View Full Version : Signatures - to be CLEARED July 6, then you may REINSTATE

06-25-2009, 11:25 PM
Blab's signature size limit of
200 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.

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

Several weeks ago this alert was posted, but the height limit was posted as 150 pix. As many people already have a fitted sig with a height of 200 pix, the old limit, we'll go with 200.

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 ...

On Monday July 6th
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)
scroll down and select Edit Signature.

Blab can restrict the size of new photo uploads and the number of lines ... but this does not effect previously existing sigs. 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.

Blab can't limit or resize the signature box itself (with all contents.) Blab can't stop you from uploading more photos than you should, or making font sizes overflow the allowed space. Members must visually do that. Blab's new limits will apply only to uploads of individual photos and on total lines in the signature.

Given the sad recidivism rate for oversized signatures, after 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#Editing%20Image%20Sizes%20in%20Signat ures,%20Avatars) 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

Post questions and comments!

:writing :2spy

PM your fitted sig code to yourself
to save it for re-instatement!!

07-01-2009, 10:53 AM

PM your sig code to yourself

So you can re-instate it after the clearing

:writing :) :) :) :writing

07-01-2009, 10:54 AM
What, you don't want my wombatty goodness?

07-01-2009, 10:55 AM
Anyone want to make me a neat new signature? Please PM me. I am signature illiterate!!! :hello

07-01-2009, 11:08 AM
The only change we're requesting is that it fits when you re-instate it after the clearing ...

I've seen lots of sigs that will fit if some blank space is removed. :)

07-03-2009, 06:53 PM
How do I pm it to myself...... I can't figure it out. Help?!:tantrum

07-03-2009, 07:11 PM
How to PM your signature code to yourself

Select My Panel from the blue bar at the top of the forum

Select Edit Signature from the left side (scroll down)

At the top is the Preview view of your signature
Just below that is the Edit Signature box - that's the code for your signature

Use your mouse to select all the code in the box (scroll as needed)
Copy it - paste it in a word processing doc, or directly into a second browser window with this ...
Select Send New Message from the same My Panel space (to the left)

Paste the copied signature code into the body of the message
Put your username in the recipient box
Put a subject - how about "my signature code"
Below the edit box ... hit Submit message
Viola! Go to your Inbox and there it is!

:writing :bananadance :blueflower :rays :2spy :writing


07-03-2009, 07:19 PM
Thanks Mary! Okay, I did that, and it shows up as my sig, not the actual code. Is that right? Or is the actual code supposed to show up in the PM?

07-03-2009, 07:21 PM
What you are seeing is ok, Teresa. Because the setting is WYSIWIG - it shows the way it will display, rather than all the tags. You can copy it back into your sig edit box after the clearing is done. :grin

07-03-2009, 07:28 PM
Okay, great. Whew. I feel better now, thanks so much for the help! :tiphat