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post #41 of 84
I'm a 56k (48k) user and I say YES, because I have one and because if you have a decent browser the image will get cached.
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post #42 of 84
I'm inclined against them for reasons that have been summarized here (visual clutter, speed - UBB's HTML is already bad enough) and also because, unlike with inlined images, there's no way to edit them in case someone decides to sign off with a 10 minute capture of the desktop on their Cinema Display. :eek:
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post #43 of 84
No
post #44 of 84
Ahhh the AI Purists come out... C'Mon guys... do like MacNN does and put strict rules on graphic sigs...

FORCING people to a certain form of sig is dumb. If you can't decipher a post from a sig then what's the point?
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post #45 of 84
Mac Guru, this isn't MacNN's forums.

AI purists are the only hope this board has against becoming a grey-colored MacNN forum extension.
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post #46 of 84
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BRAVO GROVERAT!

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post #47 of 84
I say yes to image sigs
My sig helps me to quickly 'scan down' to where I last posted, I also use them to quickly scan for useful posts, Sinewave usually posts good info, and his sig allows me to zip down the forum,using the scroll wheel on my mouse, and read his post . Without the images I'd just have to hunt things down. (the edges on mine need tidying maybe the higher png would help?)
It took me ages to find this post without my image sig
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post #48 of 84
Yeah lets make sure we make this forum as boring and dull as possible.
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post #49 of 84
Didn't say I WANTED it to be MacNN... NN is full of pretentious jerks... I started out here and I love it here... I just think it would be great if we could EXPRESS ourselves however we want... some use words... others use imagery. Deal with it.

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post #50 of 84
Boring and dull if you don't have an attention span, I suppose.

Do you still buy books with pictures in them?
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post #51 of 84
[quote]some use words... others use imagery. Deal with it.<hr></blockquote>

The entire point of a message board is words. This is not an Image Forum.

Honestly, you are making my case for me.
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post #52 of 84
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what if the size of them were limited to a maximum of 120x30, and strictly enforced? I think that a lot of the distraction comes from the size...

just an idea.
post #53 of 84
[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:
<strong>what if the size of them were limited to a maximum of 120x30, and strictly enforced? I think that a lot of the distraction comes from the size...

just an idea.</strong><hr></blockquote>

ya it does, though pics such as Immortal K-Mart's are disturbing as well...
post #54 of 84
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does immortal k-mart post here?
<img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[Are you kidding?]" />

this is NOT macnn.

please folks... really. AI may be owned by MacNN, but we are totally seperate and (mostly) independent.
post #55 of 84
It's not entirely the size, Jon, it's usually the color and design.

You have bright and busy signatures and it just breaks up the text and flow of a thread. I might be a freak of nature but I like to look at the posts (you know, the actual words).

When you open the gate for small, unobtrusive ones you get whiners who want theirs a little bigger or more colorful. Then a little more. The best thing to do is make people's posts speak for them then the wheat gets separated from the chaff and the board is better for it anyway.

Maybe they would be useful if they were the only means of identification, but our names are already besides our posts. It's visual clutter, which kind of goes against the whole sleek design of the boards.

Should I be allowed to show my creativity by posting a super-cool Europe - "The Final Countdown" MIDI after my posts?
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post #56 of 84
Being an AI purist (I guess [1999]), I was probably the first poster with a graphic signature here. It was 4K, B/W and cool. Actually, it was under my name in the pane to the left of my post. It did get out of hand once users figured out how to do it, but that is easily remedied with file size limits.
post #57 of 84
More than anything, to me, the distraction is the color. Right now we have a nice, sleek, neutral color scheme, and bright squares of color just totally throw it off.

All the reasons that have been given here in defense of these things are total bs. "helps me find my post faster..." "Helps me find other people's posts faster." "Self expression." blah blah blah.... It's not worth turning this place into Pic-Pie just to shave off a half second of your surfing time. I'm all for self expression. Hell, I'll start a thread for people to show off their best stuff. But a little blob of color after each post is an unnecessary eyesore.
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post #58 of 84
And this whole "it helps me find people faster" crap...how about trying the "Find" command? It's a computer, it can do things like that. Oh, and don't forget those people who like to change their sigs 3 or 4 times a week. *cough* iceEnclosure *cough*

Don't get me wrong, some sigs are really nice but they just aren't the AI style. And really, that's why we're here. To me, if you get sigs, then it's just MacNN jr.
If you want to flaunt your photoshop skillz, make a thread, don't force us to look at your stuff.

