On the 4th August 2009 we post revised Forum Rules, which detailed the board etiquette. Within the rules were Signature guidelines, which have been the subject of some debate in the past. This announcement will outline the rules as they should be.
As stated in the Forum Rules:
With your signature, you can give your postings their own personal touch. So that the overview remains intact, a few rules should be followed: A maximum of 1 banner is allowed in the signature. The max. size should not exceed 468 x 60 pixels; this size is set as the standard size for a banner ad by the VDZ (Association of German Magazine Publishers). If advertisers are able to fit their slogans into a banner of this size, than this shouldn't be a problem for you, either. In case you need more room, just leave a few graphics out. In addition to the image, you're allowed a maximum of 4 lines of text and 2 blank lines. Important: A large font size will reduce the number of lines allowed!
The absolute maximum picture size you are allowed in your signatures is 468 x 60
. In addition you are allowed 4 lines of text, with 2 blank lines
These guidelines are now in full effect, and from Monday 7th December moderators and admins will start infracting users with inappropriate signatures. Please use this week to remove or alter signatures that do not meet guidelines.
Your Bigpoint Team