# Signature Image

## Are signatures with images acceptable?

• ### No

• Total voters
16

#### Dagenais

Would you mind if I had an image as a signature? A lot of phone line users find that annoying.

But if nobody minds, I may add one on for awhile.

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#### Mr. Robin Parsons

Apparently in the "options" (choices you can make) a dial up user can disable that, so it shouldn't be a problem for anyone anymore....aside from that, I tried this site, on a dial up, it was "quick enough"....lots faster then some other sites....depends upon the number of links Greg has, on the opening page....

#### Chen

I oppose images in signatures not because of my connection speed (which is extremely decent by any standard), but because they interfere with the flow of discussion and general look of the board. I have no problems with text signatures, but when people start to place 500x300 images and they show up under every second post it gets really annoying really fast.

#### Monique

Staff Emeritus
Gold Member
I would have to advice against using images in the signature as well. Also, the size of the signature is limited to 4 lines, as can be read in the posting guidelines.

#### Dagenais

Okay, so it's 50%.

4 for No
4 for Yes

That doesn't help much...

Maybe it'll help if I show what images I'm thinking of having for my signature.

Either:

http://metroboards.com/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=395626

Or

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/images/homepage/products/winFamLogo_XP.gif

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#### Mr. Robin Parsons

YUP, in the UserCP there is edit options, and in there you can turn off Pictures, signatures, and avatars....so's the rest don't matter all that much, as long as dial-up users know, and can turn it off, if they would prefer that....for speeds sake....

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#### MacTech

despite the.. you can make a user option for sigs on and off... my suggestion is not to have them anyway... unless you are going to size restrict it to something like 20 px high.

Just out of curiosity, why would you want the Windows XP logo in your signature?

#### one_raven

Just out of curiosity, why would you want the Windows XP logo in your signature?

You beat me to the question.

#### Monique

Staff Emeritus
Gold Member
Why don't you just upload those images into your profile, instead of putting them in your signature? I think people will get tired very soon seeing the same image repeated over a page many times.

#### tribdog

unless your signature picture is going to be Monique's avatar. That's about the only one I personally wouldn't get sick of seeing.
PS if I get sick of seeing something I would probably ruthlessly attack you, call you dirty names and write poems stating just how much I was irritated. And for some reason it seems like I have a talent for pi**ing people off.

#### Mr. Robin Parsons

A signature is a good place to tell everyone about yourself, in one shot, helped me once, as a thread got 'locked out' prior to the complete responce being exposed, my signature was used to make certain that those involved got to see the answer, something that would have been difficult, othewise......and that thread still stands in error, locked....and I've no signature now, but $25 US (Bout$62,000.00 Canadian, I suspect) I could get it baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

#### Dagenais

Just out of curiosity, why would you want the Windows XP logo in your signature?
Just to show them my support. There are so many idiots out there blaming Microsoft and Windows for everything that goes wrong.

Oh, Microsoft has a monopoly!

Windows crashed and I lost all my report even though I forgot to save!

I got a virus because I was dumb enough to click an attachment entitled: "Hot Hot XXX FREE!"

Microsoft lost my Dog!!

#### The_Professional

Greg Bernhardt said:
The_Professional, before you pronouce the kid innocent you should know a few facts. First of all he knew exactly what he was doing, the site was mikerowesoft.com. Immediately when MS confronted him he asked for money and training. In the end the kid got some training and alot of free publicity to his new site where he sells advertising and makes a ton of money. Also a month or two after the whole deal he tries to sell two copies of all the legal documents on ebay for around \$600. I know all this because I am part of a web community that he is part of too. MS might be harsh, but the kid knew exactly what he was doing, took advantage and is doing very well off!
I didn't say he was innocent. But he was poking fun. Good for him.

Another example of Microsoft suppressing freedom of speech is when they asked Slashdot to remove readers posts regarding one of their articles.

#### Greg Bernhardt

The_Professional said:
I didn't say he was innocent. But he was poking fun. Good for him.

Another example of Microsoft suppressing freedom of speech is when they asked Slashdot to remove readers posts regarding one of their articles.

Personally I wouldn't say good for him. The kid admitted guilt by saying that he made his domain name sound like Microsoft's on purpose, which is basically extortion.

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#### Evo

Mentor
The_Professional said:
Now on to your question, how did Microsoft get angry? It's really simple actually, in fact let me pull my magic Windows XP Internet Explorer browser: They don't believe in Freedom of Speech. They are humorless nitwits.
This is not unique to Microsoft, all large companies take action on possible trademark infringement.

#### The_Professional

Greg Bernhardt said:
Personally I wouldn't say good for him. The kid admitted guilt by saying that he made his domain name sound like Microsoft's on purpose, which is basically extortion.
I agree, if indeed he admitted. That in essence is extortion.

#### Dagenais

So what does this Microsoft training do for him?

Does he get a job afterwards? If I was a Microsoft Exec (I should be. I am one of the remaining loyalest), I wouldn't want to hire someone who demanded to be trained simply because the company wanted his address deleted.

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