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Dio_the_lonely
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posted 02-06-06 00:52 AM EDT (US)         
The Signature Guide
by phatfish, reedited by Dio

After you have registered, you may set your sig(signature). This is a piece of text that you would like to be inserted at the end of all your posts, a little like having headed note paper.

NOTE: HeavenGames does NOT allow pictures in signatures. Therefore, the image tag is disabled. However, you can use smilies in your signature, but don't put more than 5 in them, as these take up a lot of bandwith + loading time for slow connection users. HTML code, javascript, php and the quote tags are disabled as well.

If the administrator has enabled signatures, then you will have the option to include your signature on any posts you make. If you have specified a signature, then the board will automatically append your signature to any messages you post.

You can set your signature by editing your profile and clicking on the "Edit Signature" link.

To adjust your profile go to the editing profile section of the forum. Go to the bottom of that page and insert anything you want as your signature.

Signature Creation

You can create various signatures, with colors or any other features. You can use whatever you like. Mind that most forums don't prefer using racistic, hate, violent or sex related words/pictures/html.

Creating a signature is fairly easy. Here are some examples of what you could use in your signature:

- Colors
- UBBcode
- Quotes
- ASCII art
- Links (you may not use any links that are against the CoC, such as peer2peer or sex related links. Links to scn teams or clan websites are allowed though)

The first thing you should do is decide what do you want do display in your signature. Let's take a quote for example:

"Until Philosophers are kings...cities will never have rest from their troubles"-Plato

Next, we decide what kind of colors we use. We use the default text colour in our quote:

"Until Philosophers are kings...cities will never have rest from their troubles"-Plato

Color tags:

[ c=007700 ][/c] (Note: the spaces should not be there, this goes for the entire guide)

Then, we decide wether we want to add some UBB code. We will use Bold and Italic.

""Until Philosophers are kings...cities will never have rest from their troubles"-Plato

Tags used:

[ c=007700 ][ b ][ i ][/c][/b][/i]

Now we have created a nice sig. But, we can make it even look cooler, we're gonna use fading colors.

Fading colors are two colors combined and fade to each other:

"Until Philosophers are kings...cities will never have rest from their troubles"-Plato

Tags used:

[ c=007700-000077 ][/c]

Mark the stripe between the two color codes, this combines the two colors together, and makes them fade. Now some people have fading-fading (also known as double-fading) colors in the same sentence. "How the heck do they make such sigs?" you ask. Well, it's very easy to do. You have to use the same fading method, but you have to change the color codes.


Tags used:
[ 007700-000077 ][/c][ c=007700-336699 ][/c]

Here's how it looks when using the fading colors:

""Until Philosophers are kings...cities will never have rest from their troubles"-Plato

Image/Picture signatures

Yup, they are possible, in a non-official way. I will just use the post reply button. First of all, HG does NOT allow any porn/warez/cracks images in signatures or links. So don't use it in your sig, or you risk getting banned. Another note: don't make the images huge, keep em small. Don't make them larger than 200x300 pixels (I think this is a reasonable limit).

Creating Image Signatures

First of all, have a host which allows image hotlinking.(Imageshack, Photobucket) Create a nice sig in programs such as MS Paint, Photoshop or whatever you like. Now, use the following picture as the representing "signature line" (also known as the divider). In this example I'll be using FD2's images.

[ img ][ url ]http://bfme2.heavengames.com/forums/reply.gif[/url][/img]

Gives you:

Then, include the link to your own made image:

[ img ][ url ]http://bfme2.heavengames.com/forums/reply.gif[/url][/img]

Gives you:


[ img ][ url ]http://bfme2.heavengames.com/forums/reply.gif[/url][/img]

Gives you:

If you want it like this, turn your original signature off, and copy it under every post you make. Yes, it's annoying to do it everytime, but hey, it's an image sig...

Here are some patterns you can use as well:

_.,-=~+"^'`*`'^"+~=-,._

(¯`•._.•[ ]•._.•´¯)

÷•.•´¯`•)» «(•´¯`•.•÷×

°o.O O.o°

- - --^[ ]^-- - -

••.•´¯`•.••

`•.¸¸.•´´¯`••._.•

¯¨´*•~-.¸¸,.-~*´¨

¨‘°ºO Oº°‘¨

׺°”˜`”°º×

––––•(-• •-)•––––

°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸

-•=»‡«=•-

•÷±‡± ±‡±÷•

..,,--++¬¬ ¬¬++--,,..

.: :.

