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#398554 --- 06/29/06 10:07 AM Signature Cancelled?
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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?
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#398555 --- 06/29/06 11:55 AM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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I discovered I have the same problem.

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#398556 --- 06/30/06 12:35 AM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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".
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#398557 --- 06/30/06 08:30 AM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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.

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#398558 --- 06/30/06 09:16 AM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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More likely chalk it up to problems with the forum software.

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#398559 --- 06/30/06 09:32 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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Add me to the list of "can'ts"
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#398560 --- 06/30/06 09:44 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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.

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#398561 --- 06/30/06 10:50 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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Abuse of power, that's what it is!
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#398562 --- 07/01/06 01:27 AM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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I haven't checked.
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#398563 --- 07/03/06 10:10 AM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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.

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#398564 --- 07/03/06 10:22 AM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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?

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#398565 --- 07/03/06 12:35 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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?

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#398566 --- 07/03/06 03:25 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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Though admittedly I could see the image tag HTML code necessary for images in signatures being a concern.

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#398567 --- 07/03/06 07:06 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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Has FL1 started hosting signature images? How would this affect their bandwidth?

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#398568 --- 07/05/06 09:51 AM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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?
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#398569 --- 07/05/06 02:53 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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??

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#398570 --- 07/05/06 04:02 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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
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#398571 --- 07/05/06 05:17 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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.

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#398572 --- 07/05/06 05:17 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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It's worth noting that in your display preferences, you can shut signatures off.

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#398573 --- 07/05/06 07:01 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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.

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#398574 --- 07/11/06 11:31 AM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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
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#398575 --- 07/11/06 03:43 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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you cant pull it, you cant change it
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#398576 --- 07/11/06 08:51 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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.
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#398577 --- 07/12/06 01:28 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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.
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#398578 --- 07/17/06 11:56 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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.
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#398579 --- 07/18/06 12:30 AM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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How do you turn off other peoples siggies?

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#398580 --- 07/18/06 12:46 AM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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Go to "My Home" at the top and click on "Display Preferences" it's at the bottom of the page. You can edit them.
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#398581 --- 07/18/06 05:30 AM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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.
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#398582 --- 07/19/06 07:43 AM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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
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#398583 --- 07/20/06 08:06 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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Your Avatar can be changed,but it's very tricky.
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#398584 --- 07/21/06 12:28 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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.

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#398585 --- 07/23/06 02:57 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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.
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#398586 --- 07/23/06 03:26 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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#398587 --- 07/23/06 04:22 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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Looks like maybe you're having the same problem, Windwillow.
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#398588 --- 07/24/06 05:47 AM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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#398589 --- 07/25/06 11:27 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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.
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#398590 --- 07/26/06 04:35 AM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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
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#398591 --- 07/27/06 11:25 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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Tried that, Ranger. Multiple times. It's still here.
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#398592 --- 07/28/06 06:08 AM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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.

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#398593 --- 07/28/06 07:27 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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?
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#398594 --- 07/28/06 07:31 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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I deleted my signature, and then changed my avatar; no problem.
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#398595 --- 07/28/06 09:41 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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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

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#398596 --- 08/20/06 05:47 PM Re: Signature Cancelled?
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Three weeks later and my sig is still here.
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