View Full Version : IMPORTANT thread on signatures - please read!

09-06-2011, 04:02 PM
Ok everyone, we need to have a talk. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

First of all I just want to say how DELIGHTED I have been to see the creativity and artistry you use to create your signature banners. They look lovely. But we've run into a problem.

Because we have so many gifted banner makers, some of you have started using two, three, or four banners in your signature. I've seen a couple of signatures that have several banners and half a page of quotes. This basically means that we have to scroll through your banner to search for your actual post every time you say something!

We have threads for your awesome art and quotes you love. There are lots of places to express yourself. You don't need to have so much in your signature, which is just supposed to be one small line to give a taste of who you are!

So here are the new rules.

1. Banner makers, here's a special message for you! I have seen you come out with banners of many shapes and sizes. From now on, please make them as small as you can. They should be "short" and "wide" (but not too wide!), like the banners Salacia makes or mine below. This will result in the least amount of scrolling.

2. You may only feature ONE full-sized banner in your signature. If you want two, you need to re-size them so that each one is only half size, as you can see in Jennifer Lovely Melody's signature. If one of the players with these skills would volunteer to create a tutorial on how to do this, it would be VERY helpful.

3. You may include ONE line of text under your banner as long as it isn't too long. This can be a quote or song lyric, but it should be short. It would be best if you included this in your banner!

If you have ANY question about whether your signature fits within these parameters, please post in this thread so that we the moderators and other players can go about helping you shorten it. If it's too long, you have ONE WEEK to create a new signature. Any signatures clearly in violation by Wednesday, September 14 may be deleted completely.

Most forums have a signature size limit built in or don't allow pictures at all. I want to keep the signature space free so it's easy to create a signature within the parameters. I trust you awesome players to do your best to help with this!

Again, I think your signatures are AWESOME, but we just can't look at that much content every time we want to browse the forums. Thanks for cooperating and I can't wait to see your creative but smaller solutions!!!

09-06-2011, 04:07 PM
Well, can I keep this then? I really love it! Salacia makes these banners! And I just put a TEENSY Weensy wittle quote under it! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

09-06-2011, 04:17 PM
Here are some examples of signatures that are great!

Here is one Salacia created for a club:

Here is an example of making two small signatures, via Jennifer Lovely Melody:
http://i54.tinypic.com/332pbpv.jpg (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8571012249/m/3061061839)

09-06-2011, 04:17 PM
Verity, those are adorable, but you need to resize them so that each one is half as big. They're so bright and vibrant they will still look amazing!

09-06-2011, 04:21 PM
K, thx UbiDarla! Just a question.. How do you resize them? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

09-06-2011, 04:27 PM
Wow. This makes me feel horrible about my banners.....thanks.

09-06-2011, 04:29 PM
Mikaela, you should be congratulating Sal for her banners! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Also, that doesn't me yours are bad it's just that Sal's fits the limits

09-06-2011, 05:00 PM
Thank you SO MUCH for making this! I'll try and see if I can get a tutorial up or something http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif In the meantime, I have an idea (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8571012249/m/4071034649).

09-06-2011, 05:05 PM
Ok Darla! Is this one banner ok? Just this one! Oh please! I spent FOREVER making it!

09-06-2011, 05:12 PM
I don't know what UbiDarla will say, but to give you an idea, Hermione, it's about 2x the size of both signature examples that UbiDarla put up. However, even if it's too big, you can just resize it--you don't have to remove it.

Regardless, she did say only one line of text and you technically have 3.

09-06-2011, 07:04 PM
I can't resize it. I don't have the program paint

09-06-2011, 07:37 PM
That's why I made my resize help thread (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8571012249/m/4071034649) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

09-06-2011, 08:22 PM
Thank you for making that thread Jennifer!

Thanks for helping us out with this issue everybody.

09-06-2011, 08:40 PM
i have a question:
is this banner ok?or do i need to resize it?and i mean the one on top

09-06-2011, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by UbiLorelai:
Thank you for making that thread Jennifer!

Thanks for helping us out with this issue everybody.

You're welcome! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

It's no problem.

Nina - The top banner is twice the size of the examples.

09-06-2011, 09:15 PM
Originally posted by UbiLorelai:
Thank you for making that thread Jennifer!

Thanks for helping us out with this issue everybody.
Woah! your signiture pic is AWESOMENESS!!!!

