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leona
Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:31 am Reply with quote
Frequent contributor Joined: 07 Nov 2010 Posts: 149 Location: Devon, UK (Tx: Stockland Hil)
Hi
Could I ask if the signature lengths, on the forum user profiles, could be increased in size? I find I have to truncate a lot of data to fit into the signature, I keep getting 'Signature Length too long' error messages, surely an extra 50-100 chars wouldn't be too bad? Please??

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IA: Off TS: On F/W: MS6 Rec: 5.13.65T Dated: 12/9/09 -Sy+Pe TAPs: EPG2MEI v0.96; MyStuff 6.4; Font Manager 1.0d; MyInfo B5.5; TAP Commander 1.34; HDDInfo; MyInfo Sig 14/4/11.
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gomezz
Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:17 am Reply with quote
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Or at least, only count displayable characters towards the total. For example the actual displayed length of the link to the firmware patch string rather than including the URL with its lengthy patch string.

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jumbo
Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:38 am Reply with quote
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leona wrote:
Hi
Could I ask if the signature lengths, on the forum user profiles, could be increased in size? I find I have to truncate a lot of data to fit into the signature, I keep getting 'Signature Length too long' error messages, surely an extra 50-100 chars wouldn't be too bad? Please??


You also have much text that's superfluous, redundant and adds nothing to the core info!

Try this shorter version:
TF5800 (c.2005) HDD: 250Gb Seagate (ST3250823A)
IA Off, TS On F/W: MS6 Rec TAPs: EPG2MEI v0.96; MyStuff 6.3; Font Manager 1.0d; Extend; Sig generated by MyInfo on 23/11/10
PC OS: Ubuntu

You should add "Tx: Stockland Hill" to your Location which will appear below your name.
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chunkywizard
Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:52 am Reply with quote
MyStuff Team Joined: 13 May 2005 Posts: 9306 Location: Sindlesham, Berkshire Tx: Hannington
Or even

MyInfo Sig (23/11/10)

CW

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leona
Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:48 pm Reply with quote
Frequent contributor Joined: 07 Nov 2010 Posts: 149 Location: Devon, UK (Tx: Stockland Hil)
Right, ok, that is a fair point, so I have made some adjustments.
So I can assume the answer to my question is a No then? Sad

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IA: Off TS: On F/W: MS6 Rec: 5.13.65T Dated: 12/9/09 -Sy+Pe TAPs: EPG2MEI v0.96; MyStuff 6.4; Font Manager 1.0d; MyInfo B5.5; TAP Commander 1.34; HDDInfo; MyInfo Sig 14/4/11.
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juwlz
Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:12 pm Reply with quote
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The forum is (as you'll see at the bottom of each page) "Powered by phpBB", which is an OpenSource project.

I guess somebody could contribute the appropriate mod or bit of source code to allow the signature to be longer, but (from my measly experience so far having taken over looking after another forum elsewhere), it's pretty tortuous to change anything, regardless of how simple it seems to be.

Julie

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chunkywizard
Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:18 pm Reply with quote
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IIRC Nigel did increase it a few years back. Most people deal with the current limit so I guess it won't change unless Nigel is feeling particularly nice,

CW

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jumbo
Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:18 pm Reply with quote
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There is really no need for an character length extension as it'd simply encourage some people fill the space thus creating signatures longer than posts!

You can always get around the character length by creating an image (gif say) of your signature (different fonts, sizes, etc) in glorious technicolor and then posting that as your signature. .
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jumbo
Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:44 pm Reply with quote
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Thus!
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leona
Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:58 pm Reply with quote
Frequent contributor Joined: 07 Nov 2010 Posts: 149 Location: Devon, UK (Tx: Stockland Hil)
Well yes, now that is very creative jumbo, I had not thought of that one.

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Leona
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IA: Off TS: On F/W: MS6 Rec: 5.13.65T Dated: 12/9/09 -Sy+Pe TAPs: EPG2MEI v0.96; MyStuff 6.4; Font Manager 1.0d; MyInfo B5.5; TAP Commander 1.34; HDDInfo; MyInfo Sig 14/4/11.
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juwlz
Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:06 pm Reply with quote
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Or do what I've done, and link to (a) page(s) with more detail.

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