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We're going to prepare formal guidelines related to signatures in the near future. However, I did want to go ahead and make a request now for every member to review their signature and make an attempt to keep it to a reasonable size - as a courtesy to each other.

Here are very high-level rules of thumb:

Height: Keep the height to something equivalent to my signature (1-1.5x or less). As you can see, you can easily fit a few images and text into a signature and still keep the height reasonable.

Width: Images should be kept to a reasonable width. A quick test is to simply look at the top of the site while viewing your own profile. If the gap between the logo (left corner) and the banner (middle) is very much, one or more images in your signature are too large. Typically, images of about 400 pixels wide or less work best.

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bob_TCC   Size of signatures   Oct 10 2006, 04:48 PM
Iplayfootball_90   Bob, What do I need to take out of my sig?   Oct 10 2006, 04:49 PM
bob_TCC   Yes, your signature is a good example of one nee...   Oct 10 2006, 04:55 PM
bob_TCC   To show you what I mean, I modified your signatu...   Oct 10 2006, 05:00 PM
braves4life1025   well i delted all of my stuff except who i collect...   Oct 10 2006, 04:49 PM
NGWH Sports Cards   Hey Bob, Did you get my PM? Thanks!   Oct 10 2006, 04:57 PM
bob_TCC   Yes. I'll try to locate the name later. -B...   Oct 10 2006, 05:02 PM
19th Century Indiana Jones   If you could create smaller fonts I could use, I t...   Oct 10 2006, 04:58 PM
bob_TCC   Yes, you know how to best use the space that you...   Oct 10 2006, 05:01 PM
NGWH Sports Cards   Sorry to bother you Bob! No offence, but I re...   Oct 10 2006, 05:06 PM
bob_TCC   When posts are getting lost in between the signa...   Oct 10 2006, 05:09 PM
ffman   True.   Oct 10 2006, 06:05 PM
little-michigan   I have to disagree... As a TCC member who is, an...   Nov 26 2006, 04:25 AM
bob_TCC   It's certainly fine as it is now. If the Ro...   Nov 26 2006, 04:39 PM
Iplayfootball_90   Oh ok, thanks for editing my sig Bob! ;) I ha...   Oct 10 2006, 05:10 PM
NGWH Sports Cards   Ok, sorry! This place is the best!   Oct 10 2006, 05:11 PM
artyman60   hey bob, just wanted to see if my Sig. was cool or...   Oct 10 2006, 05:12 PM
bob_TCC   The height looks just fine. If you look at th...   Oct 10 2006, 05:17 PM
Iplayfootball_90   I don't mind the adjustments at all. I have be...   Oct 10 2006, 05:25 PM
bob_TCC   For the record, I've also received a number of...   Oct 10 2006, 05:29 PM
acampione   Mine is good that way it is. I don't need usel...   Oct 10 2006, 06:09 PM
skatalite   Great idea. Someone should have a signature vote ...   Oct 10 2006, 06:13 PM
Charlie   very good idea... I am back on DSL but while I was...   Oct 10 2006, 06:15 PM
Lex   Agh..I hate this. Mine would probably be to large ...   Oct 10 2006, 07:13 PM
bob_TCC   Just look at the top of the site and you'll ...   Oct 10 2006, 07:38 PM
NGWH Sports Cards   Dont be a hater!   Oct 10 2006, 07:14 PM
Hallsgator   I do like this, thankfully Bob fixed mine awhile b...   Oct 10 2006, 07:35 PM
fourkkids   Is mine to big?   Oct 10 2006, 07:44 PM
bob_TCC   Why not put the various animated images on the s...   Oct 10 2006, 07:49 PM
Bolted_Down   I think I'm ok...if not rubbing against the up...   Oct 11 2006, 08:53 AM
bob_TCC   Height is just fine. If possible, it would be g...   Oct 11 2006, 11:09 AM
Bolted_Down   Aye, this is why we ask...have to rework 'em...   Oct 11 2006, 01:06 PM
Lex   Took care of mine. :D   Oct 11 2006, 09:38 AM
bufbillsstlcards   Speaking for those of us with dial up: :notworthy...   Oct 11 2006, 10:08 AM
pistolpd22   I made mine smaller   Oct 11 2006, 10:24 AM
bob_TCC   Thanks to each of you that have already made some ...   Oct 11 2006, 11:10 AM
fourkkids   how about now   Oct 11 2006, 12:19 PM
bob_TCC   I think it's better. ;) I'd lose the...   Oct 11 2006, 12:24 PM
fourkkids   Ok,I'll remove it!!!   Oct 11 2006, 04:05 PM
bufbillsstlcards   Why is it that some sigs (Mine for example) Have l...   Oct 11 2006, 12:39 PM
bob_TCC   Look to the <-------------------. The mini p...   Oct 11 2006, 12:42 PM
runner05   I have a feeling mine is too tall. :( I'll...   Oct 11 2006, 01:30 PM
bob_TCC   Looks fine to me. ;) -Bob   Oct 11 2006, 01:33 PM
Tromni   Thank Bob. My previous sig being too wide was the ...   Oct 11 2006, 01:38 PM
nerk01   Thanks for the reminder Bob, this is one of my maj...   Oct 11 2006, 08:34 PM
