Choosing Signatures -2.4
There are a lot of questions you should ask before deciding on using a signature. Is it animated? What are its dimensions? Do you have permission to use any images? Follow the steps below and you should be fine.
Step 1: Before we even get down into the nitty gritty, you must first decide on what sort of content you are placing in your signature. Any images or text that is considered po.rngraphic/erotic, is swearing, or contains personal information is not acceptable. Instead, choose something from your favorite show or a band you obsess about. Not only is it more child friendly, but it lets everyone know something about yourself.
Step 3: Finally, do you even have permission to use the images you choose? If it was an order in a shop for another person, the signature of another, or simply an image you googled, you should typically not use it. Googled images are usually copyrighted and it simply is plain rude to steal the work and gifts of others. Instead, order one from one of our many shops or make one yourself. Not only will you avoid conflict, but you may find yourself enjoying a new hobby or making new friends.
Step 3: Once you have decided on a signature you have to start asking yourself the specifics about the entire signature, not just the images. You shouldn't have multiple images, especially if they are animated, enless they are small nor should you have a large image that could potentially stretch out the board or takes a long time to load. In most cases, one image will suffice.
Still wondering what size is acceptable on the forums? Here's an image. It isn't just meant to represent one image, but your entire signature.
Basically, around 458 pix wide by 190 pix in height. A bit over is fine, but if your signature picture is far too much over, you will be told to change it.
Step 4: The final thing is whether or not the images/image animated. In most cases you should always choose to not have animated images. A brightly flashing atrocity will not only hurt the eyes of other members, but could potentially upset health problems. If you must have an animated image, choose a slow animation.