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Post Increasing signature character limit?
One thing that has always bugged me is the tiny signature character limit. (The current limit is only 255.)
So I have a suggestion, Increasing the character limit.(perhaps 1k characters?) And if the moderators think it would become necessary, Adding some signature size limitations/rules.(like at most forums I've been to, they have a signature character limit of 5k and height limit of 150 pixels)

What do you think?

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I would just like the image size increased because i want to put up my awesome 400x150 ken sig D:

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I think it should stay a small amount, since most people may not want to see a wall of text/pictures following everyone's posts.

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I was a little disappointed that the maximum height wasn't 90 pixels (I had an awesome banner.), but the reasons for the small signature space are good and cogent. Some people already have longer signatures than most of the posts they make. = P

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I was a little disappointed that the maximum height wasn't 90 pixels (I had an awesome banner.), but the reasons for the small signature space are good and cogent. Some people already have longer signatures than most of the posts they make. = P

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I think it should stay a small amount, since most people may not want to see a wall of text/pictures following everyone's posts.


400x150 is hardly a wall of text. But yeah, i see the intentions behind the limit. It's just i wish they were a little bigger.

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I had to shorten my signature just to make it stay under the 255 character limit.(and the url's to the (dynamic)images >_> that's whats taking up the most space)

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I had to shorten my signature just to make it stay under the 255 character limit.(and the url's to the (dynamic)images >_> that's whats taking up the most space)

I would argue that this alone is an argument for NOT increasing increasing the limit...

But that's just my own opinion. Just my own.

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I can hardly fit anything in there because the links are too long.Image

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Post Re: Increasing signature character limit?
I don't know part of me understands why a small limit is a good thing but then there's also part of me that kind of wants the limit raised some because I think that a 255 character limit is kind of low. I could see it raised to like maybe 500 I think that's a little bit better and not to much as to let the signatures get to big.

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Well, that's why I suggested the height limit. :roll:

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I'm gonna have to say that a slight increase in sig character limit would be a wonderful idea.

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I oppose

users are already using two or tree signatures, and i think it's already to large.

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Post Re: Increasing signature character limit?
I can see what you are getting at when links are counted as part of the character limit, but obviously not displayed in text.
A slight increase would be nice.

Even at the current limit, it can be abused to stretch the page with many double spaces and such.
I think the forums are mature enough to handle the extra space (I don't think anyone uses up the 255 characters anyways).
The size limit for signature images can stay the same though.

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Even at the current limit, it can be abused to stretch the page with many double spaces and such.
I think the forums are mature enough to handle the extra space.

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users are already using two or tree signatures, and i think it's already to large.

This is exactly why I suggested the height limit. So that it can't be abused.

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An increase in Signature characters would be nice...

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I oppose

users are already using two or tree signatures, and i think it's already to large.


Or it could've be one big one.

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(I don't think anyone uses up the 255 characters anyways).

Dude, you're crazy if you think that. You know how many characters it takes to make a link for a PF character? Heck, one man on here can't link to all 4 of his characters because of the character limit.

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My signature is exactly 254 characters O_o

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Ain't there a way to shorten a links URL name to make it take up less characters?

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You can use tinyURL I think

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or bit.ly :3 (Dunno if that works though :>)

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You can use tinyURL I think


Tinyurl has gained a bit of controversy because its a widely used tool by scammers and phishers apparently. That and any other url shortening websites.

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The limit is there for a reason you know, adding more than 255 to your signature is overkill here.

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You can use tinyURL I think

Tinyurl has gained a bit of controversy because its a widely used tool by scammers and phishers apparently. That and any other url shortening websites.

Since these sites will apparently be used for linking to threads on the forum and some pics I don't think there's much risk.

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Liam wrote:
Typhon wrote:
IceKitsune wrote:
You can use tinyURL I think

Tinyurl has gained a bit of controversy because its a widely used tool by scammers and phishers apparently. That and any other url shortening websites.

Since these sites will apparently be used for linking to threads on the forum and some pics I don't think there's much risk.


Probably not here, but a while back on youtube many people go their accounts stolen by clicking fake tinyurl links. just a bit of warning.

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The limit is there for a reason you know, adding more than 255 to your signature is overkill here.

Overkill? Don't Make Me Laugh! :lol: And the reason is because it is the default setting. Also@ people above, tinyurl strictly only works for links. Because of how it works, images wont work.(in the img tag that is.

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the character limit is kinda small..

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Dylan wrote:
The limit is there for a reason you know, adding more than 255 to your signature is overkill here.

Overkill? Don't Make Me Laugh! :lol: And the reason is because it is the default setting. Also@ people above, tinyurl strictly only works for links. Because of how it works, images wont work.(in the img tag that is.


lets see, you have 5 things in your signature. 1 you can get rid of easily.

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Meanwhile, I make do with an amusing quotation from the cast page. Less can be more, guys. Less can be more.

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Dylan wrote:
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Dylan wrote:
The limit is there for a reason you know, adding more than 255 to your signature is overkill here.

Overkill? Don't Make Me Laugh! :lol: And the reason is because it is the default setting. Also@ people above, tinyurl strictly only works for links. Because of how it works, images wont work.(in the img tag that is.


lets see, you have 5 things in your signature. 1 you can get rid of easily.

3 images and 2 lines of text. And the one thing
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you can get rid of easily
is something I have at all the forums I'm at. And I'm not removing it.
But rick already gave the thumbs down when I asked him via AIM. So it's not happening, unfortunately. So why bother discussing it anymore?

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Possibly so you could mention talking to Rick on AIM? = P

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ReCreate wrote:
3 images and 2 lines of text. And the one thing
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you can get rid of easily
is something I have at all the forums I'm at. And I'm not removing it.
But rick already gave the thumbs down when I asked him via AIM. So it's not happening, unfortunately. So why bother discussing it anymore?


I only count five. Your post count, the weather and doomsday thing, next comic, the reason for your static, and that host thing.

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Okay, it seems that most people do want some kind of increase. Perhaps, maybe it's about time things were increased a little. But with that...



comes...




Signature rules!

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Okay, I promise I'll get a conversation going between Rick, the other mods, and I, and we'll figure something out...whether it might be some kind of increase, or an executive decision to keep things the same. We'll see. But for now, I don't think this thread has much more use, so it's done.

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