09-07-2011, 10:45 AM
Nina and Hermione: Both your banners are so cute! If they were a bit smaller I'd be even happier. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Jennifer created a thread to help you with that! Thanks for being so great about this everyone!

09-07-2011, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by UbiLorelai:
Thank you for making that thread Jennifer!

Thanks for helping us out with this issue everybody.

luv da pic lor!!

09-07-2011, 02:02 PM
MODS PLEASE READ THIS! My friend Nic, ( From Nic's Lovely Banners! ) made me and my friend Rosie a banner, and i can't use mine but i see her ( rosie ) using it! How can i use mine?

09-07-2011, 02:55 PM
Oh nose! I don't know how to resize them! Is it ok if I just use my FLASH magazine furniture blogger one???

09-07-2011, 03:10 PM
If your signature image is bigger than either of the samples it has to be resized.

Similarly, if you have more than one line of text, you'll need to remove some.

09-07-2011, 03:32 PM
Well is this ok??

09-07-2011, 03:34 PM
Originally posted by pinkstorm6:
Well is this ok??

It's roughly 40 pixels bigger than the examples.

09-07-2011, 03:53 PM
Ok could you resize it for me? And don't make it too small. Make it just right, please and thank you!

09-07-2011, 04:10 PM
I don't make them any smaller than they need to be:

09-12-2011, 11:17 PM
Tried making a tutorial everyone can use--I personally don't use a basic program and I know some people have different versions so...

However, this is only if you want ONE picture in your signature. If you want more, you have to be creative (IE: 2 Pictures at up to 290x150 next to eachother or 2 Pictures at up to 580x75 with one on top of the other. If you still need help, post here.

1. Go to http://www.picresize.com/
2. Pick your photo ("Choose File") and hit Continue.
3. Ignore Crop and Rotate and scroll down to #2.
4. Click the drop-down menu where it says "50% Smaller". Pick Custom Size.
4. Set it up like so:
Your image can not be bigger than 150 in height. The program will resize width the exact amount it needs to be to match the new height.
5. Then click "I'm Done, Resize My Picture!"
6. You will be taken to this page:
Click Save to Disc and you're done! However, if your picture is bigger than 580 in Width (while now being 150 in height) in the highlighted "New" box, you have a few more steps. See below:

7. Go back to the beginning and upload your new resized image instead.
8. Set it up like so:
9. Once again, "I'm Done, Resize My Picture!". Now just save the picture again, head to your image host (Tinypic, Imageshack, Photobucket, or maybe your own) and upload it there http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Then put it in your signature or post it on the forums for someone else to use!

IMPORTANT: If I don't mention something, just ignore it!

09-13-2011, 09:33 AM
REMINDER: Today is the LAST DAY to get your picture resized before we start removing signatures that are too big tomorrow! Take care of it as soon as you can! Thanks!

09-13-2011, 10:14 AM
Thanks for resizing mine Jennifer!

09-13-2011, 10:15 AM
You're welcome! Thanks for using it~

09-13-2011, 12:31 PM
I'm trying to resize sal's but it is NOT working! HELP

09-13-2011, 04:02 PM
Hey, can you resize this picture, Jen?


09-13-2011, 04:23 PM
super cute layla!!

09-13-2011, 04:24 PM
wait i think i have seen that dress before

09-13-2011, 05:19 PM
OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe I just saw this NOW!!!!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

THANK YOU SOOOOO SOOOOO SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH UBIDARLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

09-14-2011, 10:05 AM
wat? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

09-14-2011, 10:49 AM
Guys, I just want to point out that the signature rule does not just refer to images, but also the amount of text you can have. Besides the fact that it's preferred to be in your image, you can not have more than one line.

1. That means this is okay.
2. This is not
okay though
as this makes it
four lines.
3. Similarly, if you write an incredibly long line and it happens to go over one line, it is also against the rules as it's not longer one line. It doesn't matter if it's only one sentence, it still has to be shorter than one line. (So yes, this would also be too long to be allowed)
4. Regardless, lines are supposed to be short and shouldn't be much longer than your biggest image.
5. And it can be more than one sentence. It just has to fit on one line.

Not only that, text has to go -directly under- your banner.

I see a lot of:




It needs to be:

Please keep that in mind, guys @-@ So you don't lose your signatures.

09-14-2011, 01:00 PM
Good points Jennifer, thank you for pointing that out!

