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Old October 24th, 2013 (07:29 AM). Edited March 18th, 2014 by seeker.
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For a simple understanding, we've come up with the concept of limited space in your signature. Think of it this way. Your teacher gives you an index card and tells you that you can put whatever you want on it and it'll be the only thing you're allowed to take into the classroom the day of a major upcoming test. As long as it fits there, it's good to go. That's pretty much what we've taken up here. If after reading these rules, you have any questions about whether your signature follows our rules, you may do so here. But we hope to eliminate the need for replies! Let me explain...

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If your signature breaches any of the following rules, it will be disabled and a notice will be appended in your signature space. After your signature has been disabled three times, you will receive a 1 point infraction with a 14 day expiry and a consecutive infraction for each breach afterwards. Excessive violation of the rules may result in revoking signature privileges entirely.

Signatures cannot exceed 350 pixels in height total.
Signatures are exactly that: signatures. They're simply used for better identification of the poster and a form of expression on a forum. They do not need to take up anymore space than the content of your post. Signatures larger than 350 pixels in height are larger than they need to be. This includes blank space, text, images, and CSS.

Signatures cannot exceed 600 pixels in width.
The total width of a signature cannot exceed 600 pixels in width. Images stretch the forum for smaller styles, and 600 pixels is the point where some of our smaller width styles and smaller screen resolutions start to break the HTML tables if something is too large in the post content. Text is permitted to exceed this limit.

CSS can not exceed 600 pixels in width.
We need to clarify that while CSS can be fluid, a signature doesn't need to take up that much space and doesn't need to be that wide. While it may not hold the risk of stretching the forum, it defeats much of the purpose of a signature to have it larger than the width of signatures. In saying that, CSS is included in the 600px width limit.

CSS width% is not allowed.
In addition to the above, and to simplify CSS for everyone -- sorry CSS-wizzes -- CSS width in percentages is not permitted. It should be noted that all staff members have the ability to view the code in your signature, and if it's found to have a width% value, it will be disabled.

There are filesize limitations for content.
Some of the users browsing the forum have slower internet speeds, so it takes longer for them to load pages than those who have faster connections. One of the many contributing aspects of loading a web page is loading images, and large file sizes heavily impact the load time of a webpage. Large file sizes for images are most commonly seen in large, animated .gif images. Your signature content may not exceed 2 megabytes in file size.

Spoiler tags are not permitted in signatures.
There isn't much of a need for them and they only take up even more space due to padding and extra blank space.

A Quick Check


For a better understanding of if your signature does indeed meet these requirements, we're implementing a method of determining that. You see, since signatures can only be 350px in height and a maximum of 600px in width, that's how large the signature area is going to be (should you choose to have a signature). If your signature exceeds this limit, a scroll box will appear. If this scroll box appears, staff will easily be able to pinpoint the problem in your signature while viewing a thread. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT YET IMPLEMENTED IN ALL STYLES! We are hoping that this is an incentive for you to be sure to fix the problem immediately.

Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to use this thread for the purpose of asking them. We are hoping to eliminate the purpose of a signature review thread by simplifying the rules and implementing these changes.


Note: try this http://www.pokecommunity.com/misc.php?do=sigcheck
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Old October 29th, 2013 (06:46 PM).
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I have a question. Why was my signature flagged, when I have no SPOILER code in it?
I have a banner and a quote, but no spoilers.

Also, why wouldn't a warning like this not have some sort of notification as to which staff member enabled it?
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Quote originally posted by Corona Infinity:
I have a question. Why was my signature flagged, when I have no SPOILER code in it?
I have a banner and a quote, but no spoilers.

Also, why wouldn't a warning like this not have some sort of notification as to which staff member enabled it?
You must have had a spoiler in your signature when it got disabled, but there wasn't one now so I went ahead and removed the disable tag. 8)

And for future reference, if you have your signature disabled, you may remove the disable tag as soon as the problem is fixed! :)
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Quote originally posted by ZachLMedia:
You must have had a spoiler in your signature when it got disabled, but there wasn't one now so I went ahead and removed the disable tag. 8)

And for future reference, if you have your signature disabled, you may remove the disable tag as soon as the problem is fixed!
Okk I was just making sure all was good. Thank you very much!
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Is my sig okay or too big?

Your gif is a bit over 2MB which is well over the 1MB limit so I am afraid you will have to resize or find a new gif. Sorry
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So yeah, is my sig ready to go? cant really tell :P
I honestly thought that was a screencap of your twitter profile at first :p but yes, it's all god to go and lookin good Gunner! :)
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Is the one I have right now good or do I have to take something out? (by good I mean does it fit)
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Is the one I have right now good or do I have to take something out? (by good I mean does it fit)
There aren't any scrollbars on my end, so you're all set! :)
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Old November 20th, 2013 (02:41 AM).
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I'm 99% sure this is okay now, but can I get a check?
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Quote originally posted by Nerakil:
I'm 99% sure this is okay now, but can I get a check? :)
You're 100% right; no problems with your signature here.
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I don't know about having two pictures.
But to be sure, is this signature fine?
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Quote originally posted by Sagittarius:
I don't know about having two pictures.
But to be sure, is this signature fine?
The width of the two images combined are still well within the size limit, so you're fine.
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If you could make the CSS of your border fit at or under 600 pixels wide, that would be great. Right now it's 142 pixels over the limit.
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Quote originally posted by Artemis:
If you could make the CSS of your border fit at or under 600 pixels wide, that would be great. Right now it's 142 pixels over the limit.
So I should turn it to 1px or just don't put the border
Question: Still how can I make the background of the CSS light blue I'm trying for minutes now.....
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So I should turn it to 1px or just don't put the border
Question: Still how can I make the background of the CSS light blue I'm trying for minutes now.....
If you need any help with CSS, please post your help over in the CSS Help & Discussion thread please and not this one.
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If you need any help with CSS, please post your help over in the CSS Help & Discussion thread please and not this one.
Oh oops forgot..... Made a new 1.... Tell me if it's just okay.
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Oh oops forgot..... Made a new 1.... Tell me if it's just okay. :)
Yes, your new signature is in the limits.
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Is this over the limit? I want to use it in my sig, but I don't know if it's over the limit or not. D:
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Is this over the limit? I want to use it in my sig, but I don't know if it's over the limit or not. D:
Unfortunately, it does appear to exceed the 1 MB file size limit, so it's a no go for now.
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Quote originally posted by donavannj:
Unfortunately, it does appear to exceed the 1 MB file size limit, so it's a no go for now.
Crap. I really like that gif too. >< Oh well, I guess I'll just stick to my icons for now. *shrug*
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