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Dale your sig is just as big as teachers.

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Not so chadvone, my signature is actually 7.21kb in size, 144 pixels by 83 pixels. TINY!

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Agro wrote:
I really fell in love with this:

It’s really not my kind of light. And it’s expensive for me, very. But the looks made it really hard to resist.
I would get one if not for durability worries. Now it seems this was a right choice….

So…is there any way to get such effect and have it seriously durable?


I found one answer my question, though imperfect.
It is possible to do this kind of stuff with aluminum anodization, even HA3. Not super-tough but maybe price-durability would better?. And with high-end base alloy (7068? 7034?) it should be very tough anyway, should look good much more than half year.

https://www.finishing.com/458/34.shtml
https://hardcoatinc.com/hard-imaging/

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DB Custom wrote:
Not so chadvone, my signature is actually 7.21kb in size, 144 pixels by 83 pixels. TINY!

On a computer monitor they both take up exactly the same size though! Smile Believe it or not!

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Ok, it worked.

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Agree, they are even worse on mobile. If Jason & Teacher post in the same thread it’s a nightmare Big Smile
Big Smile ….. Hmmmm, Interesting…. ‘Sig Lines’, the thing nightmares are made of. Big Smile

I’m on mobile most of the time too. Wink

Well it gets a bit nippy seeing the same thing thousands of times is all, some of it pointless.
I have no idea the context you are using “it gets a bit nippy” in.
But yes, I agree; there are many seemingly pointless things we see on BLF…. but that extends far beyond sig lines.

Someone quoting endless quotes only to say “+1” or “I agree.”

Questions that are asked over & over & over & over & over & over because someone “does not have time” to keep up with a thread.

Pictures that are not properly sized down to at least 100% or less.

And back to sig lines……

Pictures in sig lines….. gif’s in sig lines….. etc., etc.

Signature lines in general in fact, no matter what they say.

But who is to say what is “pointless”…. you, me, someone else???

What is “pointless” to you may not be to someone else. Same for any of us.

The majority of things in my sig line are quick links to things I find interesting, useful, or comical. That may be “pointless” to you… but not to me.

Personally, I find JasonWW’s sig line useful & appreciate it.

I am not so fragile that a sig line I find of no use upsets me…. I simply scroll past it….

BUT…… I shall do my very best over the next couple days, when I have time; to streamline my horrid sig line to be more appealing to the eye. Thumbs Up

Nope…. I am not going to remove the quick links I still currently find interesting, useful, or comical…… But, as I said; I shall make a concerted effort to streamline & make more appealing to the eye my sig line….. so hopefully it will not cause as much undue stress to some others as it apparently has been. . Facepalm

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All good points, thanks Thumbs Up

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teacher wrote:
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Agree, they are even worse on mobile. If Jason & Teacher post in the same thread it’s a nightmare Big Smile
Big Smile ….. Hmmmm, Interesting…. ‘Sig Lines’, the thing nightmares are made of. Big Smile

I’m on mobile most of the time too. Wink

Well it gets a bit nippy seeing the same thing thousands of times is all, some of it pointless.
I have no idea the context you are using “it gets a bit nippy” in.
But yes, I agree; there are many seemingly pointless things we see on BLF…. but that extends far beyond sig lines.

Someone quoting endless quotes only to say “+1” or “I agree.”

Questions that are asked over & over & over & over & over & over because someone “does not have time” to keep up with a thread.

Pictures that are not properly sized down to at least 100% or less.

And back to sig lines……

Pictures in sig lines….. gif’s in sig lines….. etc., etc.

Signature lines in general in fact, no matter what they say.

But who is to say what is “pointless”…. you, me, someone else???

What is “pointless” to you may not be to someone else. Same for any of us.

The majority of things in my sig line are quick links to things I find interesting, useful, or comical. That may be “pointless” to you… but not to me.

Personally, I find JasonWW’s sig line useful & appreciate it.

I am not so fragile that a sig line I find of no use upsets me…. I simply scroll past it….

BUT…… I shall do my very best over the next couple days, when I have time; to streamline my horrid sig line to be more appealing to the eye. Thumbs Up

Nope…. I am not going to remove the quick links I still currently find interesting, useful, or comical…… But, as I said; I shall make a concerted effort to streamline & make more appealing to the eye my sig line….. so hopefully it will not cause as much undue stress to some others as it apparently has been. . Facepalm

+1 I agree

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I got used to extremely long and repetitive sigs but in some cases the sig to actual content ratio is almost 70/30 on a 5.8” mobile screen.

