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Dan

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Animated images in signatures
« on: May 09, 2011, 08:41:53 am »
In an effort to improve the accessibility of the forums (to users with disabilities) we've decided to restrict the use of images in signatures to static images only.

If your signature features an animated image please remove it as soon as possible. In a week we'll be doing a quick trawl of signatures and will remove any the are lingering.

Thanks for your help with this.  :)

OhLaLa

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Re: Animated images in signatures
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 02:39:25 pm »
Thank goodness - migraines galore with some of them.

Could you also restrict size? Large pics at the bottom of an individuals posts are of no interest, take up room onscreen and are tiresome to scroll down.

 :(

Tudful Tamworths

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Re: Animated images in signatures
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2011, 11:44:55 pm »
Great idea. I find it difficult to read some posts when there is something flashing in front of my eyes. Well done.
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Fleecewife

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Re: Animated images in signatures
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2011, 02:32:49 pm »
In an effort to improve the accessibility of the forums (to users with disabilities) we've decided to restrict the use of images in signatures to static images only.

If your signature features an animated image please remove it as soon as possible. In a week we'll be doing a quick trawl of signatures and will remove any the are lingering.

Thanks for your help with this.  :)

Hi Dan - the week's up and they're still there.  I have to hold something over the images to read the posts - looking forward to not having them, even though some are quite funny/cute.
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benkt

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Re: Animated images in signatures
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011, 12:03:28 am »
I didn't understand this post for a while, but have now remembered that the first thing I did on joining the forum was to switch of displaying signatures in my profile. So if anyone is still having trouble, maybe just switch them off!

Fleecewife

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Re: Animated images in signatures
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011, 01:25:24 am »
Hi Ben  :wave: That's a great idea but...um...how do you switch them off?
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Dan

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Re: Animated images in signatures
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011, 07:08:29 am »
I think I've covered most animated signatures now, if I've missed any please let me know.

Hi Ben  :wave: That's a great idea but...um...how do you switch them off?

Go to your profile and tick the box "Don't show users' signatures."

benkt

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Re: Animated images in signatures
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011, 09:31:38 am »
Yep, go to 'Profile' and in the menu on the left choose "Look and Layout Preferences" and then tick the box for "Don't show users' signatures".

Fleecewife

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Re: Animated images in signatures
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2011, 05:52:11 pm »
Thanks both - the pages look lovely and clean now  8)
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lill

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Re: Animated images in signatures
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2011, 06:50:31 pm »
I thought some of them were very good, brighten up a dull and boring day when on this site.

Fleecewife

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Re: Animated images in signatures
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2011, 11:35:10 pm »
Your last one with the two wheeled van did make me laugh  :D.  Unfortunately some people are very sensitive to flicker - causes migraine and epileptic fits - and when you are trying to read something next to a flickering image it becomes painful, even worse when what you are reading is squashed between two.  I know they were meant as fun but were a genuine problem to some people me included :(  Wot a party pooper  ::)
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Re: Animated images in signatures
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2011, 12:29:31 am »
As a side note, don't you think ALL internet sites have too much going on?

Bionic

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Re: Animated images in signatures
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2011, 12:42:20 am »
Definitely.  Can hardly concentrate on what I want to see with all that blinking, popping up, flashing, or telling me I have won a prize
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Re: Animated images in signatures
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2011, 01:00:04 am »
It was funny a few years ago when my grandaughter went to play a game on the internet, something like Bob the builder! and she said, " nanan, they is a lady keeps popping up smiling and licking her lips in the courner" It was a pop up that I soon got rid of!!!! I hate all the ruddish on some sites and its often hard not to accidently click on them!!!! lets keep this click free...boring people we are ;)

Dan

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Re: Animated images in signatures
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2011, 07:34:08 am »
Your last one with the two wheeled van did make me laugh  :D.  Unfortunately some people are very sensitive to flicker - causes migraine and epileptic fits - and when you are trying to read something next to a flickering image it becomes painful, even worse when what you are reading is squashed between two.  I know they were meant as fun but were a genuine problem to some people me included :(  Wot a party pooper  ::)

This is the main reason we've asked members not to have animated signatures. Movement on screen can cause many people problems, and we want to be as accessible as possible.

 

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