You must be logged in to post messages.
Please login or register

The Red Lion Tavern
Moderated by Terikel Grayhair, Scipii

Hop to:    
Welcome! You are not logged in. Please Login or Register.257 replies, Sticky
Total War Heaven » Forums » The Red Lion Tavern » TWH Signature thread
Bottom
Topic Subject:TWH Signature thread
« Previous Page  1 ··· 7 8 9 10 11  Next Page »
Primo
Legionary
(id: Marcus Orentius)
posted 19 April 2006 16:45 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.


    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).]

  • AuthorReplies:
    Aftermath
    HG Alumnus
    posted 29 June 2008 06:48 EDT (US)     201 / 257       
    I never change my sig, only recently swapped some links around to my last article here.

    Seems to me that no-one reads them anyway.

    A f t y

    A A R S

    :: The Sun always rises in the East :: Flawless Crowns :: Dancing Days ::

    "We kissed the Sun, and it smiled down upon us."
    Ischenous
    Legionary
    posted 29 June 2008 08:03 EDT (US)     202 / 257       
    on MSN
    Does everyone have everyone elses MSN? Am I the odd one out?

    Calling all new people. USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION before asking a question. Thank you.
    Alert the APOCOLYPSE is coming!!!!!!!

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM(Itcame)
    "TWH Guild Award (Best Duo/Trio) -Ischenous/IJ"- Tryhard. Why he chose that nomination, I don't know...
    Squash
    Legionary
    posted 29 June 2008 08:53 EDT (US)     203 / 257       
    I have a couple of MSNs, mine is squash_99@hotmail.co.uk if you want it.
    EnemyofJupitor
    HG Alumnus Superbus
    posted 29 June 2008 09:30 EDT (US)     204 / 257       
    Does everyone have everyone elses MSN? Am I the odd one out?
    Let's see- 236 contacts, of which up to 10 are real-life friends... Yeah, I think I have most people. Although you're all free to add me

    And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
    Squash
    Legionary
    posted 29 June 2008 09:34 EDT (US)     205 / 257       
    LOL,mine is pretty much the opposite,but just a bit less people.
    Gallowglass
    Legionary
    posted 29 June 2008 09:39 EDT (US)     206 / 257       
    My real-life friends and people I've added from here are more or less equal in number. But you lot outnumber my real-life friends slightly, so my MSN name, personal message, and MSN address are all in English

    ------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
    Jax
    HG Monument
    (id: Jax Omen)
    posted 29 June 2008 13:19 EDT (US)     207 / 257       
    my MSN name, personal message, and MSN address are all in English
    Change the language anyway?

    house won this
    Gallowglass
    Legionary
    posted 29 June 2008 14:20 EDT (US)     208 / 257       
    People would badger me for a translation.

    EDIT: Changed my sig

    ------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 06-29-2008 @ 02:30 PM).]

    Jekyll
    Legionary
    (id: Vault Dweller)
    posted 17 July 2008 20:47 EDT (US)     209 / 257       
    I only have 28 HGers
    Gallowglass
    Legionary
    posted 01 August 2008 10:16 EDT (US)     210 / 257       
    Santos, I just thought I'd say that it was Shakespeare who put those words into Macbeth's mouth - the real king himself likely never said them. You know the quote in your sig?

    ------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
    Sconderix
    Legionary
    posted 16 March 2009 00:37 EDT (US)     211 / 257       
    My Sigs just to show the glory of badgerbadgerbadger.com
    Selifator
    Legionary
    posted 16 March 2009 03:18 EDT (US)     212 / 257       
    Though a reply to a very old post, I don't have any HG'er in my msn list. :P

    You can't say that civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way.

    Chauvinism is not a particularly nice trait at the best of times but can be suicidal when the person your talking too can have you executed on a whim.

    Facebook, anyone?
    NA Lord Blaine
    Legionary
    posted 16 March 2009 10:59 EDT (US)     213 / 257       
    My MSN is all HGers and a couple friends.

    (- ₤ 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
    Waffentraeger
    Legionary
    (id: Daelon)
    posted 16 March 2009 11:11 EDT (US)     214 / 257       
    I have 2, my mom and sister...

    just kidding.
    Primo
    Legionary
    (id: Marcus Orentius)
    posted 06 July 2009 06:17 EDT (US)     215 / 257       
    I feel privileged to have a decent amount of real life friends to balance out the unknown stalkers I have on MSN.

