scrolling signature text . . . yikes!!!

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  1. earther

    earther Registered Member

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    I just came across a post in the Acronis True Image support forum that has a scrolling marquee in their signature!! :eek: Why isn't this kind of visual assault banned on these forums? If not please consider it. I'll be happy to provide a user name via PM if you like . . . don't want to do it publicly.
     
  2. dog

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    Hi earther, ;)

    The easy solution is: to edit your User CP.

    Click on "User CP" select "Edit Options"; scroll down to "Thread Display Options", and untick "Show Signatures" in Visible Post Elements. Then Save the changes.

    You now won't see any Signatures. ;)

    HTH, ;)

    Steve
     
  3. Jimbob1989

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    Good point steve. Are signatures set to visible as standard? think they are.

    Jimbob
     
  4. Bubba

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    Having taken a look at that user sig....it is permissible to use....since it does not violate out TOS as far as advertising or other inappropriate content....it's simply a scrolling sig. I will however share the info with the Admins.

    None the less....Thanks for bring this to our attention....in case it had been against our rules.
     
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  5. earther

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    I should have thought of that. Unfortunately, some of the sigs are useful so it's a shame to have to nuke tham all.

    Nevertheless, this is a feature that could easily be abused. Maybe a revision to the guidelines could be considered?
     
  6. LowWaterMark

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    This thread in the Announcements section has some general guidelines regarding signatures:

    Policy: Image Posting and Member Signatures

    Our goal is to simply keep signatures from taking over threads by either being too large or too intrusive for whatever reason. We've had some members alter theirs from time to time.
     
  7. earther

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    Well, I may have a low tolerance but that sig is pretty intrusive to me. Any moving thingy on the screen drives me nuts!
     
  8. HandsOff

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    I feel your pain earther! I have the same reaction, so much so that I will sometimes tape little cards on my screen over a scrolling or otherwise moving object, so that I can read a post without going crazy.

    The thing is, if it doesn't bother most people, most people will not consider it something that is a problem. Now if these same people were forced to read while there entire screen flashed on and off they would be outraged. That that is about the same impact that text scrolling has on me...well, that's just my problem.

    I don't consider it as abusive or offensive, unless it is advertizing or the like. I was climbing the walls looking for a techical solution when my sister says, just put a piece of tape over it. So simple! but effective.

    Still, I harbor a secret dream that for purely technical reasons, we will see posts that don't move with I footnote to us readers to move our heads sideways to simulate the effect.

    -HandsOff
     
  9. Black Ranger

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    Don't use the scroll bars then too often :D :D :D
     
  10. HandsOff

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    I don't. I use the pg down programmed into my mouse.
     
  11. Paranoid2000

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    Sounds like you'd find a specialised webfilter like Proxomitron a good choice. The default filters include one for removing blinking text which could easily be extended to scrolling text, but since this scrolling is almost surely done using the IE-specific <MARQUEE> tag, shouldn't this be (another) good reason for using a replacement browser?
     
  12. HandsOff

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    i did use it for a while, and also SWB to address flash.

    It's no big deal here. what's a little scrolling text between friends? But when they have men in underwear in the margins doing a dance on some webpages...uh oh...i hope i didn't give anyone any ideas!


    -HandsOff
     
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    ~raises eyebrow~ :ninja:
     
  14. Paranoid2000

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    Proxomitron can disable animated GIFs also, so you only see the first frame of such graphics (greatly reducing the "visual noise" level). Some firewalls and browsers also allow you to disable such animation.
     
  15. dog

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    Awww P2K :( ... You mean you haven't had the pleasure of watching my snickering avatar. LOL, You're really missing out on all the fun :rolleyes: ... It always makes me ~Smyle~ :D

    [Bounce][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][/Bounce]
     
  16. Paranoid2000

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    If I want to see a snickering hound, I can just watch a Dick Dastardly cartoon. :)
     
  17. ~*Nat*~

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    Dog & Paranoid2000 ..... You guys are too funny !!! http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons6/24.gif
    ~ wipes tears from eyes ~
    ___________________________________________________

    But seriously now, and I can only sympathize.

    For people like myself, that are easily irritated ~giggles~, I found a wonderful
    soothing website that teaches Yoga to calm the nerves ~ and to make it even
    easier to learn, it includes "moving instructions".
    I promise, this comes in very handy.




    With that site, and if it wasn't for this great & special Lady BeetleBoss and many other great folks here, that have "taught" me to raise my tolerance level of visual expressions.......
    I wouldn't know what I'd do.


    :D ;)
     
  18. MikeBCda

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    I guess it really depends on who the "typical" board user is. Over at the Brain Talk Communities (one of my neurology support groups), there's a very high percentage of members with problems with seizures etc., so the TOS are much stricter about animations, flashing, etc.
     
  19. ~*Nat*~

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    Hello Mike, :)

    I can totally understand this ~ for obvious reasons !!!



    But... for the 'average' individual that suffers the unfortunate occasional
    'seizure-cramps', like 'fists made in agitation', because of the intolerance of moving, flashing and other distractions on the screen.....I can only recommend my yoga-link.
    Let's see it as a desensitizing theraphy, if you can understand what I mean.

    ;)
     
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