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I for one vote 'yea' for the new signature rules.

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For those of us with measly dial up modems, I think this rules is long overdue and I thank Tom for finally coming up with this restriction. At times, this forum almost looked like the screenshots forum and it took forever to download long threads.

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Yea I agree it was a good idea.Us people with high bandwidth connections forget what its like on a crap 56k.I just got cable like 6 months ago, 56k was such a nightmare try to go on forums with huge sigs.

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Hell I'm on cable, and some of the longer threads took a few min to download with all of the sigs. The ones I hated most were the wide ones that stretched the screen width.

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sigs should just be banned full stop, i never understood the point of them.

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...sorta like having a belt buckle the size of a dinner plate.:-roll

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I understand the reasons behind it, but I kind of liked my old sig :-roll.It's a good decision though IMO.

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sigs are great!now with the rule change i am sure i will no longer recognize lot of regular posters as frankly it is much easier to remember someone's sig than someone's name if you are not even trying to remember =)CheersBIK

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Well!With the clarification of the new size being 400x60 rather than 140x60 I find I can go back to a reasonable picture and still be only half size. Ahh! Vanity raises its head doesn't it. :D

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Hmmm POSKY will need to change all their signature banners if they want to use it here. They always take forever to load, being some of the biggest banners anywhere! :-lolKitty MercuryCathay Pacific Virtual Pilot (CX252)

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Our banners are larger than most but we optimize them to under 30kb so download times shouldn't really be an issue.

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I'd like to see the on-screen size of text signatures limited as well. There are some that are twice the size of the one above. There are forum user profiles where we can put the details of our systems and our long lists of favorite airplanes. Obviously bandwidth isn't the issue here, it's just annoyance of so much wasted screen real estate while reading forums.

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"I like the sigs. They're fun to make, they're fun to look at, and it really distinguishes posters"Slightly disagree here Greg. What distinguishes posters is the quality of their posts.Regards,Rob Young

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Hell - I *created* one because the rule reminded me I didn't have one! Simple, yet elegant..

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They may be fun the first time, but the amusement begins to pall pretty quickly after you've downloaded them 200-300 times.. And I never understood the point of some of them... why is someone "proud" because they paid some money for RC3? I have it, I love it. It's a great product, but that's exactly what it is - a piece of functional payware, not some arcane reason for pseudo-patriotic chest-thumping.AndyEGTR

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I use mine to attract potential bush pilots to my site and my VA. By doing so on this and ALL other sites I visit, it helps raise the number of visitors to AVSIM, hence more downloads from AVSIM. That's what they are in business for. Traffic. As a partner site, it helps them and myself. All my stuff is free, so I feel my repayment to them for letting me live here is to provide them with traffic. This sig helps do that. If I didn't have a site or a VA, I probably wouldn't have one. Don

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Well, although I understand, I think it's a bit of a shame. I use a sig for two reasons really: to show off my VA membership and the fact it's (only one in the world?) supported and licensed by its realworld counterpart :-)Cheers,Paulhttp://www.strontiumdog.plus.com/sbird.jpgOfficially licenced by British Airways plc for use of name and logo

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I love it!!!! About time!!! Some of those signatures are rediculous and that includes the 15 line "text" signatures, but I guess, I'll just have to live with those for now ;-)

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I'm overjoyed!!Although some sigs are really useful, like what Don's post is saying, some people actually had two, three, four different banners taking up about 20 times the space of their one-liner posts.I love the belt-buckle analogy...that's exactly what it seemed like to me, as well.mpSmoke while you fly? www.whyquit.com

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Seems to me that the only point of having a signature banner is if you are offering something to the community. There's little point saying "this is me, Fred Bloggs", unless you happen to be short of a vanity mirror; although I understand the wish to trumpet VA membership, perhaps. What really has me rolling about laughing are the detailed specs of peoples' computers, however; do they really think we care whether their motherboard is fraggled or sploggled?Mark "Dark Moment" Beaumonthttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitak.htmlhttp://www.swiremariners.com/reds.htmlhttp://www.swiremariners.com/newlogo.jpg

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