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Mary
07-08-2008, 12:02 AM
Infractions - our new tool.


Some of you may have noticed an addition with the recent Blab upgrade - a tool called "Infractions". Management has the ability to hand out Infractions as needed. Basically, it's just a better way for us to keep track of problems.

The ability to use this tool won't change the way we go about dealing with issues and problems. We won't be pulling the trigger without still discussing issues at length amongst ourselves and with the member or members involved.



Except for signatures. Ahhh yes, the sig issue...again.

We are implementing the Infraction tool starting with signature violations. Although we don't usually have a problem with content, we do have a very ongoing issue with size.

Our max sig size is 200 pixels high by 600 pixels wide, give or take a smidge. A SMIDGE, not 50+ pixels. The 200x600 includes EVERYTHING in your sig area, not just photos. This means you need to eyeball lines of text, links, pics, etc., to make sure it ALL fits within the guideline.


When we are made aware of oversized sigs, we will now give the offender an Infraction.
The Infraction stays with you in order for us to keep track of them.
Only you and management can see your Infractions.
If you accumulate 3 signature Infractions, you will loose your signature privilege for 1 month.
If you again violate the sig rules, you are subject to losing your signature privilege permanently, at management's discretion.Upon reciving an Infraction, you must adjust or remove your sig in a timely manner, or management will do so at their discretion.

If you are unsure of how to check your sig size, or how to re-size a photo, feel free to ask a Moderator for assistance. You can also use the Blab Tech forum. Using the search function will likely give you the answer you need, but if not, dropping a post in there will get you the help you need as well. We have many members who happily respond to Blab useage questions, most of the time, before a mod even gets there! (They're quick and MUCH appreciated!)


So, as of today, we will be implementing this tool. Please check your signatures now, in order to avoid receiving an Infraction or consequences.

Thank you!


An example of the 200 x 600 pixel size for all signature content.
This size helps limit the need of members to scroll from side to side, and how much vertical space is attached to each post.

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/Images/misc/sigsize200x600.jpg




Click here for the signature FAQ. (http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/faq.php?faq=18#faq_28)




And ... click here for a handy link if you'd like some tools for working with your signature ... (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx)




This Announcements thread is closed. Click here for the thread for feedback, discussion, helpful tips, etc. (http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71864)

Somethingroyal
07-17-2008, 11:43 AM
Hurrah! Lookout *Kiln* here I come! :)