I would like to note that if you use ONLY text and no image, it can be about the size of a regular signature. But if you are adding text to an image, please keep it to one line. Thanks!

IMPORTANT: I am starting to REMOVE signatures that do not fit these requirements today, so please take care of this before I get to yours!

09-14-2011, 01:04 PM

09-15-2011, 10:27 PM
Can you resize mine?

09-16-2011, 11:34 AM
how come i cant take screen shots on imagine town??

09-16-2011, 05:52 PM
jen you are like imaginetown's big sis you are so helpful

09-17-2011, 01:13 PM
Originally posted by BostonCutie:
Can you resize mine?

Yours is actually small enough :P

Ofelia - There is a tutorial on how to take screenshots in this forum.

Alexa - Aww @-@ Thanks~

09-21-2011, 03:39 PM
How do you make those sigatures?! please tell me!!! PLEASE!


09-21-2011, 06:55 PM
There is more information on signatures in the Tutorials thread.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...1012249/m/7671018539 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/7181012249/m/7671018539)

10-07-2011, 03:43 PM
Jen, can you resize mine? I tried the tutorial, but it won't work cause it says it's only for Windows... I use a Mac...
THANKS!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

10-08-2011, 05:42 PM

can somwone make this pic larger??

10-10-2011, 01:18 PM
Shannon, you have the prettiest signatures right now!!! Normally we just go in and delete/edit signatures that are too big, but since you're in this thread I'll give you a quick head's up first. Together they're a little too tall. Do you think you could make the "Fabulous" one smaller? Maybe equally as tall as the banner? I think they look very pretty and classy together! I'll give you a couple of days to resize. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

10-11-2011, 09:09 PM
Is this okay?

10-14-2011, 05:49 AM
How do u make a BANNER?!

10-15-2011, 05:36 PM
Check out the Tutorial thread for more information on how to take a screen shot and put a banner in your signature field.

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/foru...1012249/m/7671018539 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/7181012249/m/7671018539)

10-15-2011, 07:37 PM
oh, thank you, UbiLorelai!

10-15-2011, 08:53 PM
Also, how do you make a SIGNATURE?

10-24-2011, 09:24 PM
Can someone help me make a signature, please?! :0)


12-04-2011, 12:48 PM
Ubilorelei and ubidarla can I be ur friends?

12-07-2011, 11:47 AM
You guys asking for help making signatures, check out the thread UbiLorelai just linked! Make sure you read a thread before asking questions!

MusicLuvr - I don't spend a lot of time in-game, I do a lot behind the scenes, but I love being friends with everyone on the forums!

12-11-2011, 12:06 AM
http://www.google.co.nz/imgres...ved=1t:429,r:8,s:174 (http://www.google.co.nz/imgres?q=adorable+cats&hl=en&sa=X&biw=685&bih=649&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=XUMx7QMqj8XhQM:&imgrefurl=http://www.petsfoto.com/adorable-house-cats/&docid=R830AAcTiUU8mM&imgurl=http://www.petsfoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Cute-Kittens14.jpg&w=650&h=487&ei=LVbkTuqVCuWriAfsofW2BQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=110&vpy=204&dur=2681&hovh=194&hovw=259&tx=203&ty=96&sig=111818725076517467768&page=17&tbnh=128&tbnw=198&start=174&ndsp=11&ved=1t:429,r:8,s:174)

12-11-2011, 05:58 AM
wait how do u even make a banner? because i wanted one but i dont know how to make it

12-11-2011, 06:05 AM
wait i got it now....NEVER MIND http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

12-17-2011, 05:08 PM
As the forum passes days, more and more people forget about this, and they are starting to break the rules and they are using, way too many banners in their signatures! Please follow the rules, I see mods already putting up with a little bit over the size, but just because they do not delete those, does not mean they will put up with all of those many banners!

Please take time to read this^^, and follow it!!

12-17-2011, 08:32 PM
Thank you Nicole! We are going to need to go through and start editing signatures for people if they don't start following the rules! Thanks for the reminder to you fellow forum friends! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

12-22-2011, 08:57 AM
ubilorelai i need help on the profile for ur PM wen it says ur gender i put male by mistake how do i change it to female http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

12-23-2011, 04:53 PM
I minimized my signature is it ok now?

12-23-2011, 04:54 PM
Wait i messed it up

12-23-2011, 04:54 PM
No nevermind