I think only the General section is blocked due to the large volume of posts.
Photos should only be posted for reference purposes in the forums. Not for use in your signature on EVERY POST.
The way I understand it, making the server call up a photo on every post would slow the server way down and degrade the forum performance.
Plus, I and many others here are on dial-up modems and it would take a LONG time for pages to load if many people could do as you are trying to do.
I think photos in sigs are blocked for that reason.
Dennis or Al can explain better than I, hopefully I got it right...
Actually since the 911 attacks Al opened up all the forums for pictures (flying flags ect) and never put them back. Posting pic's in a signature has never been allowed for the simple fact that they distract from the thread and eat band width. Imagine (or visit a site that allows them) what a 50 or 60 post thread is like with each reply with a picture or three in the sig and then the same guy replies 9 times. It's the same idea we try to convey with short profiles.
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by DjD: Imagine (or visit a site that allows them) what a 50 or 60 post thread is like with each reply with a picture or three in the sig and then the same guy replies 9 times. It's the same idea we try to convey with short profiles.
This is what Dennis is talking about, Check out the f-body section of corvetteforum.com
We do not allow images in the signature for the reasons mentioned above. I'm finally on a high speed connection but will never forget the dialup and trying to view pages with the 'same' pictures coming up over and over again. The slp forum is a great resource but the sheer number of images and blinking/flashing make it difficult to participate in.
A link to an image in the sig can be done like:
*url=http://members.cox.net/-nuclear-/ThirdGenLogo.JPG]1984 Camaro z28 305ci[/url]
just replace the * with a [ to make it work in the example above.
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