signature linkage

Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by muzikool, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I'm posting this as a new thread since the appropriate one is locked as a sticky here. The "Please Review Signature Guidelines" includes the following:

    I am perfectly fine with this rule, but I think it should either be enforced or not listed at all. There are some members here who've had their signatures linked outside of OSNN for a long time. I haven't minded the links at all, but seeing that this is a clearly written rule, and one that threatens severe punishment, prompts me to mention it. The last thing I want is to see someone get reprimanded on this while others are doing the exact same thing. It should be all or nothing -- either way is fine with me.

    (Note: This is by no means pointing fingers at any one member for doing this, nor at any mod for not taking action against it. Matt, nice job with clearly posting these rules.)
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I would assume that just needs to be revised, most noteably because our F@H sigs HAVE to be linked off for appropriate statistic reporting.

    Just my .02
     
  3. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    i wonder what bandwith we are using per month. If we are cutting it close i think its more of a issue. Guess thats a question for whoever pays the bill EP id imagine hehe.
     
  4. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    This is the way I interrupt this rule. If you are a member of another forum do NOT link your signature on that forum from this forum.
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    That rule has been there since the dawn of time. Though to be honest, it makes no real sense, we don't host sigs here (unless people are using the gallery?) and therefore they can not be linked anywhere else.... avatars on the other hand, are a different matter.
     
  6. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Well the stuck post was put there last month, and that rule was bolded as if it were very important. I say we revise it very specifically, or remove it altogether.
     
  7. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    The sticky is (relatively) new, but the avatar/sig guidelines have always been here, which is where the text was originally.
     
  8. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Stop interrupting rules :p

    As Speedy_B said, it was more of a copy/paste job from the original guidelines, found here -

    http://www.forum.osnn.net/showthread.php?t=34
     
  9. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I know the rules have always been there, but the thread repeating those rules is new, giving the impression that the rules listed are going to be enforced to a higher degree beginning at the time the thread was posted (last month).

    The rule needs clarification. I'll come up with a suggestion since I'm the one who pointed it out.

    A suggestion...

     
  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I think that you're interpreting the rule differently to what it should be.

    The original rule applies to uploading an image to OSNN.net, then hotlinking to that image on mysite.com rather than hosting the image at mysite.com.

    It doesn't refer to putting outgoing links in your signature. :)
     
  11. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    This can prob be changed now as we do have a new feature for hosting signature images, you guys tried it out yet?
     
  12. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    OK, that is a completely different translation and I never read it that way. In that case, if some version of that rule needs to be in place then it needs to be more clearly written. :)
     
  13. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Well as an integrated feature I guess I can disable hotlinking so it will only appear on the osnn forums.
     
  14. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    good work. DOo eejt
     
  15. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    I guess I am a little confused about what this rule actually means. Lets say you use a image hosting site for your sig, such as imageshack.us. They automatically place a link to their site within the html code they give you for the image. (unless you use the direct image and do it manually) Are you saying that this is against the rules?
     
  16. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Does need to be clearer, but what it means is if that you upload an attachment to osnn, don't use it elsewhere, its an old pre-vb3 rule actually but was to save bandwidth when that was an issue.
     
  17. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    Oh I see, so if you were to upload the image here and then use that link at another site as well. Ok, that is much clearer.
     
  18. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    But now EP is so ruch it's no longer an issue :p
     
  19. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    not that, we pay the same but get 2 terrabytes, not too shabby
     
  20. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    On average how much bandwith do we use a month? If you dont mind me asking that is. :)