    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
    Aftermath
    HG Alumnus
    posted 06 July 2009 08:00 EDT (US)     216 / 257       
    I use my msn almost exclusively for non rl friends.

    A f t y

    A A R S

    :: The Sun always rises in the East :: Flawless Crowns :: Dancing Days ::

    "We kissed the Sun, and it smiled down upon us."
    Edorix
    High King of Britain
    posted 22 November 2009 13:44 EDT (US)     217 / 257       
    Hey guys, I was wondering if you could lend me your opinions.

    Which sig is better?

    This one:

    ||||\|/|\|/|| || EDORIX LONEWOLF
    |||\||/|\||/||| This is the day! This is the battle! The time has come for us to win back our
    ||||\|||||/|||| freedom or be condemned to slavery forever! - Caratacus of the Catuvellauni
    ||||||||||||||| Guild of the Skalds, Apprentice Skald: Order of the Golden Palette
    ||||||||||||||| Riddles in the Dark
    |||||||||||||||
    Ongoing Tale:The Noble House of Scipio AAR


    Or this one, much more simple:

    EDORIX LONEWOLF
    Apprentice Skald of the Golden Palette

    Pretanic Isles - TW
    Riddles in the Dark
    Ongoing Tale: Scipii AAR


    All feedback greatly appreciated.

    EDORIX
    ~ ancient briton ~

    /\
    /|||| ||||\

    (dis ma house)

    [This message has been edited by Edorix (edited 08-18-2010 @ 06:47 AM).]

    Primo
    Legionary
    (id: Marcus Orentius)
    posted 22 November 2009 19:11 EDT (US)     218 / 257       
    I prefer the simpler one, less distracting to the the eye.

    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
    Brutiangodofrock
    Legionary
    posted 23 November 2009 18:44 EDT (US)     219 / 257       
    I have 3 HG's and a couple hundred from other forums and real life. Who wants to add me?

    60% of people use dodgy statistics in things such as forum signatures. Post this if you are part of the 50% who don't.
    Edorix
    High King of Britain
    posted 17 May 2010 09:27 EDT (US)     220 / 257       
    New idea for a sig (which I'm not gonna actually use)...
    60% of teens have moved on to Metal. If you are one of them, copy and paste this into your sig. \m/
    Well, I think it's good.
    Brutiangodofrock
    Legionary
    posted 17 May 2010 13:43 EDT (US)     221 / 257       
    Edorix, are you one of the 60% in my sig?

    60% of people use dodgy statistics in things such as forum signatures. Post this if you are part of the 50% who don't.
    Edorix
    High King of Britain
    posted 21 May 2010 15:56 EDT (US)     222 / 257       
    Obviously.
    Earl Scruffles
    Legionary
    (id: generalscruff)
    posted 06 December 2010 13:52 EDT (US)     223 / 257       
    To join this little instant messaging/club
    I have Skype,
    thomasrandall6396
    Everyone I have so far is RL

    But I won't go to England due to the prescence of scruffy in shottingham. - Scenter102
    This is Scruff we are talking about. I can't think of anything I don't see Scruff doing just for the hell of it. - Agrippa 271
    The cake was made by Scruffy and it was... a rude shape. - Liam
    monkey in a suit on a cycle - Scenter102 describing Scruffy

    [This message has been edited by Generalscruff (edited 12-06-2010 @ 01:53 PM).]

    GeneralKickAss
    Legionary
    posted 08 December 2010 03:30 EDT (US)     224 / 257       
    @Edorix, I like the first one best!

    EDIT: How does everyone like my new sig? (Sincerest apologies, Liam, but Homer just completely pwned you. And there's the cruel 6-line sig limit )

    "The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for." -Homer
    "You see, this is what happens when you don't follow instructions, GKA..." -Edorix
    Guild of the Skalds, Order of the Silver Quill, Apprentice Storyteller
    Battle of Ilipa, 206BC - XI TWH Egil Skallagrimson Award

    The word dyslexia was invented by Nazis to piss off kids with dyslexia.

    [This message has been edited by GeneralKickAss (edited 12-08-2010 @ 06:18 AM).]

    Liam_the_Spartan
    Banned
    posted 08 December 2010 08:18 EDT (US)     225 / 257       
    GKA, just wanted to make sure you know that Edorix posted that over a year ago? I almost replied too.
    BTW do you want me to take your quote out of my sig?
    « Previous Page  1 ··· 7 8 9 10 11  Next Page »
    You must be logged in to post messages.
    Please login or register

    Hop to:    

    Total War Heaven | HeavenGames