We previously had maximum dimensions for images in signatures of 600px (horizontal) and 120px (vertical)…
As a growing number of members now use the site via their mobile phones or tablets, and whilst some others have slower internet speeds, or limited usage data… we have now decided that the maximum allowed size in total for anyone wishing to have a signature image will be 600px horizontally & 120px vertically - plus one additional line of default-sized text.
Animated GIFs are allowed, as long as they do not exceed the maximum image size limit stated above (600px horizontal, and 120px vertical), and are not greater than 100KB in size.
Any signatures containing non-compliant images may be removed without notice.
For clarity, the white rectangular image below is 600px by 120px:-
‘Text only signatures’ should contain no more than 7 lines of default-sized text in them - this includes lines used for any line breaks / paragraph breaks or gaps.
For example, the picture of a signature below uses 7 lines of text; 4 lines of text and 3 line spaces in between:-
Note 1 : Please do not have signatures that resemble anything like those of the moderators on here. The exception to this is ‘Handman’ - who kindly contributed to designing the moderator signatures.
Note 2 : Site Contributors or Editors etc may be allowed slightly larger sized signatures - IF required to help with informing fellow members of their projects/work. They are advised to ask a moderator beforehand if they feel they need a larger sized signature.
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Guidelines for post content and general behaviour: read announcement here
Max. allowable image sizes in signatures: reminder here