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Henry
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« on: Jul 20th, 2007, 7:26pm »
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I have received complaints about some members' oversize photo signatures.
 
I really don't want to hav to institute rules about the maximum size of signature images so it would save everyone a lot of grief if people would voluntarily shrink their signature images. Signatures are not meant for displaying photographs.
 
A good rule of thumb is to keep tagline images smaller than about 650x100 pixels in size, like the "Reasonably Sized" box in the attached image. Long and short is better than tall and skinny as it won't scroll a thread so much.
 
Henry
 
 
 


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« Reply #1 on: Jul 27th, 2007, 12:31am »
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Kudos unto thee, Henry.  

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« Reply #2 on: Aug 2nd, 2007, 2:10am »
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I agree.  If your signature line is larger than your average message--then it's too large!  
 
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 27th, 2008, 2:56pm »
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 Hi everyone!  I am a new member and I was browsing to find out the signature rules.  On some other boards, the max size is 500x200, and I wanted to check things out to make sure I stay in the rules.  Is there a limit to the number of text lines with the signature graphic, or just what doesn't take up much space?  I would appreciate any information I can get because I've delt with unruly board members before and I don't want to be one of them!  Thank you!
    Jenny
P.S.  I love the way you demonstrated what size signatures should be!  


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« Reply #4 on: Apr 27th, 2008, 3:23pm »
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on Apr 27th, 2008, 2:56pm, GirlyRailfan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
 Hi everyone!  I am a new member and I was browsing to find out the signature rules.  On some other boards, the max size is 500x200, and I wanted to check things out to make sure I stay in the rules.  Is there a limit to the number of text lines with the signature graphic, or just what doesn't take up much space?  I would appreciate any information I can get because I've delt with unruly board members before and I don't want to be one of them!  Thank you!
    Jenny
P.S.  I love the way you demonstrated what size signatures should be!  

 
First off. Welcome to Railfan.net; here you will find a wealth of info and friendly people who will answer to the best of their knowledge any question you may have.
As for text lines, I don't think there is a limit. But you are limited to 300 characters. Now a 500x200 signature is (in my opinion) a large signature. But not so large as to be annoying and just plain in the way (Like the "Still Very Obnoxious" one above). Large but not as large as some of the really annoying ones.


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« Reply #5 on: Apr 27th, 2008, 5:13pm »
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Thank you very much!  I think I'll try to find a cool, long and skinny, signature like yours.  It's very neat!  Anyone have recommendations on where I can get such other than searching the web or Photobucket?  Thank you very much.


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« Reply #6 on: Apr 27th, 2008, 5:36pm »
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on Apr 27th, 2008, 5:13pm, GirlyRailfan wrote:       (Click here for original message)
Thank you very much!  I think I'll try to find a cool, long and skinny, signature like yours.  It's very neat!  Anyone have recommendations on where I can get such other than searching the web or Photobucket?  Thank you very much.
    

 
They are called train gifs, lean more here
http://forums.railfan.net/forums.cgi?board=RRArt;action=display;num=1087925438
 
also through out the board you can find diffent Railroads not found on large sites like the Strasburg or New Hope
 
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« Reply #7 on: Apr 27th, 2008, 7:55pm »
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If you want to, you could use any of my avatars and/or signatures.
 
http://forums.railfan.net/forums.cgi?board=Test;action=display;num=1185910324


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« Reply #8 on: Apr 28th, 2008, 8:27pm »
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Thank you both very much!  LDS Railfan, I believe I will use one of your UP steam siggys.  I am in love with #3985 and the Big Boys.  Can I use one of the two big steamer ones?  Thank you!

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« Reply #9 on: Apr 28th, 2008, 8:30pm »
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Go ahead.

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« Reply #10 on: Apr 28th, 2008, 9:09pm »
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THANK YOU!

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« Reply #11 on: Apr 29th, 2008, 8:05pm »
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You know. You're just too nice.


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