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Mictlan

Senior OC BOINC User
Joined
Apr 17, 2001
Location
Mexico City, Mexico
I don't want to be bossy about this, but as several of our members are violating one of the forum rules, I post a link to the sign guidelines.

Please help us same bandwidth and make this place a better place for all. Use size=1 tags on each of your lines (even blank ones) and use two or three columns to list your rig specs......

Thelemac don't drop here very often, so your sign might be spared for a while, but as soon as you post in one of the high traffic ones (like cooling or AMD mobos) you might get Thelemac on you, and believe he is not a chicken anymore :D.
 

ThePerfectCore

Red Raccoon Dojo
Joined
Mar 1, 2002
Location
Texas
How else could we save bandwidth?

Does anyone ever use those "Show Printable Version" links, or the "Rate This Thread" thingy? The may be just a few kilobytes, but if few people use them, it'd probably be best to just dump them.

Same goes for the "Last Thread... Next Thread" thingy. Anyone use that?
 

LandShark

Super Shark Moderator
Joined
Aug 13, 2001
Location
Deep Blue Sea (Maryland)
also, DO NOT post those ultra-high resolution pics (you know, those 800x600+), and if you can, try to host the pic somewhere else (like your own server, webspace from you isp, etc.) instead of hosting everything in the forum server!

oh, one more little thing, i've noticed more and more often lately that people are including url link from other site. as the forum rule stated, ONLY senior member COULD include link in their sig to their personal site! of course, link back to oc.com/forum home page/oc.com's any distributing team (seti/folding/3d team) site is allowed!
 

ThePerfectCore

Red Raccoon Dojo
Joined
Mar 1, 2002
Location
Texas
There. I'm gonna put together a small HTML site that contains all my SAH info. Hopefully someone will allow me to link to it.
 
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Mictlan

Mictlan

Senior OC BOINC User
Joined
Apr 17, 2001
Location
Mexico City, Mexico
Haven't checked this one, so I ask you all to check your avatars.....they must be under 50k to remain.....Maestro and Shadow will be hunting those with bigger avatars and delte them on sight.....so please help same some bandwidth :D

For your cooperation thank you.

P.S. PerfectCore: if you think that those buttons are worth taking out, please post your ideas in the Forum Comments and Suggestion board, so that the staff can see them and make a note.
 

JigPu

Inactive Pokémon Moderator
Joined
Jun 20, 2001
Location
Vancouver, WA
... I do not have permission to access this page ...

Huh? :confused:

Is it still the same 10 limit (0.75 = size 1, 1 = size 2, 1.5 = size 3) for sigs? If so, I should be in compliance. I'll check after this is posted ;)

BTW: Posting those ultra-huge 800x600+ pictures wouldn't make a diffrence on the bandwith AFAIK. The forum itself only allows 300x300 pics, and so anything larger will use the bandwith of somebody else, not us. A favorite image uploader of mine: TheForumIsDown

EDIT: Looks like that darn overflowing line is putting me over by 0.25 lines. Time to shrink it down! (...and Thelemac hasn't even gotten on me for it! I think the chicken man is slacking!!)
JigPu
 

none1

Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2002
Location
Chicago, IL
Ya, I can't go to Mictlan's link either, I don't have permission. If I can't read the sig rules, does that mean I have permission to not follow them?

:eek: :D
 

LandShark

Super Shark Moderator
Joined
Aug 13, 2001
Location
Deep Blue Sea (Maryland)
yeah, somehow i couldn't access it neither.......:rolleyes:

well, here's the simple guideline (if my "own harddrive" serve me right):

it's base on a point system. you can have total of 10 point.

points are base on the font size of each line.

the line that's is 1 point and serve as a baseline.

is 0.75 point

is 1 point

is 1.5 point

if there's a icon tag, like :D , w/in that line, that line will automatically treat as and will have 1 point for that line.

at the end, add up each of the line's point together, and it HAVE TO BE no more than 10 point.
 

Lorixnt2

Registered
Joined
Jul 18, 2002
Location
Italy
hihihihi I had always thought no avatar and no sign is maybe a little austere and unadorned but...essential ;)
 
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Mictlan

Mictlan

Senior OC BOINC User
Joined
Apr 17, 2001
Location
Mexico City, Mexico
The link works for me.....anyway the forum sign rules are located in the Forum FAQ and guidelines. Should be at the top of all the other forums in the main page of this wonderfull site.

THKS again for you cooperation.
 
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Mictlan

Mictlan

Senior OC BOINC User
Joined
Apr 17, 2001
Location
Mexico City, Mexico
Strange.....let me send a message to Shadow so that he can have a look....seems that only staff members are allowed to get into that section.....
 
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Mictlan

Mictlan

Senior OC BOINC User
Joined
Apr 17, 2001
Location
Mexico City, Mexico
Just dropped a PM to Shadow so that he can check the same links with a copy of this thread.....In the end he is the Admin should make this site work :D
 

none1

Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2002
Location
Chicago, IL
Works now. I can get there with Mictlan's orgional link (first post above) but I could not use that link the other day.

I tried rogerdugans link and it works too, for me.

Thanks,