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.
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.