Extra bandwidth consumption, valuable screen space taken, and yet hasn’t made me click the links more than once or twice, and I see them a coupe dozens times a day. Maybe not the most effective way to spread your word out there. I don’t make the rules but just something to think about.

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I understand about small screens. I mostly use my mobile phone the last couple years. It has a 5.3 inch screen. I do use it in landscape orientation, not portrait.

The ratio you mentioned, as you noted; is entirely dependent upon how much “content” is written. If you only write one line, your ratio doesn’t look to good either. Wink

Personally, I’m not trying to spread the word about anything by the majority of things in my sig line.

If I want to quickly see TK’s Cree LED Tint Chart….

I click LED Tint Chart in my Sig line.

If I want to see what post was Reported/Marked Rude, I click Rudeness Level in my sig line.

If I want to take a quick trip to Battery University to look up or read something, I click BatteryU in my sig line.

And so on and so forth.

I am not advertising anything I am selling in my Sig Line. BUT, apparently many are.
That is taking advantage of this platform IMO…. but I do not make the rules. So I deal with it.

If sb wishes to do away with all sig lines completely that is fine & dandy with me.

If, as has been mentioned before in this thread; saving bandwidth consumption & valuable screen space is the goal…… removing sig lines entirely is a great ‘first step’ .

Followed up closely by mandatory picture sizing at 100% or less… so as to fit on the page correctly.

And then either do away with the “quote” button completely or make it mandatory (under penality of swift & ruthless chastisement if broken) that only one post be quoted. No looooong string of quotes.

Those three things should go a long way in making BLF a more completely sterile enviroment that should not offend… should not offend to many that is.

Only thoughts, some suggestions, & things to ponder. Smile
Not many of which I advocate…. . Facepalm

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I looks at is as wasting vertical space as well, saves scrolling. We'd save 1 line by the admin removing the time stamp of "Joined", if he could. Do we really care what time of day someone joined in every post? Also if the "last seen" info could be abbreviated, another line could be saved.

I can't cut down on my sig line, because it doesn't exist, but a 1-5 line post doesn't need to take the vertical space of ~14 lines. My profile pic is wider than it is high which helps.

Take note all you square pics out there, and your 2 line locations smile

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More good points by TomE if we want to go there.
Do away with everything except the username on the left hand side of a post. No avatar, no info, no nothing….. except username.

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/\ … Note in my post above, the content & the sig line (even on my 5.3” mobile screen) did not take up as much space as the avatar & info on the left.

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Just say'n. But though the teach has lots of html in the sig line, but vertically it makes no difference whatsoever because of the left margin stuff. If the admin can pick up 2 lines, and couple lines saved from a rectangular pic, space saved is good space.

I'd also combine the Online status with Send PM on one line - another line saved wink

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teacher wrote:

And then either do away with the “quote” button completely or make it mandatory :

I am quoting this exact line to show my wish NOT to do away with the quote button, for I sometimes wonder what is subject of the post, especially when someone posts in between unquoted posts while I am typing.

The ‘quote’ feature really is appropriate when replying or referring to a specific, previous post.

Of course, any of these features can be abused by some ‘deranged’ person but they are actually very few and can be easily ‘spammed’ out if completely inappropriate.

..and btw, teacher, thanks of thinning your sig lines, for sometimes your sig lines are just way ‘thicker’ than your posts! Thumbs Up Beer

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There is no need to go to extremes with some sensible suggestions that have been made. Passive aggressive defensive…

I think the user info is fine but could maybe be streamlined a little.

There is no need for 11-20 line signatures though, especially scrolling on mobile, maybe not so simple a task after all…
Some people have arthritic joints in their hands, all adds up.

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So if we are going to STERILIZE BLF, let’s do a complete STERILIZATION.

  • No Sig lines
  • Pictures must be sized 100% or less
  • Eliminate “Quote” button or limit to 1 post quoted
  • Eliminate all avatars
  • Eliminate all info on left side of post except username

Then we can have a nice “clean” forum that a few will just love, some won’t care one way or the other probably, and the rest of us will think “what a boring place.. Facepalm

Personally, I’ll fall into that last category. But I’ll deal with it if it will make a few happy.

