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Palma
04-09-2008, 06:32 PM
Since the site has become so big the past year and there are a shit load of new posters compared to a few years back, what do people think of limiting the size of signatures?

Some people really abuse the fact that there is no size limit and attach huge pictures or simply take up way too much space in text.

It would make the threads allot shorter, easier to read though, and faster to load.

I think the standard size forum sig that I (and allot of other people) am sporting is reasonable.

...oh and I almost forgot, how about limiting gif.s to only one per poster. Some people have several and it takes forever to load.

Ramma
04-09-2008, 06:46 PM
The sig size thing has become a problem. I have told quite a few posters over the last month to make the sig a little smaller. I mean, there is no reason why your gif/sig should be any taller than 320 pixels to begin with. Then, only a line or two of text is really necessary after that, IMO.

My rule of thumb is this, if your sig takes up the whole screen, it is way to big and the picture sized needs to be reduced or the text needs to be removed. If your sig takes 3/4ths of the screen, it still needs to be smaller.


If we are going to make a limit, I'd say limit it to two per poster.


Note: If you want to measure your sig length. Take the line above the sig and put it at the top, and see where the Edit and Quote buttons land on your screen.

Palma
04-09-2008, 06:51 PM
The sig size thing has become a problem. I have told quite a few posters over the last month to make the sig a little smaller. I mean, there is no reason why your gif/sig should be any taller than 320 pixels to begin with. Then, only a line or two of text is really necessary after that, IMO.

My rule of thumb is this, if your sig takes up the whole screen, it is way to big and the picture sized needs to be reduced or the text needs to be removed. If your sig takes 3/4ths of the screen, it still needs to be smaller.


If we are going to make a limit, I'd say limit it to two per poster.


Note: If you want to measure your sig length. Take the line above the sig and put it at the top, and see where the Edit and Quote buttons land on your screen.

The size on some wouldn't even be an issue but they have it verticle like a profile picture and it takes up 5 inches.

valheruking
04-09-2008, 06:52 PM
Some people clearly take the fact that there is no size limit too far, I mean when your sig is twice the size of anyone else's it's probably too big, you would think that was common sense but apparently it's not.

Filling sigs with gifs that slow things down is a bit of a problem too, but most people seem to know where to draw the line.

Submissionist
04-10-2008, 05:46 AM
I suppose I have been guilty of this recently too, I'll try to remove my JZ sig soon. :angry4:

Jellypig
04-10-2008, 06:36 AM
I had sigs disabled a couple weeks ago. Didn't know it was possible till then and it has been great having them off. Sigs are only worth seeing like once or twice and thats for a select few people imo. Just have em turned off for the moment until they're fixed.

SimpleJack
04-10-2008, 12:28 PM
I've been a member of sites where sigs, gifs and custom avatars were kind of like an incentive system based on tenure or reputation and it really cut down on loading time. I know this would cause some tension, but it would help with the problem as it relates to really new members. I'm not trying to be a communist here or anything, just a thought.

Ideas?

sandywh
04-10-2008, 06:24 PM
I've been a member of sites where sigs, gifs and custom avatars were kind of like an incentive system based on tenure or reputation and it really cut down on loading time. I know this would cause some tension, but it would help with the problem as it relates to really new members. I'm not trying to be a communist here or anything, just a thought.

Ideas?

I wouldn't mind some sort of earn your sigs idea (i.e. member for 60 days, 100+ rep, 100+ posts, etc.)

The size limit should be addressed. There are guys that have them too large, but those guys are at a minimum and the issue should be dealt with easily.

Noob
04-11-2008, 03:34 AM
I'm not always on enough to be in every thread and to see everyone's sig.


If there are any doubts about a sig or if one is obviously too big, feel free to PM me. Oversized sigs are a personal pet peeve of mine, and I have no problem removing one and issuing a warning.

Palma
04-11-2008, 04:21 AM
I'm not always on enough to be in every thread and to see everyone's sig.


If there are any doubts about a sig or if one is obviously too big, feel free to PM me. Oversized sigs are a personal pet peeve of mine, and I have no problem removing one and issuing a warning.

OK then... you're sig is too big. Take it down and give yourself a good punch to the balls.

thebwit
04-11-2008, 02:38 PM
I wouldn't mind some sort of earn your sigs idea (i.e. member for 60 days, 100+ rep, 100+ posts, etc.)

