Page 1 of 1

Lots of space wasted from signatures when posts are small

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:13 am
by bbrian017
Exactly what it says, when your post is small and you have a signature, you have a lot of space wasted causing the forums to be long.

Re: Lots of space wasted from signatures when posts are small

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:14 am
by bbrian017
Exactly what it says,
when your post
is small and you
have a signature,
you have a lot of
space wasted causing
the forums
to be long.

Double post was the example okay lol

Re: Lots of space wasted from signatures when posts are small

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:51 am
by oddfish
Looks like the profile info is longer making the sig area
bigger than it needs to be in a one liner.

Re: Lots of space wasted from signatures when posts are small

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:11 am
by RMcGirr83
this has always been a problem...the way I "cheated" it was to make the message area of the post a specific size...like 150pxs or so...whatever the size is of the space where the avatar, etc is

Re: Lots of space wasted from signatures when posts are small

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:26 am
by Eelke
I don't really see what the problem is...

Do you mean you think the signature should always be at the very bottom of the post area? I disagree, traditionally a signature is a fixed part that is always inserted after the text of your post; in a way, it's part of the text, so should directly follow the text, even if the total text is shorter than any other elements (such as the profile info) influencing the height of the entire post. Anyway, that's a matter of opinion/taste, I don't think one way or the other is "wrong".

If that's not what you mean, I'm really in the dark as to what the problem is :lol:

Re: Lots of space wasted from signatures when posts are small

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 11:55 am
by bbrian017
Eelke wrote: I don't really see what the problem is...

Do you mean you think the signature should always be at the very bottom of the post area? I disagree, traditionally a signature is a fixed part that is always inserted after the text of your post; in a way, it's part of the text, so should directly follow the text, even if the total text is shorter than any other elements (such as the profile info) influencing the height of the entire post. Anyway, that's a matter of opinion/taste, I don't think one way or the other is "wrong".

If that's not what you mean, I'm really in the dark as to what the problem is :lol:


"Lots of space wasted from signatures when posts are small" Just talking about the space thats under my signature in my "first post" when the message is small. Compared to the space under my signature when the message is bigger.

Re: Lots of space wasted from signatures when posts are small

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:12 pm
by SamG
As oddfish mentioned, the profile information sets the minimum height of the post box.

Re: Lots of space wasted from signatures when posts are small

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:19 pm
by Nicholas the Italian
bbrian017 wrote: Exactly what it says, when your post is small and you have a signature, you have a lot of space wasted causing the forums to be long.

I ask for a parlamentary inquiry to be opened. How is the Government going to deal with this serious problem?
:razz:

Just disallow avatars or remove useless information like "joined on" or "posts" from the profile.

Re: Lots of space wasted from signatures when posts are small

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:25 pm
by SamG
Nicholas the Italian wrote: Just disallow avatars…
Indeed, especially if the concern is wasted space. :mrgreen:

Re: Lots of space wasted from signatures when posts are small

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:38 pm
by TimJBart
In phpbb3 is it possible to get rid of the profile options of: Joined and Posts

Am I right in thinking that they can't be removed on phpbb2 without a MOD?

Re: Lots of space wasted from signatures when posts are small

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:39 pm
by karlsemple
TimJBart wrote: In phpbb3 is it possible to get rid of the profile options of: Joined and Posts

Am I right in thinking that they can't be removed on phpbb2 without a MOD?


To remove them from showing you can just removed the template variable which displays them :)

Re: Lots of space wasted from signatures when posts are small

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:50 pm
by TimJBart
oh right thanks. I'll just wait until RC1 and remove them from the profiles at that point. Feel like it's a waste of time doing anything on my current phpbb2 board.

Re: Lots of space wasted from signatures when posts are small

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:00 pm
by EvilNui
Why not write a mod, that prevents writing the signature and at least part of the userprofile stuff, when the post size is too small?

Not NOW of course...