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Overtaker
Sep 6th, 2006, 04:59 PM
What's it going to take to get pics in our signatures? I don't see it being an issue as long as the signatures size (picture + text) is limited to 600x400.

Such small pics shouldn't affect browsing, considering just about EVERYONE has broadband now.

Another reason to have pics in sigs is that we get to see what everyone drives and how shiney their cars are. I know everyone here loves their cars and would love to show them off in their sigs if they only had the chance.

Having pics in the sigs would make this site so much more interesting. Just TEXT TEXT TEXT is so dull. Sig pics break up the monotany and make the forum more enjoyable.

Would you other forumers like pictures in your signature?

P.S. I created this post to look like what a post on another forum looks like, reply + signature, exactly as it looks on the other site.
__________________
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n280/Overtaker_Himself/Sig.jpg

MaximusZTS
Sep 6th, 2006, 05:41 PM
I enjoy not having the pics. Other forums I belong too that do allow pics and I find it distracting. And too many people think that they are God's gift to Photoshop and have some pic that I think look herendious (sp?). And people like to push the limits of what they can get away with. Maybe I just have not seen enough that I have liked.

SiriusRIMZ
Sep 6th, 2006, 07:29 PM
No Pics! Even with a Fiber-Optic connection, it lags down my computer if there's pictures.

VR4Rob
Sep 6th, 2006, 08:15 PM
Hey hey look who it is :xyxthumbs

http://www.vr4rob.com/pictures/sigs/newvolsksig.jpg

Overtaker
Sep 6th, 2006, 08:32 PM
Originally posted by VR4Rob
Hey hey look who it is :xyxthumbs

http://www.vr4rob.com/pictures/sigs/newvolsksig.jpg

A familiar face! :D

I've always loved your car, even before you got the Volks. Definately one of my favorites on the board :coolgleam:

evo77
Sep 7th, 2006, 05:19 AM
Originally posted by MaximusZTS
I enjoy not having the pics. Other forums I belong too that do allow pics and I find it distracting. And too many people think that they are God's gift to Photoshop and have some pic that I think look herendious (sp?). And people like to push the limits of what they can get away with. Maybe I just have not seen enough that I have liked.

Agreed. I mean I've got a sig pic of my own in the other forums I frequent on a regular basis but for here on MOL I like this place WITHOUT them. Keeps my mind focused on the wealth of info here. I too also think that some people get carried away with their sigs. Its just annoying.

gb387
Sep 7th, 2006, 08:15 AM
Originally posted by MaximusZTS
I enjoy not having the pics. Other forums I belong too that do allow pics and I find it distracting. And too many people think that they are God's gift to Photoshop and have some pic that I think look herendious (sp?). And people like to push the limits of what they can get away with. Maybe I just have not seen enough that I have liked.

:iagree:

No pics! One great thing about Meguiars Online there is nothing distracting in the signature line, I don't care for photos or 20 lines of text in a signature line.... you have to sort through it to get the information you are looking for, no fun and I loose interest.

Now, I have a link to my gallery in my signature line but its cluttered with all kinds of photos for various posts. I think it would be interesting if.... There was a second gallery we could use for just our vehicle (limited to a handful of photos) and link to it in our signature line.

JG_Detailing
Sep 7th, 2006, 08:17 AM
It would be nice to have picture's in your signature. But they would have to be a smaller size then this one.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/699000_0017-med.jpg:D

MikeGT
Sep 7th, 2006, 03:16 PM
no pics. I am content with our avatars

Ryan L.
Sep 7th, 2006, 03:26 PM
:iagree:

You can put a picture of your car as your avatar, that way people that want to just read the info on the forum can do just that without all the pictures, but you can still show off your car.

just my opinion

Newport Viper
Sep 7th, 2006, 03:32 PM
No pics. Too messy.......

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/125140_DavesAvatar.jpg

My Avatar!

Overtaker
Sep 7th, 2006, 04:08 PM
Originally posted by lilblkblt04
:iagree:

You can put a picture of your car as your avatar, that way people that want to just read the info on the forum can do just that without all the pictures, but you can still show off your car.

just my opinion .

