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July 25, 2015, 08:31:24 PM
can we maybe have a rule about how big your signature is allowed to be? I'm talking file size, like nothing larger than 700 KB for example. not everyone can have fast internet speeds, which means most pages can take a while to load.
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July 25, 2015, 10:46:03 PM
Reply #1
can we maybe have a rule about how big your signature is allowed to be? I'm talking file size, like nothing larger than 700 KB for example. not everyone can have fast internet speeds, which means most pages can take a while to load.
You can turn off Signatures in your account options. I can't really vouch for limiting file sizes, these days if a single image isn't 1MB then it's low quality.

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July 26, 2015, 12:54:27 AM
Reply #2
I would support a size cap on signitures

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July 26, 2015, 02:22:24 PM
Reply #3
700KB is a nice number. Usually, to comply with the image sizes through the forum rules, the sizes are shrunk. In turn, the image sizes shrink.

But, that may not always be the case.
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July 26, 2015, 08:34:32 PM
Reply #4
You can turn off Signatures in your account options. I can't really vouch for limiting file sizes, these days if a single image isn't 1MB then it's low quality.
but I don't want to disable them. :monster:

700KB is a nice number. Usually, to comply with the image sizes through the forum rules, the sizes are shrunk. In turn, the image sizes shrink.

But, that may not always be the case.

that's what I was thinking. shrink your image some, and in turn retain the quality and lower the file size.

July 27, 2015, 03:00:19 AM
Reply #5
700KB really isn't a lot either way. Any 2 second GIF file is usually around 1MB alone. And considering a vast amount of users use GIFs, well, yeah.. Not to mention PNG files typically hit around 1MB alone

If a file size limit is considered it can't be such a miniscule amount considering there are users currently with signature sizes at 6-7MBs just from me taking a look around. 700KB is 10-12% of what a lot of people are currently using.

but I don't want to disable them. :monster:
I've been on limited internet connection before, and INCREDIBLY slow connections at that. I don't like disabling signatures either but I mean, limiting file sizes to such an extent for a shrinking number of people on low coverage is a bit of overkill "solution" when an option already exists for slow internet connections. If pages are loading slowly, I mean, it's there.

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July 27, 2015, 09:54:43 PM
Reply #6
so basically it's "if you have a slow internet connect, it sucks to be you"? :\

July 27, 2015, 10:48:44 PM
Reply #7
so basically it's "if you have a slow internet connect, it sucks to be you"? :\
Rather, if you have a slow internet connection, one should be aware of its limitations.

My main issue with the limitation remains that 700KB is a tiny amount.

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July 29, 2015, 01:57:49 PM
Reply #8
it doesn't necessarily have to be 700KB, that was just an example. I was thinking more like 1MB or something along those lines.

July 29, 2015, 04:04:10 PM
Reply #9
it doesn't necessarily have to be 700KB, that was just an example. I was thinking more like 1MB or something along those lines.

I would personally lean somewhere close to 700KB. Anywhere from 800 to 1MB would be okay for signature image sizes.
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