Regarding: LowEndTalk Signature Rules
The rules are currently stated as:
Signatures may contain only text, with a maximum of two lines, and hyperlinks, with a maximum of three in total. The only HTML you are allowed to use it to make text bold, italic, underlined, to strike something through, or to add a hyperlink. Any other HTML, CSS, images, or other media are not allowed. This includes giving color to text or making it stand out more than normal content.
Having your complete signature underlined, bold, italic, or a combination of those is an example of having a signature 'stand our more than normal content'.
That being said, we have recently seen a number of users add various codes to their signatures which have caused interesting side-effects. [ Frankly, I think there's nothing wrong with it showing who I work for somewhere next to my name, but I understand the signature system is not meant for this! ] I understand that this is a slightly separate issue which has already been dealt with through the new Member no signature system.
All that being said, is the current Signature rule "Don't be an idiot"? I ask, as I often see signature that stand out in a good way. Examples of such signatures are those that contain the accented colors that make up a brand, or ones that contain aligned text [ such as my own. ] which are technically against the rules as per the current regulation.
There are also other examples of signatures that span between four and five lines, although they may only be two lines of actual text; and some signatures that contain more than three links, but again; all the examples I can find of these are tasteful and on topic.
Are these allowed as long as they fit within the "Don't be an idiot" and are tasteful and on topic? Or should I (and a few hundred other members) change our signatures to not include the alignment as it is now, as that is technically against the current signature rules as
Any other HTML, CSS, images, or other media are not allowed.
Below are included a few examples of signature layouts that I have seen around here, that are all infringing the current rules as they stand; but are tasteful in my opinion.
|Something Else||Something Else|
|Something||I work for Example|
So LowEndTalk, what are your thoughts on the matter? I don't personally believe that signatures should pop out more than regular content; I think that part of the rule is very important. That being said, I don't see any issue with clean alignment like seen in a few of the above examples, and in my own signature [ even if I did have to use a table to accomplish it without using floats or something ugly. ]
- What are your thoughts on the current signature rule?43 votes
- It's fine, don't change it.51.16%
- It should be updated (please explain how)16.28%
- I have no opinion on this matter.32.56%