First of all, let me clear one thing that many people are mistaken. Putting a pic under a spoiler tag DO NOT reduce the load time. The image is still loaded together with the page. The only thing the spoiler tag does is to hide the image from showing on page load. That's all.
True, to click the spoiler tag is a choice. But to load a page without it, it's not a choice. Unless that person disables signatures all together in his/her profile, and we don't want to have anyone had to do that just because there are a bunch of people who aren't considerate by putting large images in their sigs.
Many people have abused the spoiler tags in signatures. Large images, both in pixels and/or kB, are always found under them.
You know, I think MH is already very userfriendly here. Personally I don't like the endless signatures on others boards, that's simply not what a forum is for. On the hand, I'm modding on a second forum and there we have a limit to 250 characters and no images at all allowed. MH goes a nice middle way, not to much limited to be creative and not to much allowed to disturb the reading flow or to slow down the loading time of 56k users.
Last edited by eni; January 31, 2008 at 12:53 PM.
"If your sig is bigger than this, you're clearly overcompensating for something." AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA aahhhh... thx Mangahelpers for a nice laugh, now i have something funny to think about for the rest of the day
i've got it now.
I can't seem to get my signature to work at all. First I tried to use an image that is 550x166 pixels and 26 kb in size. It showed up on the preview on my user CP, but not on any of my posts. Then I tried a text only signature (one sentence only) as a test, but even that did not show up on any of my posts. Am I doing something wrong?
Last edited by Silver_Archer; October 30, 2008 at 01:57 AM.
Try this guide, if you still can't, then post here again
Just make sure you have the [sigpic][/sigpic] code in your sig, since that code is representing your signature
Just in case, check your settings whether you unticked the "show signature" box.
HERE > Visible Post Elements
Last edited by bax; October 29, 2008 at 09:28 AM.
Also make sure that when you post a message, the checkbox "Show your signature" is selected. (It's in the bottom right corner of the quick reply and under "misc options" in the advanced reply).
can somebody help me..i'm trying to use a gif avatar but the animation doesn't play : / i think it's because the size is 82x113 .i read it in the faq that if it's bigger than 100x100 only the first frame will show and the animation won't be able to play. so here is the problem,i don't know how to resize a gif,i mean i don't have any software capable of this. can somebody help me with it? here is the gif i want to resize. if anybody can do it for me and p.m. to me afterwards or just tell me how to do it,i would be most grateful
Here you go:
I already added it as your avatar to see if there's any problem. But seems not to be ^^
*update* now it works.. Thx for all the info.
Hi, one question:
Is it allowed to link to your group's recruitment thread in your signature? I just read through all the 4 pages of this thread, the MH Rules thread and I'm still unsure about that.
I apologise for this question 'cos I haven't been a frequent user of MH and might have already flouted one of the rules.
Yeah, that's fine. We want groups to promote themself, so you can link to your group profile, recruitment and/or ask-us thread in your sig, of course.
A decent link to your external group website is no problem either, just don't let your sig look like a commercial (we have a advertisment forum for that) or like aggressively fishing members for a different community and most importantly: no money/profit-related links
Thanks a lot, dear, for clarifying that.