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Images in Signatures Disabled

Postby Shevarash » Fri Feb 07, 2003 7:07 am

I have disabled images in signatures. This web server runs on the same machine as the MUD itself, and we cannot afford to waste our bandwidth on loads and loads of .sig images - which also tend to mess up the alignment of threads.

An option to allow users to view/post images in signatures may be implemented sometime in the future, but for now...you get the picture.
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Postby Zellin » Fri Feb 07, 2003 7:12 am

Thank you. Now please disable polls too! =)
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Postby Corth » Fri Feb 07, 2003 7:43 am

Shev,

Any chance we might be allowed to place links in our sig line once again? I dont see how that would cause any bandwidth problems...
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Postby Shevarash » Fri Feb 07, 2003 9:06 am

You're right of course that links to images on other sights wouldn't cause bandwidth problems on our end, I should have been more clear.

Bandwidth to those browsing is a big issue though, as are the readability issues with lengthy images.

What I'll do is look into it making viwing inline sig images a toggleable option in your profile. No promises though. :)
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Postby Corth » Fri Feb 07, 2003 8:28 pm

Shev,

I think maybe I was the one that wasn't clear..

I mean a clickable link in the signature area. Not an image. The change you made gets rid of images, but it also gets rid of the ability to place a URL in the sig area..
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SHUT IT

Postby muma » Sat Feb 08, 2003 12:08 am

Zellin wrote:Thank you. Now please disable polls too! =)


SHUT UP! :evil:




....People just need to get it out of their system, but i am proud to say i haven't abused polls.

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Re: SHUT IT

Postby Zellin » Sat Feb 08, 2003 12:46 am

muma wrote:
Zellin wrote:Thank you. Now please disable polls too! =)


SHUT UP! :evil:




....People just need to get it out of their system, but i am proud to say i haven't abused polls.

http://sojourn3.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=10152



Actually, I figured the same but I just couldn't help myself. It looks like people are starting to calm down with the polls thing.
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Postby ssar » Sat Feb 08, 2003 1:13 am

Zellin wrote:Thank you. Now please disable polls too! =)


We need a poll on weather you think we need to disable polls.

On topic - thank shevv, whilst I did like to be able to add a link to a little picture, I think in general too many pictures have messed up the BBS and make browsing certain threads a cumbersome task for those with dialup connections.
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Postby Shevarash » Sat Feb 08, 2003 1:49 am

Corth wrote:Shev,

I mean a clickable link in the signature area. Not an image. The change you made gets rid of images, but it also gets rid of the ability to place a URL in the sig area..


Fixed, that was unintentional. :)
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Postby Daz » Sun Feb 09, 2003 7:30 pm

any word on sig images? i have several orders on hold while i wait for this to be resolved :P

those of us WITHOUT bandwidth limitations really enjoy the option to peruse the bbs with colorful signature files, when scrolling down long (cough 800+ items) threads, it can really help find someone's post, or even just to see who is arguing with who, etc.
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Postby Dalar » Mon Feb 10, 2003 12:00 am

why not just enable avatars? daz has a point. avatars are a good way to find the better posters.
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Postby Rausrh » Tue Feb 11, 2003 5:13 pm

Keep the pics off!!!
Scrolling through those 800 message posts takes long enough without having to look at YAPDASG (Yet Another Pedophiles Dream Anime School Girl)
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Postby Yarash » Thu Feb 13, 2003 2:00 pm

Rausrh wrote:Keep the pics off!!!
Scrolling through those 800 message posts takes long enough without having to look at YAPDASG (Yet Another Pedophiles Dream Anime School Girl)


Agreed. In addition to adding to the load time, they clutter the screen. I just want to read the posts, not wade through gigantic banners in people's signatures. It's gets funny when the signature pictures take up more vertical screen space than the actual message.

I really like the idea of having a preference to not see signatures at all.

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Postby Kossuth » Thu Feb 13, 2003 2:49 pm

I believe that the deal with removing the pics for bandwidth purposes was not only for the impact that it has on people with slow connections, but also in the amount of outgoing bandwidth from this server...
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Postby Daz » Fri Feb 14, 2003 12:56 pm

Kossuth wrote:I believe that the deal with removing the pics for bandwidth purposes was not only for the impact that it has on people with slow connections, but also in the amount of outgoing bandwidth from this server...




