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Forum Administration => Glitches, errors, problems => Topic started by: MommyPenguin on March 08, 2012, 10:45:33 PM

Title: Length of signature limits number of lilypie kids?
Post by: MommyPenguin on March 08, 2012, 10:45:33 PM
I have a signature that lists my kids and their ages, using lilypie.  However, because of the character length allowed for the signature, I can't add another lilypie to my list.  I would have liked to add another one, since I'm expecting.  Does anybody know any good alternate way to do this, without adding length to the signature?  I guess, if nothing else, I'll just have to ditch the cute little lilypie tickers and switch to a text signature that just gives their ages, and update them from time to time.  I just think sometimes it's pertinent in stories how old the kids you mention are, etc., and that way I don't have to state them every time.
Title: Re: Length of signature limits number of lilypie kids?
Post by: Silversurfer on March 08, 2012, 11:03:38 PM
I could be wrong on this, but i think there was a poster who recently had her fourth child and added another signature so there were two rows of two signatures. I think hers had pictures though, so they might be from elsewhere.

Maybe someone knows of poster or company?

BTW, congratulations!
Title: Re: Length of signature limits number of lilypie kids?
Post by: hobish on March 09, 2012, 03:07:44 AM

Is there any way to compress them? That is still a large signature line to scroll by when reading. I like the signature line and change mine often; but when the tracker bit or pictures are that big it can get cumbersome to read posts.



Title: Re: Length of signature limits number of lilypie kids?
Post by: hobish on March 09, 2012, 03:31:08 AM
I don't think so, but with my ticker example, it is still smaller than the one mommy penguin has now, so presmably allowed in the rules

I'm sorry, i wasn't saying you aren't; but 4 tickers would take up a lot of space.That's why i was wondering if they could be modified. I may be misunderstanding.
Title: Re: Length of signature limits number of lilypie kids?
Post by: MommyPenguin on March 09, 2012, 12:25:47 PM
Well, the problem wasn't the space issue, it was the number of characters you're allowed.  I switched to the minitickers to make it less annoyingly long (better now?), but that doesn't actually allow me to keep all four plus the link to my blog, just because there are too many characters required to give the urls.  I'm not sure if there's any way to fix that.  I guess I'll have to give up my blog link for now.
Title: Re: Length of signature limits number of lilypie kids?
Post by: Harriet Jones on March 09, 2012, 12:28:19 PM
Can you use one of the "make a shorter link" services to reduce the size of your ticker URLs?
Title: Re: Length of signature limits number of lilypie kids?
Post by: MommyPenguin on March 09, 2012, 02:17:53 PM
An excellent idea, but unfortunately it doesn't compress them enough.  The urls themselves are a bit shorter, but the amount of UBB code required to get the links in there is a lot, and that's what takes up most of the space.  I have *almost* enough characters but not quite.  Ah, well.
Title: Re: Length of signature limits number of lilypie kids?
Post by: sparksals on May 04, 2012, 12:22:25 PM

Is there any way to compress them? That is still a large signature line to scroll by when reading. I like the signature line and change mine often; but when the tracker bit or pictures are that big it can get cumbersome to read posts.

My solution to that is to disable sigs altogether.  I frequently read from my phone, so it makes much easier to view without them. 
Title: Re: Length of signature limits number of lilypie kids?
Post by: gorplady on May 08, 2012, 02:19:53 PM
This is what I did to help out with space for all four of my tickers and not have to use the mini-tickers. Instead of having the url link for each individual image, I used one URL link for the entire set of images.

So it looks like this, only without the spaces:

[ url= http://lilypie.com ] [ img ] http://lbyf.lilypie.com/vo35m5.png [ / img ]
[ img ] http://lb5f.lilypie.com/13ptm6.png [ / img ]
[ img ] http://lb3f.lilypie.com/zrXDm6.png [ / img ]
[ img ] http://lbdf.lilypie.com/mMRym6.png [ / img ] [ / url ]
Title: Re: Length of signature limits number of lilypie kids?
Post by: squeakers on May 08, 2012, 02:45:20 PM
This closed thread has some info about sig sizes: http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=92312.msg2244227#msg2244227
Title: Re: Length of signature limits number of lilypie kids?
Post by: HorseFreak on May 08, 2012, 02:45:31 PM

Is there any way to compress them? That is still a large signature line to scroll by when reading. I like the signature line and change mine often; but when the tracker bit or pictures are that big it can get cumbersome to read posts.

My solution to that is to disable sigs altogether.  I frequently read from my phone, so it makes much easier to view without them. 

Me too! Please keep in mind that not all posters will be able to read your signature to get ages. I turned them and avatars off years ago because they were distracting and took extra time to load.
Title: Re: Length of signature limits number of lilypie kids?
Post by: MommyPenguin on May 08, 2012, 08:10:01 PM
Gorplady, thanks for that code!  That could be really useful in the future!

For now, I switched to the mini versions, and they work great because all four fit in one line.  So not only can I keep 4, but it compresses the length needed to scroll past.  So they'll be perfect until/unless we end up having a 5th.  :)  Then I might need to use Gorplady's code and have a second line of them.  But even two lines of them is less than having 3 or 4 lines, like I would have with the full-size tickers.
Title: Re: Length of signature limits number of lilypie kids?
Post by: Ehelldame on May 09, 2012, 09:30:45 AM
Your sig is over the size limit for the forum, unfortunately.  Which means you need to edit it to fit into the parameters stated in the forum rules. 


This is what I did to help out with space for all four of my tickers and not have to use the mini-tickers. Instead of having the url link for each individual image, I used one URL link for the entire set of images.

So it looks like this, only without the spaces:

[ url= http://lilypie.com ] [ img ] http://lbyf.lilypie.com/vo35m5.png [ / img ]
[ img ] http://lb5f.lilypie.com/13ptm6.png [ / img ]
[ img ] http://lb3f.lilypie.com/zrXDm6.png [ / img ]
[ img ] http://lbdf.lilypie.com/mMRym6.png [ / img ] [ / url ]
Title: Re: Length of signature limits number of lilypie kids?
Post by: penelope2017 on May 09, 2012, 09:40:55 AM

Is there any way to compress them? That is still a large signature line to scroll by when reading. I like the signature line and change mine often; but when the tracker bit or pictures are that big it can get cumbersome to read posts.

My solution to that is to disable sigs altogether.  I frequently read from my phone, so it makes much easier to view without them.

Can you tell me how to disable signatures? They are distracting and the ones that have motion or flashing really give me a headache.
Title: Re: Length of signature limits number of lilypie kids?
Post by: blue2000 on May 09, 2012, 10:50:15 AM

Is there any way to compress them? That is still a large signature line to scroll by when reading. I like the signature line and change mine often; but when the tracker bit or pictures are that big it can get cumbersome to read posts.

My solution to that is to disable sigs altogether.  I frequently read from my phone, so it makes much easier to view without them.

Can you tell me how to disable signatures? They are distracting and the ones that have motion or flashing really give me a headache.

Go into Profile - Look And Layout. There is a checkbox there that says 'Don't show signatures'.

I don't mind them myself, but I have a slow internet connection. It takes double the time to load a page with sigs.