In an effort to reduce clutter in the message forums and to establish signature "etiquette," we have instituted the following signature guidelines:
1.) Images must fit within dimensions of 600 px by 200 px with a 200 KB limit per image. Images may be JPEG or GIF. You may have up to 2 images not exceeding 400 kb total.
2.) Signature text can be up to 80 characters per line with no more than 7 lines.
3.) Advertisements are only permitted in signatures by paid site supporters and vendors. Please contact a staff member for more info.
4.) Sigs and avatars will not be allowed to have images of an obscene nature. We have gotten some complaints about this issue, and the members have been PM'd notifying them. They all complied, and we appreciate the cooperation. If you are unsure of the content you are allowed to put in a sig or avatar, please email or PM it to a staff member, and we'll give you an answer ASAP.
Reasoning for this rule:
We are trying to convey ourselves as a professional site. Obscene, and/or semi-pornographic images have no place on here. In addition, many of us have families in the household. I am one. I have no desire to hide my screen from my family because of an obscene image, as I would imagine many of you would not either. If a member chooses not to comply, we will edit their sig or avatar accordingly. If there is a continual problem with a member's sig or avatar, they will be banned. I expect that it will not come to this, just a heads up of what to expect.
Feel free to PM any member of the staff with any questions or to let them know if someone's blatantly breaking the rules.