+*¨^¨*+

_|¯|_|¯|_|¯|


And some weird or unusual signs/characters:

a ð å Å Â ª Ä Á À ã Ã A b ß (3 B c Ç ç © ¢ C d ð Ð D e ë é ê è í € £ Ë É Ê È E f ƒ F g G h µ H | | ï í î ì ¡ ¦ Ï Í Î
Ì I j ¿ J k |{ | < K l £ ¿ L m (v) M n ñ Ñ N o ø Ø º ° ¤ Õ () O p þ Þ P q ¶ Q r ® R s § $ S t ~|~ ¯|¯ T u ü ú û ù µ
|_| Ü Ú Û Ù U v V w W x × y ÿ Y z Z æ Æ Œ ® © ™ ¿ ? ½ ¼ ¾ ¬ ¨ ¯ • « » ¹ ² ³ ‡ � þ Þ ¤ § ± ÷ ¦ • ○ √ ∙� � ♣ ♥ ♦ ♪ ♫ ‰
% * & ^ # @ ! ¿ ¡


All allowed UBBCodes in Signatures:


Color Text:
Add some color the text.
Tags used:[ c=xxxxxx ][/c] (where xxxxxx stands for the 6 digit hexadecimal/color code from the color table, however you can also use terms as "red" or "blue" etc. Scroll down to the color table chart for info about Hexadecimal, in case you don't know.)
[ color=xxxxxx ][/color]
[ colour=xxxxxx ][/colour]
Input: [ c=00008b ]The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.[/c]
Effect: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

Bold Text:
Makes the text bold.
Tags used: [ b ][/b]
Input: [ b ]The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.[/b]
Effect: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

Italic Text:
Italize the text.
Tags used:[ i ][/i]
Input: [ i ]The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.[/i]
Effect: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

Underline Text:
Gives the text an underline.
Tags used: [ u ][/u]
Input: [ u ]The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.[/u]
Effect: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

Whisper Text:
Makes the text small and in whispering format.
Tags used: [ whisper ][/whisper]
Input: [ whisper ]The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.[/whisper]
Effect: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

Strike-out Text:
Gives the text a strike-out.
Tags used: [ strike ][/strike]
Input: [ strike ]The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.[/strike]
Effect: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

Subscript Text:
Subscript.
Tags used: [ sub ][/sub] Input: [ sub ]The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.[/sub]
Effect: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

Superscript Text:
Superscript.
Tags used: [ sup ][/sup]
Input: The [ sup ]quick[/sup] brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
Effect: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

Indent Text:
Indents the text.
Tags used: [ ind ][/ind]
Input: [ ind ]The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.[/ind]
Effect:

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

E-mail Link:
Makes a clickable link (mailto) to your e-mail adress.
Tags used: [ email ][/email]
Input: [ email ]monkey@example.com[/email]
Effect: monkey@example.com

Hypertext Link:
Makes a clickable link out of your text.
Tags used: [ url ][/url]
Input:[ url=http://example.com ]My Website[/url]
Effect: My Website

Bullet:
Use bullets for making a good viewable list.
Tags used: [ * ]
Input: [ * ]Monkey 1
[ * ]Monkey 2
Effect:

  • Monkey 1
  • Monkey 2

    List:
    Use numbers for making a good viewable list.
    Tags used: [ ol ][/ol]
    Input: [ ol ]Monkey 1[/ol]
    [ ol ]Monkey 2[/ol]
    Effect:

      Monkey 1

      Monkey 2


    Smily-Codes:

    Note: Spaces are included between the codes, otherwise they could not be displayed as they show up as smilies. So remove the spaces when creating your signature. Don't overuse them, this takes up mutch bandwith and loading time.

    : ) =
    : ( =
    : D =
    : p =
    : o =
    ; ) =
    : { =

    Emoticons:

    * kiss* =
    * barf* =
    * happy* =
    * mischief* =
    * rude* =
    * surprised* =
    * wink* =
    * redfaced* =
    * yawn* =

    The color chart/table:

    HG's color table: http://www.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=ct&f=25,319058,,20

    Or you can use this one as well:

    Hexadecimals by Guzzardo23:
    The hex codes work in hexadecimal code. The digits are: 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,A,B,C,D,E and F.
    You are given six spaces to put the digits, for RGB (Red, Green and Blue). So two sapces for each color. The max 'number' you can put for a color is FF, what is, in decimal mode, 255. So 0000FF gives you pure blue, FFFF00 Gives you yellow, and so on.

    000000 gives you black because there is no color, and FFFFFF gives you white because all the colors are at their max. 151515, C9C9C9, and other codes where the same two-digits number repeat three times give you different tones of grey.


