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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°

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

••.•´¯`•.••

`•.¸¸.•´´¯`••._.•

¯¨´*•~-.¸¸,.-~*´¨

¨‘°ºO Oº°‘¨

׺°”˜`”°º×

––––•(-• •-)•––––

°º¤ø,¸¸,ø¤º°`°º¤ø,¸

-•=»‡«=•-

•÷±‡± ±‡±÷•

..,,--++¬¬ ¬¬++--,,..

.: :.

+*¨^¨*+

_|¯|_|¯|_|¯|


And some weird or unusual signs/characters:

a ð å Å Â ª Ä Á À ã à A b ß (3 B c Ç ç © ¢ C d ð Ð D e ë é ê è í € £ Ë É Ê È E f ƒ F g G h µ H | | ï í î ì ¡ ¦ Ï Í Î
Ì I j ¿ J k |{ | < K l £ ¿ L m (v) M n ñ Ñ N o ø Ø º ° ¤ Õ () O p þ Þ P q ¶ Q r ® R s § $ S t ~|~ ¯|¯ T u ü ú û ù µ
|_| Ü Ú Û Ù U v V w W x × y ÿ Y z Z æ Æ Œ ® © ™ ¿ ? ½ ¼ ¾ ¬ ¨ ¯ • « » ¹ ² ³ ‡ † þ Þ ¤ § ± ÷ ¦ • ○ √ ∙† ♠ ♣ ♥ ♦ ♪ ♫ ‰% * & ^ # @ ! ¿ ¡

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.


    Exilian - a website for mods for Mount&Blade, Rome Total War, Empire Total War and news about Shogun 2: Total War
    "There is no extreme metal, death metal, progressive metal or vegetarian metal." - Tryhard
    "Light infantry, rangers, and riflemen all have the unique ability to pull yard-long poles from their arseholes and plant them in order to stave off cavalry." - BurningSushi460

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

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    NA Lord Blaine
    Mariner
    posted 04-30-06 09:08 PM EDT (US)     51 / 257       
    Thanks!

    Is my slightly new sig any worse?


    ––––––––––•(-• ₤ o r d B l a i n Ʃ •-)•––––––––––
    RTWH | ETWH | OD [ Hark Upon the Gale ] [¯¯¯¯¯]†λ†[¯¯¯¯¯]
    «Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.»
    ~Albert Einstein
    NA Lord Blaine
    Mariner
    posted 05-03-06 10:38 PM EDT (US)     52 / 257       
    Which quote should I add to replace Ace's (if any)?

    I'm an opinionated bastard. – Sassenach
    I do it because it's fun – Sassenach
    I do it because it's fun and because I'm an opinionated bastard. - Sassenach
    Debates don't change beliefs, they change opinions. – Spitfire
    Wales is less successful at swimming - they're still clamping to England for support in the water. – Kor
    1200 divided by 60 is not 20 - GREEK SCAVENGER
    Well, **** me sideways. - Sul/Varsuvias - a girl.
    Remember no matter how bad your feeling, just remember once, you were the fastest sperm. - Maximus
    I'm 20 and I've yet to go on a date. - Andyman1


    ––––––––––•(-• ₤ o r d B l a i n Ʃ •-)•––––––––––
    RTWH | ETWH | OD [ Hark Upon the Gale ] [¯¯¯¯¯]†λ†[¯¯¯¯¯]
    «Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.»
    ~Albert Einstein

    [This message has been edited by NA Lord Blaine (edited 05-22-2006 @ 11:18 PM).]

    MaximusDecimus
    Mariner
    (id: maximus09)
    posted 05-09-06 10:46 PM EDT (US)     53 / 257       
    Mine

    Besides, Yak already has the GREEK one quote.


    ________________________________
    /I've got nothin...I'm fo like'a bajillion!\
    Undefeatable
    Mariner
    posted 05-10-06 09:11 AM EDT (US)     54 / 257       
    Primo
    Mariner
    (id: Marcus Orentius)
    posted 05-10-06 11:14 AM EDT (US)     55 / 257       
    Very nice.

    Exilian - a website for mods for Mount&Blade, Rome Total War, Empire Total War and news about Shogun 2: Total War
    "There is no extreme metal, death metal, progressive metal or vegetarian metal." - Tryhard
    "Light infantry, rangers, and riflemen all have the unique ability to pull yard-long poles from their arseholes and plant them in order to stave off cavalry." - BurningSushi460
    MaximusDecimus
    Mariner
    (id: maximus09)
    posted 05-10-06 05:15 PM EDT (US)     56 / 257       
    Indeed, it dose. Im going to be changeing mine too as well. Prepae for a new look. The color will stay the same though, by popular request.

    ________________________________
    /I've got nothin...I'm fo like'a bajillion!\
    Undefeatable
    Mariner
    posted 05-10-06 05:40 PM EDT (US)     57 / 257       
    NA Lord Blaine
    Mariner
    posted 05-10-06 10:44 PM EDT (US)     58 / 257       
    Yeah, nice. And can't wait to see it max. DOnt make me post the quotes on the OT thread, just help me here!

    ––––––––––•(-• ₤ o r d B l a i n Ʃ •-)•––––––––––
    RTWH | ETWH | OD [ Hark Upon the Gale ] [¯¯¯¯¯]†λ†[¯¯¯¯¯]
    «Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.»
    ~Albert Einstein
    Jax
    HG Monument
    (id: Jax Omen)
    posted 05-11-06 02:58 AM EDT (US)     59 / 257       
    I prefer small sigs

    house won this
    Undefeatable
    Mariner
    posted 05-11-06 11:16 AM EDT (US)     60 / 257       
    EnemyofJupitor
    HG Alumnus Superbus
    posted 05-11-06 11:19 AM EDT (US)     61 / 257       
    Personally I prefer the little, clever ones, such as Jax's ones, and the Big ones such as Max's and mine about the same.

