*Comes to a skidding stop....*
So the avatar crew gets a new hideout/batcave. I call dibs on the comfy chair!!
Mmmmm, even smells new...
So here's my opening contribution, a how-to guide on placing signatures as I sadly left it out of the avatar placement under the new guide for 5/3. So
here it is, all new and improved...
Placing a signature
Signatures are small graphics that can be placed at the base of your posts. Like avatars (but unlike backgrounds), signatures can be animated.
Below are the basic rules for signatures;
A maximum of five lines of text, with any graphic image counting as one line (only one image is allowed).
No advertising of your personal or other websites until you have been a contributing member for at least 6 months. All URLs must be approved by an ATS
Administrator or Site Owner prior to display.
GIF and JPEG file formats for any image with a maximum dimension of 600 pixels wide by 70 pixels tall. File size is not to exceed 50k, and animated
GIF's are allowed.
Signature requests work in much the same way as avatar/background requests, but bear in mind if you wish to have an advertisement to a third party or
non-ATS page, permission is required via U2U from the site owners.
How to place your signature line
Placing your signature is much easier in ATS 5/3 than before.
First, save an upload the image from the uploads page like so;
Click on the arrow to reveal the drop down menu;
Then select upload to bring you to the page;
Select the image from your computer. When this is done you MUST hit the upload button, ie: the little cloud to the right to start the download. When
it is complete, the window will disappear and you will have the picture in your uploads folder.
Now you need to select the file for the upload, and this is where it gets a little tricky.
The highlighted section at the bottom is the full URL link to the signature picture. Highlight this and copy and the code line. Now go into the
account setting in the drop down window, and it will bring up this page;
Down the page in the centre there is a signature box. Paste the code line into this box, and add these tags to the end. At the start, add [ img], and
at the end add [ /img], as shown in the picture above.
It should look something like this;
This will add in your picture left aligned. To centre the signature, use the tags [atsimg] [/atsimg] at either end to put the signature in the centre.
It will look something like this;
[atsimg] h ttp://files.abovesecret.com/files/img/ce52be9321.jpg[ /atsimg]
Hit submit and you should now have a rockin’ pic in your signature line.
Adding URL links to your signature picture.
Some people like to link their own or their favourite threads using a signature picture which is also allowed under 5/3. This is slightly more
complicated, and is best copied from here to gain the proper code line.
First you need to find the thread or website you want to link, and find the thread number. Each thread has its own unique number such as our own 2014
BTS Avatar Creations thread;
[ url=http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/*INSERT THREAD NUMBER HERE*/pg1][img ]*INSERT PICTURE FILE NUMBER HERE*[/ img][/url ]
So what we have basically done, is used the URL line inside [url] tags along with the [img] tags to combine the two into a picture/link.
In order to centre the picture as before, replace the [ img] with [ atsimg] tags to centre.
To link to a website (with the owner’s permission of course), it would look something like this;
[url=http://www. insertwesbitehere.com][img] 1234.jpg [ /img][/ url]
[ url=http://www.insertwesbitehere.com][atsimg] 1234.jpg[/pic][/ atsimg] [/ url]
And always remember if you are having trouble with anything avatarish, whether it be a piece of custom artwork or just need help deciphering the often
tough to work through ATS BBCode, just ask any of us here for assistance.
We are here to help.
edit on Wed Jan 1 2014 by DontTreadOnMe because: fixed code, per request