Tutorial: How to make a forum signature

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  1. The Cazador

    The Cazador

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    This guide will tell you what a signature is, how to modify it and how to optimize it.

    What is a signature?

    A signature is the small space every user is allocated at the bottom of their forum posts. It's here they can display anything they wish, so long as it doesn't violate Site Rules. Most people like to display their faction allegiance in the form of a banner style image, but you can also use pure text or a combination of the two.


    How do I edit my signature?
    Hover over your Username in the top right hand corner of the site and click on Signature from the drop down menu that appears.
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    How do I optimize a signature image?
    Unlike some other forums, signature sizes don't need to be moderated and there is no official legal limit set. Instead, the forum deals with larger signatures by implementing a scroll bar once they exceed a certain height.
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    What is the maximum resolution a signature image can be before it trips this scroll bar threshold?​

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    If you maintain these dimensions, your signature image will appear pixel-perfect and without a scroll bar like so...

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    Note that these dimensions are only applicable to just an image and if extra text is added below that image, you will hit the scroll bar threshold.​
     
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    nice tut, as always Caz :DYou should get a community badge or smth.
     
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    Get one of your underlings to do one for you.
     
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    Nice guide. Positive it'll help some people out.
     
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    Prepared as always, Caz.
     
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    Thanks, I was wondering how to do that :D
     
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    Thanks for that template and dimensions, time to take Photoshop for a quick walk.
     
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    wow, my signature is in this tutorial. Are you secretlly telling me to fix my signature ? lmao. It's still a great guide though.
     
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    As an informative note, all of the NCR members have access to a custom-made customizable signature made by me. My own signature or @Brian Lenarkin's are examples of it.

    Thanks to Caz for letting me know the perfect resolution for the signature.
     
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    HOLD ON THERE! How the HELL is the Legion "Peaceful"? (Olive Branch Means Peace)
     
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    Nah, I just opened a random thread and yours was the first I found that exceeded the height limit. It didn't even need fixing since the image exceeded it greatly. I was just looking for the first signature with a scrollbar. Those that only just trigger it and the scrollbar only scrolls down half and inch or something are the ones I think people need to optimize.

    Anyway, fixed a minor mistake in the guide.
     
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    Until I make a new one I'll keep using my one I usually use (decided to use a different name this time lol)
     

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