bob_TCC   Then, I would suggest going to My Controls: Boar...   Oct 11 2006, 08:55 PM
bufbillsstlcards   How are we doing with this new rule?   Oct 14 2006, 10:24 PM
bob_TCC   From what I've seen, I think many of our act...   Oct 14 2006, 10:30 PM
saxophonymartian   Bob, is my sig okay? I tried to squeeze the letter...   Oct 14 2006, 10:50 PM
bob_TCC   I think it's fine. -Bob   Oct 14 2006, 10:52 PM
bob_TCC   Oops. Your just-added image is a little too wid...   Oct 14 2006, 11:06 PM
19th Century Indiana Jones   Try font=arial, it may squeeze just a tad more ti...   Oct 22 2006, 02:24 PM
acampione   I'm thinking of taking out those bannanas-- so...   Oct 14 2006, 10:54 PM
bufbillsstlcards   :o :crybaby: :no:   Oct 14 2006, 11:02 PM
Bolted_Down   got it to 425...from 500 original width. got a new...   Oct 14 2006, 11:37 PM
bufbillsstlcards   Im sorry, but it just seems like they have gotten ...   Oct 22 2006, 01:57 PM
acampione   I hope you realized mine are gone :lol: :lol:   Oct 22 2006, 01:59 PM
bufbillsstlcards   Nope, now Im sad :(   Oct 22 2006, 03:49 PM
ffman   I've been without bananas for a long time, ...   Oct 22 2006, 04:59 PM
champb21   my signature alright?   Oct 22 2006, 04:57 PM
bob_TCC   I removed a little bit of the empty space, so it...   Oct 22 2006, 07:21 PM
oldspice_007   I think there are still way too many people with s...   Oct 22 2006, 11:02 PM
bob_TCC   Thanks for the reminder, Anton. ;) -Bob   Oct 23 2006, 11:24 AM
dd316   I just made my Clark banner a little smaller. Less...   Oct 23 2006, 11:47 AM
braves4life1025   what do i ned to delete bob   Oct 31 2006, 12:48 PM
bob_TCC   1 of the 3. Since 1 appears to be a broken link...   Oct 31 2006, 01:03 PM
acampione   I slimmed it down..   Oct 31 2006, 05:17 PM
bob_TCC   :lol: It's always the members that don...   Oct 31 2006, 05:21 PM
acampione   Wow. My friends say I worry too much. And there...   Oct 31 2006, 05:23 PM
ffman   I'm like that too, acamp.   Oct 31 2006, 06:04 PM
CodyJohnson117   Hey, I have little question... Do signature have j...   Oct 31 2006, 05:26 PM
bob_TCC   No. Please remove your attempt to make money of...   Oct 31 2006, 05:29 PM
CodyJohnson117   Oops.. I didn't mean to click okay, i was tryi...   Oct 31 2006, 05:39 PM
bob_TCC   Besides opening the door to things like you were...   Oct 31 2006, 05:40 PM
19th Century Indiana Jones   I need smaller fonts so I can fit more into my sig...   Oct 31 2006, 06:09 PM
bob_TCC   How many binkies do you go through in a day? :...   Oct 31 2006, 06:11 PM
19th Century Indiana Jones   What's a binkie? :baby:   Oct 31 2006, 06:17 PM
bob_TCC   Binky = Pacifier. -Bob   Oct 31 2006, 06:19 PM
19th Century Indiana Jones   Me or my posts? :baby:   Oct 31 2006, 08:45 PM
ffman   :lol:   Oct 31 2006, 08:45 PM
Bolted_Down   ok... rework to under 400 width... B)   Nov 5 2006, 07:44 PM
BarnhardtEnterprises   so im assuming that my signature is too big? help ...   Nov 5 2006, 07:51 PM
bob_TCC   It would be best to remove one of the 3 images. ...   Nov 5 2006, 07:53 PM
BarnhardtEnterprises   ok i'll try and dig up my animation program wh...   Nov 5 2006, 08:07 PM
bob_TCC   It appears that the polite suggestion approach isn...   Nov 8 2006, 06:57 PM
Bolted_Down   Rarely, if ever, boss... :( Make sure you mark...   Nov 8 2006, 07:01 PM
bob_TCC   :lol: :lol: :lol: You're safe. ;) -...   Nov 8 2006, 07:03 PM
ffman   Is my sig too big now with the WKU logo? I don...   Nov 8 2006, 07:04 PM
pistolpd22   do I need to shorten mine up some?   Nov 8 2006, 08:20 PM
bob_TCC   I think your signature is right on the upper lim...   Nov 9 2006, 11:20 PM
bob_TCC   I see that some are getting way too big again. -B...   Nov 22 2006, 02:40 PM
19th Century Indiana Jones   Why do people need to use 2 banners? :huh: :baby:   Nov 22 2006, 02:44 PM
bob_TCC   Agreed. I've commented mutliple times that ...   Nov 22 2006, 02:46 PM
ffman   That's why I've decided to alternate my...   Nov 26 2006, 04:36 PM
Hallsgator   Ever since this thread, it's almost like they ...   Nov 22 2006, 02:52 PM
19th Century Indiana Jones   But like a balloon, they'll eventually expand ...   Nov 22 2006, 02:54 PM
bob_TCC   Let me guess... You have just the right pin for...   Nov 22 2006, 03:04 PM
19th Century Indiana Jones   Are you saying that I DO have a pin for the job? ...   Nov 22 2006, 03:08 PM
Iplayfootball_90   Bob, I know mine is too big and I was wanting to k...   Nov 26 2006, 05:05 PM
bob_TCC   The 3rd one is a little too wide and could be re...   Nov 26 2006, 05:13 PM
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