    Also a very nifty program is Eyedropper, which automically gives the Hexadecimal/Color code with a mouse over. Foexample, if you go over the HG logo with your mouse it would give you blue and yellow color codes. The program can be download here.

    RGB Color system by Ticaios:There are six characters in a color. The first two are for red, the second two are for green and the last two are for blue. Red-Green-Blue=RGB.

    Each color (R, G and B) has a value. The value is not written using decimal system. In decimal system the base number is 10 (eg. 10*10=100). In RGB code the base number is 16 (24=16. A power of two is logical because of using binary system.), hence we need something to represent numbers 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15.

    This is where the letters come in:

    0=0
    1=1
    2=2
    3=3
    4=4
    5=5
    6=6
    7=7
    8=8
    9=9
    a=10
    b=11
    c=12
    d=13
    e=14
    f=15

    Some examples:
    00 = 0
    01 = 1
    0f = 15
    10 = 16
    ab = 171
    ff = 255

    Each color gets a value between 0 and 255, hence each color has 256 different values. Three colors can each have 256 different values, so the total amount of combinations is 2563=167.777.216.

    If you use the RGB code, browsers round the color to the nearest supported color. That's why numbers work better than words.

    Always remember to add "#" before the color code

    Another set of examples:
    #000000 = Black (Value of every color is 0)
    #ff0000 = Red (Value of red is 255, while green and blue are at 0)
    #aa0000 = Darker red (R=170,G=0,B=0)
    #ffffff = White (All values are at maximum. White is the sum of all colors. (I'm talking about light, since the computer screen generates light with different colors.))

    Go here to see some examples of RGB color codes.

    Some tips:

    1. Italizing quotes looks better
    2. Don't use too bright colors such as yellow, as they may not display correctly on light-themed forums such as AoMH.
    3. Signatures look generally better when the [whisper] tags are used, so you're signature is smaller.
    4. Don't make your signature too long, as it may screw up the page with a nasty horizontal scrollbar for example and it generally looks ugly.


    You can use whatever you want. Keep practicing until you like your sig.

    Read the HG forum FAQ for more info, and you can find all UBB codes there.

    Here are some helpfull links too:

    http://www.geocities.com/thapoofta/javafade/

    http://www.quotationspage.com
    http://www.quoteland.com

    Final note:
    Don't use anything that is against the CoC in your signature or you risk getting banned.

    Thank you for your time.

  • AuthorReplies:
    Catabre
    BFME2H Replay Reviewer - Library Guildsman
    posted 12-11-07 06:01 PM EDT (US)     326 / 345       
    My old sig had seven lines which was against the CoC. I killed on of the lines and it looked uber ugly. I killed the other 2 off and now it looks horrific. I'll probably make it like Aeneas's now. Or EoJ's. /

    Actually I'm going "Atzy" with no sig until I decide what I want.

    This is going to take a lot of getting used to.

    "Apparently, arguing for the right to do something no-one wants to do is the lifeblood of HG." - TaylorFlame

    "Whatever happened, BFME2H did it better. No Exceptions." - EnemyofJupitor

    [This message has been edited by Catabre (edited 12-11-2007 @ 06:05 PM).]

    MR ANCALAGON
    Dúnadan
    (id: Ancalagon_4554)
    posted 12-27-07 03:54 PM EDT (US)     327 / 345       
    Who likes my sig?
    Arvedui
    Messiah of Fail
    (id: ashwin13)
    posted 12-27-07 06:38 PM EDT (US)     328 / 345       
    So happy I right clicked it and then clicked "Open link target in firefox."

    "Arvy is randomly full of win." - Skarr
    |
    "I don't watch cartoons, those are for third class people." - Arvy
    "Yeah, children, those third class people." - Sails
    And because I bet Blatant he wouldn't be orange in two days and lost... HEIL BLATANT!
    Kyr Nelenar
    Dúnadan
    (id: darkservant)
    posted 12-27-07 09:55 PM EDT (US)     329 / 345       
    TskTsk Anc... You ought to be ashamed of yourself ...

    _.,-=~+"^'`:Kyr Nlnar:`'^"+~=-,._
    "n rans Helara" - "Live Well Friend"
    "krnai Scar-lu" --- "krnai of Thirteen"
    Remember Kids: "Kyr" rhymes with fire...
    Sometimes your imagination inspires other people to use theirs.-Sir Hugh-
    Jax
    HG Monument
    (id: Jax Omen)
    posted 12-28-07 07:45 AM EDT (US)     330 / 345       
    A link that crases IE is a little harsh, non?

    house won this
    Catabre
    BFME2H Replay Reviewer - Library Guildsman
    posted 12-29-07 12:33 PM EDT (US)     331 / 345       
    I have and use IE and that link worked fine for me.

