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Old 11-06-03, 11:11 AM
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So how many lines ARE allowed in a sig?

I've seen them getting bigger and bigger, and now there's someone who's up to 11! I have many more points to add to my gay agenda, but 3 seems like it's enough, but the sigs are getting out of hand, IMHO.

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Old 11-06-03, 11:18 AM
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Gay agenda?

Unless it's changed just recently, there is a 5 line limit in sigs.

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Old 11-06-03, 11:19 AM
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I think any line in a sig that mentions "EyeToy" should be considered to be three lines.
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Old 11-06-03, 11:24 AM
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5 lines at 1024x768 resolution. Due to current economic conditions, the full-time staffer whose main job function was to monitor sig lengths had to be let go.
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Old 11-06-03, 11:36 AM
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5 lines at 1024x768 resolution.
Make that 8 then

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Old 11-06-03, 12:12 PM
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Re: So how many lines ARE allowed in a sig?

Originally posted by FlashStash
I've seen them getting bigger and bigger, and now there's someone who's up to 11! I have many more points to add to my gay agenda, but 3 seems like it's enough, but the sigs are getting out of hand, IMHO.

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If you aren't kidding about someone having 11 lines, let us know who it is.
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Re: Re: So how many lines ARE allowed in a sig?

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If you aren't kidding about someone having 11 lines, let us know who it is.
Dead, YGM!

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Re: Re: Re: So how many lines ARE allowed in a sig?

Originally posted by FlashStash
Dead, YGM!

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Did you reflect for even a moment about what you are doing?
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Re: Re: Re: Re: So how many lines ARE allowed in a sig?

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Did you reflect for even a moment about what you are doing?
What exactly should I be reflecting on?

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Old 11-06-03, 03:38 PM
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*cartman fondly remembers poking fun at linking DVD lists in sigs by placing his entire DVD list in his sig for posting in 1 thread, then forgetting it was there and getting an email from Geoff that JH had complained about my sig length*
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Old 11-06-03, 03:40 PM
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Re: Re: Re: So how many lines ARE allowed in a sig?

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Dead, YGM!

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The mods depend on stuff like that to enforce the rules and keep the site running as planned. They can't catch everything.

Long sigs are annoying and waste bandwith.
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Old 11-06-03, 04:08 PM
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I thought it was four

Signature lengths greater than five (5) lines. As a courtesy to fellow users utilizing low screen resolutions and/or slow Internet connection speeds, those users who append signatures to their forum posts must keep the total length of their signature to a length of five lines or less.
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I thought it was four
LOL that's ok! It's a busy week and I don't have that much free time to devote to the gay agenda anyways! lol

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Old 11-06-03, 10:22 PM
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thats 5 lines including spaces!
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Old 11-06-03, 10:43 PM
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I find it odd that someone with 7 lines is posting in this thread
and for the record, long sigs don't bother me and I'm on dialup. I always have multiple windows open so if one takes longer to load I have other stuff to read

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Old 11-06-03, 11:01 PM
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Originally posted by mikehunt
I find it odd that someone with 7 lines is posting in this thread
and for the record, long sigs don't bother me and I'm on dialup. I always have multiple windows open so if one takes longer to load I have other stuff to read
For my 3 1/2 years here, except for a few weeks, my sig has always been 3 words long. And it will be again soon. No links or nothin.

Politely I suggest you should consider a higher resolution on your computer. It's 4 lines long on mine.
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
I'm 1024x768, and you're only five lines on mine.

Immortal Zeus, surprisingly, is still only five, with the Top Gun 2 line...
Wy not use [ size = 1] text [ / size ] to minimize the font size? Remove the spaces, or 'quote' my thread to see how I did this. I find it saves a lot of space with the long quotes.
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Old 11-07-03, 06:55 AM
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Originally posted by mikehunt
I find it odd that someone with 7 lines is posting in this thread
Looks like someone else uses 800x600 resolution. My nearly 8 year old 15" monitor at home suffers this problem. So I can't do sig length judging at home. With the 1600x1200 on my laptop, nearly all sigs look short.
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hmm, I'm using 1024x768 on my monitor
and to clarify, the length of anyone's sig does not matter to me, I jsut thought it was kind of an odd thing to see in a thread about sig length
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Preacher's sig is a little over one line on my screen.
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
Wy not use [ size = 1] text [ / size ] to minimize the font size? Remove the spaces, or 'quote' my thread to see how I did this. I find it saves a lot of space with the long quotes.
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Old 11-07-03, 04:10 PM
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Originally posted by RandyC
Preacher's sig is a little over one line on my screen.
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Old 11-07-03, 06:31 PM
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Originally posted by mikehunt
hmm, I'm using 1024x768 on my monitor
and to clarify, the length of anyone's sig does not matter to me, I jsut thought it was kind of an odd thing to see in a thread about sig length
Is your text size at regular? Also, do you have any search or favorites sections open on your browser?

The 5 lines is at 1024x768, using regular size text, and no other features using up the browser window like a favorites listing or search window.
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Old 11-07-03, 07:23 PM
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only thing I have is the normal address bar, file menu and back button bar on my IE. no other special features. I'm at work now so I can't check text size
wow, didn't realize what was intended as an innocent odd observation would stir up so much debate

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