Manual Signature Images

Discussion in 'Communications' started by YodaJeff, Sep 7, 2002.

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  1. Darth_AYBABTU Force Ghost

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    Mar 8, 2001
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    Ok... so I wasn't the first. But mine uses color.

    Anyway, let's just shut the manual sig (text) discussion down right now and focus on the evil of the manual sig (pic).

    AYBABTU?

  2. Jedi Greg Maddux Jedi Grand Master

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    Aug 3, 1999
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    I'm not sure. He might have, but I really didn't see him a whole lot pre-Snowboard.

    GO 'CLONES!
  3. GriffZ Manager Emeritus

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    May 27, 2001
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    Yeah, it doesn't really matter who started the trend. We'll eventually track them down and give them the rubber trout beating they deserve.

    The point is that the picture manual sigs are, as Darth_AYBABTU so elquently put, evil.

    GriffZ?

  4. HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania

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    Oct 23, 2001
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    AYBABTU sure has a way with words.


    In all seriousness, I think that manual sig pics shouldn't be allowed for the reasons said above. It just wastes bandwidth. If you want to put a picture, put a link to it. Either do it in the nicely arranged SIGNATURE function of your User Details section, or if you insist on doing manual sigs, do it like Icebreaker and just put a link to a pic.
  5. Lobot_Omy Moderator Emeritus

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    Jul 9, 2001
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    I agree with everyone in this thread. We should ban all people with sigs... Oh wait that includes me.

    *leave to ban self*

    J/K

    But I do think that Jeff is right about this. It's not fair to the webmasters of those web sites.

    Now I may have a solution to this. We make mannual image sigs illegal, then allow image code for sigs and make those illegal, as well. That way we can at least change the images quicker. OK, I got myself confused again. AYBABTU's manual sig is too loud.
  6. FateNaberrie Force Ghost

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    Jan 31, 2000
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    I understand the problems with bandwidth theft, and I've had issues elsewhere, where innocent pictures were changed to innapropiate ones when direct linked. But I honestly don't see what the problem with a manual sig picture is, as long as the person hosts it him/herself. If you have a dialup and you're complaining about having to load all the picture (or if you're YodaJeff and you're complaining even though you have cable) then you can very easily turn off image capabilities in your browser.

    The point about a manual sig pic not "adding to the conversation" is completely moot, neither do other manual sigs or the automatic sigs, or the smileys. They can be just as easily expressed with a simple : ) rather than having to have the graphics...
    Give me a break YodaJeff
  7. Dan Chosen One

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    Mar 15, 1999
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    Nice argument, Jeff. I completely agree.

    HALLO HI!1 THSI SI DANE'S MANYOOUL SIGNUCHOORE!!1111!!1 HOAPFULYL PEEPULL WILL NOATIEC ME MOER NOUW!!1!11~`!!!!1!!!!~1!1`!2!1
  8. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 9, 2000
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    But will most people go out and buy a host so they can host it themselves?

    Cause those free ones will shut you down eventually, and we'll be stuck looking at 100+ "Tripod does not allow Remote Linking" gif's or just the Red X:
    [image=http://www.sillymystic.com/RedX.gif]

    ¤Night
  9. wstraka5 Jedi Master

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    Apr 22, 2002
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    Fate, I don't believe that YodaJeff is talking about all manual sigs, just those that have pictures in them. Why should there be a picture of something that doesn't contribute to the thread? It detracts from the conversation.

    wstraka5
  10. legacyAccount Jedi Youngling

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    May 22, 2012
    But I honestly don't see what the problem with a manual sig picture is, as long as the person hosts it him/herself.

    while that's true, it'd be a bit difficult to enforce.

    and the point about taking off images, i spent a semester with images disabled on my computer and it's a pain. the images that you want to see, for example the banner and the smilies, would normally be in your cache and wouldn't take very long to load, but instead they're all blocked, the ones you want to see, and the ones you don't.
  11. Master_Yaddle Jedi Master

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    Aug 31, 2002
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    I have a question, it relates to this topic, how do you get a title picture, I have seen Jobo and her's has a Title and a picture under her username.

    How do you do that?
  12. legacyAccount Jedi Youngling

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    May 22, 2012
    that's because of the big brother house. they just do a regular title, but put in the HTML for a picture.

    regular users can't use it, it only happened in this case because they won a competition
  13. Kerr_Plunk Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 2, 2002
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    Jobo (male) was given a "title" while in the Big Brother game - he hasn't had it removed yet... that feature is only for Mods, Admins, AC members, City Reps, VIPs...
  14. FateNaberrie Force Ghost

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    Jan 31, 2000
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    actually night, i was thinking about making the red x my manual sig pic, whatdya think?

    [image=www.nasr.net/danielle/redx.jpg]
  15. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

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    I think you forgot the http:// ;)

    ¤Night
  16. FateNaberrie Force Ghost

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    (that's the point, it's supposed to be a big red x, the URL is completely fictionalized.)
  17. AdamBertocci Manager

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    Feb 3, 2002
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    I agree with YodaJeff on this issue.

    Note that I am talking about the use of IMAGES in manual sigs. I have no problem with manual sigs in general, as can be evidated by the following:





    Rick McCallum loves you!
  18. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 9, 2000
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    Well, my Red-X wasn't... :(

    At least, it used not to be, aparentely they took it down :-\

    ¤Night
  19. Darth_AYBABTU Force Ghost

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    Mar 8, 2001
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    Upon review, let me just say that it isn't the JC's responsibility to protect everyone's bandwidth. If we're going to do that, then we better disable image posting altogether, and I don't want to give up my right to post the pansy pirate.

    AYBABTU?

  20. Night4554 Jedi Grand Master

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    Oct 9, 2000
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    User agrees not to post any material that is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right without the express permission of the owner(s) of said copyright, trademark or other proprietary right

    Proprietary Right sounds somwhat ambiguous here....

    ¤Night
  21. Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 27, 1999
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    Why do you need manual sig pictures? Isn't that what we have icons for?
  22. FateNaberrie Force Ghost

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    Jan 31, 2000
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    most sites have a disclaimer somewhere that deliberately forbids people from remote linking. I think that falls under that clause. ;)

    Edit: Why do you need manual sig pictures? Isn't that what we have icons for?

    Yes, and that's why the icon choices are not limited at all, everyone gets exactly what they want when they choose an icon...
  23. Darth_AYBABTU Force Ghost

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    Mar 8, 2001
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    Holy crap! Lock this, Jeff, before we lose the right to post images altogether!

    AYBABTU?

  24. Porkins in a Speedo Jedi Grand Master

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  25. Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus

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    Dec 27, 1999
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    We're actually discussion your right to use the letter "T".

    I does'n look good.
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