Signature Cancelled?

Posted by: KoDSC

Signature Cancelled? - 06/29/06 10:07 AM

My signature was cancelled out!
When I went in to type a new one, I noticed the top line above that box says this:

"Signature (up to 0 characters)."

Um... up to 0 chars? That means I can't enter anything.
Sure enough, it won't let me use a thing for a signature.
Why'd it do that?
Posted by: cleangov

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 06/29/06 11:55 AM

I discovered I have the same problem.
Posted by: VM Smith

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 06/30/06 12:35 AM

I haven't been able to change my sig for over a week. Even if I only type one word, I'm told "signature too long".
Posted by:

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 06/30/06 08:30 AM

Quote:

My signature was cancelled out!
When I went in to type a new one, I noticed the top line above that box says this:

"Signature (up to 0 characters)."

Um... up to 0 chars? That means I can't enter anything.
Sure enough, it won't let me use a thing for a signature.
Why'd it do that?




It's an evil plot by Past Tense to take over the forums.
Posted by: japh

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 06/30/06 09:16 AM

More likely chalk it up to problems with the forum software.
Posted by: ~Ellie~

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 06/30/06 09:32 PM

Add me to the list of "can'ts"
Posted by:

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 06/30/06 09:44 PM

Quote:

More likely chalk it up to problems with the forum software.




Like I said, it's an evil plot by Past Tense to take over the forums.
Posted by: ~Ellie~

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 06/30/06 10:50 PM

Abuse of power, that's what it is!
Posted by: dottiehuckle

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/01/06 01:27 AM

I haven't checked.
Posted by: FL1 Staff

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/03/06 10:10 AM

We have disabled the signature feature due to it being abused by several users. When a user posts a 50k photo for their signature, for example, and 100 people open a thread that user has posted on, that is 5,000k of our bandwidth that is used. On top of that, if they post several times on a thread, that amount of bandwidth is significantly increased. Now imagine they have posted 1,000's of times. You can only imagine the bandwidth that is wasted.

On top of that, it is annoying and cumbersome to read a thread littered with signature photos.
Posted by: Aces_Up

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/03/06 10:22 AM

I totally understand that one. I simply tried to change my avartar and it say" Signature To Long" I was not trying to do anything with my siggy. What gives on that?
Posted by: japh

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/03/06 12:35 PM

Quote:

On top of that, if they post several times on a thread, that amount of bandwidth is significantly increased. Now imagine they have posted 1,000's of times. You can only imagine the bandwidth that is wasted.




Ummm.... shouldn't the image be downloaded only once, regardless of how many times it's used? At least with any browser I'm aware of.

I can understand the problem, but I don't think this is really part of it.

Could you just strip out image code in the signature field?
Posted by: japh

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/03/06 03:25 PM

Though admittedly I could see the image tag HTML code necessary for images in signatures being a concern.
Posted by: Rascal

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/03/06 07:06 PM

Has FL1 started hosting signature images? How would this affect their bandwidth?
Posted by: ~Ellie~

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/05/06 09:51 AM

Quote:

We have disabled the signature feature due to it being abused by several users. When a user posts a 50k photo for their signature, for example, and 100 people open a thread that user has posted on, that is 5,000k of our bandwidth that is used. On top of that, if they post several times on a thread, that amount of bandwidth is significantly increased. Now imagine they have posted 1,000's of times. You can only imagine the bandwidth that is wasted.

On top of that, it is annoying and cumbersome to read a thread littered with signature photos.




Well shucks, why not just ask the people to remove their large pictures instead of taking the feature away from the rest of us text only people?
Posted by: UKNFOAD

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/05/06 02:53 PM

if they hosted their own siggy pics, it wouldnt affect fl1 bandwidth in any way.

In fact, i didnt know fl1 hosted them. Why dont they stop hosting uploadable avatars??
Posted by: Aces_Up

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/05/06 04:02 PM

Quote:

if they hosted their own siggy pics, it wouldnt affect fl1 bandwidth in any way.



Yep, that's what I do. My siggy and avartor are my own url's. I do not even us my siggy in every post either but will in this one to show my url
Posted by: japh

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/05/06 05:17 PM

Quote:

In fact, i didnt know fl1 hosted them. Why dont they stop hosting uploadable avatars??