    "Apparently, arguing for the right to do something no-one wants to do is the lifeblood of HG." - TaylorFlame

    "Whatever happened, BFME2H did it better. No Exceptions." - EnemyofJupitor
    MightyFireball
    Dúnadan
    posted 01-01-08 11:17 AM EDT (US)     332 / 345       
    Yeah, Firefox! It's much preferable to Internet Explorer.

    Smoke Rings Award Winner
    Chill with me.
    Sir Snoopy
    Dúnadan
    posted 01-01-08 11:23 AM EDT (US)     333 / 345       
    ^^
    The best thing that I have ever read in the past 5 seconds.

    Retired GameReplays.org Senior Replay Reviewer
    World Class Drum Corps International Mellophonist 2009
    Proud Winner of "Best Newbie Award" BFME2H, a long time ago
    Jax
    HG Monument
    (id: Jax Omen)
    posted 01-01-08 08:01 PM EDT (US)     334 / 345       
    I honestly don't see why someone would care enough to make a site that crashes a browser. Now IE7 has tabs, I only don't use it because it looks clunky and ugly, but I think Firefox looks none to pretty (hence, Opera ^)).

    house won this
    MightyFireball
    Dúnadan
    posted 04-01-08 10:42 PM EDT (US)     335 / 345       
    Any thoughts on the new sig? I finally decided to try out one of the simpler ones. However, I saved the code to my old one, so I could change back at any time.

    Smoke Rings Award Winner
    Chill with me.
    Culverin
    Dúnadan
    (id: Robert_Squared)
    posted 04-01-08 10:55 PM EDT (US)     336 / 345       
    Yeah, I like it. Except for the myspace link.

    Just call me Robert.
    My Massgate

    [This message has been edited by Culverin (edited 04-01-2008 @ 10:56 PM).]

    Hikari
    Dúnadan
    (id: echowinds)
    posted 04-01-08 10:57 PM EDT (US)     337 / 345       
    Opera is win. It also passed the acid2 test, and didn't fail as spectacularly as the other two browsers in acid3.

    [This message has been edited by Hikari (edited 04-01-2008 @ 10:57 PM).]

    Jekyll
    Dúnadan
    (id: Vault Dweller)
    posted 04-02-08 05:35 AM EDT (US)     338 / 345       
    But I like Mozilla Also, does that link just crash the window or genuinely **** up their internet? I want to send it to some friends.
    Jax
    HG Monument
    (id: Jax Omen)
    posted 04-02-08 06:04 AM EDT (US)     339 / 345       
    When I gave it a spin it just crashed my PC completely. Had to restart.

    house won this
    Jekyll
    Dúnadan
    (id: Vault Dweller)
    posted 04-02-08 06:24 AM EDT (US)     340 / 345       
    Hm. Sounds cool.
    Catabre
    BFME2H Replay Reviewer - Library Guildsman
    posted 04-02-08 10:01 AM EDT (US)     341 / 345       
    Evereyone's sigs are getting smaller, I kind of like that. I did like my big blue and black sig however, forgot tosave the code though.

    "Apparently, arguing for the right to do something no-one wants to do is the lifeblood of HG." - TaylorFlame

    "Whatever happened, BFME2H did it better. No Exceptions." - EnemyofJupitor
    MightyFireball
    Dúnadan
    posted 07-05-08 10:32 AM EDT (US)     342 / 345       
    That was a sweet one. I do still have the code to my really old one. (The wall of ego)

    Anyway, does anyone have suggestions for a new one for me? I want it to mention the Smoke Rings Award, but not look dumb as it does now.

    Smoke Rings Award Winner
    Chill with me.
    EnemyofJupitor
    HG Alumnus Superbus
    posted 07-06-08 05:51 PM EDT (US)     343 / 345       
    I don't know- looks hippyish- fits with the vibe of the forum and award, dude.

    And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
    viperiv
    Dúnadan
    (id: EpIc CoMmandeR)
    posted 07-07-08 02:30 AM EDT (US)     344 / 345       
    I had to give the code for my sig away because someone at AoMH "Liked it" '-.-
    MightyFireball
    Dúnadan
    posted 07-11-08 08:33 AM EDT (US)     345 / 345       
    Why would that mean you had to give your code away?

    Smoke Rings Award Winner
    Chill with me.
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