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Community Member
Posts: 1,030
Registered: ‎01-22-2003

Guidelines for Use of Signature Files in Posts

Hello everyone,

Recently, a new capability was added that enables members to store and use Signatures Files in their posts to the Discussion Boards. Members also use Signatures on the Chat Boards.

We've created guidelines for these Signatures to enable members to achieve benefit from and enjoy them while keeping them appropriate for the boards, as they appear in every post made by those who use them. The guidelines will apply to signatures on both the Discussion Boards and the Chat Boards.

Please note that the Signature File Guidelines apply only to the use of a signature, which is that portion of a post that would commonly be repeated in every post a member makes.

The content of the body of the post continues to be covered by the other elements of the Board Usage Policy specifics and interpretation. Members may continue to post helping links, there is no prescribed limit to photo size or number of links within the body of a single post, members may not advertise by including links to their items in the body of posts, etc. you can find the complete Board Usage Policy here:
http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/everyone-boards.html?ssPageName=CMDV:BD0002

We hope you will find these guidelines clear and helpful in creating and using your own signature file in your posts!

Guidelines for Use of Signature Files in Posts:

eBay provides a Signature File feature for the boards, that enables a signature to appear with each of your posts. This file may contain up to 500 characters, and may contain HTML. The following guidelines are required for use. Violation of these guidelines will result in removal of all posts containing the inappropriate signature, and may result in removal of all posts by a user.

1. Material contained within or linked from signature files must not violate the Boards Usage Policy

2. All images found in a signature may not exceed a total area of 50 pixels by 220 pixels

3. Signatures may not contain any active code, scripts, CSS, JS, mouseovers, midi files, tracking mechanisms, cookies, or any type of code other than plain HTML used in standard ways. Code written to bypass board filters in any way will be a violation.

4. Signatures must be static. They may not blink, move, fade, or change in any way.

5. Signatures may contain no more than one (1) link. this link must be to a page located on the eBay website.

6. Members may link to any eBay page (meaning the link opens a page located on the eBay website, with an ebay.com URL) within their signature, including to their Seller's list, their eBay Store, or eBay search results for selling events. If linking to Sellers Lists or Stores, such links must conform to the applicable standards set by the eBay Links Policy for links within Item Listings:
http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/listing-links.html
http://pages.ebay.com/help/policies/listing-links-faq.html

with the following exceptions:

* No third-party credits are allowed within signatures
*Members may not link in their signature to any page that is not an eBay page, including simple pages containing only photos or static information. This type of information can be provided on your About Me page, to which a link would be allowed.

7. Signatures may not contain any representation of a website address, even if that is your user id or Store Name. Some examples of prohibited components include: ".com", ".net", ".org", ".edu" or any variation of such as "_com" or "-com"

8. Notwithstanding the ability to link to items, the "No Advertising" clause of the Board Usage Policy remains applicable to posts made using signatures. Posting for the sole purpose of allowing one's signature to display will not be tolerated. Examples of this include empty posts, repetitive posts, "bumping" without adding useful content, or other types of posts that do not contribute individually to healthy community interaction. In addition, blatant language or techniques, including frequent change of signatures, is prohibited and will be interpreted as Advertising.

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Please read the policy very carefully! There's great news in there, but with the benefit of being able to link to your listings comes responsibility for following ALL the other guidelines so that this works for everyone! Please try to follow the *spirit* of the guidelines as well as the letter, and please don't try to "push the envelope" when building your signature files, so that they can add to everyone's appreciation for this neat new tool! :-)

Thanks!

Claire
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Community Member
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎04-18-2005

Guidelines for Use of Signature Files in Posts

in reply to claire@ebay.com
I cant get the code right for an image source, can someone help me??
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Community Member
Posts: 281
Registered: ‎10-12-2008

Guidelines for Use of Signature Files in Posts

in reply to claire@ebay.com


You want

You don't need an /img tag on the end.


If nobody remembers you, did you really exist?

So I herd u liek mudkips???

