05-26-2009, 10:28 AM
Blab's signature size limit of 150 pixels high and 600 pixels wide
reduces the vertical scroll required to read thread pages, and keeps Blab tidier overall. All members, free and paid, are allowed to have signatures, and with few restriction on content; signatures are Blab bene for everyone.

If you barely know a pixel from a pony, please keep reading for help on fitting your signature content to Blab's limitations.

Currently a great many signatures are overflowing Blab's size limits - often by quite a lot. Blab now has some automatic limits on signature photos and lines (unfortunately it can't limit the signature box itself.) But these auto-limitations ignore existing signatures with photos and lines that are already out of bounds.

So, to enable automated limits for
photos and lines in signatures ...

In late June (date tba) all signatures
will be automatically deleted.
Members can then re-instate their signatures,
and the automated limits will apply to photos & lines.

:gaah <= Member screaming "what happens if I loose all
my sig code and don't remember how I did it ???? "

:2spy <= Answer: Resize your signature now.
When it is correct, PM the correct code to yourself.
(Thanks to mod wobbler_kitty / Melissa for this great idea !!)

All members are asked to compare the space their signature is taking with this block ...


Signatures can be edited in My Panel. (http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/profile.php?do=editsignature) Unfortunately Blab can't limit or resize the signature box itself (with all contents.) Members must visually do that. Blab's new limits will apply only to uploads of individual photos and on total lines in the signature.

But sadly Blab can't stop you from uploading more photos than you should, or making font sizes overflow the allowed space. More sadly to correct the current rampant stampede of over-sized sigs, we'll have to clean up all the sigs and start over. Afterwards mods will have to continue pinging warnings.

Given the even more sad recidivism rate for oversized signatures, after the time period for corrections before the dump-reinstatement of all sigs, and after a warning and later an infraction, the 2nd infraction to a repeat offender will come with a removal of signature rights.

Help can be found by checking out tips in the FAQ (http://www.modelhorseblab.com/FAQ/features.htm#SIGNATURES%20AND%20AVATARS) and by posting questions in Blab Tech (http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=19).

Tips on resizing and editing photos and images ...
... displaying thumbnails (http://www.modelhorseblab.com/FAQ/features.htm#Alternatives%20to%20Displaying%20Full-Sized%20Images%20in%20Posts) that can be clicked to display a full-sized photo
... look through Blab Tech (http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=19) for recent threads on photo manipulation before posting a question - you might find your answer quickly!
... aligning photos/images horizontally
... resizing photos/images
... other questions

This announcement thread is closed to replies.
You can ask questions and discuss
in this thread in Blab Tech (http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87137).
:writing :2spy