The size limit should be addressed. There are guys that have them too large, but those guys are at a minimum and the issue should be dealt with easily.

I like this idea a lot. Of course we will get all the people complaining like they do about the Pics/Vid section claiming it is their right blah blah blah. But I too am sick of the massive pictures. It isn't hard to resize an image. There are a ton of sites that automatically do this - Online Image Resizer - Resize digital photo, images or pictures online! (http://www.resize2mail.com/) for example.

Noob
04-11-2008, 03:31 PM
OK then... you're sig is too big. Take it down and give yourself a good punch to the balls.



Yes sir! May I have another?

Steel
04-11-2008, 07:32 PM
Since the site has become so big the past year and there are a shit load of new posters compared to a few years back, what do people think of limiting the size of signatures?

Some people really abuse the fact that there is no size limit and attach huge pictures or simply take up way too much space in text.

It would make the threads allot shorter, easier to read though, and faster to load.

I think the standard size forum sig that I (and allot of other people) am sporting is reasonable.

...oh and I almost forgot, how about limiting gif.s to only one per poster. Some people have several and it takes forever to load.

I have a Noob approved sig. :confusedsmilie:

sandywh
04-14-2008, 06:28 PM
I like this idea a lot. Of course we will get all the people complaining like they do about the Pics/Vid section claiming it is their right blah blah blah. But I too am sick of the massive pictures. It isn't hard to resize an image. There are a ton of sites that automatically do this - Online Image Resizer - Resize digital photo, images or pictures online! (http://www.resize2mail.com/) for example.
Its their right to be allowed to go to Sherdog at that point. This place is held together by responsible and reasonable members. I've been to different sights where the sigs got so out of hand that they banned them all together.

smoogy
04-14-2008, 08:27 PM
So can we agree on a limit? I think 600x300 or so, and 2MB for Gifs would be pretty reasonable

gogoplata
04-22-2008, 08:33 PM
ok i only have 2 small boob gifs in my sig and yet some mod decided to go into my account and DELETE both of them without even sending me a PM. now if i accidentally have 3 gifs in my sig etc then bye all means go in a delete one as I never purposefully break the rules here (and just heard about the 2 gif limit a few days ago as i never used gifs before) BUT PLEASE JUST DONT GO INTO MY FUCKING ACCOUNT AND DELETE SHIT WITHOUT FUCKING ASKING ME? Unless I lost a sig bet (which i never have) my sig should be whatever i choose it to be within the rules of site? Ill be sure to delete all my messeges now as somebody is obviously tooling around in my user cp for no reason without asking...

smoogy
04-22-2008, 09:06 PM
ok i only have 2 small boob gifs in my sig and yet some mod decided to go into my account and DELETE both of them without even sending me a PM. now if i accidentally have 3 gifs in my sig etc then bye all means go in a delete one as I never purposefully break the rules here (and just heard about the 2 gif limit a few days ago as i never used gifs before) BUT PLEASE JUST DONT GO INTO MY FUCKING ACCOUNT AND DELETE SHIT WITHOUT FUCKING ASKING ME? Unless I lost a sig bet (which i never have) my sig should be whatever i choose it to be within the rules of site? Ill be sure to delete all my messeges now as somebody is obviously tooling around in my user cp for no reason without asking...

I've had this happen to me too... dunno what to tell you, thats how things seem to be done a lot of the time

2mcgrath
04-22-2008, 09:14 PM
ok i only have 2 small boob gifs in my sig and yet some mod decided to go into my account and DELETE both of them without even sending me a PM. now if i accidentally have 3 gifs in my sig etc then bye all means go in a delete one as I never purposefully break the rules here (and just heard about the 2 gif limit a few days ago as i never used gifs before) BUT PLEASE JUST DONT GO INTO MY FUCKING ACCOUNT AND DELETE SHIT WITHOUT FUCKING ASKING ME? Unless I lost a sig bet (which i never have) my sig should be whatever i choose it to be within the rules of site? Ill be sure to delete all my messeges now as somebody is obviously tooling around in my user cp for no reason without asking...



im all for tit sigs,like to see more of them

TriangleChoke
04-23-2008, 01:51 AM
ok i only have 2 small boob gifs in my sig and yet some mod decided to go into my account and DELETE both of them without even sending me a PM.