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Community Member
Posts: 31
Registered: ‎01-25-2003

Guidelines for Use of Signature Files in Posts

in reply to claire@ebay.com
I wonder if my ID is in violation - i've kept it because I had it for years... but then, someone stole my website.
Boo, hoo. Sob.
			
			
				
			
		
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Community Member
Posts: 281
Registered: ‎10-12-2008

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in reply to claire@ebay.com
No, your ID is not in violation because the rule to not use .com anymore occurred in November 2001. Although not stated in the UA (but has been clarified by a pink and you can ask NSS on the PU/A board) those who had .com before November 2001 are grandfathered in and allowed to keep it.



If nobody remembers you, did you really exist?

So I herd u liek mudkips???

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Registered: ‎01-25-2003

Guidelines for Use of Signature Files in Posts

in reply to claire@ebay.com
It appears a russian now owns my website and zelta isn't even russian. Before a cybersquatter had it (hording).

A few years ago, I inquired how much was for their site... they said they wanted 6 figures.

Not knowing anything, I asked $100,000? They said that was tooooo low and that I should make a generous offer. Now, I'm sure they didn't even get anywhere close to $1,0000 considering you can get sites for free!

Ha, ha. I wonder who had the last laugh. Kablam!
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in reply to claire@ebay.com
Ah Gotcha! Too much phpbb fopr me lately!

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Registered: ‎08-28-2006

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in reply to claire@ebay.com
OOppss!!! sorry I may have been messing up by adding my website to the end of the posts just trying to be helpful.
http://www.philscomputerroom.com
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Registered: ‎10-21-2003

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in reply to claire@ebay.com
Yup - you sure is. I'd think that after being an eBay member for 6 years that you'd already know this tho. .
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Frankly Scallop, I don't give a clam.
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fairjoeblue
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Posts: 160
Registered: ‎01-06-2006

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in reply to claire@ebay.com
To keep the nit pickers happy I guess I'll quit useing my "animated" pic.:-( Photobucket

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"Five year plans and new deals, wrapped in golden chains.
And I wonder, still I wonder who'll stop the rain."
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fairjoeblue
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in reply to claire@ebay.com
Maybe this is better. Photobucket

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"Five year plans and new deals, wrapped in golden chains.
And I wonder, still I wonder who'll stop the rain."
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black*max
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Posts: 7,647
Registered: ‎02-12-2008

Guidelines for Use of Signature Files in Posts

in reply to claire@ebay.com
If I had Nits I would want someone to pickum.
Photobucket
Your listing Promotion tools.

Lost mail for Buyers and Sellers
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Teach a man to fish and you've lost a good customer.
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fairjoeblue
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Posts: 160
Registered: ‎01-06-2006

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in reply to claire@ebay.com
I see a LOT of animated sigs & ones that don't meet the "guidlines" on the other boards but I sure don't see a pink telling them about it.;-) Photobucket

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"Five year plans and new deals, wrapped in golden chains.
And I wonder, still I wonder who'll stop the rain."
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1508dan
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Posts: 1,226
Registered: ‎08-22-2005

Guidelines for Use of Signature Files in Posts

in reply to claire@ebay.com
What brought this up?

Did someone complain about your sig Joe? The size was fine and little bit of "movement" it did have was really unnoticeable unless you looked right at it, didn't bother me in the least.

Now them large sigs some have jumping around all over the place, no I don't like em. Tend to draw your eye while trying to read the page. Some posts I just don't read if their sig's are big and jumping all around flailing arms or legs whatever, just not worth it trying to read what they have to say with all that going on.
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fairjoeblue
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Registered: ‎01-06-2006

Guidelines for Use of Signature Files in Posts

in reply to claire@ebay.com
Dan, I don't know if the old chestnut was brought out, dusted off, & aimed at me in particular or not but how many posters on the board have been useing "animated" sigs lately ?
I wouldn't dare use something like the dog that jumped around.
I don't think mine was distracting or offensive nut ya never can tell who will complain about what. ;-) Photobucket

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"Five year plans and new deals, wrapped in golden chains.
And I wonder, still I wonder who'll stop the rain."
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