Starting January 1st, 2008,
new avatar and signature rules will be used. The updated rules are simplified (especially when it comes to signatures) and easy to follow. For everybody's sake, please UPDATE YOUR SIGNATURE TO THESE RULES
before the new year.
If on January 1st, 2008 your avatar and/or signature does not pass the updated rules, they will be removed and you will be given an official warning. There are plenty of days left in 2007 to fix up your avatar and/or signature if necessary.
= SIGNATURE & AVATAR RULES =
These rules exist to facilitate access to ASN by dial-up users. Please be considerate to those who may not have a big pipe to the 'net. They also keep the threads from looking cluttered and making it difficult to read what folks have to say.
Your signature may consist of (choose one):
- one (1) image of the maximum dimensions (400 pixels wide and 200 pixels tall) and up to 3 lines of text
- one (1) image where for every 50 pixels below the height limit of 200 pixels, you may add one (1) line of text
- no image and up to 8 lines of text (regardless of fontsize)
So if your image is 400 pixels wide by 150 pixels tall, you can have four (4) lines of text. 100 pixels tall, and you get 5 lines of text, etc etc. You may have only one (1) image in your signature.
Empty lines count as a line, and the maximum allowed fontsize is size=10pt or size=3. A smaller fontsize does not mean you can have more lines. An image may NOT have text right next to it. Images and text go on their own lines.
Your signature image is limited to 150 kb (kilobytes) and may not be animated in an obtrusive way (example: flickering pictures). We don't want a repeat of Pokemon epilepsy, do we? Our decision on the obtrusiveness of your signature is final.
Signature images must be hosted on an external (outside) server. If you are planning to hotlink (directly link) to someone else's image, you need to get their permission.
Avatars are limited to 30 kb (kilobytes) and may be animated as long as it's not annoying or obtrusive, nor may avatars be used to insult people/race/religion/etc. The maximum dimensions are 100 pixels wide and 100 pixels tall. Again, we decide on the obtrusiveness and that decision is final.