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Pictures in signatures are not the occasional used pictures to illustrate something, but show up in every topic. It's already possible that one page contains 25 different 4.5 kb avatars. Users with slow modems will experience serious trouble when loading pages with many (larger) graphics.
Pictures are limited and the limits applies to all images together in the signature:
-250 kbytes max.
-no sound.
-max 650 pixels wide, max 150 pixels high.

This doesn't apply to occasionally used pictures in posts, though one should keep in mind that 56k modem users should be able to download it within a reasonable time.
Scrolling topics containing high signatures is considered difficult, so they are limited there too. A signature can be 10 lines high, 500 characters long, 200 pixels high or what limit is reached first.

The Backroom is an opt-in forum where spicier topics are discussed. Backroom content is not suitable for signatures.

We understand that hardware and bandwidth advanced and we don't want to limit those users, while at the same time we don't want to make signatures unsuitable for those who can't or don't want to use extra. There's a BroadBand toggle in your UserCP. Enable that if you want to see more images. Go to Edit Profile and enter the url of an image you want to use in the Extra signature picture box.
The current limits for that extra picture are: Animated images are no problem, as long as it does not contain sound and/or eye/brain unpleasant animations. Pictures can be 650 pixels wide and 200 high. The filesize is set to 100.0 kb. These are todays limits and members are expected to respect those. However, they are always open to discussion and will be changed when the BroadBand users agree about new limits.
Please use this topic to discuss changes for that extra picture.

The policy is to cover the middle ground by default: there is an option for broadbanders, so there's also one for narrowbanders. Thread Display Options allows to disable pictures, which disables any picture, or just signatures. There are also some other options like the choice to select a different skin to speed up browsing (Miscellaneous Options).

Incompatible signatures 
There's a default middle ground, individual options for more and less and some automated guidance. Staff can PM you in case your signature doesn't follow the limits. Signatures containing unsuitable content will be removed.

The Org's Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Last Updated May 12, 2018

This Privacy Policy describes how this website, ("The Org," "we," "our" or "us"), collect, use, and share information in connection with your use of our website, services, and applications (collectively, the "Services"). This Privacy Policy (the "Privacy Policy") does not apply to information our user may process when using our Services.

We may collect and receive information about users of our Services ("users," "you," or "your") from various sources, including: (i) information you provide through your user account (your "Account") if you register for the Services; (ii) your use of the Services; and (iii) from third-party websites, services, and partners.

Please read this Privacy Policy in full to ensure you are fully informed. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or The Org’s data collection, use, and disclosure practices, please contact us at


A. Information You Provide

I. Account Registration. When you register for an Account, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name and email address. We will also record the Internet Protocol address used to register your account.

II. User Content. Our forum software allows you to publicly post content on our Services. By registering for our forums, you agree that your profile information and the content you post may be viewed and used by other users and third parties we do not control.

III. Communications. If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide. We may also receive a confirmation when you open an email from us.

B. Information We Collect When You Use Our Services.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies. Like almost all websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. In addition, when you use our Services, we may collect certain information automatically from your device. This information may include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, clickstream data, landing page, and referring URL. To collect this information, a cookie may be set on your computer or device when you visit our Services. Cookies contain a small amount of information that allows our web servers to recognise you. We store information that we collect through cookies, log files, and/or clear gifs to record your preferences. We may also automatically collect information about your use of features of our Services, about the functionality of our Services, frequency of visits, and other information related to your interactions with the Services. In some countries, including countries in the European Economic Area ("EEA"), the information referenced above in this paragraph may be considered personal information under applicable data protection laws.

C. Information We Receive from Third Parties.

I. Third-Party Accounts. If you choose to link our Services to a third-party account, we will receive information about that account, such as your authentication token from the third-party account, to authorize linking. If you wish to limit the information available to us, you should visit the privacy settings of your third-party accounts to learn about your options.

II. Third-Party Partners. We may also receive publicly available information about you from our third-party partners and combine it with data that we have about you.


We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

· Provide, operate, and maintain our Services;

· Improve, personalize, and expand our Services;

· Understand and analyze how you use our Services;

· Develop new products, services, features, and functionality;

· Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners to provide you with updates and other information relating to the Service;

· Send you notifications;

· Find and prevent fraud; and

· For compliance purposes, including enforcing our Terms of Service, or other legal rights, or as may be required by applicable laws and regulations or requested by any judicial process or governmental agency.


We may share the information we collect in various ways, including the following:

A. Service Providers. We may share information with third-party service providers that provide services on our behalf, such as helping to provide our Services, and to provide you with information relevant to you such as community announcements, updates, or other information.

B. Aggregate Information. Where legally permissible, we may use and share information about users with our partners in aggregated or de-identified form that can’t reasonably be used to identify you.

C. Information We Share When You Sign Up Through a Referral. If you sign up for our Services through a referral from a friend, we may share information with your referrer to let them know that you used their referral to sign up for our Services.

