In order to improve the viewing pleasure of our members, we have decided to implement some restrictions on signature and avatar size. Your full cooperation is anticipated.
• Signatures may contain up to five lines of text (of small or normal size) and/or one image of no more than 600px wide, 200px high and 100kb in size. If more than one image is used, the total image field will be no larger than the 600x200 limit. Thumbnails linking to larger sized images, or other information, are encouraged.
• Text sizes should be between 9 and 12 (small and normal). Text in signatures is subject to the same conditions as posts with respect to decency, warez, emoticons, etc. Your signature may contain no more than 5 lines of text.
• Links are permitted in signatures. Such links may be made to non-commercial ventures, such as a personal homepage. Links are included within the text and image limits above. No links to offensive sites, or commercial sites, are allowed, and will be removed.
• Certain privileges may be granted to paid sponsors which may waive some of the restrictions listed above.
• Users abusing these rules will be warned. Corrective action must be taken within 24 hours of notification (via PM) or the signature will be removed. Repeat offenders will be dealt with on an individual basis and may include disciplinary action.
• Signatures that are significantly larger than allowed may be removed without notice.
• Users are permitted to utilize a gallery avatar or to link to one of their own (subject to previous points on misuse of bandwidth). User defined avatars are to be no larger than 100 pixels square, 100kb in size and contain no image which attempts to portray the user as having an official status here (e.g. mimicking ranks or copying avatars of moderators), and have a consistently high availability (i.e. links to images on slow servers or those prone to failure may be removed).
• Avatars are subject to the same conditions as signatures with respect to decency, etc.
• Users abusing these rules will be warned and/or may lose their avatar privileges. Corrective action must be taken within 24 hours of notification (via PM) or the signature will be removed. Repeat offenders will be dealt with on an individual basis and may include disciplinary action.
• Avatars that are significantly larger than allowed may be removed without notice.
Thank you for your cooperation!