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Old Apr 27 2005, 07:00 AM   #1
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And it was too long!
I had to remove all the spaces next to the punctuation and the first line before it would fit!
I would pick one longer than 510 characters!
but it sounded so good when I read it.
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Old Apr 27 2005, 01:03 PM   #2
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That's not a sig, that's a short story
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Old Apr 28 2005, 04:04 AM   #3
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its a quote from Hubble which I felt summed up alot of things!
I forgot the sigs tended to be short!
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I love the quote. However, in my book a sig shouldn't be very much longer than the post above it, and preferably shorter. I know I'm guilty of occasionally posting one-line replies and my sig is three, so I'm not saying a sig should always be shorter than the post above it. However, the longer the sig, the more pressure it puts on the poster to post interesting things. Not that I'm saying you don't. That's why I think the length limit is a good idea. I also think that sigs should by preference be at least one size smaller than the post text itself, although I do find more than two colors in a sig text distracting.
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Old Apr 28 2005, 04:24 AM   #5
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I thought I'd made it slightly smaller, sorry!
I couldn't cut it down anymore than I had or I would have!
cos the end bit is my favourite part!
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The length is fine, but you may want to consider shrinking the font a bit...
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Old Apr 28 2005, 04:28 AM   #7
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shrunk it-but it said it was too long so I had to cut another line!
I'm going to end up with "Hubble" at this rate!
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Old Apr 28 2005, 05:33 AM   #8
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shrunk it-but it said it was too long so I had to cut another line!
I'm going to end up with "Hubble" at this rate!
It looks great now. I think it's silly that the character codes count towards length... Still, I guess the programmers of this software know what they're doing.
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Old Apr 28 2005, 05:44 PM   #9
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I don't know that it's silly... there has to be some limit on the thing, otherwise it can get too outrageous. I've been around long enough to see some bad ones, and some of those ten years ago or so were massive.

My current one isn't too bad. It's liable to change soon, since I linked my blog to my homepage.
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Old Apr 28 2005, 07:37 PM   #10
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Is mine bad?? It took me a while to find one!
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Old Apr 29 2005, 04:00 AM   #11
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yours is ok, you might want to shrink the text but yours isn't that big!
You thought your sig took a while! this is the 1st proper one since I joined which I think was in November! (I'm not good at decision making!)
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Geishagirl, yours is great.
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mine needs changing, but i can't find anything good...
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oh, i just did. my old one was a poem.
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As I finish books you'll see them mentioned in my sig. I've started one book in the last couple of weeks -- I'm doing the first of five chapters before sending off the proposal.
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Cool c_ris.
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I love the quote. However, in my book a sig shouldn't be very much longer than the post above it, and preferably shorter. I know I'm guilty of occasionally posting one-line replies and my sig is three, so I'm not saying a sig should always be shorter than the post above it. However, the longer the sig, the more pressure it puts on the poster to post interesting things. Not that I'm saying you don't. That's why I think the length limit is a good idea. I also think that sigs should by preference be at least one size smaller than the post text itself, although I do find more than two colors in a sig text distracting.
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Distracting. Meaning I usually just glance over it once and then ignore it.
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Looking at both of our sigs shows something...

WE WANT COFFEE!!!!


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