Forum Guidelines
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[GUIDELINES]

Guidelines on signature and avatar sizes and formatting, as well as posting go here.

Signature Guidelines
To keep the forum fast and easy to browse for everyone, we feel it's necessary to impose these limits. You can also reduce page loading times by disabling signatures by going to the User CP -> [Your Profile] Edit Options -> Thread View Options.

The maximum characters allowed in a signature is 600. This limit does not include MyCode (BBCode).

The maximum limit for pictures in a signature is 5, this includes smileys. Generally, try to keep it to 1 larger image and a few smaller ones if you must.

Signatures have no picture size limit, but please try to keep your image sizes reasonable, e.g., 500 width x 300 height. Don't put in something that would stretch the page even on larger resolutions.

Animated gifs are allowed in your signature, but please mind that animated gifs can have huge file sizes, which may cause loading issues for others. If possible, optimize your gif beforehand (reduce width/height, reduce colors used, reduce frames used, etc.) to cut down its size.

It is discouraged to copy someone's signature. (Such as using the exact same picture and text.)

Forum rules and policies apply to signatures as well.

If the staff feels your signature does not fit the guidelines, we'll first contact you in private about adjusting your signature. If the problem persists, we may give you an actual forum warning, and if deemed necessary, remove your signature altogether (as in removing your signature code, not your signature privilege).

Avatar Guidelines
Current avatar limits are 150 width x 150 height, up to 100 KiB file size. If you upload a larger avatar, the forum software will automatically resize it.

You may use your Gravatar, as long as its rating is G.

Animated avatars are allowed as long as they fit the file size limit.

It is discouraged to copy someone's avatar. (Such as using the exact same picture.)

Forum rules and policies apply to avatars as well.

If the staff feels your avatar does not fit the guidelines, we'll first contact you in private about adjusting your avatar. If the problem persists, we may give you an actual forum warning, and if deemed necessary, remove your avatar altogether (as in deleting your picture, not your avatar privilege).

Posting Guidelines
See also NACR-009.

The character limit for posts is 65535 characters.

In a similar vein to the above, do not include too many images, especially animated gifs in your post to preserve page loading times and save bandwidth for those on bandwidth caps. If you are trying to post screenshots, scans and/or huge images, post their image URL instead, or post it as a thumbnail. Image hosting services such as Imgur should have such features.

In the event that you post many or large images, the staff may ask you to replace them with a link to the image. If you fail to do this, they are at liberty to delete the offending images from your post.

Try to avoid one word posts or posts lacking substance. Try to write something more, expand on your opinions, rather than just going "Thanks" or "I agree with this".

When quoting someone, try to quote only the relevant parts you plan to respond to, rather than quoting the entire post. This will not only avoid you hitting the character limit, but also makes your post more easily readable. The worst combination you can do is a few word reply to a whole post quote - please, don't do this.

If the staff feels your post does not fit the guidelines, we'll first contact you in private about adjusting your post. If the problem persists, we may give you an actual forum warning.

On Guideline Updates
The rules and the guidelines may be altered in terms of content or be redefined at any time to keep the forum and a safer and better place for our members. Whenever a change is made, an announcement will be posted for every member to see. If this happens, please take your time to read the revised or additional content.

Last Revised
17th of June, 2015
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