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post #59 of 84
[quote]When you open the gate for small, unobtrusive ones you get whiners who want theirs a little bigger or more colorful. Then a little more. The best thing to do is make people's posts speak for them then the wheat gets separated from the chaff and the board is better for it anyway.<hr></blockquote>I'm just quoting this because it's so true it bears repeating. Gordy's little bar code thing (I hope my memory is correct) below his name in the olden days was kinda cool. It took less time to load than most posts do, and it was totally unobtrusive. But I thank God that other people didn't figure out how to do it, or we would have had frickin chaos here...
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post #60 of 84
[quote]Originally posted by Jonathan:
<strong>what if the size of them were limited to a maximum of 120x30, and strictly enforced? I think that a lot of the distraction comes from the size...

just an idea.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I would go along with that.
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post #61 of 84
Certainement!

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post #62 of 84
lets not forget once the images are in the cache you don't have to download them over and over again.

Some of us are willing to compromise.
Some just want it their way and too bad if others want it a different way.
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post #63 of 84
I see no where on this forum that it is required to use nothing but words to get your message across... if so we should also ban users who instigate such horrific acts as "Show us your desktop pic" threads... Really man... it's a Forum... for words AND/OR images...

I'm not about to "Type" you a description of my desktop.

I would be all for greyscale only sig images if COLOR hurts your eyes or detracts from the UI of the board, or makes your children into tree huggers or whatever your reason... it'd take me 5 seconds to desaturate my sig...

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post #64 of 84
I think if they are allowed they should be grayscale and very small (25x100 or so). Little tags do make it easier to remember and notice people, but some stick out way too much, especially for the look of this board.

In the first page of this thread, look at Sinewave versus Synotic.
post #65 of 84
It's not an issue of download time. We can all agree that sigs aren't that big and don't really add too much time to download. They just don't look right with AI's color scheme. Heck, the smilies are out of place enough without big ugly blocks.
And while I'm on the subject, those folders have got to go.
post #66 of 84
You're missing the point Guru. Pictures definitely have their place in this forum. You can get a whole lot of communication done with a picture. However, a jazzed up image of your name doesn't really communicate anything, does it? It's just a way of showing the world how good you are with Photoshop, which has its place, but it is not at the end of each and every post.
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post #67 of 84
[quote]Originally posted by Mac Guru:
<strong>I see no where on this forum that it is required to use nothing but words to get your message across... if so we should also ban users who instigate such horrific acts as "Show us your desktop pic" threads... Really man... it's a Forum... for words AND/OR images...

I'm not about to "Type" you a description of my desktop. </strong><hr></blockquote>

That's a thread, you can ignore it. It's logical that there would be lots of images in it. With image sigs, you can't ignore them.

Hey, I have an idea. There should be an option to ignore images in signatures if you want in the profile or whatever. <img src="graemlins/biggthumpup.gif" border="0" alt="[Thumbs Up]" />
post #68 of 84
ooooh, ignore image sigs.
I like.
post #69 of 84
I can't believe we actually have sig nazis in AI..
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post #70 of 84
I say let them go as long as they are at a certain size. And maybe just not animated. But, yah let them stay.

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post #71 of 84
Oh no, I've just been called a 'nazi'. I'd better change my opinon right now. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[Are you kidding?]" />

Hey groverat, take care of my light work, would you?
post #72 of 84
oooooh, sinewave is quick with his super 1337 photoshop skillz.
Thanx for proving my point.
post #73 of 84
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Good thing we're not at MacNN. Any thread with a mention of nazis gets ::LOCKED::.

Nice sig Sinewave. <img src="graemlins/biggthumpup.gif" border="0" alt="[Thumbs Up]" />
post #74 of 84
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very classy sinewave. not helping your point, either.
post #75 of 84
I say let them go as long as they are at a certain size. And maybe just not animated. But, yah let them stay.

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post #76 of 84
I think they should be allowed. But what about 140x40 instead of 140x35, that way we can use the same images that we do in our MacNN sigs (something I'm sure plenty of people will appreciate).
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post #77 of 84
[quote]Originally posted by kaboom:
<strong>Oh no, I've just been called a 'nazi'. I'd better change my opinon right now. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[Are you kidding?]" />

Hey groverat, take care of my light work, would you?</strong><hr></blockquote>
It's a joke.. and grover knows better
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post #78 of 84
Sorry I didn't know this forum was filled with overly emotional Politically correct nazis either.
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post #79 of 84
Small, tasteful (subjective, I know) images are fine for punctuating a post that is a statement.

Images are one more way to express individuality.

No matter how small they are, however, images do tend to break up dialogue and conversations in the flow of text.

Also, I don't think individuality has *ever* been a problem on these boards.

So, as previously stated, I'm with groverat on this one. Sigs alone are more than enough. No images please.
post #80 of 84
[quote]It's a joke.. and grover knows better<hr></blockquote>
Good, I'm glad you're not really like that. I wasn't sure how to take it. We cool? We cool.
As for grover...have you ever seen that guy? He's like 7' 12" and 650lbs!!!! :eek:
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