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SON BULLETIN #8: Signature Rules

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Pictured: Soap Opera Network

TO: All Members
FROM: Errol Lewis, Editor-in-Chief, SON Online
DATE: Saturday, March 3, 2007
RE: SON BULLETIN #8: Signature Rules

(SoapOperaNetwork.com) -- In all the years that I have been with Soap Opera Network, image rules in signatures have been in effect for every poster, however, in the last two years or so those rules have been ignored. To rectify this enormous problem, we have decided to update our rules on signatures to not only include image caps but now texture caps.

Beginning Friday, March 9, all members are mandated to update their signatures to meet the following requirements or else their accounts will be warned and/or subsequently banned:

IMAGE RULES

  • You are allowed only one banner image in your signature (combine images if needed).
  • Your banner image must not exceed 600px (pixels width) or 200px (pixels height).
  • Adobe/Macromedia Flash enabled animated signatures are disallowed.

TEXTURE RULES

  • You are limited to a maximum of 50 words in your signature. Words will be counted.
  • Your text should not exceed size four.
  • Spoilers, including Casting Notices are disallowed.
  • You are limited to no more than three emoticons in your signature.

NOTES OF INTEREST

    If you violate a rule, you will receive a warning. If you continue to cause a disruption on the board, you will be banned. As an Administrator, I reserve the right to ban users whom I feel are negative influences on the board, with or without prior warning.

    Think very carefully about what you post and how you behave on these boards. Membership to this forum is not a right, but a privilege.

    *Rules on Signatures are subject to change without notice.

Photo Credit: Soap Opera Network courtesy Manti, Inc.

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Not trying to cause a stir, but my computer is downsizing that 1st picture. There's a big black bar above it that says

"Reduced: 85% of original size [ 600 x 200 ] - Click to view full image"

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The board downsizes images in your posts, it doesn't do so in your signatures.

Take note of my signature for reference.

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I'm not trying to be difficult or anything-- and I'll definately go and edit my signature, but what's the pupose of this rule (just curious-- again NOT trying to be disrespectful)?

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Because it is a rule.

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Wait, so is the broadway cares banner the right size, or is that a special exception? I honestly thought my current banner was the largest you could have it -- but if it can go as large as that broadway banner, boy, would I love that!

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Yes JSF, the administrators have increased the maximum size of banner you are allowed to have.

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Yes JSF, the administrators have increased the maximum size of banner you are allowed to have.

:o Oh, why, this is the most glorious day! First, I found that incredible "Come home to the best" NBC promo featuring Dee and Drake on YouTube, and now THIS?! It's like it's Christmas! Maybe sometime next week I'll increase that banner size. Oh, I'm so excited about this! What a happy day!

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It's going to be tough to decide which line to remove from my sig..... :(

I hope that I don't get in trouble for asking what I am about to, because honestly I'm not trying to start anything or step on toes here....

Is there any way that the 50 word limit may be raised to maybe 75 or 100 in the future, since the text doesn't take as long as the images to load? :huh:

Edited by Rhiannon

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The text rule isn't because of loading. It is due to clutter.

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Okay. I edited down my signature. Is it okay?

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I believe the one you had with Jan Spears or the actress that played her was just fine. This image is okay as well.

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As far as the text, you have 54 words.

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