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    Default The art of sigs

    Remember when PD was young and all we got were text in signatures? They weren't huge, they didn't hog bandwidth, they were just poetry or a link to something cool or usually a witty comment that was changed frequently that would give someone something to think about and get a chuckle out of. Then we all got banners, photoshopped strip pics that acted as a second avatar. Then we allowed pictures, which just kept growing and growing in size. Some moved, some were fucking huge, some moved and were big and anally raped those of us with less than 2 gigs of ram and a CPU made before last year. You know what happened? The text disappeared. Any text left simply points out "pairings" at most, which in and of itself is pointless and annoying. Signatures aren't a expression of individuality or a little piece of insight into the user's personality anymore, they're datasheets or fucking pointless pics. Some are funny or at least relatively small, I have no issues with those. God's and Kelsh's sigs are really bad though so I'll use them as examples. God shrink that damn shit and kelsh, that moving picture is fucking horrible when you post more than once, you don't seem to realize just how big the file is.

    Personally I miss the old days of a simple banner and text.
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    Like RC's old banner

    but seriously, I don't see what's so great about gigantic banners
    When the Devil is too busy
    And Death's a bit too much
    They call on me by name you see,
    For my special touch.

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    I don't even have the GIF anymore.

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    To posters, the first impression is the signature and avatar. Sometimes there is no avatar, making the signature that much more important. Kelsh, yours fits you to a tee, take that as you will.
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    Sweet. I still don't get your signature.

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    Quote 1: Any impotent moron can make a myspace and make it look any way they want, usually completely illegible and retarded, without basic typing skills let alone HTML knowledge.

    Quote 2: I love beast wars and it's slightly philosophical.

    The picture of a black child's ass: Self explanatory.

    My title: Also self explanatory.
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    I meant the picture.

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    It's a picture of a black child's ass, would you prefer a jews ass?
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    No.

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    The point of the topic is, put a little thought into your signatures.
    "I prefer a sane world where you are rewarded by providing people with something they want. Not arbitrarily rewarded in a status game that reminds me of chimpanzees." - nazgulnarsil

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    I think for you I'm going to add that Lucy Star GIF again.

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    I think it's a very lovely picture, is it someone you know?
    When the Devil is too busy
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    They call on me by name you see,
    For my special touch.

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    Actually I took the picture, and Kelsh if you do I'm gonna be pissed.
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    I thought you would like it. It's cute.

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    I don't even remember what my old sig was besides a bunch of Pikachu gifs.

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    GIFs that ol' jimbo here gave you! I remember that..

    TA, look at my sig, i should be an example of the encouragement.
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    I've been thinking of changing my sig lately. I just never know what to do.

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    I always go absent minded when trying to think about what to put in my sig.


    My word of the week idea was a colossal failure..
    Quote Originally Posted by Star View Post
    Then we will dye easter eggs and watch stupid horror movies until she pisses her pants and I die.
    ďIím growing impatient with these malevolent slithering reptiles on this bloody aircraft.Ē
    - Snakes on a Plane (As if spoken by a proper Englishman)

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    I actually didn't like how big my sig was when I had that banner, so now I keep it relativly short. I thought about doing a weekly randomness thing, but so far I haven't felt like coming up with anyting stupid to try and make people laugh.
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    Your current sig is pretty stupid and it's working well to making me laugh.
    Quote Originally Posted by Star View Post
    Then we will dye easter eggs and watch stupid horror movies until she pisses her pants and I die.
    ďIím growing impatient with these malevolent slithering reptiles on this bloody aircraft.Ē
    - Snakes on a Plane (As if spoken by a proper Englishman)

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    I've decided to now put stuff in my sig but leave it as just a couple of words that I like the sound of.

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    I loved meeh Kirby banner, but small is better.
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    Sig keeping has never been a problem with me, but I'm notorious for recycling through avatars like wild fire.
    When the Devil is too busy
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    Too bad they don't have Avatar slideshows that automatically change your avatar every so often.
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    Then we will dye easter eggs and watch stupid horror movies until she pisses her pants and I die.
    ďIím growing impatient with these malevolent slithering reptiles on this bloody aircraft.Ē
    - Snakes on a Plane (As if spoken by a proper Englishman)

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    You can do it with a sig, so I'm sure it could be programmed into an avatar.

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