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    signatures?
    I wanted to ask a question. I know the size limits of sigs, but I wanna know about advertisements(not really) in our sigs, do they count toward the site, or as part of our sig? for example, my sig links to macin-talk.com, but what about a small banner under it announcing tiger and acting as a link to apples tiger feature page?
    see attached image I made.
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    Signature Rules:
    You can have one (1) image in your signature
    This image can be 480 pixels wide and 80 pixel high ( IE: 480x80 )
    This image can be up to 15K in filesize
    You may have 4 lines of text in ADDITION to the image
    You may have as many links as you like, just adhere to the 4 lines rule
    Also Hotlinking images from other sites is strictly prohibited. Rules

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    doews this 'hotlinking' include say, my sig that contains images from macin-talk.com and that is sorta hotlinked because it uses macin-talks webspace?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macman
    doews this 'hotlinking' include say, my sig that contains images from macin-talk.com and that is sorta hotlinked because it uses macin-talks webspace?
    Yeah, it does, they mean that here for bandwidth reasons I guess

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    To answer your question, hotlinking is not allowed unless you own the webspace or have permission of the webspace owner to use their bandwidth for your pictures.

    As for having the Tiger button, that would not be permitted because of the 1 image per signature rule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by witeshark
    Yeah, it does, they mean that here for bandwidth reasons I guess
    It's not for our bandwidth but it is for other reasons. The two main ones are:

    • Copyright Infringement: If you're linking to somone else's work without their permission, you are breaking copyright law.
    • Bandwidth Theft: Stealing bandwidth from someone's server without permission is just wrong, if not illegal. Unlike some other boards that do allow this, we don't believe just because you can do it because the server owner doesn't know how to protect their images, you should do it. It's just not right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macman
    I wanted to ask a question. I know the size limits of sigs, but I wanna know about advertisements(not really) in our sigs, do they count toward the site, or as part of our sig? for example, my sig links to macin-talk.com, but what about a small banner under it announcing tiger and acting as a link to apples tiger feature page?
    see attached image I made.
    Just a question about the tiger sig. how do u get that line thourhg the middle of it (horizontal) that makes it look 3d with a reflection ?? Its also on the buttons in OS X's aqua interface. How do u get that middle line.

    Thanks and sorry if its off topic.

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    I learned here:
    http://www.foood.net/tutorials/bubble-1.htm

    The tutorial above gives you the idea of how to do that effect. It's just a gradient from white to transparent, which is easily done in Photoshop CS. Once you get the hang of it, you can really make some nice stuff.

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    yea, I also made a tutorial similiar to that at the macin-talk how to area.

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    Ok well thats kind of what i wanted. I'll fiddle around with that. Ill even try making my own sig. Thanks to both of you

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    trying to figure this out
    not workin, it worked for a few hours and then went away. Hmmm
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