But no half measures, all or nothing as far as I am concerned. Either let us just all deal with the things we don’t necessarily like or just Sterilize the whole thing.

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Oh stoppit.

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Passive agressive my rear end. This complete discussion in nothing more than BS. If you truly do not wish to see sig lines there are ways to avoid it completely. Take the initiative…. apply those simple measures instead of griping.

And don’t even go there about health issues…… See above about avoiding sig lines.

I’ll be back in in minute with a link to that.

EDIT:
I’m back with the info of how to hide Sig lines…..

This info is provided by jon_slider… I think the original code/ info is TK’s creation.

How to hide signatures, and ignore someone, http://budgetlightforum.com/node/44835?page=3#comment-1438048
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http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1438048#comment-1438048

jon_slider wrote:
Ive installed Stylus on Firefox Mac (thanks hank!) and have used code from ToyKeeper (thanks!) to hide all signatures on BLF

the app is here
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/styl-us/

the code is this:
.forum-post-content > div.clear { display: none; }
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and figured out how to Completely Hide posts by any member, with the following code:

/* Someone */
div.posted-by-54321,
div.posted-by-54321,
div.posted-by-54321,
div.posted-by-54321 { display: none !important; }

to get the user ID you want to block, hover over their handle and read their number
then replace the 54321 placeholder

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Whatever.
I don’t mind sig lines, I have a three line sig.
My point is excessive sig lines.
That’s all I have to say about it.
Good day sir.

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I can make a Sig line thread if someone says so.

Then all sig lines are transferred to that thread.

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Oh stoppit.

+1

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Some sites have a character limit for the sig line and a limit to the maximum size of font that may be used, and maybe an image size limit. That way you can list whatever you want as long as it fits in the available space.

The user info in the sidebar may not seem to be needed but I do really like to have the users “last seen”, post count and location readily visible.

Signature lines are a nice personalization touch, but at the same time, I would like to see them small and not a substitute for personal bookmarks.

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tatasal wrote:
I can make a Sig line thread if someone says so.

Then all sig lines are transferred to that thread.

No need for that IMO, just some restraint used in selecting what to have in one’s signature.

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MtnDon wrote:
Some sites have a character limit for the sig line and a limit to the maximum size of font that may be used, and maybe an image size limit. That way you can list whatever you want as long as it fits in the available space.

The user info in the sidebar may not seem to be needed but I do really like to have the users “last seen”, post count and location readily visible.

Signature lines are a nice personalization touch, but at the same time, I would like to see them small and not a substitute for personal bookmarks.

Another + 1 !

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Oh stoppit.
Stop what. You offhanded accused me of using a “passive aggressive defense”. Well, I’ll just stop trying to sugar coat it then.

I think your complete complaint about “excessive sig lines” is nothing more than noise. Noise that could have just as well been kept to yourself.
There are ways to avoid sig lines. Use them.

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Whatever.
I don’t mind sig lines, I have a three line sig.
My point is excessive sig lines.
That’s all I have to say about it.
Good day sir.
+1 to “Whatever.”

You could have fooled me about you not minding sig lines.
Who defines “excessive”…. you??

What about the people who think a “three line” sig line, like yours; is excessive??

My point is many people complain about the most benign things.

Good day to you also sir.

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I think good judgement defines excessive.
Stay cool teacher Thumbs Up

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I wrote some Tampermonkey/Greasemonkey code to remove some clutter for myself:

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tatasal wrote:
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And then either do away with the “quote” button completely or make it mandatory :

I am quoting this exact line to show my wish NOT to do away with the quote button, for I sometimes wonder what is subject of the post, especially when someone posts in between unquoted posts while I am typing.

The ‘quote’ feature really is appropriate when replying or referring to a specific, previous post.

Of course, any of these features can be abused by some ‘deranged’ person but they are actually very few and can be easily ‘spammed’ out if completely inappropriate.

..and btw, teacher, thanks of thinning your sig lines, for sometimes your sig lines are just way ‘thicker’ than your posts! Thumbs Up Beer

Tatasal… just to be clear, I do not advocate the removal of the “Quote” button. I also think it is very valuable. Yeah, it can be abused intentionally or more likely unintentionally…. but that is rare.

I was just using that as a way to save bandwidth since saving it was mentioned….. IF saving bandwidth was what any of this was really about in the first place, which I highly doubt. Wink

Thanks, but no need for a ‘Sig Thread’ either, as far as I am concerned. Wink

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