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Suggestion: Allowing of images within signatures (within reason, of course)

Suggestion: Allowing of images within signatures (within reason, of course)

 
Old Aug 29, 15, 8:41 am
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Suggestion: Allowing of images within signatures (within reason, of course)

Hi Talkboard!

We've got a hurricane approaching Fort Lauderdale...

Anyway, I'm writing to suggest something after I asked my talkboard member friend if it was viable: Images in signatures.

I know there are divides on each side:

Pros:
-All relate to more customization options of your signature.

Cons
-Loading time. In a trip report that requires the OP to split up into multiple posts, the images will be repeated.
-Signatures that are too big -- many forums that allow images grapple with this issue, which also intertwines with the above loading problem. I believe, but am not certain, that VBulletin can have a pixel limit imposed on signatures that is automatic and does not require a moderator to munch the signature down to appropriate size.

As an example, going by the current limit of two size-12 lines, that would be approx. 50 pixels tall by 400 pixels wide.

Thoughts are welcome!!!

-LPDAL
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Old Aug 31, 15, 3:55 pm
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What kind of image would you put in a signature? Can you give us an example using both your signature line and mine? I can't think of anything I'd want to put in mine, but maybe that's because I've never thought about it.
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Old Aug 31, 15, 9:14 pm
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As embedded images of any kind are not allowed in signatures as per FT Rules wouldn't it mean changing that rule? Is that within TB's purview?
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Old Sep 1, 15, 2:18 am
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I don't know if TB can even change that rule but I wouldn't vote for it. My main issue I see is the time it'll take to approve the images and issues it can cause when some users post obscene images. I dont think the mods want to spend more time dealing with the images.
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Old Sep 1, 15, 10:08 am
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I would not be supportive of images in signatures.... I would be open to seeing avators for showing pictures under our handles.... but not in signatures.
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Old Sep 1, 15, 11:20 am
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I read other forums that allow images and hate it. I'm thrilled that some other forums have drastically scaled back what's permitted to appear in signatures. My opinion: Leave it as-is.
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Old Sep 1, 15, 11:36 am
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I'm a member of another forum where the pictures in signatures were taking up half a page and taking forever to load.

They limited the size, but even then, they were really distracting to the point of my turning off signatures altogether.

I would do the same here if they were permitted.
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Old Sep 1, 15, 8:13 pm
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My initial impression is that allowing signatures would not be a good idea, but I'm willing to be convinced, provided that people can still opt out and not see signatures.
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Old Sep 2, 15, 6:48 am
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The problem with opting out is that sometimes people put interesting or valuable information in their signatures that I might want to see.

On the other board, I really don't care, but on this one, I do.
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Old Sep 2, 15, 7:51 am
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THT, another forum in the happy IB family, allows images in signatures. An example:

http://www.thehulltruth.com/trucks-t...-page-5-a.html

Ads for 'jonathans jeweler', images of 'protected by 2nd amendment', of course plenty of boat images etc

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Old Sep 2, 15, 8:27 am
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Well whatever floats your boat but I would not want to see images in signatures on FT.
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Old Sep 2, 15, 8:47 am
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I'm against it too, mainly because the last thing I want is for pages to take any longer to load. I use FT a lot on Gogo and as of now it's a pain to load it there, with images? It'll be far worse.
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Old Sep 2, 15, 8:51 am
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Over at MP you have eyesore sigs like this:


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I barely grasp the concept of signatures, but why on earth would one want to have ~20 icons show up with every bloody post?
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Old Sep 2, 15, 8:58 am
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There are worse examples with some small and some huge FF program icons.
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Old Sep 2, 15, 9:01 am
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Op suggested 50x400, my sample above are about 30-40pixel high.
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