Forum Image and Signature FAQs


#1036093 Posted on: 05/3/11 at 8:33am Last Edit by Sierra at 07/31/14 at 6:34pm
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PLEASE READ THIS THOROUGHLY BEFORE POSTING YOUR QUESTIONS



There are always questions about Forum Images and Signatures. and since most of the questions asked travel along the same lines, here is a list of common Q and A's for those who may be slightly befuddled about the whole matter. :)


  • How do I add an image that is automatically displayed with my forum posts?

    In the site navigation menu go to Preferences, then Forum Options, or click on the Options link at the top of the forum.

    On the Forum Preferences page select Forum Image.

    In the Image URL enter the URL for the image you want displayed with your forum posts.

    Select where you would like the image to be displayed in your forum post; Right, Top, or Bottom.

    Then click on SET PREFERENCES.

    Once you have set your image preferences, below it you'll be shown how your image will look in your forum posts.


  • How do I add images/text to my signature?

    In the site navigation menu go to Preferences, then Forum Options, or click on the Options link at the top of the forum.

    On the Forum Preferences page select Update Signature.

    Remember to only use sCode and not HTML!


  • What is the size limit for a forum image and signature image/text?

    Forum Image size limits are...
    Right Image (max: 325x325px)
    Top Image (max height: 150px, max width: 450px)
    Bottom Image (max height: 150px, max width: 450px)

    Signature size limit is...
    (max height: 325px, max width: 450px)

    There is, however, a COMBINED size limit when using both a forum image and signature image/text. Forum images and signatures cannot exceed 450px in width and 325px in height, COMBINED. This includes all images, links, any text added in the signature, and regardless of images being left or right aligned.

    Any text added in the signature counts as 10px height per line. So be sure to include that in when calculating the height of your forum image and signature.

    Here are a few examples of what is and is not acceptable:

    Acceptable
    Top Forum Image: 150px tall
    Signature Image: 150px tall
    One line of text in signature: 10px

    Acceptable
    No Forum Image
    Signature Image: 325px tall
    No Signature Text

    Acceptable
    Right Forum Image: 325px tall
    No Signature/Signature Text

    Not Acceptable
    Bottom Forum Image: 150px tall
    Signature Image: 325px tall

    Not Acceptable
    Right Forum Image: 325px width
    Signature Image: 300px width


    Also, animated images must be no larger than 5MB.

    NOTE: Any forum images and signatures found over the size limits will be cleared by site staff and result in a warning issued.


  • How do I check my image sizes?

    To check image size place your cursor over the image, right-click and select (depending on your browser) `Properties` or `view image info`. A pop-up will appear that will include a line that says Dimensions: # x #.

    The first number will be the image width, and the second number will be the image height. So depending on if you will be stacking your images, or putting the images side-by-side, you would add the appropriate numbers to get the combined total width or height.

    If you are still unsure if your forumText/Signature fits within the size limits, feel free to submit it in a ticket at the Ticket Center and a UA will happy to check it for you.


  • How can I put more than one image in my signature?

    You can't. You can only have one image in your signature.

    The only exception to this is if you put item image(s) in your signature using the sCode [item=itemname]. Just be sure you do not exceed the image size limits! Item images are 64px x 64px.


  • How can I make forum or signature images?

    To make your own, you will need to have some sort of graphics program installed on your computer such as; MS Paint, Paint Shop Pro, PhotoSuite, PhotoShop, etc.

    You can put whatever you like on your forum or signature images as long as it does not go against the site Terms and Conditions and include any words that would be otherwise filtered on the site.

    If you are unable to make your own, head to the Profiles & Graphics Market and look for someone there who makes them. There are many users around the site that offer to make them for others either for free, or for a small fee.


  • Is there anywhere that I can find pre-made forum images and/or signature images?

    There are some Subeta fansites on the internet that have pre-made graphics you can use, i.g., SubetaLodge.


  • Can I add rotating text or images to my signature?

    You can have rotating text in your signature, but you cannot have rotating images.

    For rotating text, you would use this
    Code:
    [random=Text1--Text2--Text3]



  • How do I change my forum font and font color?

    To change your font, font color, etc., you use sCode. HTML is not allowed, so use sCode!

    NOTE: There is no longer a way to preset your font and text color for your forum posts. So if you want a different font/font color for each post you make, you will need to do it with sCode in EACH post you make.





    NOTE: Please do not make 'test' topics or posts on the forums just to see your forum image or signature. You can see a preview of your forum image and signature right where you edited them. If you want to see them in an actual post, go view a post that you have previously made. If you don't have one, just make a 'non-spam' reply to an existing topic.


    If the above does not answer questions you have regarding forum image or signature, then feel free to ask your question here in this thread.

    If your question does not have to do with forum image or signature, it does NOT belong here. Post it in the appropriate board!



  • #1036161 Posted on: 07/27/11 at 10:02am
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    @Sierra
    Thank you! I'm gonna play with it.



    #1036126 Posted on: 01/19/12 at 11:29pm
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    I forgotten how to post an item, can someone please tell me. That would be great. =)



    #1036173 Posted on: 01/20/12 at 6:27pm
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    @Nalcetla
    Code:

    [item=red ball]

    looks like this in the forums
    Red Ball
    + Wishlist


    This can be found in sCode Reference, which is linked under Interact > Forums at the bottom.



    #1036175 Posted on: 01/20/12 at 10:07pm
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    @Wise
    I knew it was something of the sort. Thanks!



    #1036178 Posted on: 05/10/12 at 1:01am
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    Thank you soo much for this!



    #1036010 Posted on: 09/15/12 at 10:26am
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    omg this made sense



    #1036028 Posted on: 02/12/13 at 1:16pm
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    Thank you! This helped so much. :)


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    #1036046 Posted on: 05/3/13 at 2:36pm
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    @Sierra
    how do make a link clickable?



    #1036050 Posted on: 05/3/13 at 5:13pm
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    @moon12216 You can find the sCode for making clickable links here.



    #1036137 Posted on: 05/5/13 at 11:16pm
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    All my questions have been answered right here! Thank you for this post



    #1036053 Posted on: 07/26/13 at 5:25pm
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    This helped a bunch!
    Thanks <3


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    #1036148 Posted on: 02/27/14 at 3:28am
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    I have a large picture that I am hoping to resize and put the right in my forumtext. Is there some way I can resize it in the code, like by putting width=150 or height=200 somewhere in there?

    Thank you!



    #1036063 Posted on: 03/10/14 at 1:50pm
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    I can't get my signature to align to the center. I'm just using a link to my gallery, not an image. Any help please?