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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:
    Slickman_G
    Dúnadan
    posted 02-03-07 12:44 PM EDT (US)     126 / 345       
    I simply had too much time on my hands!

    (`.`....`.)
    (.`Slick G`.)
    (`.`....`.)
    MightyFireball
    Dúnadan
    posted 02-03-07 02:27 PM EDT (US)     127 / 345       
    Yeah, dude, that thing is crazy!

    Smoke Rings Award Winner
    Chill with me.
    Slickman_G
    Dúnadan
    posted 02-03-07 02:35 PM EDT (US)     128 / 345       
    It was a right ballache to make!

    Thinking of making a new one, bur havent got the commitment at the moment


    (`.`....`.)
    (.`Slick G`.)
    (`.`....`.)
    MightyFireball
    Dúnadan
    posted 02-03-07 07:26 PM EDT (US)     129 / 345       
    Haha. Making those dots purple must have really thrown off the shape

    Smoke Rings Award Winner
    Chill with me.
    Culverin
    Dúnadan
    (id: Robert_Squared)
    posted 02-23-07 05:28 PM EDT (US)     130 / 345       
    What do ya'll think of my new bazooka?

    Just call me Robert.
    My Massgate
    EnemyofJupitor
    HG Alumnus Superbus
    posted 02-23-07 05:30 PM EDT (US)     131 / 345       
    Looks like a can to me

    And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
    Alex
    (VIP) Reverie World Studios
    (id: pEpsIdUDe_123)
    posted 02-23-07 05:37 PM EDT (US)     132 / 345       
    I was gonna say a battery, but I guess it could be a can too... just not a bazooka.

    Culverin
    Dúnadan
    (id: Robert_Squared)
    posted 02-23-07 06:16 PM EDT (US)     133 / 345       
    Oh well... But I'm too lazy to work on making it better now. *Goes to read new posts and then to play M2TW*

    Just call me Robert.
    My Massgate
    MightyFireball
    Dúnadan
    posted 02-23-07 06:50 PM EDT (US)     134 / 345       
    Well, as long as it's not a bazooka, I'm fine with it. Bazooka's cause too much damage.

    Smoke Rings Award Winner
    Chill with me.
    Culverin
    Dúnadan
    (id: Robert_Squared)
    posted 03-01-07 12:07 PM EDT (US)     135 / 345       
    I've fiddled around with my sig some more. It's a lot simpler now, but I like it. Might add more to it later.

    Just call me Robert.
    My Massgate
    Slickman_G
    Dúnadan
    posted 03-01-07 03:02 PM EDT (US)     136 / 345       
    Tasty. It seems nimble yet wise.

    Seriously.


    (`.`....`.)
    (.`Slick G`.)
    (`.`....`.)
    MightyFireball
    Dúnadan
    posted 03-01-07 03:04 PM EDT (US)     137 / 345       
    I liked the other one, before the bazooka, but it's really up to you, dude.

    Smoke Rings Award Winner
    Chill with me.
    TaylorFlame
    Lizard the Bard
    posted 03-02-07 07:33 AM EDT (US)     138 / 345       
    Yes I agree with everyone lets go fight in the war.

    TaylorFlame - The Definitive Man.
    MightyFireball
    Dúnadan
    posted 03-17-07 11:40 PM EDT (US)     139 / 345       
    Speaking of war, I've just edited my signature. More anti-war quotes, because I know how much you all love them.

    Smoke Rings Award Winner
    Chill with me.
    Slickman_G
    Dúnadan
    posted 03-18-07 08:54 AM EDT (US)     140 / 345       
    The last one is funny.

    (`.`....`.)
    (.`Slick G`.)
    (`.`....`.)
    Slickman_G
    Dúnadan
    posted 03-25-07 12:11 PM EDT (US)     141 / 345       
    .-=-.
    -={{{G}}}=-
    '-=-'

    What do you think to that?


    (`.`....`.)
    (.`Slick G`.)
    (`.`....`.)
    Smeagolfan24
    WICH Fanfic Moderator
    posted 03-25-07 12:27 PM EDT (US)     142 / 345       
    Axe?

    .:|Smeagol|:.
    World in Conflict Heaven Cherub
    Battle For Middle-earth II Heaven Replay Reviewer and Ledgend

    Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend somewhere along in the bitterness.
    Oh, I would have stayed up with you all night, had I known how to save a life...
    EnemyofJupitor
    HG Alumnus Superbus
    posted 03-25-07 12:43 PM EDT (US)     143 / 345       
    Looks like an S to me.

    And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
    Carthage
    Dúnadan
    posted 03-25-07 02:23 PM EDT (US)     144 / 345       
    What do you all think of my new sig?

    Carthage
    And beyond, green fields under a swift sunrise
    Oh well, thats not so bad, is it?
    No, no it's not

    Proud joint winner of the M2TWH Saladin award
    Slickman_G
    Dúnadan
    posted 04-02-07 05:35 AM EDT (US)     145 / 345       
    Purdy

    Oh yeah, new quote.


    (`.`....`.)
    (.`Slick G`.)
    (`.`....`.)
    Smeagolfan24
    WICH Fanfic Moderator
    posted 04-05-07 07:39 PM EDT (US)     146 / 345       
    Meh. My sig's code isn't working. Edit this message to see it:

    [c=9966ff-cc0033]Smeagolfan24
    Battle For Middle-earth II Heaven Replay Reviewer
    "Those that sow in tears shall reap in joy" - Pslam 126:5

    .:|Smeagol|:.
    World in Conflict Heaven Cherub
    Battle For Middle-earth II Heaven Replay Reviewer and Ledgend

    Where did I go wrong? I lost a friend somewhere along in the bitterness.
    Oh, I would have stayed up with you all night, had I known how to save a life...
    Sir Were
    Banned
    posted 04-05-07 07:56 PM EDT (US)     147 / 345       
    I changed my sig about five days ago, nobody has commented on it yet...

    Smeagol, it looks like you forgot to put a [/c=9966ff-cc0033] at the end.

    Alex
    (VIP) Reverie World Studios
    (id: pEpsIdUDe_123)
    posted 04-05-07 08:36 PM EDT (US)     148 / 345       
    Hmm, the forum software is changing too much. Don't do whatever Sir Were said, just add a "#" before the html color codes.

    [c=#9966ff-#cc0033]Test[/c]
    Test


    TaylorFlame
    Lizard the Bard
    posted 04-05-07 08:43 PM EDT (US)     149 / 345       
    Speaking of war, I've just edited my signature. More anti-war quotes, because I know how much you all love them.

    AAAAAAAAAAAAGGGHHHHH!


    TaylorFlame - The Definitive Man.
    MightyFireball
    Dúnadan
    posted 04-05-07 08:55 PM EDT (US)     150 / 345       
    Hehe! Marvel in the glory of my great sig!

    Smoke Rings Award Winner
    Chill with me.
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