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Primo
Mariner
(id: Marcus Orentius)
posted 04-19-06 04:45 PM EDT (US)         
This thread is a guide to new people who want to make signatures, which are the blocks of text that appear under people's posts.

So here we go:

Why would I want a signature?

A signature gives an identity to a forumer or and allows you to put links to sites or places that you like. You can also put in quotes from famous people or other forumers that you like or made you laugh. i.e. veni, vidi, vici.-Julius Caesar

NOTE: HeavenGames does NOT allow pictures in signatures. Therefore, the [IMG] 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 bandwidth + loading time for slow connection users. HTML code, javascript, php and the quote tags are disabled as well.

Where do I make my signature?

You can get to the area where you make your signature by accessing your account via the account tab in the top left hand corner of the page, just below the logo. Once in, click on the 'edit signature' link and you're in.

People have underlined, bolded etc. their text in their signatures. How do I do that?

Here is a link to the list of BB Code for standard text stylising:
http://www.heavengames.com/forumfaq.shtml#bbcode

Some more BB Code:

How to centre your text:

There is a thing that the BB Code list misses out, that is the centre syntax. Big sigs with fading and the like tend to look better when centred. Here is how to do it:

[center]centred text[/center] gives you:

centred text

In case you're wondering about this little bit above: Centre = English Spelling | Center = American Spelling and I am English but the UBB Program is American.

How do I colour my text?

Colouring your text is fairly simple, you can colour your text by using the tags:

[c=red]coloured text[/c] gives you coloured text.

That's basic colouring, but you can make it look cooler by using a technique called fading, this is done by combining two colours together like so:

[c=ff0000-000000]red to black text[/c] gives you red to black text.

You can make the text look even cooler by fading from one colour to another then back again or to another colour:

[c=ff0000-000000]red to black[/c] [c=000000-ff0000]to red text[/c] gives you
red to black to red text.

[c=ff0000-000000]red to black[/c] [c=000000-00bb00]to green text[/c] gives you
red to black to green text.

Here are some patterns you can use as well:

_.,-=~+"^'`*`'^"+~=-,._

(`._.[ ]._.)

.`) (`.

o.O O.o

- - --^[ ]^-- - -

.`.

`..`._.

*~-.,.-~*

O O

׺`

(- -)

,,`,

-==-

..,,--++ ++--,,..

.: :.

+*^*+

_||_||_||


And some weird or unusual signs/characters:

a A b (3 B c C d D e E f F g G h H | |
I j J k |{ | < K l L m (v) M n N o () O p P q Q r R s $ S t ~|~ | T u
|_| U v V w W x y Y z Z ? ○ √ ∙ ♠ ♣ ♥ ♦ ♪ ♫ % * & ^ # @ !

The colour chart/table:

For single colouring you can normally just type in the colour and the program will pick it up. For fading and different shades of colour though, you'll need to use the hex triplet code. Here are a couple of colour tables for you to use. The combination of numbers and letters next to each colour show that that is what you have to put in to get the colour of your choice.

HG's colour table: http://www.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=ct&f=25,319058,,20
Or you can use this one if you want:
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Signature Rules

Now you know what you can do to make a signature, there are some rules to follow:

  • Signatures cannot be longer than 6 (six) lines.
  • No Signatures images may be used.
  • The Tags: Code, IMG, and Quote are disabled.
  • HTML is disabled.
  • No More than 500 visible characters.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this long article, any suggestions as to how to make it better are welcome.


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    [This message has been edited by Marcus Orentius (edited 03-23-2007 @ 01:08 PM).]

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    TaylorFlame
    Lizard the Bard
    posted 06-26-07 09:25 AM EDT (US)     176 / 257       
    Ok.

    TaylorFlame - The Definitive Man.
    Jax
    HG Monument
    (id: Jax Omen)
    posted 06-26-07 10:27 AM EDT (US)     177 / 257       
    What Kor said.
    My signature is Making A Statement.
    Your signature is fantastic.

    house won this
    EnemyofJupitor
    HG Alumnus Superbus
    posted 06-26-07 11:38 AM EDT (US)     178 / 257       
    Big sigs are so 2005.
    I really don't care

    And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
    Carthage
    Mariner
    posted 06-26-07 11:44 AM EDT (US)     179 / 257       
    Do you think it's better without the gaps between lines?

    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
    TaylorFlame
    Lizard the Bard
    posted 06-26-07 11:56 AM EDT (US)     180 / 257       
    I do.

    TaylorFlame - The Definitive Man.
    EnemyofJupitor
    HG Alumnus Superbus
    posted 06-26-07 12:12 PM EDT (US)     181 / 257       
    I sure know the red doesn't fit

    And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You

    [This message has been edited by EnemyofJupitor (edited 06-27-2007 @ 11:18 AM).]

    Carthage
    Mariner
    posted 06-26-07 12:26 PM EDT (US)     182 / 257       
    This is better I think.

    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
    Chalupa Batman
    Centurion
    (id: ccsantos)
    posted 06-29-07 05:25 AM EDT (US)     183 / 257       
    I was determined, now I've found one I like.

    As-Salaam-Alaikum
    VanBraun
    Mariner
    (id: TK_VanBraun)
    posted 08-07-07 06:53 PM EDT (US)     184 / 257       
    My signature is Making A Statement.
    Your signature still refuses to display the meaning of 'Mechstra'. Rectify forthwith.

    Don't question authority - it doesn't know either.


