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    Over sized signatures can be a problem in forums, making posts difficult to read on mobile platforms and taking over screens. Removing signatures is a possibility to maintain the forum usability, but we'd rather not do that. Instead of locking forum signatures, I ask that you respect the signature guidelines.

    Your inserted image should not exceed 300 pixels high or 700 pixels wide. The is similar to the height and width of a regular post. There will be no grace for images beyond 300 pixels high or images that extend past the left and/or right frames.

    This is a relatively lax standard and images can be maintained within these dimensions. If your signature includes overly sized text or images, the signature will be removed and a message will be sent for it to be corrected. Repeated use of over-sized text or images will result in a locked signature.

    Forum Signatures: how to change/edit
    1. Find a picture or image URL by right clicking and copying link.
    2. Go to forums profile, click Edit Settings (or just go straight to User Settings from the login dropdown). Scroll to "Conversation Detail Options" and then click "Edit Post Signature"
    3. Edit your signature the same way you create posts, with your image URL enclosed in IMG tags, or click on the Image button and paste the URL into the prompt

    Avatar/Profile Pictures: (the picture that appears on your forum posts..mine is Missandei)
    1. Find a picture or image URL by right clicking and copying link.
    2. Go to your Profile, and hover over the avatar image
    3. Click on Edit Avatar, then paste the URL in the "Copy and paste" box.
    4. Dimensions for avatar pictures are 90 by 90 pixels or 40.0 KB (whichever is smaller) and should be either .jpg or .png
    5. Uploading images directly to the forums is currently disabled - your image must be hosted elsewhere


    All forum signatures and avatars must be within the TOS http://tos.ea.com/legalapp/WEBTERMS/US/en/PC/


    Thanks everyone

  • #2
    Anybody know how to do this? I can't find a Signature option anywhere in my own Profile setting. Just Web Address, Bio, etc.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Marcus Cousland View Post
      Anybody know how to do this? I can't find a Signature option anywhere in my own Profile setting. Just Web Address, Bio, etc.
      Sure man, click right top on your name --> user settings --> account tab --> Conversation Detail Options --> edit post signature.

      Hope this helps u


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      • #4
        Hello everyone!! Today we'll be taking a look into the Signatures function on the forums

        Signatures are in no way mandatory, but they're very handy if you want everyone to know which guild you are part of, get your In Game Name or Ally Code on every post and the likes But finding the way to edit a signature could be confusing at first, so let's go over the process.

        Find the Settings

        1) As long as you're logged in, you'll see your name in the upper right corner of the Forum page... Click on it and a context menu will appear. The option we need is "User Settings".

        2) There you'll find many, many settings under 4 distinct categories or tabs: Profile, Account, Privacy and Notifications. Go to the "Account" tab.

        3) We're looking for a very specific section in this page: "Conversation Detail Options". Once you locate it, you'll almost automatically see a link that says "Edit Post Signature"... And that's where the fun beggins

        Edit Your Signature

        Once you click on the link, a pop up window will appear and you'll notice it looks like your standard posting box just smaller... Here you can do anything you can do in a regular post including BBCode formatting, attachments and even pictures! But keep in mind there's a small condition: Everything you do has to fit in 1000 characters, including the invisible characters like BBCode and image direct links.

        The contents of your Signature must not violate the Terms of Service (http://tos.ea.com/legalapp/WEBTERMS/US/en/PC/) And all images you use must not exceed 300x700 pixels

        Oh, and while on the topic of images, the easiest way to add them to your signature is in my opinion using a BBCode link... You'll need the image to be uploaded somewhere (lensdump, imgur, tinypic, etc.), you can upload the image for free in any of those sites and some require an account. I myself prefer Lensdump, which doesn't require an account nor compresses the images. Once the image is uploaded, look for the links the web page will provide you to share it, one of them should be a BBCode option... If it's not labeled, you'll recongize it because the link itself starts with "img" (with brackets) and contains ".jpg". You'll want to copy that link to your signature editing box (yes, including the "img" part). And that's it

        And I think that covers everything I hope you found the post helpful! Remember to post your questions, ideas and designs! I'll see all of your awesome signatures in the Forums!!
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        • #5
          I thought we had one of these already somewhere, but perhaps not. Thanks for the great guide.

          I've pinned it.

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          • #6
            Awwww thanks!!
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            • #7
              Well done Loki
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Odesius View Post
                Well done Loki
                You've tagged the wrong person
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Third_Monti View Post

                  You've tagged the wrong person
                  Lol, so I did, but fortunately on the right post
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Odesius View Post

                    Lol, so I did, but fortunately on the right post
                    Certainly. But just imagine that other loki shows up
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Third_Monti View Post

                      Certainly. But just imagine that other loki shows up
                      Hasn't logged on in nearly 6 years. I think we'll get away with this one!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Skywalkered View Post

                        Hasn't logged on in nearly 6 years. I think we'll get away with this one!
                        Hehehe
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Skywalkered View Post

                          Hasn't logged on in nearly 6 years. I think we'll get away with this one!
                          6 years? That's some serious dedication to be part of a forum for 2 years before a game is released.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Odesius View Post

                            6 years? That's some serious dedication to be part of a forum for 2 years before a game is released.
                            That or the time keeper is off by a few years
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Odesius View Post

                              6 years? That's some serious dedication to be part of a forum for 2 years before a game is released.
                              The forum has been around for longer than you realise. It used to host a few other games by CG (originally known as Klicknation, and I think Bioware Social at one point), such as Age of Champions and Superhero City, and they started several years before HoDA. There was some overlap with HoDA, but they were sunset not longer after its launch. You can still see some remnants of the old games in the forums if you dig deep enough.
                              Last edited by Skywalkered; 11-04-2017, 09:56 AM.

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