PLEASE JUST DONT GO INTO MY FUCKING ACCOUNT AND DELETE SHIT WITHOUT FUCKING ASKING ME?

Ill be sure to delete all my messeges now as somebody is obviously tooling around in my user cp for no reason without asking...

holy shit dude that's fucked up. The mods can log onto our accounts? I didnt know they could do that? WTF is that true?

WinnipegRush
04-23-2008, 02:46 AM
so what are you guys making the size limit on sigs?

smoogy
04-23-2008, 02:59 AM
Yea, I deleted your Sig.

Sorry I didn't send you a PM, I should have, I apologize, but this isn't a boob site.

Those Sig's are not safe for work.

Obviously against the rules, I once again have taken them down, and respectfully as you that you use a more appropriate Sig.

Again, I apologize for not sending you a PM, I had to remove about 10 sigs yesterday and do usually send out PM's when I delete them, but I must have been in a hurry.

Edit:

here are the links to the gifs just encase you didn't have them.


http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w133/Tainowalkaboa/Sexy%20Gif%20Art/boobs.gif

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n149/cavalier_54/Sub-Album%201/bb.gif

Also, please don't make this a bigger situation that it is, I didn't mean any disrespect.

Aren't there like a dozen or more other people with girlie pics in their sigs? Where do you draw the line on that?

And yeah, given your propensity for posting private messages and the like, the idea of you accessing our accounts like that is kinda scary.

smoogy
04-23-2008, 03:27 AM
I take them down when I see them, I don't actively go around and search for them, so if you see any feel free to inform me and I'll take them down.

I've had access to everyone's account for over a year, and it's never been an issue, that's what Admins do. We can basically do anything that we want to your account, Change anything that we would like to, your post count, your name, your join date, your rep, your av, your sig, your email address, ect,ect,ect,.


*Goes off to fuck with Smoogy's account.


You took my private messages and posted them... thats an issue. Someone who doesn't respect privacy shouldn't be mucking about in other people's accounts. So I can certainly understand where gogo and TriChoke are coming from

Clint
04-23-2008, 04:09 AM
Anyone with Admin settings have access to change things in your user control panel. How do you think we make changes when you want a name change, or your vbookie money gets screwed up, etc.

When something gets changed, like a sig being removed, it is standard to send a PM and let the person know about it. If the sig is too big or a problem for whatever reason we will typically remove it since many times if we PM members they ignore the request or else wait a few days to make the change.

TriangleChoke
04-23-2008, 05:31 AM
Anyone with Admin settings have access to change things in your user control panel. How do you think we make changes when you want a name change, or your vbookie money gets screwed up, etc.

When something gets changed, like a sig being removed, it is standard to send a PM and let the person know about it. If the sig is too big or a problem for whatever reason we will typically remove it since many times if we PM members they ignore the request or else wait a few days to make the change.

that's all cool. I just think it's odd that you guys have access to everyone's pm's. Doesnt that defeat the purpose of the word "private" in private message? :confusedsmilie:

Palma
04-23-2008, 06:50 AM
You took my private messages and posted them... thats an issue. Someone who doesn't respect privacy shouldn't be mucking about in other people's accounts. So I can certainly understand where gogo and TriChoke are coming from

Jesus Smoogy, why do you make every little issue a Hill to Die on?

You make it sound like he is using your credit card or something. If something is that private just use your email.

I think people loose perspective of what this site is supposed to be about. If people can't be online without looking at tits then just go look at porn. You are at a computer after all.

gogoplata
04-23-2008, 02:55 PM
(quote Sundance)
Again, I apologize for not sending you a PM, I had to remove about 10 sigs yesterday and do usually send out PM's when I delete them, but I must have been in a hurry.

Apology accepted. Well Iam not going to make a big deal about this as its just tits, BUT why a bikini covered boob is unsafe at work is beyond me. If they were nude I would understand how this was some huge violation but whatever man. Go into my user cp and checkout all the positive rep ive gotten for them. If Id gotten a single neg rep for the sig they wouldve been taken down immediately, but I think women are beautiful creatures, and dont find a small gif of a large breasted hottie sporting a bikini offensive. :headscratch:

Maybe Ill go find one of those GSP sigs with him streching his hammy with his chest all waxed. From what Iam reading that would be more appropriate huh
:headscratch:

smoogy
04-23-2008, 04:14 PM
No, they were MY private messages, I've never been into Your inbox.

