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Why can I only create a short signature for my posts on this forum?

Hi, XRYSpeX et Al: how did you manage to get such a lengthy signature on your posts? I've struggled to get even two short lines. I've had to really condense my signature down. And I'd like to add to it. At the bottom of this post will appear my signature. I can input much more text and it is saved, but only a little will show. So, I shortened it. And that's about all the amount of text I can get to show as a signature. Yes, I went into My Account, My Settings, Personal Information, Signature then wrote and saved it in Signature. I even tried using other fields. I played about with it but most of my saved text didn't appear at the bottom of my posts. Hence, why I had to condense it as I wrote above. Would writing it elsewhere and cutting and pasting work for a longer signature? Was my signature size limited because I set it up on my tablet browser while not being in Desktop Mode? I'd much appreciate to know how you managed to create as lengthy signature as you have done so that I can lengthen mine a bit.
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by Brilliant Contributor
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Re: Why can I only create a short signature for my posts on this forum?

It's because @XRaySpeX is a community star.

 

They have the perk of having a longer signature length that normal members.


BrendonH (Android Expert) Samsung Galaxy S10+ (Pie 9.0)
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by Grand Master
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Re: Why can I only create a short signature for my posts on this forum?

Hi, I didn't realise but the displayed sig is limited to about 3 lines of plain text however much you type in.

 

However I write my sig in HTML & it is all displayed as far as I've gone. I have as my sig:

__________________________________________________________________________________________<br>If you think I helped please feel free to hit the "Star" button below.<br><img src="http://s14.missingimage.org/5756l1d0h/Accept_solution_signature_2.png"</a>To phone EE: The local rate landline number 0207 362 0200 or Freephone 0800 079 8586 - Option 1 for Mobiles; Option 2 for 4G WiFi; Option 3 for Home Broadband & EE TV.<br><br>ISPs: 1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up =&gt; 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB =&gt; 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB =&gt; 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU =&gt; 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU =&gt; 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC = <strong>2014: EE 20 Meg WBC</strong>

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________
If you think I helped please feel free to hit the "Star" button below.

To phone EE: The local rate landline number +44 207 362 0200 or Freephone +44 800 079 8586 - Option 1 for Mobiles; Option 2 for 4G WiFi; Option 3 for Home Broadband & EE TV.

ISPs: 1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC => 2014: EE 20 Meg WBC
by Brilliant Contributor
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Re: Why can I only create a short signature for my posts on this forum?

It's because @XRaySpeX is a community star.

 

They have the perk of having a longer signature length that normal members.


BrendonH (Android Expert) Samsung Galaxy S10+ (Pie 9.0)
If I have helped please click the STAR/SOLUTION buttons below
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Re: Why can I only create a short signature for my posts on this forum?


@BrendonH wrote:

It's because @XRaySpeX is a community star.

 

They have the perk of having a longer signature length that normal members.


@xray, I had even tried writing with html ticked. It had made no difference. I had tried all sorts! It was doing my head in but I persisted. And, boy, did I persist!?! Yes, I did! @Brendon, is that so?! That would make sense. It would have been nice if the system explained / indicated to me that I was limited by allowing only limited input. It would have stop a tryer like me from effectively banging my head against a wall attempting to do the impossible without knowing it.
by Brilliant Contributor
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Re: Why can I only create a short signature for my posts on this forum?

It would be useful if it stopped you from using too many characters.

 

But on mobile view it only gives you 2 lines.

 

Desktop view gives you 3 lines.


BrendonH (Android Expert) Samsung Galaxy S10+ (Pie 9.0)
If I have helped please click the STAR/SOLUTION buttons below
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Re: Why can I only create a short signature for my posts on this forum?

@xray, did you write your signature info in html while in the Signature
box, or did you write it elsewhere and then cut and paste it into the
Signature box?
by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Why can I only create a short signature for my posts on this forum?

I wrote it direct in the Sig box but you could write it as a Rich Text post, switch to HTML & copy that.

 

As @BrendonH says it probably makes no diff to you.

 

BTW: @ xray is not me.

__________________________________________________________________________________________
If you think I helped please feel free to hit the "Star" button below.

To phone EE: The local rate landline number +44 207 362 0200 or Freephone +44 800 079 8586 - Option 1 for Mobiles; Option 2 for 4G WiFi; Option 3 for Home Broadband & EE TV.

ISPs: 1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC => 2014: EE 20 Meg WBC
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Re: Why can I only create a short signature for my posts on this forum?

Yes, that's what I've found. And those two or three lines you / we get are
short lines, too. And yet that isn't indicated at all when you write it nor
when you save it. You only find out when you see how it's displayed at the
bottom of one of your Community Posts. You then see that its been cropped
mid line and by number of lines, too... So, you then have to go edit within
the limits that you have to summise... It's rather annoying and
frustrating. But, hey.
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