Can we have a height limit on signatures please?

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by YM, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    If someone posts wrong information, you quote them and politely correct them. Everyone can then agree with you if they feel that you are correct.

    If you feel someone has wrong info, then say so, but then say that you aren't sure why. Someone else can correct it for you.
     
  2. Idolon

    aa Idolon the worst admin

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    Actually most of the time we do. We're a design community, and justifying your opinion is pretty much the basis of having any sort of intelligent discussion. If the feedback plugin is any indication, the last thing we want to do for this community is enable our users to be even lazier.
     
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  3. Zed

    aa Zed Certified Most Crunk™

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    If someone posts blatantly incorrect information, why not have the option to flag it for removal?
     
  4. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    That's the report button.
     
  5. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    What? you don't report a post because it's wrong. O.O
     
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  6. Fantasma

    aa Fantasma

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    I think he more means mis-information like using false facts on purpose or putting words in other people's mouth that never happened.

    Also on the topic of this, I think we definetely need a height limit, we can have a youtube video as a signature for crying out loud. We can still treat them case-by-case but everyone can agree on a point where we go 'enough is enough' and use that at least.
     
  7. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    honestly I'm more concerned about all the signature that have broken links since we have the new forum software

    i.e.: mine

    edit: whoa my signature links still work! but all downloads are pretty much rip atm
     
  8. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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    I've honestly been been surprised we lasted this long without that many issues that would warrant a limit. Most forums I participate in have them, and I wouldn't be opposed to implementing one.
     
  9. killohurtz

    aa killohurtz Distinction in Applied Carving

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    Looks like most of those maps never got imported before we lost the archive. If you still have them locally, you can put them through the import queue and I'll attach the threads and stuff
     
  10. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    the sad part is I don't ahah, I'm a bad person. rip me
     
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  11. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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    People do. We don't get notifications about reports, it goes into a communal queue for all staff. If the request/fix looks reasonable I'll usually ammend the post. (this mostly applies to old outdated content)
     
  12. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    We're not so swarmed with reports that using it that way would impair our ability to respond to issues.
     
  13. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    Everybody got a notification that they need to import their old maps before... October I think actually, even though the archive actually stayed up for another month after that. I managed to get around to doing it before the original deadline, and I'm terrible about putting things off (when did I start working on Turbine2... early 2012, I think?), so I don't know what anyone else's excuse is. :p
     
  14. killohurtz

    aa killohurtz Distinction in Applied Carving

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    While you're right in saying people shouldn't put things off, the archive was never intended to be shut down. It was lost accidentally when its server expired and it's still unclear whether a backup is available. Personally, I find it harder to believe that there are people who don't keep backups of their own maps o_O
     
  15. Leminnes

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    Yeah, I mean, just PMing me and asking me to make my sig smaller would've been enough here. But I guess making a sweeping policy change works better, doesn't it?

    :|

    Edit: Seriously, YM used me and only me as the example of the signatures that "annoy" him. Are there any others because I haven't noticed any. Seems silly to make a new rule just because YM found my signature irritating.
     
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  16. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    All the previous times I've told the person straight up. And I will admit that it isn't a frequent problem, I just decided not to this time.
    For what it's worth, I still think that image is at least 50% too tall.
     
  17. drp

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    I can see the space issue, but bandwidth? its 2015 :p
     
  18. Turnip

    aa Turnip The 80s Vegetable

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    This is the same size
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    As this:
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    So which one needs to be limited again? Both of them right?

    Though that image could cause eye sore because of the radical color shift, but thats another topic or private conversation.
     
  19. SC PL

    aa SC PL local shitposter

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    Well I don't see a problem with my signature
     
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  20. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    I sat on this for a while to see how I felt about it and I've got bunch of new things to say:

    I'd like to request a ban on quote blocks in signatures, They're rarely useful, and add way more space than just using quotation marks. Usually they're ok, but at current we're dealing with this from @SC PL:
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    Which I hope we can all agree is ridiculous to the extreme.

    Allowing signatures allows otherwise good signatures to become bloated, here contrast @HolySnickerPuffs with @Cytosolic who both have a quote and a line of links. One is compact while the other is bloated. (sidenote: the content of Snicker's quote is questionably inappropriate for anywhere other than the off topic board where rules are more lax)
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    These signatures, from @Berry, @Leminnes and @Fr0Z3nR, in my view, are also far too big:
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    Frozen's is undeniably useful, but it's massive. It could stand to be 50-75% of the height without losing much impact.


    The signature I use as my baseline for acceptability in content and height is @LeSwordfish's, it's practical, uses muted tones that blend well with the forum and it isn't huge.
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    I've done this publicly so that we can have a discussion over it, I've tagged each of the users whose signatures I've picked as examples so that the "Why don't you just tell them individually" argument is covered.

    For the most part I believe signatures are quite good on this site, most are only one or two lines, the problems only really start once quotation blocks and images start slipping in.
     
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