    ~Viva la Tour!~
    mebertus
    Banned
    posted 08-07-07 08:21 PM EDT (US)     185 / 257       
    My sig is from an episode of Law & Order ... kind of interesting since it had Michael Imperioli (who would later return as Detective Nick Falco) as a murderer (the one who "can't get to first base").
    Cordyceps
    Naphal
    (id: ArchDruid)
    posted 08-07-07 10:39 PM EDT (US)     186 / 257       
    Your signature still refuses to display the meaning of 'Mechstra'. Rectify forthwith.
    I always assumed this had something to do with the Mechstra bit.
    Andrew Dunn
    Aziraphale
    (id: Mechstra)
    Location: Innse Gall

    Just as some bodies, from the moment of birth, are endowed with beauty, while on others nature from their very beginning bestows blemishes and wrinkles, so with souls too, some are distinguished at once with extreme grace and attractiveness, while others leave a trail of sombre and deep gloom. ~Michael Psellus, Chronographia
    mebertus
    Banned
    posted 08-08-07 08:31 AM EDT (US)     187 / 257       
    My new sig is from an episode in which two punkass kids shoot somebody just so they can become "gangsters."
    VanBraun
    Mariner
    (id: TK_VanBraun)
    posted 08-08-07 10:24 AM EDT (US)     188 / 257       
    Yes, but it is to that bit which I was referring. He refuses to tell me what 'Mechstra' means.

    Don't question authority - it doesn't know either.


    ~Viva la Tour!~
    MagoBarca
    Mariner
    posted 08-08-07 12:54 PM EDT (US)     189 / 257       
    A quote from Plato which I think speaks truth.

    A wise man speaks because he has something to say; a fool because he has to say something.
    -Plato
    BeerMatt
    Mariner
    (id: Olondi)
    posted 08-09-07 06:09 AM EDT (US)     190 / 257       
    Hehe. Stoopid Chinese philosophers.

    What?

    -+- Non sequiturs and weak puns a speciality -+-
    EnemyofJupitor
    HG Alumnus Superbus
    posted 08-22-07 08:13 AM EDT (US)     191 / 257       
    -+- Non sequiturs and weak puns a speciality -+-
    So true.

    And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
    Legio Yow
    Mariner
    posted 09-18-07 08:43 PM EDT (US)     192 / 257       
    The crux of my signature is a reference to the fact that people keep trying to read meaning into "Walrus and the Carpenter".
    Hehe. Stoopid Chinese philosophers.
    Bah. I'll take Confucius over any round eye.

    "That which we call a nose can still smell!"
    -Reduced Shakespeare Company

    "Abroad, French transit workers attempt to end a strike, only to discover that they have forgotten how to operate the trains. Everybody enjoys a hearty laugh and returns to the caf." -Dave Barry
    MisplacedPope
    Mariner
    (id: misplacedgeneral)
    posted 09-18-07 08:46 PM EDT (US)     193 / 257       
    Machiavelli for the win.

    Then again, I have Marcus Aurelius.

    "It's not true. Some have great stories, pretty stories that take place at lakes with boats and friends and noodle salad. Just no one in this car. But, a lot of people, that's their story. Good times, noodle salad. What makes it so hard is not that you had it bad, but that you're that pissed that so many others had it good." Jack Nicholson
    Jax
    HG Monument
    (id: Jax Omen)
    posted 09-19-07 05:05 PM EDT (US)     194 / 257       
    Actually scratch that. I'll keep my sigsig.

    house won this

    [This message has been edited by Jax (edited 09-19-2007 @ 05:06 PM).]

    Gaius Colinius
    Seraph Emeritus
    posted 09-19-07 08:57 PM EDT (US)     195 / 257       
    Then again, I have Marcus Aurelius.
    Was he the guy banned in the RTW general discussions forum about a year ago?
    Funny guy.

    -Love Gaius
    TWH Seraph, TWH Grand Zinquisitor & Crazy Gaius the Banstick Kid

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    Primo
    Mariner
    (id: Marcus Orentius)
    posted 11-09-07 07:33 PM EDT (US)     196 / 257       
    New sig line.

    Exilian - a website for mods for Mount&Blade, Rome Total War, Empire Total War and news about Shogun 2: Total War
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    EnemyofJupitor
    HG Alumnus Superbus
    posted 11-14-07 12:59 PM EDT (US)     197 / 257       
    Then again, I have Marcus Aurelius.
    I have a book of him on my shelf.

    And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
    Gallowglass
    Mariner
    posted 06-26-08 12:43 PM EDT (US)     198 / 257       

    I am likely the only person here who uses their sig to quote themselves. The grammar in my last sig was muffed, damn bi-lingual mainland!
    Anyway, now I will solely quote myself in my sigs unless I have a surge in brain power or someone else says something hilarious

    ------m------m------
    (o o)
    (~)

    Monkey beats bunny. Please put Monkey in your signature to prevent the rise of bunny.
    m0n|<3yz r 2 pwn n00b
    Gallowglass
    Mariner
    posted 06-28-08 03:34 PM EDT (US)     199 / 257       
    Quoted SubRosa's cat

    ------m------m------
    (o o)
    (~)

    Monkey beats bunny. Please put Monkey in your signature to prevent the rise of bunny.
    m0n|<3yz r 2 pwn n00b

    [This message has been edited by gallowglass (edited 06-28-2008 @ 03:35 PM).]

    EnemyofJupitor
    HG Alumnus Superbus
    posted 06-29-08 06:30 AM EDT (US)     200 / 257       
    My, what a brilliant sense of humour.

    I've just got what my BFME2H forumers thing of me.

    And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
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