Signature Image

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Are signatures with images acceptable?

  • Yes

    Votes: 6 37.5%
  • No

    Votes: 10 62.5%

  • Total voters
    16
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.
 
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....:cool:
 
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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.
 

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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.
 
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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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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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?

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

cookiemonster
You beat me to the question.
 

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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.
 
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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.
 
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!
 
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!!

M$ costs too much and they suck. Yet, I'm still using their OS, messenger, Email, Browser and Game console.

Windowzzzz is unsafe because I don't know what I'm doing!

Auto updating is SO MUCH WORK!


The b*itching goes on and on.

Someone's got to let them know they've been doing a good job and that would be me.

Anyone else want to join the club? I read that the owner of IKEA just over took Billy G as richest man. That's appalling!
 
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Dagenais said:
Someone's got to let them know they've been doing a good job - and that's me.
LOL I'm not surprised Bill Gates is a successful businessman
 
siggy pics

They're pretty. I think it'd be fine.

About Microsoft

I love Microsoft. My dad has this co worker who's name is Mike Raw.
He made a website that was www.mikerawsoft.com, and Microsoft got really mad at him. I just thought that was funny. no offense to anyone, but Macs just don't fit their looks. I mean, Macs are pretty, but they run way slow.
 
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This has happened before. I recall hearing something on the news about this kid who had a URL mocking Microsoft.

It happened to irritate Microsoft and they asked the kid to take it down.

However, the admin of the site had demands: To be taken to Microsoft for training.

So, how did Microsoft get angry? Just wondering, did they call you demanding that you take the site down?

As for Macs being slow, that's true. However, they've narrowed the speed gap dramatically with their G5 models.

The users exaggerate the speed a lot though.
 
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Dagenais said:
This has happened before. I recall hearing something on the news about this kid who had a URL mocking Microsoft.

It happened to irritate Microsoft and they asked the kid to take it down.

However, the admin of the site had demands: To be taken to Microsoft for training.

So, how did Microsoft get angry? Just wondering, did they call you demanding that you take the site down?
BRAVO!!! You're learning pretty quick. You gave us a very fine example of Microsoft's bullying tactics. No wonder the DOJ filed a lawsuit against them. We're talking about a little kid poking fun at Microsoft.

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.
 
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Ya know, at first I was really missing the signatures. But after using this format for a while, I find that I really like not seeing them. The discussions seem to flow better without the distractions of them. One or two liners weren't bad, but the longer ones and the ones with pictures became a little annoying after a while.
 
Dagenais said:
Anyone else want to join the club? I read that the owner of IKEA just over took Billy G as richest man. That's appalling!
Not at all. That was the claim of the Swedish magazine, Veckans Affarer.

The only problem is that both IKEA and Forbes magazine say the claim is false. Gates, according to Forbes magazine is worth $47 billion. Forbes ranked the IKEA owner no. 18 at $18.5 billion. While he may have benefited from a strong Sweden currency it is still not enough to close the gap between his wealth and Bill Gates
 
The_Professional said:
BRAVO!!! You're learning pretty quick. You gave us a very fine example of Microsoft's bullying tactics. No wonder the DOJ filed a lawsuit against them. We're talking about a little kid poking fun at Microsoft. They are humorless nitwits.
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!
 
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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.

Microsoft Asks Slashdot To Remove Readers' Posts
 
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.

Microsoft Asks Slashdot To Remove Readers' Posts
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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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.
 
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.
 
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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