others don't, but I do think sig pics/banners should have a limit, your picture is nothing compared to this...



...now that is taking the p*$s!
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22nd November 2012, 08:23 PM   |  #7  
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Here's the same shot on my 1920x1080 screen...
...so what you have to complain about others don't, but I do think sig pics/banners should have a limit, your picture is nothing compared to this...
...now that is taking the p*$s!

Yes, you found the extreme example.
Saw this guy's signature already in another thread ... he seems to like his phone ... and his own face
But some other users may not like to see this large picture below each of his posts.
Here a [HIDE][SIGPIC][/SIGPIC][/HIDE] would be a solution ... for him to keep his big picture and for all other to not see it
22nd November 2012, 09:46 PM   |  #8  
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@ExperienceD

Holy !@#$% @ the last picture. Damn, that guy's signature is huge!
24th November 2012, 12:53 AM   |  #9  
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We do police image sizes to an extent. if one is larger than it needs to be, we'll ask the member to reduce the size or remove it.

But remember you can hide signatures from being shown in your profile settings. http://forum.xda-developers.com/prof...do=editoptions
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