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    Sapience is offline Former Community Manager & Harbinger of Soon
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    Signature Guidelines: Absolutely NO animated images in signatures

    We have enabled the ability for you to link to images for your signature. Please keep the following in mind.

    Images should be no larger than 125 pixels high, and no wider than 350 pixels wide.

    ABSOLUTELY NO ANIMATED IMAGES OR VIDEO OF ANY KIND ARE PERMITTED.

    Guidelines to follow. (As sadly we're already starting to look like the Vegas Strip).

    Signature Guidelines
    • You may link to one (1) image in your signature.
    • Images may not be larger than 350 pixels wide x 125 pixels high.
    • Images should be as small as possible (File size).
    • No animated images of any kind. Period. No exceptions.
    • No videos of any kind. Period. No exceptions.
    • Signatures must relate to LOTRO (no Xbox live gamer tags, etc).
    • Signatures must not be ‘billboards’ for your site. (You may add a simple link in the standard font size).
    • Must comply with the Community Guidelines.
    • Text should not exceed 4 lines with no image or 2 lines with an image.


    We'll remove any animated images we see and if it continues to be an issue we will simply disable the ability to have images in your signatures.
    Last edited by Sapience; Aug 27 2013 at 12:44 PM.

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    May I inquire, "Why?" Is there a specific reason or reasons for the no animated images in sigs?
    [charsiq=http://lotrosigs.level3.turbine.com/05206000000048585/01008/signature.png]undefined[/charsiq]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony.Preston View Post
    May I inquire, "Why?" Is there a specific reason or reasons for the no animated images in sigs?
    I'm going to go with because they are incredibly annoying and the person who came up with the idea for them should suffer eternally in the pits of Tartarus.

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    Sapience is offline Former Community Manager & Harbinger of Soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainith View Post
    I'm going to go with because they are incredibly annoying and the person who came up with the idea for them should suffer eternally in the pits of Tartarus.

    This. Imagine an entire row of posts all with animated images at the bottom.

    It was my call to even enable images at all(and it wasn't well received) and it is the first time we've allowed it. I think a couple of very simple and very easy to follow rules in exchange is more than reasonable. But, like I said, if folks disagree or use them despite being told not to, it's as simple as unchecking one box to disable images in all signatures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    This. Imagine an entire row of posts all with animated images at the bottom.

    It was my call to even enable images at all(and it wasn't well received) and it is the first time we've allowed it. I think a couple of very simple and very easy to follow rules in exchange is more than reasonable. But, like I said, if folks disagree or use them despite being told not to, it's as simple as unchecking one box to disable images in all signatures.
    This should be explicitly stated in the user control panel where signatures can be created.


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    they're a pain on a slow connection/pc too or even if you have a lot of tabs running

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    Thank you so much for this Sapience! I've always been fond of playing with images to make signatures and it was somewhat a disappointment that I wasn't able to use here one that I've made.

    I really hope people don't abuse this because I would like to keep this feature! Maybe we can even have a signature request thread where members from the community can make signatures for other members.

    I know what I'm going to be doing tomorrow: browsing my screenshots and playing with Photoshop!

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    i'm okay with having size and image restrictions on your signature. i have them in place on a couple of forums that i maintain, so this decision is understandable.

    what i would like to be allowed are the OLD signature pictures that were generated by the old site. i know those images are larger than the current requirements, but a lot of us loved the layout and design, even if the crafting information never properly updated.

    this is really the only consideration i would ask in regards to the signatures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony.Preston View Post
    May I inquire, "Why?" Is there a specific reason or reasons for the no animated images in sigs?
    It can be quite taxing on browsers if you see a page with 50 forum posts, and 30 of them have an animated gif in their signature. Many of them are actually quite annoying too.... usually the owner finds them epic and funny, but the reality is the rest of us generally don't.
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    I guess you don't have to worry about my sig in this thread, because it won't show it. mwhaahaa! Of course, my next goal is to merge my display names into one under my main's name...since everyone knows me as Kynta and my hunter took a back seat. :P At least I fit all my alts into one sig...and my Minstrel's Warsteed gets to show up now. heehee

    *needs to shut up and go to bed...*

    EDIT after posting.
    Oh, it works now...weird...
    [center][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/cynte/kinship_stuff/lotro-sig.png[/IMG][/center]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melanuial View Post
    I guess you don't have to worry about my sig in this thread, because it won't show it. mwhaahaa! Of course, my next goal is to merge my display names into one under my main's name...since everyone knows me as Kynta and my hunter took a back seat. :P At least I fit all my alts into one sig...and my Minstrel's Warsteed gets to show up now. heehee

    *needs to shut up and go to bed...*

    EDIT after posting.
    Oh, it works now...weird...
    this is a nice sig
    pretty plz gime the link to make one for me

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    Lol I made it myself, actually. Wanted something that screamed LotRO. :P If I had the skills I would make a online maker for it but sadly Flash and I don't get a long very well...
    [center][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/cynte/kinship_stuff/lotro-sig.png[/IMG][/center]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    Images should be no larger than 125 pixels high, and no wider than 350 pixels wide.
    350 pixels wide is really, really small. 600 would sound more reasonable - it wouldn't mess up the design or pad the thread view while still giving relative freedom for sig-makers to express themselves (and avoid eyestrain for the people looking at them).
    [CENTER][IMG]http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/7803/rz50.png[/IMG][/CENTER]
    [CENTER][URL="http://forums.lotro.com/showthread.php?508409-Scenic-Arda"]Scenic Arda[/URL] - [URL="https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?532343-Scenic-Helm-s-Deep&p=7014227"]Scenic Helm's Deep[/URL] - [URL="https://www.lotro.com/forums/showthread.php?519168-New-forum-skin-light-theme"]Forum Light Theme[/URL][/CENTER]

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    Thumbs up

    I like the new look to the community site.
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