There are certain things that are not allowed in sigs that are allowed in the rest of the forums. This is a list of what those are.
We restrict the size of your sig as it is meant to be an enhancement to the forums. When it becomes large, the sig actually detracts from the flow of the thread in which it is contained.
The allowable size of your sig is going to be determined on a point basis, with 10 being the maximum number of points. Note that blank lines count.
Points system as follows:
size 1 = .75 points per line
size 2 = 1 (normal size) points per line
size 3 = 1.5 points per line
Lines with emoticons = 1.5
Size three is the largest allowed size, as anything larger detracts from the actual post. The following emoticons are not allowed as they are too large:
There are also certain tags that are not allowed as they insert too much into your post. These are the ones that set the text into a block. They are as follows:
Note also that long lines wrap to the next line, which is based on the size of your window. The determining width is going to be a maximized window in 800x600 resolution. If it wraps, it counts as a new line. It also does have to wrap at 800x600 rather than make your post wider than the screen.
Links fall under the advertising rule, and thusly are not allowed except for a very few exceptions. One of which is Senior members are allowed a link to thier own personal sites.
These are the only URLs allowd in your sig:
http://www.heatware.com/<user profile linking>
These links are to the OC supported teams' (OC SETI, OC F@H and OC 3dMark) pages, to your heatware profile if you're trading, and to the OC affiliated overclockedgamerz site.
Specifics that are not always thought to be covered that you are not allowed to have are unclickable URLs or email addresses.
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You can also PM me for any clarification.