Except the avatars aren't working. :mad:

Ryan L.
Sep 7th, 2006, 04:24 PM
once they fix that, hopefully soon, then you can put a picture of your car there

jfelbab
Sep 7th, 2006, 04:46 PM
Agreed, nix the pics in the sig. I can do without seeing the same pic every time I read some post.

Mike Phillips
Sep 8th, 2006, 06:16 AM
Pictures in signatures tends to make the thread messy, if anyone can make a case for allowing pictures in signatures we will certainly entertain the idea, but historically it tends to make the thread look messy and garbled.

Rob66
Sep 8th, 2006, 06:49 AM
:iagree:

I'd rather not have pictures in signatures, makes the whole thing messy and difficult to follow IMO. Other sites i go to allow pics in signatures and these really slows things down (even with broadband).

Nah stick to avatars :)

Newport Viper
Sep 8th, 2006, 07:30 AM
Not my thing, messy example....

http://www.z06vette.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26763

gb387
Sep 8th, 2006, 03:22 PM
Originally posted by Newport Viper
Not my thing, messy example....

http://www.z06vette.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26763

Great example, its hard to find any meaningful information around all the photos and things.

Jorge Sanchez
Sep 15th, 2006, 10:43 AM
How did you apply your signature?


What's it going to take to get pics in our signatures? I don't see it being an issue as long as the signatures size (picture + text) is limited to 600x400.

Such small pics shouldn't affect browsing, considering just about EVERYONE has broadband now.

Another reason to have pics in sigs is that we get to see what everyone drives and how shiney their cars are. I know everyone here loves their cars and would love to show them off in their sigs if they only had the chance.

Having pics in the sigs would make this site so much more interesting. Just TEXT TEXT TEXT is so dull. Sig pics break up the monotany and make the forum more enjoyable.

Would you other forumers like pictures in your signature?

P.S. I created this post to look like what a post on another forum looks like, reply + signature, exactly as it looks on the other site.
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http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n280/Overtaker_Himself/Sig.jpg

Mike Phillips
Sep 15th, 2006, 10:46 AM
.

Except the avatars aren't working. :mad:

You'll need to upload a new Avatar or locate your old one and add it to your profile through the User CP.

Overtaker
Sep 15th, 2006, 01:38 PM
How did you apply your signature?

I put "_________________" down then put my sig pic URL between http://archive.meguiarsonline.com and


Thanks Mike

VR4Rob
Sep 15th, 2006, 02:16 PM
Well at least I'm glad to see avatars back :cool:

GearHead_1
Sep 15th, 2006, 03:08 PM
I'm one of the no pics guys. I like the pages cleaner and less distracting.

SDLexus
Sep 15th, 2006, 08:47 PM
No pics. The 150x150 pixel size Meguiar's gives us for the avatar is large enough.

RCBuddha
Sep 15th, 2006, 09:09 PM
I'm one of the no pics guys. I like the pages cleaner and less distracting.

I agree, I find it makes a page too cluttered and difficult to read.

Skuz
Sep 16th, 2006, 04:57 PM
I agree with NO pics in signature.

Or at least give us the option to turn signatures entirely OFF once we're logged in, like a computer forum I also visit.

I don't want to scroll through the signatures to find the useful text. :confused:

rascal
Sep 17th, 2006, 04:54 PM
I wouldn't mind having a picture in my signature. I would keep it small to avoid a big mess though. I used a picture of my car as a link to my website on my Escort site. If we are not allowed pictures, I'm okay with it. I'm just glad the site is up and running better than ever. Pics. in sigs. are a bonus, but not a necessity.:D

grover
Sep 17th, 2006, 05:27 PM
Keep pictures out. Of the main message board/blog type sites I visit daily, none have pictures in the signatures. It is annoying to have someone respond, "yes, i agree" and then see a huge picture of their car. Then have the next person do the same. After years of dew drops on my freshly waxed car as my avatar, I changed about a month ago to a full picture of my car. I like the avatars and that's it. Keeps it clean and simple.

chrisx
Sep 17th, 2006, 06:13 PM
I agree with no pics. Avtars are large enough.

hammer55
Sep 17th, 2006, 06:53 PM
what ever they say is good for me, either way

Mike Phillips
Sep 18th, 2006, 04:27 PM
It is annoying to have someone respond,

"yes, i agree"

and then see a huge picture of their car. Then have the next person do the same.

