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Sosarin Demar

Signature Size Awareness

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It finally happened. Well, I may be the only one on the planet who operates at a 1024x768 screen resolution on account of crappy comp and tiny monitor, but there is a forum signature that took up my whole screen.

I tried masking it a bit to ... well, protect the identity of the individual. I don't want to pick on any one person.

Erm, anyway! For the love of god, please have small reasonably sized signatures. Merit listing? Okay. Picture? Keep it reasonable. Thanks.

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Thanks for posting this, Sosarin. I personally have set all signatures set to disabled on my account (so I can't see them), so I have no idea who has a huge one and who doesn't. Yeah I know, not very responsible of me as the administrator, lol. :|

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Oh darn, and I was just about to add War and Peace in my signature, but perhaps that would be a bit large at a 4pt font...

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I don't have any text in my sig, but if I ever do add it I'll shrink mine. I don't think mine is overboard at the moment however. Do tell me if I'm wrong on this.

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This has always been important net etiquette, but it's especially valid for a professional/military board. Smooth function and usability for everyone should outweigh vanity, so sig files should be reasonable.

In my opinion if you're using the Ordo Imperialis: Evolution skin (which has rank and group info on the right like in Sosarin's snapshots) and post a 1-line message, your entire post with sig should not extend significantly below the minimum block size.

Here is a labeled example image of a nice, considerate sig size (taken from this very thread and masked like the professionals do it. No way you can ever figure out who it is.)

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With that post you just made with a single line, your entire post is over twice the size in length beyond the minimum size it would be.

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