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gldiii
04-04-2006, 12:00 AM
These rules were developed in cooperation with the membership and went into effect on Monday, March 6th, 2006. Please bring your signatures and avatars in compliance with the rules.

Avatars of 100x100 pixels are now allowed.

Rules have also been amended to keep videos out of signatures.

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Signature and Avatar Rules:

General Notes: Some of these rules will be enforced by the board software; others will be enforced through post reporting and moderation. These written rules override what the software may allow you to enter. In other words, even if the board software allows entry of 50 lines of text in a signature that would put you in violation of the maximum number of lines rule.

These rules were developed with the input of the membership and are designed to make threads easier for all to view. We provide member pages for our club members to show pictures of their vehicles and also allow them longer textual descriptions of their SC/XR7 vehicles. A courtesy link to that information is provided in every post that is made by a club member and is located near their avatar.

Posters found in violation of the rules may have their signature and avatar removed or moderated at any time without warning. Repeat offenders will eventually have their signature and avatars privileges suspended.


Club Members/Non-Members Usage: Signatures and avatars are privileges for Club Members only.

Size and Number of Signature pictures: One (1) picture with a maximum size of 400(width) x 160(height) pixels. Videos are not allowed in signatures for the same reason as large pictures.

Content of Signature pictures: Pictures must fit current club rules for content. No obscene, vulgar or distasteful pictures. Since this rule is subject to community standards, we will remove pictures if moderators receive numerous complaints on a specific picture.

Text lines/links in Signatures: Maximum total of seven (7) lines of descriptive text or text links. Use of colors are permitted, use of multiple fonts are permitted with a maximum font size of 12 pitch. Text links only. No advertising banners or graphics of any kind are allowed. Text links to vendors are restricted to MN12 related items only. Links to other sites must be automotive in nature. To prevent users from having very long single lines in their signatures, total lines (including wrapped lines) will be determined at 1024x768 resolution. A blank line also counts as one line.

Advertising Banners in Signatures: No advertising banners are allowed in any signature. Vendors who are members may use text links to their sites and are also encouraged to identify themselves as the actual vendor.


Avatars: Size of avatars will be restricted to 100x100 pixels. Avatars must fit current club rules for content. No obscene, vulgar or distasteful pictures. Since this rule is subject to community standards, we will remove avatars if moderators receive numerous complaints on a specific avatar.