I don't Muck in other people's account for no reason and for you to suggest so is bullshit.

It was a conversation between me and Smoogy that I forwarded to other Admin's and Mods for advice because I was explaining to Smoogy why I personally didn't want him on the Admin/Mod team.

I chose to forward my PM's to ask others if they agreed(Which they did).

And for the Record, no Admin or Mod can view anyone's PM's but there owns.

I simply Forwarded a PM that was in my Inbox.

So let it be known, that if you send me a PM, asking why I wouldn't vote for you to be made Admin, I may very well forward it to another Mod or Admin for advice, a laugh, or just for shit's and giggles.

That is, unless you ask me to keep it private, and then I'll give you an answer, yes or no.

lol "forwarding them for advice", thats a good one.

Steel
04-23-2008, 07:24 PM
One thing I would like to point out is that the Staff gets a substantial amount of feedback from community members on what they feel is NSFW.

I don't know which gif it was as there honestly many during my tenure that were really unacceptable to have, especially with women around.

The line is not clear in every case..are big, bouncy tits covered by plastic wrap acceptable? What about a white, wet tshirt? Or a string bikini camel toe style?

I love to see it, but for some it could spell trouble. Either way, it should be a staff decision. 9 times out of 10 the member complies with the staff request and makes the change. Sometimes for whatever reason, be it miscommunication, bounced message etc. the staff member may make the change, which shouldn't be a problem.

I have never known any staff member to ever snoop and share info from someone else's mailbox. I think our staff is the most laid back, reasonable bunch you can ask for to the point that they wouldn't bother nor give a damn what someone else was saying as they are simply doing a job trying to run the site.


lol "forwarding them for advice", thats a good one.

Seriously Smoogy.. not being facetious, but we would always bounce thoughts and ideas on any critical subject. It's the only way to determine what's best for the site without letting one point of view carry the focus alone. From new practices and standards to banning..it is a vote unless there are immediate dire circumstances to deal with.

smoogy
04-23-2008, 08:26 PM
Also, now that I think about it Smoogy, I was speaking on behalf of All of the Mods/Admins(besides Howie) because no one wanted you to be reconsidered to be on the Admin/Mod team. Of course I was letting them know what I was saying on there behalf.

lol all this after-the-fact explanation sure is convenient, too bad you told me explicitly that you just hold some stupid grudge afterwards. I can go find the post if you really want.

My only point was that a private message is by definition supposed to be PRIVATE (I understand that this may be a little hard for you to comprehend), but this has turned into Revisionist History 101 somehow.

smoogy
04-23-2008, 10:38 PM
Bitter?

Everything I've said has been the truth.

Your just mad that no one want you to be Mod and somehow you feel that it was your god given right to be one.

You do nothing but point out what you feel are flaws in the Administration here.

You had your chance, you failed. Deal with it.

I'm though, you can now continue to bitch and complain all you want........

You act like we run this place like a bunch of Nazis.... When in actuality this is IMO the best run forum on the internet.

lololol trying to put words in my mouth now, thats just sad. Way to show your true colors, you admit you hold a stupid grudge against me yet you continue to try and misconstrue it as something else. Its amazing how you try to trash me personally based on fabrications (I act like the mods are bunch of Nazis? LOL) and then portray yourself as "honest". You're a muck raker.

Palma
04-23-2008, 10:47 PM
You two should make out... serously, can you guys take this to PM's? I don't think anyone wants to read this.

smoogy
04-23-2008, 11:33 PM
Please don't call me names.

I'm not putting any words in your mouth, I just told you my opinion of you.

You on the other hands have put words in mine....



lol, if you refuse to even engage rationally then I guess the discussion is over.

POINDEXTER
04-24-2008, 12:53 AM
Ha ha ha ha!

thumper
04-25-2008, 12:24 AM
You took my private messages and posted them... thats an issue. Someone who doesn't respect privacy shouldn't be mucking about in other people's accounts. So I can certainly understand where gogo and TriChoke are coming from.


Just an fyi. Not getting on either side of this argument. But it might help to know that mods, or even admins can't read your PMs through the default vbulletin stuff. It's not an option. There are a couple losers out there that did make hacks to do it, but I'd be highly surprised to see them installed here.

