Is it possible to get a pic in u'r sig? (1 Viewer)

Martin

Senior Member
Dec 31, 2000
56,794
#6
Signature pics load up with every post, right? Say you have 20 post per page and everyone has a signature pic underneath. That means you're loading up to 20 additional images per page, with various sizes (they rarely very small) and it's a considerable additional strain on the server (whether it's the one carrying the site or another one).

Moreover they might not all load so you will have more broken images those times people have a too slow connection. Which again is ugly.

Furthermore the images distract people from seeing the post, I can certainly vouch for that. At forums that have signature images, I sometimes have to look for the text of the post to find it.

And finally, it's a real stretch for people with slow connections, like modems. As it is the site is not so friendly to those users because the pages are quite large but with more images it would easily raise the size by 30-50%.

Satisfied? ;)
 

vitoria_Ally

Senior Member
Jul 14, 2002
7,232
#7
I agree.
I was user on one of Polish forums. And there can be pics as signatures. So people add or huge gif. images or huge pic - like half of wallpaper. Try to open such site :irritate:
 

JuveCampione

Senior Member
Sep 21, 2002
4,134
#8
++ [ originally posted by Alex ] ++
Signature pics load up with every post, right? Say you have 20 post per page and everyone has a signature pic underneath. That means you're loading up to 20 additional images per page, with various sizes (they rarely very small) and it's a considerable additional strain on the server (whether it's the one carrying the site or another one).

Moreover they might not all load so you will have more broken images those times people have a too slow connection. Which again is ugly.

Furthermore the images distract people from seeing the post, I can certainly vouch for that. At forums that have signature images, I sometimes have to look for the text of the post to find it.

And finally, it's a real stretch for people with slow connections, like modems. As it is the site is not so friendly to those users because the pages are quite large but with more images it would easily raise the size by 30-50%.

Satisfied? ;)
those are exactly the reasons why i against such thing!
 

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