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The signatures used by some of our users are getting out of hand. Here are some examples of the problems:
1. A 600 character description of every cup holder, locking lug nut and light bulb you have installed. Quite honestly, no one cares and it wastes space.
2. A listing of every vehicle you've ever owned.
3. A listing of non-Ford vehicles.
4. Tons of graphics.
On April 5th all signatures will be shortened to to a maximum of 200 characters (if you need more, put a link to your profile biography in your signature). If we see non-Ford vehicles listed in signatures they will be removed. If we see overuse of graphics they will be removed.
Its a few characters long. We're trying to clean up the boards a little with this change. Every user has a biography section and you can put items/links in there. What we're doing isn't unusual, most of the automotive sites are doing this.
I completely understand your point on things getting out of hand.Of course I'm not really happy with how it affects my signature.
No offense intended,just my feelings on the matter as it pertains to me.
05,F350XL,Reg.Cab,4x4,SRW,V10,6spd.man.trans.4.10 LS axle.
96,F350XL,Reg.Cab,4X4,SRW,460,5spd.man.trans.3.55 LS axle,Banks Power Pack.
I understand about having a max amount of characters in the sig. I hate opening a post that has one line of reply and 20 lines of sig.
I've got a question though. Today, someone modified my sig and removed two FORD vehicles from it. Your sig guidelines say to leave out non-Ford vehicles and every car you've ever owned.
All three vehicles in my sig were Ford products which I still own.
According to the guidelines, I was in the clear. I'm just curious why my sig was modified when I meet all the guidelines. I'm not trying to be argumentative <sp?>, I'm just curious.
They removed the two other cars that were on mine too because they were not fords. To me thats discriminatory, but who cares. I guess I can see their point. I also belong to the GM-Diesel website which is about the exact same thing as this. I have all my vehicles listed with them the same as it was here. I guess I better get it changed there too. I think when you change it, it changes it on every post right then and there.
1990 Lincoln Town Car Cartier
1988 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat
Its not the exact same thing. Ford trucks are far more popular on the Internet and our bandwidth bill is enormous. We get more posts in 15 days to our site then they've had in their history. When the GM-Diesel site grows up they'll find that dedicated/co-located hosting can get very expensive.
I just looked at the top of this page and it says in rather large font, "Ford Truck Enthusiasts" Why would you think it is discriminatory to not allow GM cars in a sig? Go to the GM Cars Enthusiasts site if you want that - or to some other forum dealing with all makes and models.
One of my favorite things about this board is the fact that it pertains to ONLY Ford Trucks. I don't have to weed through a bunch of other stuff that has nothing to do with what I am interested in. This site is GREAT because our moderators help keep it focused. If it were not for the rules that they have in place this forum would be a mess. There is enough slop out there on the internet, I for one am glad that this place is moderated as well as it is.
Mike - 2000 4x4 CC LB F-350 7.3L SuperChips Flashpaq, 4" turbo back exhaust, 6637.
Originally Posted by Toyman
Dude you get thirsty at mid swallow of your beer, don't hide it.......
Thats nice. I like Webmasters explanation better. It was courtious and professional. Broncoguy took what I put and took it six times around the dancefloor. I understand there are rules and such. Do you really have to WEED through my signature to find what you are looking for??????? I dont think so. I dont appreciate what I put in my posts being called slop. Anything I have put in a post has dealt with my 1988 F-150. Check them all if you wish. I think you took up more memory writing all that CRAP than my two other cars did in my sig. If you dont want to look at my other cars then dont look--close your eyes. So thanks for the sarcastic, retarded reply!!!!!!!! Thankyou Webmaster for informing me. You have a really good point about all the posts that come on here in one day. Everyone here has helped me very much on my truck. I apoligize for expressing my opinion on bronco. I understand that everybody posting that stuff would led to alot of space taken. Someone has already removed the two other vehicles and left my truck and lincoln. So that is cool. Thanks again.
1990 Lincoln Town Car Cartier
1988 Ford F-150 XLT Lariat
Yeah so uh, no one ever answered my question. Does the 200 characters include the code to change the colors and fonts? I had to change it up to get it to all fit and I know what I wrote isn't 200 characters. I counted, including spaces and punctuation, and it wasn't 200 but with the code to change the colors, it would be...
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'79 f100 "Silver Bullet" (my baby)
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