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Massive Signatures Will Be Removed

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:41 pm
by AUbicycles
Hello, The big signatures are creeping in, I am spotting four lines of graphics and will give members a few days to update before I remove.

As a rule of thumb - 2 elements are ok.
- It could be a line of text and a 1 line strava graph
- It could be a line of text and a line with a link
- It could be a 1 line strava graph and a 1 line bike journal graph
- A business or blog link to the website and a claim (short and sweet is OK).

Not Ok
- Multiline graphs (instead you can create a link to your rider profile somewhere for interested people to check
- More than two hyperlinks is unreasonable
- Images / Graphics (unless otherwise specifically approved - but generally not)
- Emoticons
- Colours and brightly formatted text
- Two different quotes (stick to one, the most important one)
- Promoting sales, specials

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Yes you are important however it is not necessary to see a massive amount of information about your training schedual or collection of bikes in every single post (in the signature). Present simple and quick info - and rather than displaying your entire biography or history, etc - instead create a link - for example to your profile page where you can show this info and much more for readers who are interested.

The result is that threads are easier to read and follow.
Link to one of the original threads on this topic: Massive signatures

Cheers
Christopher

Re: Massive Signatures Will Be Removed

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:11 am
by AUbicycles
As an addition, and after a few PMs (thank you), I will look into BikeJournal and see if I am able to provide more guidance on this.

Re: Massive Signatures Will Be Removed

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:10 pm
by Biffidus
Why not just disable BBCode in signatures and set a lower character limit?

Personally I disable signatures in my User Control Panel > Board Preferences > Edit Display Options. :P

Re: Massive Signatures Will Be Removed

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:45 pm
by sogood
Good admin directive. We are here to read the content of posts, not repeated bombardment of signature lines. It gets very boring after the 10th read. :mrgreen:

Re: Massive Signatures Will Be Removed

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:35 pm
by AUbicycles
Biffidus wrote:Why not just disable BBCode in signatures and set a lower character limit?

Personally I disable signatures in my User Control Panel > Board Preferences > Edit Display Options. :P


ROFL, that would really get me into everyones good books. Reduced character limits will definately resolve some of the challenges.

Re: Massive Signatures Will Be Removed

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:48 am
by AUbicycles
I have left this a little longer to help our members get their signatures in line. Didn't seem to help as many new members are arriving and creating big signatures which means more direct action, thanks for the suggestions below.

Images in signatures now have pixel limits. Typically images are not ok, though the graphs are ok (in acordance with above) and the change means that graphs that are too big (hopefully) will no longer load. A load character limit also will slow down the number of signatures that include large sections of text.

Signatures that I spot that are too massive will be cut (if you are lucky) and deleted if not. A kind of RST.... Random Signature Testing, so not automated or broad reaching - please don't complain that it is 'unfair' as we are not allowing the big signatures, it is just that I havn't come across it and taken action.

Re: Massive Signatures Will Be Removed

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:51 pm
by jet-ski
I can't see anyone's signatures anymore?

Re: Massive Signatures Will Be Removed

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:56 pm
by RobertFrith
see here

Re: Massive Signatures Will Be Removed

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:59 pm
by jet-ski
Thanks!! Was just updating my blogroll and the sigs in here used to be useful for blog links! oh well.

Re: Massive Signatures Will Be Removed

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:45 pm
by elStado
jet-ski wrote:Thanks!! Was just updating my blogroll and the sigs in here used to be useful for blog links! oh well.


Agreed.. the text allowance got cut down once again so I can barely display a quick explanation and link to my blog.

Re: Massive Signatures Will Be Removed

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:33 pm
by AUbicycles
Lets see when veloviewer get sorted out again.

On the signatures - the 'less is more' approach works best..