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Old 02-07-2003, 06:49 PM
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Default New Signature Rules for all PTO Members

(revised 2005)

Effective today, February 7, 2003, we have decided to adjust the signature rules on PTO.

The new modifications to the signature section are as follows:

* A maximum of (1) one "count down" or other type of counter/timer is allowed per signature.


* A maximum of (1) one graphic image, optimized for the Web, with a height no larger than 300 pixels and width of no more than 600 pixels.

The reasoning behind this is because we have a great many members of PTO that use dial-up connections and when you try to read a thread with lots of graphics images in everyone's posts, it takes forever. I found this out myself when I was out of town and using an AOL dial-up account to access PTO.
Further, it stretches the pages way out and detracts from the content of the threads.

If you have a signature that does not fit this new policy, please change it as soon as possible.

Thanks you,

The PTO Policy States the following regarding signatures and counters:

Signatures are currently allowed at PTO but are a privilege that may be revoked if abused. Signatures MAY NOT contain links (unless it is for a counter) or advertisements, nor can they contain images of any type of sexual or risqué content (completely up to Admin discretion). Signatures also MAY NOT have links imbedded which cause commercial popup windows to pop up in threads, play music videos or other things that will cause sound on another member's system while viewing, or directs one to another website. You may have a graphical image that is no higher than 300 pixels x 600 pixels in width and optimized for the web. A good way of figuring this is your total signature should not be taller than 4 inches, but we prefer you keep it as low as possible. Anything that causes the forum load time to become substantially lower for dial-up members will be removed.

You may have a maximum of (1) Count Down timer in your signature. The counter MAY NOT have links imbedded which cause commercial popup windows to pop up in threads (including ones from sitegadgets.com). Most counters are either an active link or have the name of the originating site in the counter (such as tickerfactory.com). For the purposes of a counter only, this is allowed. Counters are the ONLY exception to the rule of having no links/site names within a signature. If this policy is abused, then all members will be required to remove counters from their signatures.
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