Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
"Two lines in the signature" doesn't equal two lines.
Old 02-04-2008, 03:34 PM   #1
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,563
"Two lines in the signature" doesn't equal two lines.

I don't know if there's a vBulletin formatting switch for this problem, but after 20 minutes of futzing I'm forced to conclude that it's certainly an annoying problem.

I tried to modify my signature to include a link. The "Edit Signature" utility in the User CP pops up a narrow little text box and starts wrapping the text at about 36 characters.

For a two-line signature limit this means that the link text, the link formatting, and any other formatting (text size, color, line separators) has to fit within 72 characters of the text box.

Yet when you look at a user's signature at the bottom of a post, the available horizontal space for a signature is at least 80 characters. For small fonts it's more like 100 characters. The text-entry utility is artificially restricting the two-line limit of a user's signature.

I don't know how this could be fixed. One option would be for vBulletin to give users a bigger text box to enter their two-line signature-- to match the size of the text box to the size of the box that displays their signature. Another option would be to only count the actual characters in a signature and not the formatting.

A very straightforward solution would be to raise the software limit on the number of lines in a signature so that we can get around the text box/formatting problem, while administratively asking users to limit their sigs to two lines.

Below is a copy of the offending text/formatting that I'd like displayed in my signature ("Quote" it to see the additional formating characters).

*
For more info see
my profile...


And below this post is my current signature, the only permissibly-formatted way that I'm able to redirect a user:
__________________

__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-05-2008, 07:30 AM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
donheff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 8,099
Nords - when I quote it I don't see anything other than the text (no url or link text). WHen I mouse over I see the long URL for the item. Would it help enough to generate a tiny url pointing to the item and use that in place of the long one?
__________________

__________________
Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler. -- Samuel Johnson
donheff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2008, 11:34 AM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,563
Four days ago:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nords View Post
Below is a copy of the offending text/formatting that I'd like displayed in my signature ("Quote" it to see the additional formating characters).
*
For more info see
my profile...
(*tap-tap*) Hello? Is this thing on?

Could I have an admin get back to me on how we're gonna fix this, please?
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2008, 03:37 PM   #4
Administrator
Andy R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Dallas, Tx
Posts: 1,175
Nords, I have increased the sig limit on the mod emeritus account. Please see if you can setup your sig as desired.

Others, The mod team is currently discussing how to handle a few things including an option about links in sigs. We will review the sig limits and then post the details shortly.
__________________
Andy R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2008, 05:20 PM   #5
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,563
Quote:
Originally Posted by donheff View Post
Nords - when I quote it I don't see anything other than the text (no url or link text). WHen I mouse over I see the long URL for the item. Would it help enough to generate a tiny url pointing to the item and use that in place of the long one?
That works. Considering how long my browser already waits for Google's Adsense servers to give up on my adblocker, though, I didn't want to have my signature depending on another website lookup table as well.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy R View Post
Nords, I have increased the sig limit on the mod emeritus account. Please see if you can setup your sig as desired.
Thanks, Andy, I'm good to go now.
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Health Insurance / Picket Lines CuppaJoe Health and Early Retirement 2 09-26-2007 02:40 PM
Taking your will across state lines Olav23 FIRE and Money 4 04-18-2007 09:08 AM
banks and credit lines, so0000 sneaky mathjak107 FIRE and Money 4 10-13-2006 05:21 AM
Soup Lines Ahead? Bill Gross Speaks haha FIRE and Money 45 09-05-2006 06:19 PM
Book reports: "Blink" & "Tipping Point" Nords Other topics 2 12-04-2005 04:15 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:13 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.