One possible reason could be that running the image through their own server enables them to control the dimensions of the images in question.
Posted by: japh

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/05/06 05:17 PM

It's worth noting that in your display preferences, you can shut signatures off.
Posted by: Rascal

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/05/06 07:01 PM

Quote:

Quote:

In fact, i didnt know fl1 hosted them. Why dont they stop hosting uploadable avatars??




One possible reason could be that running the image through their own server enables them to control the dimensions of the images in question.




I'm pretty sure that the sig pics are downloaded from the actual host every time they're shown on the pages. You can resize them with code inside the forum software.
Posted by: E. Mousie

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/11/06 11:31 AM

ok...then even I'm using photobucket, it causes a problem...I'm cool, I'll pull my liddle picture, although I am proud of that design
Posted by: BraveHeart

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/11/06 03:43 PM

you cant pull it, you cant change it
Posted by: E. Mousie

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/11/06 08:51 PM

I guess you're right, but I don't know where I went wrong. Maybe the mods at large will clarify if I should do what or not do. Flarp...I'm tired.
Posted by: KoDSC

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/12/06 01:28 PM

Ok... I just wanted to know if everyone had that happen... or if I did something bad with mine.... but all I had was an IaNL reference.

Wait, maybe that's what it was.
Posted by: ~Ellie~

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/17/06 11:56 PM

I think threads load faster when you turn off viewing other people's signatures. I don't have RR so moving around in here can be very slow when there are a lot of graphics on a thread.
Posted by: Echidna

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/18/06 12:30 AM

How do you turn off other peoples siggies?
Posted by: ~Ellie~

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/18/06 12:46 AM

Go to "My Home" at the top and click on "Display Preferences" it's at the bottom of the page. You can edit them.
Posted by: HeavenlyPlaces

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/18/06 05:30 AM

I like my siggy...but what I found also, when I went to edit my information, was that editing ANY part of your information renders your siggy null and void...so I just hit the back button and settled for not making ANY changes.
Posted by: lennon lives

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/19/06 07:43 AM

i can't even bring up an avatar any more i tried to change the one i had and it won't let me add another and i lost the one i had....ah well life goes on. no biggie
Posted by: hurley

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/20/06 08:06 PM

Your Avatar can be changed,but it's very tricky.
Posted by: FL1 Staff

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/21/06 12:28 PM

The reason you can't change your avatar is because you still have text in your signature field. Delete that text in your signature field on your user settings and you will be able to update any other settings, including your avatar.
Posted by: EYRIE

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/23/06 02:57 PM

I tried deleting my signature,and it just keeps coming back.
I highlighted it and hit the space bar. Back it came
I used the delete button - back it came
I tried backspacing through the words - back they came.
Posted by: WilllOWisp

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/23/06 03:26 PM

test
Posted by: EYRIE

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/23/06 04:22 PM

Looks like maybe you're having the same problem, Windwillow.
Posted by: Ranger

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/24/06 05:47 AM

test
Posted by: EYRIE

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/25/06 11:27 PM

Well, I tried again and again and again to get rid of the signature. It just won't go away. Guess I'll have to let FL1 get rid of it for me when they get around to it.
Posted by: Ranger

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/26/06 04:35 AM

Quote:

Well, I tried again and again and again to get rid of the signature. It just won't go away. Guess I'll have to let FL1 get rid of it for me when they get around to it.




all I did was highlight my siggie and hit delete, poof, gone
Posted by: EYRIE

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/27/06 11:25 PM

Tried that, Ranger. Multiple times. It's still here.
Posted by: Aces_Up

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/28/06 06:08 AM

I took my whole siggy out with no problem. Had to to cahnge my password and now I can't put nothing back in there. Not that I want to.
Posted by: EYRIE

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/28/06 07:27 PM

You can't change your siggy because they're not allowed anymore. We all have to give them up because a few were too large!
Doesn't FL1 set a limit as to how large a signature and an avatar can be?
Posted by: MotherNature

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/28/06 07:31 PM

I deleted my signature, and then changed my avatar; no problem.
Posted by: Aces_Up

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 07/28/06 09:41 PM

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You can't change your siggy because they're not allowed anymore. We all have to give them up because a few were too large!
Doesn't FL1 set a limit as to how large a signature and an avatar can be?




Oh yea, I forgot. I should have just left mine in there. Oh well, I know who I am
Posted by: EYRIE

Re: Signature Cancelled? - 08/20/06 05:47 PM

Three weeks later and my sig is still here.