Exactly, it makes the thread messy, it can be confusing if the thread is about a green Mustang but all the way through the thread you see all kinds of vehicles, and it makes the reader wade-through all the pictures to find the information they're really interested in.

Our Avatar limits are quite generous by most forum standards at 150 pixels wide and 180 pixels tall, this enables a person to share their personal ride or personality effectively enough.

rusty bumper
Sep 19th, 2006, 10:28 AM
I voted no.

It takes up too much bandwidth for dialup users.

thejazzguy
Sep 19th, 2006, 07:09 PM
I don't like scrolling through dozens of signature pics to see the text or question-specific photos; keep the signatures short and text-based only.

Mark McGuire
Sep 21st, 2006, 01:36 AM
I agree, the Avatar picture is big enough to see what your car looks like. If someone wants to see more of it go the the gallery for a bigger picture.

Perfectshine
Sep 21st, 2006, 07:48 PM
I agree, the Avatar picture is big enough to see what your car looks like. If someone wants to see more of it go the the gallery for a bigger picture.

I 2nd that. :iagree:

PhantomR/T
Oct 6th, 2006, 10:20 AM
can somebody resize this
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/595000-595999/595796_539_full.jpg
or this http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/7/web/595000-595999/595796_519_full.jpg

for my avatar please?

Jorge Sanchez
Oct 6th, 2006, 10:28 AM
Mike isn't there an option where a user can shut off signature when ever they're on MOL.com?


Exactly, it makes the thread messy, it can be confusing if the thread is about a green Mustang but all the way through the thread you see all kinds of vehicles, and it makes the reader wade-through all the pictures to find the information they're really interested in.

Our Avatar limits are quite generous by most forum standards at 150 pixels wide and 180 pixels tall, this enables a person to share their personal ride or personality effectively enough.

GearHead_1
Oct 6th, 2006, 10:38 AM
can somebody resize these for my avatar please?

I've sent them to your email or you can copy and paste these.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/uploads/8/tn_595796_519_full.jpg
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/uploads/8/tn_595796_539_full.jpg

PhantomR/T
Oct 6th, 2006, 11:09 AM
I've sent them to your email or you can copy and paste these.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/uploads/8/tn_595796_519_full.jpg
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/uploads/8/tn_595796_539_full.jpg

thanks! :xyxthumbs

edit: it sas invalid URL :(
of all the forums I'm on, this is the only one that my avatar wont work. :(

GearHead_1
Oct 6th, 2006, 11:24 AM
Not sure what you are referring to here. You should be able to upload the emailed pictures from your computer in the Avatar section of you User CP panel. You should also be able to right click on the picture and go into the properties menu and copy the URL and paste it into the URL section of the same box in the Avatar uploads. The reason I sent you the picture was so that you could easily upload it from your desktop and still have them hanging around should you want them for other places. These are sized correctly to work with this site's software. The pictures actually reside on this site so the URL thing doesn't make sense. The fact that you can see them in my post means they're still here. If this isn't working maybe you should try clearing your Meguiars cookies and starting fresh.

There is a free piece of sizing software called EZ Thumbnail that you can pick up on Downloads.com that will allow you to easily size most photos by either size or pixel size. That's what I used to do this.

matt_c
Oct 6th, 2006, 11:32 AM
I vote no, you want to talk about annoying, this is what happens with pictures in avatars, but the person is a friend so you dont want to hurt their feelings as to how STUPID their sig picture is.

http://www.chainreactionriders.net/forum/showpost.php?p=1345&postcount=8

PhantomR/T
Oct 6th, 2006, 12:08 PM
Not sure what you are referring to here. You should be able to upload the emailed pictures from your computer in the Avatar section of you User CP panel. You should also be able to right click on the picture and go into the properties menu and copy the URL and paste it into the URL section of the same box in the Avatar uploads. The reason I sent you the picture was so that you could easily upload it from your desktop and still have them hanging around should you want them for other places. These are sized correctly to work with this site's software. The pictures actually reside on this site so the URL thing doesn't make sense. The fact that you can see them in my post means they're still here. If this isn't working maybe you should try clearing your Meguiars cookies and starting fresh.

