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Splendad
02-03-2011, 03:16 AM
How much is too much with sigs?

Sydneyd
02-03-2011, 03:19 AM
What do you mean? Too much information? Pictures that take up too much space?

Medievalist
02-03-2011, 03:42 AM
There's a character limit; the character count includes formatting codes.

There's a size limit on images, as well as a dimension limit.

Does that answer your question?

Mr Flibble
02-03-2011, 05:56 AM
Oooh Medi has a new avie! I like it!

*cowers slightly, considering* Meep.

Um, what. Oh. As long as it isn't too 'in your face' is fine with me. Ofc 'in your face' is subjective. A full size or even half size cover might do it. :D

amyashley
02-03-2011, 06:00 AM
When the computer says NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO


Nice cover, dude.

gothicangel
02-03-2011, 12:27 PM
When the title of your book takes up more space than the post. :sarcasm

shaldna
02-03-2011, 02:22 PM
When the title of your book takes up more space than the post. :sarcasm

hey, look who got herself an avvie!

gothicangel
02-03-2011, 02:57 PM
hey, look who got herself an avvie!

:D

Shakesbear
02-03-2011, 11:26 PM
Oooh Medi has a new avie! I like it!

*cowers slightly, considering* Meep.

Um, what. Oh. As long as it isn't too 'in your face' is fine with me. Ofc 'in your face' is subjective. A full size or even half size cover might do it. :D

I loves it! It is sooo cute. A stripey critter with a beak - d'you think he was imagined by a monk who was high on home brew?

Medievalist
02-03-2011, 11:30 PM
I loves it! It is sooo cute. A stripey critter with a beak - d'you think he was imagined by a monk who was high on home brew?

I always post a note about my avatar in my Visitor Messages. This is a marginal illustration from The Luttrell Psalter, a medieval manuscript in the British Library. Here's a larger image (http://www.bl.uk/learning/images/medieval/monstrous/large97324.html).

This is one of the more important mss. because the decorative illustrations show English rural labors.

Splendad
02-04-2011, 06:54 AM
Oooh Medi has a new avie! I like it!

*cowers slightly, considering* Meep.

Um, what. Oh. As long as it isn't too 'in your face' is fine with me. Ofc 'in your face' is subjective. A full size or even half size cover might do it. :D

So do you think mine is ok? Like it's the same size as yours, but then again, like gothicangel said; I like to write little one and two-line posts so my sig ends up bigger than those. Does it come across like I'm bragging or trying to sell something because I'm not (although, admittedly, I'm proud... just sort of saying, "See? I'm one of you guys; a real writer, and I am proud to be among your ranks!" That's what I'm thinking of it, but is it being seen that way? If it isn't, DON'T BUY MY BOOK! I'm just wearing my writer's enthusiasm in my sig! :)

Medievalist
02-04-2011, 06:56 AM
Does it come across like I'm bragging or trying to sell something because I'm not (although, admittedly, I'm proud... just sort of saying, "See? I'm one of you guys; a real writer, and I am proud to be among your ranks!"

It's fine; no worries!

backslashbaby
02-04-2011, 07:03 AM
I like it! That's nice of you to ask, I think :)

Splendad
02-04-2011, 08:45 AM
Thanks y'all :) One other thing; can I make the book cover smaller (I think there is a min. size) and is that advisable (how small is just too small)?

Medievalist
02-04-2011, 08:53 AM
Thanks y'all :) One other thing; can I make the book cover smaller (I think there is a min. size) and is that advisable (how small is just too small)?

I wouldn't decrease it more than 10% or so, personally, though I might, were I doing that, attempt to lighten / brighten it a little.

Anne Lyle
02-04-2011, 04:29 PM
I always post a note about my avatar in my Visitor Messages. This is a marginal illustration from The Luttrell Psalter, a medieval manuscript in the British Library. Here's a larger image (http://www.bl.uk/learning/images/medieval/monstrous/large97324.html).

This is one of the more important mss. because the decorative illustrations show English rural labors.

I love the Luttrell Psalter - I used to use the "woman with chickens" picture as my avvie on gardening/poultry forums.

The book cover size looks about right, to me, but as Medievalist says, a bit of image manipulation might help. You could lighten it a bit, but not too much otherwise you'll bleach the colours. I tend to use the "curves" colour manipulation function (I worked for a magazine company for a while and helped out the art director on occasion), which is a bit more technical but worth mastering:

Photoshop: http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/photoshop-curves.htm

GIMP: http://world.std.com/~mmcirvin/gimp_tutorial/levels_curves.html

Splendad
02-04-2011, 10:49 PM
Ah yes, I do the photoshop thing... all over it. EDIT (few days later) got that all taken care of, but now I'm w/a dilemma again. I LOVE my cover for my 2nd book but there is no way it's going to get attention here. Ugh. I like the fine font, the coffee cup, etc. But in order for a small pic like this to possibly grab somebody, the words gotta be bigger. Hmmm. Maybe I could just make an AW-specific cover? No moral issue there?

Royal Mercury
03-17-2011, 09:48 PM
I loves it! It is sooo cute. A stripey critter with a beak - d'you think he was imagined by a monk who was high on home brew?

That or he ate bread made from wheat tainted with wheat ergot (a precursor to LSD).

Kathryn W
05-22-2011, 12:40 PM
I find too many pictures and too much information in the signature off-putting, particularly if the signature is longer than the users post. I like the signatures that are short and unique - the ones that tell me a little about the user without it being in my face.

jaksen
05-22-2011, 03:06 PM
And?

Another thread I do not understand.

CarrieAnn
05-23-2011, 01:48 AM
I don't mind seeing small book covers in signatures. In fact, it makes me proud to be a part of such an accomplished community. ;) As for me, I like to use little buttons. Personal preference, that's all. :)