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Suggestion: Reduce signature size, increase photo sizes

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  • Member since
    November, 2016
Suggestion: Reduce signature size, increase photo sizes
Posted by elation on Sunday, January 29, 2017 9:30 PM

Love the forum but I think it can improve from a little change?

We like to share our work and everyone learns or enjoys from members' picture postings. But FineScale Modler forum automatically reduces the picture size to 500x370 ish and that is just too small. Some member's signature is double size than that. I often click on the pictures just to have closer look at them and it gets tiring when there are multiple pictures posted in one thread.

Can we adjust it to at least 600px height? (eg. 800x600px)

and reduce the member's signature to 150px height max? Plus a couple of lines of text? Sometimes you sroll down so much for a little contents because one person's signature is half a page long. and when he posts 3-4 times in one thread....

 

Thanks!

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Norwich, Norfolk, Nelson's County. Exiled in Suffolk.
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 30, 2017 5:53 AM

If you go to setting, you can un check user sig's so they do not appear.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

 On the bench: Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9

  • Member since
    November, 2016
Posted by elation on Monday, January 30, 2017 1:08 PM

Ah I see. 

I am assuming the point of auto resizing is to save the bandwidth of the forum. If we limit the size of the signature, I am sure it will save tons of space. Unless the same repeating images don't take much space. 

Oh. There's a suggestion forum. Oops. 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Norwich, Norfolk, Nelson's County. Exiled in Suffolk.
Posted by Bish on Monday, January 30, 2017 2:46 PM

The size of the sig is limited to a set number of charectors. The reason some have such large sig images is because they have combined GB badges into one pic. Or, they use the GIF. But i don't find those rotating images to be to big or the images in posts to small, apart from a few exceptions which i guess is down to how they are sized by the host or the hosting site.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

 On the bench: Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9

  • Member since
    November, 2016
Posted by elation on Monday, January 30, 2017 11:06 PM

I don't want to pick on you or anything but since you are here and you have a signature with an image...

I just find that signature takes too much space.

Your signature takes up about 15 lines and most of members inputs are maybe less than 4-5 lines.

I don't know. Maybe it doesn't bother anyone else. Probably because I come from forums with strict sig limites. I've been around automotive forums for 15+ years.

But it's not a huge deal. I can just turn it off like you suggested, but it is an easy way to recognize certain members. 

Though I really want to see larger images when members post pictures.

Thanks!

  • Member since
    April, 2006
  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 12:37 AM

Photos use to be larger, but the forum design was changed to a narrower format - this was to accommodate those using handheld devices.  I don't know if a survey of some kind was ever done to determine numbers and types of viewing screens used by members ....

Photos are linked so they can be viewed in larger format, but that also depends on the size of the orignal upload.

regards,

Jack

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Norwich, Norfolk, Nelson's County. Exiled in Suffolk.
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 4:42 AM

The size ofmy sig varies depoending on what image i use. I can see thats its rather big at the moment. We have had other complain about the size of sig's,often bigger than mine, which is why i put my GB badges in my profile. But as i mentioned, sigs can be removed by the individual.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

 On the bench: Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9

  • Member since
    November, 2005
Posted by PritMar on Sunday, February 12, 2017 4:43 PM

Bish

If you go to setting, you can un check user sig's so they do not appear.

 

I have tried this numerous times and it does not work. The signatures should be eliminated completely.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Norwich, Norfolk, Nelson's County. Exiled in Suffolk.
Posted by Bish on Monday, February 13, 2017 6:13 AM

PritMar

 

 
Bish

If you go to setting, you can un check user sig's so they do not appear.

 

 

 

I have tried this numerous times and it does not work. The signatures should be eliminated completely.

 

I am not sure what going on there then. I have just turned them off and it worked apart from Jacks GIF sig image. But mine is no longer showing.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

 On the bench: Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9

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