There is a free piece of sizing software called EZ Thumbnail that you can pick up on Downloads.com that will allow you to easily size most photos by either size or pixel size. That's what I used to do this.

I right clicked them and pasted the url. Meguiar's said "invalid url"
I'll save them to desktop and try that way.

edit: did that, it said "This is not a valid image file."

GearHead_1
Oct 6th, 2006, 12:19 PM
Try uploading it from your desktop. Save the pictures from the email to your desktop and then upload them. Short of doing it for you I'm not sure what more I can tell you.

Just thought of something, you're not pasting the URL from the properties of the picture after the http://www that is already present in the dialog box are you? That would make for an invalid URL. You only need one set of that particular text.

PhantomR/T
Oct 6th, 2006, 12:45 PM
tried it off of my desktop, but it wont open it there.
I pasted the url correctly a few different times, but I get the same response every time. I think it something with the firewall or something, it works on all of my other forums. weird

Mike Phillips
Nov 13th, 2006, 03:00 PM
tried it off of my desktop, but it wont open it there.
I pasted the url correctly a few different times, but I get the same response every time. I think it something with the firewall or something, it works on all of my other forums. weird

E-mail me the picture to mphillips@meguiars.com and let me try.

Mike Phillips
Nov 10th, 2008, 08:40 AM
Mike isn't there an option where a user can shut off signature when ever they're on MOL.com?


Good point but too many Newbies and even regular members of this forum or any forum don't know about this option let alone any of a member's option so until someone can make the case to allow photos in signature lines we're not going to throw that switch.

:)

gb387
Nov 10th, 2008, 08:56 AM
I am going to vote again - no photos in signatures! If there is one thing I have in a forum is trying to find the 'information' in a maze of signature photos. Just my $.02. :)

TXShine
Nov 10th, 2008, 10:23 AM
I wouldn't give it a second thought...... no.

ColonelCash
Nov 10th, 2008, 01:36 PM
I vote no. Signatures take up a lot of real estate on the screen already, plus I don't want to see 15 posts with an extra 200x400 image on each page to scroll though. Stick to the avatars and the online photo albums and leave signatures as they are.

Better you look, the better you play. Keep it simple and focus on the content.

Mr Mustang
Nov 10th, 2008, 06:03 PM
nope!

CarbonBlack
Nov 10th, 2008, 10:45 PM
No Pics!
It is cluttered and annoying

-nick

Nappers
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:39 AM
Let our Avatars be our signature and our signature line be for text.....my .02

rusty bumper
Jan 8th, 2009, 09:12 AM
No Pics!
It is cluttered and annoying

-nick

Same here.

ColonelCash
Jan 8th, 2009, 09:14 AM
Who is voting for this? Most of the comments are against it.

J. A. Michaels
Jan 8th, 2009, 05:06 PM
Let our Avatars be our signature and our signature line be for text.....my .02

:iagree: With Aaron. The forum looks good now. No need for more clutter.

Mike Phillips
Jan 9th, 2009, 03:48 PM
:iagree: With Aaron. The forum looks good now. No need for more clutter.

Providing a generous available Avatar size of,

160 pixels wide by 220 pixels tall

And a file size allowance of 6000 kilobytes


That's pretty generous as far as forums go and allows our members to be fairly creative in how to use this available space. Check out this new thread on how to create an animated Avatar,

How To Use PhotoShop Elements to Create Animated Avatars (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29684)


:xyxthumbs

sleepy
Apr 25th, 2009, 06:50 AM
The forum is clean and I can only reiterate what others have stated, It would darn near crash my older computer and my dialup would put me to sleep, hince sleepy.

Eddie6th
Jun 7th, 2009, 05:45 AM
I voted no. The avatar is enough.:dp:

Erik Mejia
Nov 4th, 2009, 11:53 PM
No. It's way to distracting. If you want a picture to be seen so badly then you should make it your avatar.:xyxthumbs

Hope this idea isn't still being considered, saw the poll and had to get my two cents in.