D. Analytics. We use analytics providers such as Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect non-identifying information. Google provides some additional privacy options regarding its Analytics cookies at

E. As Required By Law and Similar Disclosures. We may also share information to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; (ii) enforce this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations hereof; (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues; (iv) respond to your requests; or (v) protect our rights, property or safety, our users and the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and spam/malware prevention.

F. With Your Consent. We may share information with your consent.


Our legal basis for collecting and using the personal information described above will depend on the personal information concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.

However, we will normally collect personal information from you only (i) where we need the personal information to perform a contract with you; (ii) where the processing is in our legitimate interests and not overridden by your rights; or (iii) where we have your consent to do so. We have a legitimate interest in operating our Services and communicating with you as necessary to provide these Services, for example when responding to your queries, improving our platform, or for the purposes of detecting or preventing illegal activities.

In some cases, we may also have a legal obligation to collect personal information from you or may otherwise need the personal information to protect your vital interests or those of another person.

If we ask you to provide personal information to comply with a legal requirement or to perform a contract with you, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of your personal information is mandatory or not (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal information).


You may access other third-party services through the Services, for example by clicking on links to those third-party services from within the Services. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of these third-party services, and we encourage you to carefully review their privacy policies.


The Org is committed to protecting your information. To do so, we employ a variety of security technologies and measures designed to protect information from unauthorised access, use, or disclosure. The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing your personal information. However, please bear in mind that we cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure.


We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate need to do so (for example, to provide you with the Services or to comply with applicable legal requirements).

When we have no ongoing legitimate need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymise it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.


If you are a registered user, you may access certain information associated with your Account by logging into our Services or emailing If you terminate your Account, any public activity on your Account prior to deletion may remain stored on our servers and may remain accessible to the public.

To protect your privacy and security, we may also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before updating or removing your information. The information you provide us may be archived or stored periodically by us according to backup processes conducted in the ordinary course of business for disaster recovery purposes. Your ability to access and correct your information may be temporarily limited where access and correction could: inhibit The Org’s ability to comply with a legal obligation; inhibit The Org’s ability to investigate, make or defend legal claims; result in disclosure of personal information about a third party; or result in breach of a contract or disclosure of trade secrets or other proprietary business information belonging to The Org or a third party.


If you are a resident of the EEA, you have the following data protection rights:

· If you wish to access, correct, update, or request deletion of your personal information, you can do so at any time by emailing

· In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information, or request portability of your personal information. Again, you can exercise these rights by emailing

· You have the right to opt-out of communications we send you at any time. You can exercise this right by unchecking the Receive Admin Emails box in your account preferences or by replying to the email or by contacting us at

· Similarly, if we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect the processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.

· You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.

We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.


You can use some of the features of the Services without registering, thereby limiting the type of information that we collect.

Many browsers have an option for disabling cookies, which may prevent your browser from accepting new cookies or enable selective use of cookies. Please note that, if you choose not to accept cookies, some features and the personalisation of our Services may no longer work for you.


Our Services are intended for general audiences and are not targeted to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 or utilise plug-ins or ad networks that collect personal information through child-directed third party websites or online services. If you are under 13, please do not disclose or provide any information. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under 13, we will take steps to promptly delete the information.


This Privacy Policy may be modified from time to time, so please review it frequently. Changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on our websites. If we materially change the ways in which we use or share personal information previously collected from you through our Services, we will notify you through our Services, by email, or other communication.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to email us at

The Org's Cookie Policy

Org Cookie Policy

This policy provides detailed information about how and when we use cookies.

Does The Org use cookies?

Yes, we use cookies for member services purposes as well as to understand how our site is used.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file that is placed onto your device that is managed by your browser. Cookies are designed for websites to remember stateful information (such as items as your login) and to enable sites and services to function. For example, cookies enable us to identify your device and enable login permanently

When do we use cookies?

We use cookies on all our sites, including mobile applications. Any browser loading these sites will receive cookies from us. However, unless you register with us, cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information about you.

What types of cookies do we use?

We use two types: persistent cookies and session cookies. A persistent cookie helps us recognize you as a user. After you sign in, a persistent cookie stays in your browser and will be read by our site when you return to the site. Session cookies only last for as long as the session (usually the current visit to a site or a browser session).

We also have implemented and use Google Analytics, to monitor how are site is being used.

Are cookies used for advertising purposes?

No, The Org hosts no ads.

Managing cookies:

You can set your browser to warn you about attempts to place cookies on your computer or limit the type of cookies you allow. However, if you limit the ability of our sites and services to set cookies, you may limit your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings such as login information. Please note that companies delivering advertisements on our sites may also use cookies or other technologies, and those practices are subject to their own policies.

You can opt-out of Google Analytics by using Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

You can opt out of being targeted by certain third party advertising companies online by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit, or

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