    And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
    Undefeatable
    Mariner
    posted 05-11-06 11:23 AM EDT (US)     62 / 257       
    For me, its the meaning in the sig. Mine to me, has great meaning. The colour and such is just for image right?
    MaximusDecimus
    Mariner
    (id: maximus09)
    posted 05-11-06 04:34 PM EDT (US)     63 / 257       
    I think Color is half the meaning of the sig. If you hjave great quotes, but it looks bland, I dont like it.

    OK, Im going to work on codeing my idea for the sig.


    ________________________________
    /I've got nothin...I'm fo like'a bajillion!\
    Undefeatable
    Mariner
    posted 06-02-06 07:15 PM EDT (US)     64 / 257       
    MaximusDecimus
    Mariner
    (id: maximus09)
    posted 06-02-06 10:41 PM EDT (US)     65 / 257       
    Look good...and huge....Try adujting the points where the color fades a bit more. They are slightly off.
    I wont have my new one up till my computer gets fixed.

    ________________________________
    /I've got nothin...I'm fo like'a bajillion!\
    D Furius Venator
    HG Alumnus
    posted 06-07-06 12:47 PM EDT (US)     66 / 257       
    [q]For me, its the meaning in the sig. Mine to me, has great meaning. The colour and such is just for image right? [/]q

    A problem is that I can't easily read your signature due to the colour fade. It's too extreme bright to dark.


    Civile! Si ergo fortibusis in ero.
    Wassis inem causan dux?
    Gnossis vile demsis trux!

    I suggest that before badgering for a translation you take the time to read it out loud. Thankyou.
    Osmano
    Mariner
    posted 06-07-06 06:36 PM EDT (US)     67 / 257       
    I dislike big and colourful sigs. Small, sharp and simple.
    mebertus
    Banned
    posted 06-07-06 09:05 PM EDT (US)     68 / 257       
    Hey Osmano ... don't forget to give the author of that quote credit .
    Primo
    Mariner
    (id: Marcus Orentius)
    posted 06-09-06 05:15 PM EDT (US)     69 / 257       
    What do people think of my sig? Also, any ideas to improve the guide?

    Exilian - a website for mods for Mount&Blade, Rome Total War, Empire Total War and news about Shogun 2: Total War
    "There is no extreme metal, death metal, progressive metal or vegetarian metal." - Tryhard
    "Light infantry, rangers, and riflemen all have the unique ability to pull yard-long poles from their arseholes and plant them in order to stave off cavalry." - BurningSushi460
    doitzelkaiseriii
    Mariner
    posted 06-09-06 05:25 PM EDT (US)     70 / 257       
    It, like all large, colourful sigs, sucks.

    It's too dark for the background it's on, the colours faded together clash terribly, it's too large both vertically and horizontally, and it's essentially unreadable.

    Drink Coke, play again.


    We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
    Tarquinius
    Mariner
    posted 06-10-06 03:15 AM EDT (US)     71 / 257       
    I'm thinking of creating a world cup sig but I don't know what colours I'm going to use. It won't be a omfg big sig though

    <Add signature here>
    Primo
    Mariner
    (id: Marcus Orentius)
    posted 06-10-06 06:53 AM EDT (US)     72 / 257       
    What do you peeps think now?

    Exilian - a website for mods for Mount&Blade, Rome Total War, Empire Total War and news about Shogun 2: Total War
    "There is no extreme metal, death metal, progressive metal or vegetarian metal." - Tryhard
    "Light infantry, rangers, and riflemen all have the unique ability to pull yard-long poles from their arseholes and plant them in order to stave off cavalry." - BurningSushi460
    EnemyofJupitor
    HG Alumnus Superbus
    posted 06-10-06 11:56 AM EDT (US)     73 / 257       
    Wow!
    Someone wants England to win the World cup...

    And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
    NA Lord Blaine
    Mariner
    posted 06-11-06 09:12 AM EDT (US)     74 / 257       


    "Life and happiness are great, but without Love, they are nothing."
    "Strength and Honor are great, but without Logic, they are nothing."
    "A fool can ask more questions than seven wise men can answer."-Italian Proverb
    "I don't know if there will be a WW3, but if there is a WW4, it will be fought with spears and clubs."-Albert Einstein
    All hail leonadas, owner of this sig.


    If you can think of any more

    Quote:

    "Life and happiness are great, but without Love, they are nothing."
    "Strength and Honor are great, but without Logic, they are nothing."


    Of those in that format, please tell me. But my sig is staying for now.


    Go England! (its nice when you can almost alwyas switch countries based on who is winning)

    edit:
    Another option:



    "Life and happiness are great, but without Love, they are nothing."
    "Strength and Honor are great, but without Logic, they are nothing."
    "A fool can ask more questions than seven wise men can answer."-Italian Proverb
    "I don't know if there will be a WW3, but if there is a WW4, it will be fought with spears and clubs."-Albert Einstein
    All hail leonadas, owner of this sig.



    ––––––––––•(-• ₤ o r d B l a i n Ʃ •-)•––––––––––
    RTWH | ETWH | OD [ Hark Upon the Gale ] [¯¯¯¯¯]†λ†[¯¯¯¯¯]
    «Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.»
    ~Albert Einstein

    [This message has been edited by NA Lord Blaine (edited 06-11-2006 @ 09:26 AM).]

    Undefeatable
    Mariner
    posted 06-15-06 03:33 PM EDT (US)     75 / 257       
    Doit :: ?? Great comment! You sound like a really intelligent person. lol.
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