Shevarash wrote:You're right of course that links to images on other sights wouldn't cause bandwidth problems on our end, I should have been more clear.
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Postby Kossuth » Fri Feb 14, 2003 3:15 pm

Allow me to rephrase... what I meant actually was in regards to avatars, not sig pics linked in from other sites, my bad. :)
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Postby Daz » Fri Feb 14, 2003 4:03 pm

ahh, ok

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Postby Daz » Fri Feb 21, 2003 3:37 am

bumpdiddy
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Postby Rausrh » Fri Feb 21, 2003 3:59 pm

And the point of bumping an Announcement is what exactly?
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Postby Ragorn » Fri Feb 21, 2003 5:29 pm

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Postby Rausrh » Mon Feb 24, 2003 6:44 pm

Useless clutter.
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Postby Daz » Tue Feb 25, 2003 12:43 pm

still no word? :(
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Postby Guest » Wed Feb 26, 2003 4:17 pm

My personal opinion is that people do not govern themselves well enough when it comes to graphical sig files. We come to the BBS to read, to catch up on what people are saying, to offer our opinions. We did not come here to see huge image files for sigs by people who post often. The first time seen it's cute. Everytime thereafter its annoying, and becomes very unwelcome to Most of the people who use the BBS. I realize that this will not please those few who love putting in graphical sig files, but for the majority of the BBS users, banning graphical sigs is a welcome thing.

If everyone governed themselves appropriately and used graphical sig files that were tasteful and modest in size, not giant and obnoxious, then I dont think people would take issue with them. But that is not the case, and I dont want to get into another police-action with sig files. Better to keep them off, and put all yoru personal art and images on your own web sites. :)

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Postby Sarvis » Wed Feb 26, 2003 6:35 pm

We could have avatars though. Those are usually limited to a small size anyway so that they can fit under your user info in the post...
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Postby Daz » Wed Feb 26, 2003 8:04 pm

so why not impose a pixel or kb size restriction? why not make a toggle option for people who dont like them to not see them?

we realize most of you hate pictures and graphics and only like to see words, but there are people here who enjoy graphics.
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Postby Zellin » Wed Feb 26, 2003 8:24 pm

There are plenty of other forums with pretty pictures. Let's keep this one clean and simple....Isn't the whole appeal of the mud that it's text-based, not graphical? I don't see why the BBS shouldn't be the same way.
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Postby Daz » Wed Feb 26, 2003 11:28 pm

no, the appeal of the mud is that it is like crack. we want pictures.
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Postby Rausrh » Fri Feb 28, 2003 2:54 pm

No, we don't want pictures.
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Postby Daz » Fri Feb 28, 2003 7:01 pm

yes, we want pictures
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Postby Rausrh » Fri Feb 28, 2003 7:06 pm

Nuh-uh...
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Postby Daz » Sat Mar 01, 2003 2:37 am

Uh-huh
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Postby Lazus » Sat Mar 01, 2003 3:05 am

Don't make me turn this thread around!
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Postby Daz » Sat Mar 01, 2003 4:11 am

you better not!
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Postby Rausrh » Mon Mar 03, 2003 2:14 pm

He's looking at me!
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Postby Nuran » Wed Mar 05, 2003 2:42 am

Look above. See how well people govern themselves? :shock: :o
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Postby Llaaldara » Tue Apr 15, 2003 3:46 pm

I have to go to the bathroom! :shock:
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Postby Daz » Tue Apr 22, 2003 2:28 am

bump, missy elliot style
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Postby Dalar » Tue Apr 22, 2003 7:42 am

Daz wrote:bump, missy elliot style

why are you bumping a sticky
It will be fixed in Toril 2.0.

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Postby Nokie » Tue Apr 22, 2003 11:42 am

Dalar wrote:
Daz wrote:bump, missy elliot style

why are you bumping a sticky


I'll tell you why!

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Postby Daz » Wed Apr 23, 2003 9:19 pm

and cuz im a criminal!
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