The only ways to view your PMs would be to log in tyo your account which they can't do through the board without knowing your password, which cannot be retrieved due to encryption in the software. The 0nly other ways are to install one of the hacks, or, better yet, read the Private messages table from the database itself which is a major undertaking.

I'm just saying this to let you know you can be reasonably sure nobody is looking into your account settings or PM box.

smoogy
04-25-2008, 02:26 AM
Just an fyi. Not getting on either side of this argument. But it might help to know that mods, or even admins can't read your PMs through the default vbulletin stuff. It's not an option. There are a couple losers out there that did make hacks to do it, but I'd be highly surprised to see them installed here.

The only ways to view your PMs would be to log in tyo your account which they can't do through the board without knowing your password, which cannot be retrieved due to encryption in the software. The 0nly other ways are to install one of the hacks, or, better yet, read the Private messages table from the database itself which is a major undertaking.

I'm just saying this to let you know you can be reasonably sure nobody is looking into your account settings or PM box.

Yeah I went and looked up the BB system, I didn't think it would allow for stuff like that

twankydawg
04-25-2008, 04:11 AM
I can't believe I missed all this, boy I can just feel the love in this thread, it's quite amusing! :grinsmile1:

Steel
04-25-2008, 04:46 AM
I can't believe I missed all this, boy I can just feel the love in this thread, it's quite amusing! :grinsmile1:

Actually, it's not love you're feeling. Just had great sex with the wife my erection is still going strong and just poked you in the leg. My penis happens to be named Sig. So yes, enough with the big Sigs:)

Boo
04-25-2008, 06:09 AM
No, they were MY private messages, I've never been into Your inbox.


Thank you for clearing that up Sundance. Of course I knew that mods/admins could change things in anyone's usercp, but I was freakin' about the PM thing. Not about mods having access to PM's, but to the implication that you would publically post someone else's PMs. The fact that they were sent to you is a completely different thing.

Thanks a lot Smoogy for getting me all fired up 5 minutes before bedtime. Glad I'm level headed enough that I kept on reading instead of immediately blasting a hole in Sundance.

Excuse me, I gotta go run around the block a couple times and burn off some adrenaline.

thumper
04-25-2008, 08:26 AM
Yeah I went and looked up the BB system, I didn't think it would allow for stuff like that

Well again, I wasn't trying to discount your statement at all and I hope it didn't come across that way, was just hoping you'd not have to worry about that part.

blightsmite
04-25-2008, 08:51 AM
= can you guys take this to PM's? I don't think anyone wants to read this.

Are you crazy?

Why do you think I subscribed to this thread..

Steel
04-25-2008, 04:38 PM
Indeed, we cannot view anyone's private messages.

However, they CAN and DO view private parts.

SD told me that the fat chick that screwed Lookitslance had her pubic hair shaved into the shape of a muffin.

twankydawg
04-25-2008, 08:13 PM
However, they CAN and DO view private parts.

SD told me that the fat chick that screwed Lookitslance had her pubic hair shaved into the shape of a muffin.

LMFAO! :D


No No No, I was talking about her belly.

I called her a Muffin TOP.lol

:lmfao: I just fell out of my chair!

Frag x 3
04-30-2008, 08:11 AM
I want join the Mod Squad so I can bring the grammar hammer down on n00bzz!11oneoneone

Dork8503
05-02-2008, 11:03 AM
So you don't want to make out?

I do I do

also I'm up for some slap and tickle.

Ramma
05-02-2008, 07:16 PM
I do I do

also I'm up for some slap and tickle.

How about I get you out of those wet clothes and into a dry martini?

Steel
05-02-2008, 07:46 PM
How about I get you out of those wet clothes and into a dry martini?

are you going to touch his D-Spot?

2mcgrath
05-02-2008, 08:20 PM
damn this thread took a weird ass turn,went from big sigs to some gay love lol

Boo
05-03-2008, 07:07 AM
damn this thread took a weird ass turn,went from big sigs to some gay love lol

They don't need much of an excuse 2mcgrath. :)

thumper
05-03-2008, 10:41 AM
Back to the topic. I just noticed I still had a picture linked in my sig.

I don't see sigs or avatars because some go way overboard so I just turn them off in the options. It makes it MUCH better to browse the forum without them