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An idea re signatures on mb

Post by shepherd » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:28 pm

Personally I think some people are taking the piss with their signatures ... multiple large over the top images promoting nights and whilst it doesn't really impact the experience of using the site, it adds shitloads of clutter to a site that is supposed to be free of that.

has anyone here - lucas etc - ever thought of disabling images in sigs and instead having a banner on the top of the screen that promoters can buy for a fee?

this fee could go to hosting costs and whatever other maintenance/dev costs/hours are put into the site. obviously the ads wouldn't be irrelevant shit - it'd be essentially the same stuff people are putting in their sig for free.

am i way off? obviously this is just an idea and i doubt lucas or lynt would go for it ... but it seemed to me an easy and sensible way to cover some costs - fund growth.

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Post by lucas » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:34 pm

I think I agree, images in signatures makes the site feel cluttered.

There was some discusssion about it here:

http://melbournebeats.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6289




(As per the "Why?" thread, I'm not moving this thread here to be a bitch. It's -really- helpful for me to keep all this feedback in one spot).
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Post by deviant » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:34 pm

I am very doubtful that the $$$ thing would ever happen.....

but, I do think that sigs need to be policed. Maybe not a total ban on images, maybe just a size restriction.

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Post by shepherd » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:40 pm

ah wrong section - sorry lucas :) i forgot all about feedback forum.

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Post by lucas » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:41 pm

shepherd wrote:ah wrong section - sorry lucas :) i forgot all about feedback forum.

I was just reading through some of the old threads about this. I think you even participated in some of them.

My memory is as bad as yours. :)
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Post by deviant » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:42 pm

even though there's no restriction on size we do pretty well here.....

DOA and nuskoolbreaks.co.uk forums are fuckin' terrible (almost unreadable) due to people's sigs

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Post by advocatus_diaboli » Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:47 pm

I suggest a limitation on
exploding heads
in signatures

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Post by gnat » Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:19 pm

advocatus_diaboli wrote:I suggest a limitation on
exploding heads
in signatures


:scr1pt:

Hate that thing. I'm over it calstro..

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Post by Hardy » Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:36 pm

gnat wrote:
advocatus_diaboli wrote:I suggest a limitation on
exploding heads
in signatures


:scr1pt:

Hate that thing. I'm over it calstro..

:smt064


The exploding head rules.

As for sigs, i don't think anyone here is taking the piss. Maybe instead of removing them, just have an option to switch it off?

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Post by fooishbar » Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:19 pm

i don't think images in sigs are a problem, if done tastefully; e.g., I think lynt's sig is a lot better than quite a few of the text-only sigs.
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Post by mrj » Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:28 am

I agree with most of this (including the exploding heads)

I think a size restriction makes the most sense, but hey, I'm no expert (in fact its 9.29 in the morning on Friday some I'm not even really fully conscious).
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Post by advocatus_diaboli » Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:54 pm

Hardy wrote:
gnat wrote:
advocatus_diaboli wrote:I suggest a limitation on
exploding heads
in signatures


:scr1pt:

Hate that thing. I'm over it calstro..

:smt064


The exploding head rules.

As for sigs, i don't think anyone here is taking the piss. Maybe instead of removing them, just have an option to switch it off?


Yeah think the exploding head is cool,
but there are only so many times you can watch a human head explode before you sustain some sort of permanent psychological damage...
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please let me have my head in one piece...??
NO! FUCK YOU!

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Post by Direkt » Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:42 pm

Hardy wrote: Maybe instead of removing them, just have an option to switch it off?


:scr1pt:

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