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Postby CDRecorder on Mon Jun 23, 2003 1:08 am

When updating my signature, I often get "your signature is too long" errors. My current signature is:

"Burners: AOpen 52x24x52, Lite-On LTR-48125W, Benq 4824P, Lite-On LTR-32123S, Matshita UJDA340 (laptop), Philips PCRW1208, Lite-On LTR-12101B.
Lite-On is my favorite optical drive manufacturer, but there are other good manufacturers out there, too."

This doesn't seem very long to me. I think that it would be nice to have a slightly longer limit. :D
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Mon Jul 14, 2003 12:51 am

Easy fix, just get rid of some burners!!!!

:lol: :wink:
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Postby CDRecorder on Fri Jul 18, 2003 5:33 pm

LOL! :lol:
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Postby pcbugfixer on Wed Jul 30, 2003 8:21 pm

There are other ways that you can relate your system information to members when asking questions.
It is important to know what your OS is and the Hardware and software relating to the question asked as each OS has something that is different as is the behaviour and options available in software.
When you get the subject type post with "Help me" or "I need help" or the type "why is my CD not working" and no information as to the OS or manufacturer and or model of the CD or software used, is included with the post.... ladie dah... ladie dah. - I just do not bother to reply any more.
So, look at my Signature, - URL link to other forum that keeps the data. Other option is to create document file or spreadsheet or any other format, put it on your web site and then link to it with a URL inside the signature.
Had the same problem with number of characters, as most count the (or include the) format codes in the character count.
this is what I had. (which some forum systems did not accept)
"BENE DICTUM, BENEDICTE !"
AX4B Pro-533, 1 Gb DDR RAM, nVIDIA GeForce4 mx440se 128 DDR RAM,
4 x 80 Gb ATA133 HD, 1 x CR-RW 48x12x50x, 1 x 16x DVD ROM, 1 x 56x CD ROM,
2 FD 1.44/1.2, Internal PCI - 56K modem, 2nd NIC, SB 5.1, I/O LPT Card.
External - 1 x 100Mb Zip, 1 x VPN Firewall Router, 1 x Cable Modem.

and to display this in this forum, I had to change the original code. Also, not able to have as sig. too long.
So the I tried others, with reduced info - "radio" from PC-Pitstop forum suggested a URL to their test result. This however was kept for 1 week only, so I put in the url to the current "My PC and Network Specifications" So now if I post, 'I'm having problems with my AOpen CD burner on system 3 using Nero InCD with Nero 6 Ultra...." got the idea.
Simple when you think about it, as I said in the post on PC-Pitstop when we finally got an intelligent reply, "It took a 'Radio Message' to head me off in the right direction." All this is just a relay from, http://pcpitstop.ibforums.com/index.php ... 18381&st=0
:D :D
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Oct 27, 2003 1:15 pm

yes, i second that motion.
i too think the signature should be allowed to be longer than it is now.
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Postby Matt on Mon Nov 03, 2003 1:37 pm

I don't really understand the whole long signature thing.. I tend to frown upon the idea of putting model numbers for every piece of hardware that one owns in the sig. It seems to me that it is just another form of a pissing contest.

I might be able to understand the CD-RW hardware, but the routers, cable modems, and other miscellaneous hardware is utterly irrelevant. All it does is take up space and make the forum alot harder to read. Same goes with the gigantic animated picture sigs. Blech.
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Postby CDRecorder on Mon Nov 03, 2003 2:34 pm

Matt wrote:Same goes with the gigantic animated picture sigs. Blech.


I don't like the animated pictures or really large pictures, either.
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Postby Tropeas on Wed Nov 17, 2004 6:06 am

Code: Select all
[b][color=orange]WiFi -Enhanced ;->
NodeDB >#398#< - [url=http://www.awmn.gr/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5002&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0]>#Node WiFiX#<[/url][/color][/b]


I have entered the above in my signature field , and it don't display a thing!

Did you have some in mind?

Thank you in advance.
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Postby socheat on Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:24 am

Tropeas wrote:
Code: Select all
[b][color=orange]WiFi -Enhanced ;->
NodeDB >#398#< - [url=http://www.awmn.gr/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5002&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0]>#Node WiFiX#<[/url][/color][/b]


I have entered the above in my signature field , and it don't display a thing!

Did you have some in mind?

Thank you in advance.


I can see your signature just fine. Note that when you change your signature, it doesn't change the signature on all previous posts.

I'm with Matt. I'm not all that inclined to up the signature limit. How much is enough? It's currently set to 255 characters. Doubling it is out of the question, and there will always be someone who wants more than whatever we would change it to. Make a convincing argument and maybe we'll consider it. :wink:
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Postby Tropeas on Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:01 pm

I can see your signature just fine. Note that when you change your signature, it doesn't change the signature on all previous posts.


I was trying to see it in my previous posts that's why... I'm used in php with the mod of turning the new signature on every post ...

Thanks!
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Postby pranav81 on Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:33 am

I am happy with the current signature length.


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Postby Matt on Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:57 am

It took you guys a whole year to dig this thread up... awesome.
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Postby socheat on Thu Nov 18, 2004 11:57 pm

Matt wrote:It took you guys a whole year to dig this thread up... awesome.


LOL! I didn't even notice the dates on the posts. When I saw it the other day (thanks to Tropeas' post bumping it up), I thought all the previous posts were new as well. :oops:
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Postby Tropeas on Fri Nov 19, 2004 8:42 am

I did it for not posting a new subject...
as long as there is a Topic about signatures... :wink:
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